Tripods-Choosing and buying camera support for video and photography


Hi, I’m Tony Northrup and I’m in the studio
today for my book Stunning Digital Photography to talk about tripods. Now, I have every tripod in my collection
here which I count to be 11 different tripods, plus quite a few accessories. So
i’m going to go over them one by one starting with the smallest and working
my way up to the largest. So here’s the smallest class of tripod I have, this is
a tabletop tripod these are only good for supporting a
very lightweight camera like a point and shoot camera. It’s good enough if you want to use a
point and shoot camera for a self-portrait like taking a picture of your family for a
christmas card, or if you wanna grab a night shot while you’re on the go. They’re exceptionally portable and they
only cost a few dollars. Just about every camera ever made has a common tripod
port. They have the exact same threading which allows you to use any tripod with
any camera so you never have to worry about compatibility issues. There’s one big oversight though and
that’s the most popular cameras today, the camera phones. don’t happen to have a
tripod mounts up i want to show you this accessory. There are a few different models you can
get, this particular one I found it’s really simple and it works great, it’s
just a clamp. And you secure it to your camera phone and it’s got two different
tripod mounts, so from here I could attach it to any tripod and it would allow me to
hold my smartphone either horizontally or vertically. Up next I
have this very versatile Joby tripod. The legs are stiff yet flexible, allowing
you to wrap them around smaller things or hang them over the edge of something.
It doesn’t support a lot of weight acting as a tabletop tripod, but it’s
good enough for a lightweight SLR. If you were to try to put something heavier on it would
end up bending a little bit, but it’s good for what it does. Up next I have this Eddie Bauer ultra
pod, it’s a very small tabletop tripod with one really useful feature and
that’s this velcro strap. This allows me to stick it to the side
of something. Of course is not going to support a lot
of weight, it’s really lightweight, but i find it really useful for smaller
cameras or my smartphone. Now on the top of this you’ll notice that it has a hot shoe.
This is useful for attaching a flash to. If I’m using an off-camera flash I can attach this to one of the legs of
my tripod and then put a flash here and trigger that flash. Up next is this Delkin Fat Gecko. This
is a suction cup based camera mount. So what I can do with this is I can
stick it to any window or basically any flat surface. Now you see that i use this
in some of my videos to attach it to the side of my car. I find it holds really well. Now, I don’t
want to take any responsibility if you don’t have the same luck, but for me it’s
worked great. Up next I have this terrible Samsonite
tripod. Now, this is the first tripod i ever
bought and I got it free with a camera bag or something, and that’s about what
it’s worth. It’s not a great tripod. It’s aluminum, you can hear it creaking.
So you’ll notice that like most tripods, it has collapsible legs that allow me to
adjust it to different heights and it makes it smaller when i’m packing in a bag and I want to
store it. This one goes up to about three or four feet which means if i’m going to
be using it I’d have to be crouched down the whole time. I want to point out a couple of features
of this. You’ll see that the legs and the head are all one unit. Up next
I’ll show you one that’s a little bit separate. I’ll also point out that this head
has a stick on it and it pans from side to side or up and down, this is called a
pan tilt head and it’s used primarily for video. Up next I have this Manfrotto MKC3H01
tripod. This is an ultra small tripod that
extends pretty far and it’s got an integrated head in it. This is both a ball head and a pan and
tilt head, it’s a hybrid head. And it allows me to either rotate anywhere
including a vertical orientation for photography, or it allows me to switch it
to pan and tilt mode, to video mode, where I can do smooth pans and tilts. This is the first tripod with a quick
release plate. A quick release plate allows you to attach your camera to a
separate piece. You can then easily slide your camera in
and out of it. I’ll also show an interesting feature of this tripod and that is that
it has an adjustable tension grip. By turning this dial here, i can adjust just
how firm or loose this is. One more feature that i want to
show on this tripod is an extending center column. Most tripods will have
this feature. You can loosen that up and then get a couple more inches maybe a
foot out of your tripods height. That allows you to get closer up to eye
level but it has a big downside and that is a lack of stability. Once you extend that extra length you’re
going to find it’s a little more wobbly especially in wind. So it’s okay if
you’re doing short exposures but if you’re doing a long exposure, for
example at night, you’re going to want to do your best to not use that center
column. You can do this by choosing a tripod of
an appropriate height. People recommend having a tripod that is as tall as you
are. You don’t actually need that, you can go about a foot shorter than you are
because the head attached to it and the camera attached to it elevate the camera up quite a bit. Up
next we have my travel photography tripod. As opposed to my travel video tripod.
You can see this has four legs sections so it can collapse really tight. These are flip locks, which are my
preferred method. Some people prefer locks that screw, I like
the ones that flip, it just makes a little easier for me to expand and
collapse. Now this tripod has a couple of great
features. First there’s a… I can extend the center
column here and push in a little switch here to rotate it into a horizontal
position. This is useful if you want to get really
close to the ground or if you’re gonna be holding the camera in a vertical position
for a long time. So I don’t use it that often, but it’s nice to know that it’s
there. Just like any tripod, you can replace the head on it, so i use this
joystick style tripod head when I’m in the studio or not traveling very far. It allows one-handed adjustments, i can
just grip it and then move the ball head to any position. I can switch the head
out with a smaller lighter head though, this is the head that I use when I
travel. As you can see it basically requires two handed operation, i have to grip it
and then twist this and then I can adjust it freely. The extra weight makes a big difference
when it’s in your bag, especially when the airline is charging you for the
weight of your bags. So up next I’m going to move over to my travel video tripod. This is a little bit heavier tripod
because you need to have your tripod for video, it’s really important that nothing
moves. A couple other things make it unique; first it’s got this center column here. If I twist it like this to unlock it I can then level the tripod head. With
photography it’s ok if the shot’s a little bit off
kilter, it almost always is, because you go in Lightroom and straighten it out and
post, no big deal. But in video it’s really
important to get it level because it’s not as easy to adjust it, things getting
up getting less sharp So you want a leveling head like that
and it makes a big difference. Second, the head attached is a pan and
tilt head rather than being a ball head that means it can’t move into a vertical
position easily. However when I’m filming I can really easily and smoothly pan
left and right or up and down. The next item is not a tripod, it’s a monopod. A monopod is just a one
legged tripod but it’s primarily used to help support the weight of your camera. It’s really useful when you’re shooting
wildlife with a big huge telephoto lens because your arms will get tired and with the
500 millimeter lens I use, I can only hold it up for maybe 30 seconds or so. And
if you want to stalk a bird for a couple of hours, you’re gonna need something to take the
weight off. I also use this a lot in the studio.
Chelsea, for example, will use it to support the 70-200 millimeter portrait
lens that we have when we are doing stock shoots. This monopod has a couple of nice
features. First, notice that the foot here allows me to easily extend it. All I have to do is step on that and
then i can pull it up to any height that I want. It will not go down on its own, it’s got a release here. I just need to
push that in with my pinky, squeeze this and then i can adjust it down. Combined, those two features allow me to
be easily adjust it to any height, which is really important when you’re moving
around a lot. The head i have on here is a another
type of joystick head, so it allows one handed operation. I grip it and then I can twist it. So I
have one last tripod i want to show you. It’s the biggest in my collection, so to
do that I’m going to put this camera and point it towards Chelsea so that we can
have her talk about it. I’m using a Manfrotto tripod here. I think it’s about the biggest model that
they make, it’s model number 475B. It extends to be about seven and a half
feet tall and its really sturdy and really heavy, so I don’t like to carry it around
much. I’m also using a Manfrotto video head. It’s really nice because it has the
fluid drag system so you can pan really smoothly both sideways and up and down. You can adjust the tension here with
this knob. This is model number MVH 5028H. Another thing that I really like about
using this head for video is that it has this long quick release plate. So you can move it
back and forth to balance even a heavier camera. This accessory here is really great, we
use it to put our audio recorder on it but you can also put an umbrella or your
pc or even some notes. This video’s just meant to supplement our book, Stunning
Digital Photography. So if you’d like more in-depth
information check out our gear section. If you like this video, click Subscribe
above and like down below. You can also check us out on our Facebook page Tony
Northrup Photography. Thanks.

