Confession time – I love using tripods but I always don’t bring them along. Partly because I dislike carrying a lot of equipment or even a camera bag when I go out, but that’s no the point of this post.
In the video below, Mark Wallace talks about how to systematically choose the best tripod for your needs.
My personal tip is simple, with almost any tripod, you’re choosing between three parameters — Price, Stability, and Weight — PICK TWO.
You can’t have all three.
- If you want something light and stable, most of the time, it’ll involve expensive metal alloys or carbon fiber materials.
- If you want something stable and cheap, that usually mean you’ll be using a thick and heavy steel frame.
- If you want something light and cheap, then don’t expect it to be stable (or useful for bigger gear).
Now watch the video and pay attention to the specifications of your gear.