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Buying a tripod

This useful article from Digital Picture Zone gives good advice about what to think about when buying a tripod.

“A tripod seems to be one of the most basic types of photography accessories since it’s basically a stand that’s used to keep your camera steady. However, there are a few details you should be looking at before buying one as they are all different.”…..MORE

If you are local to Oxford my recommendation is get over to Morris Photographic, now in Chipping Norton and see their extensive range

A review of some of the better tripod brands

This brief but informative article from Improve Photography definitely chimes with what I think about tripods, buy a good one and you can pass it on to your grand children.

“Buying a tripod is an absolutely agonizing process.  I was reminded of my past experiences in buying a tripod when I listened to a podcast from Marko Kulik this week.  Unless you’re an absolute beginner in photography, you already know how important a rock solid tripod and ballhead can be.  If you buy a high-quality tripod, you will likely own it for at least 10 years before needing to replace it, so choosing a tripod can be quite difficult.”...more

I have always been a Manfrotto fan but know many people who love their Gitzos, Benbos and Induros, it is up to you but remeber you need to choose legs and a head and there is huge choice there also so do the research and pay what you have to. Final piece of advice get a tripod bag, makes carrying so much easier