100 Comments

  1. YoungTheFish April 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Watching this remains me of my Transformers model collection when I was a kid XD… so much fun!

  2. Yanhui Lim May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Thx it's so helpful for me!!

  3. Mohamed Nanabhai May 2, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Tony & Chelsea Northrup
    Hi Tony, May i know the name of the Mono pod discussed in the this Video.

  4. kngkrys May 3, 2016 at 5:50 am

    what is the tripod called/brand on 5:40?

  5. Josh Martonosi May 7, 2016 at 3:17 am

    How about those shoes, Tony! What brand are they?

  6. FrostByte May 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    It would be awesome if this guy could teach things like physics or calculus. I like his clarity.

  7. Prajeesh Sivaprasadan May 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Nice video!!! What's the model name of your manfrotto travel photography? Comes at video 5.50

  8. Viswanathan Suresh May 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Great, informative video. Thanks to both of you for your videos that are a boon to amateurs like me. Incidentally, how tall are you both? Do your heights influence the choice of tripods?

    Suresh
    Strasbourg, France

  9. Christopher Gonzalez June 9, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I am a new you tuber so it's good to get some information on these cameras.

  10. RISA ANCE June 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Tony, what is the model for the one that could rotate to horizontal position?. I wanna a such tripod like this for a long time.

  11. xhappy _ July 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I love Photography

  12. Anand Nanda July 5, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    You guys are great.. I need some help.. I recently upgraded to D810 with a Tamron 24 70 (Based on your suggestion!) and also to support my landscape photography I got lee filters. I love the camera but I immediately faced a problem with my long exposure photos due to stability issue of my old tripod.. with the lee filters wind adds to the problem.. what would you suggest for a long exposure travel tripod for such heavy camera/ lens?

  13. 1SlowGhost1 August 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    plz subscribe to me

  14. The JessMariah August 9, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Hi, I'm looking for a tripod that'll fit my Canon EOS Rebel T5. I want it to be sturdy enough for me to record videos and take pictures.

  15. Bryan Agapito August 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Any one know what model he talked about in 5:21 or similar to it?

  16. jam63112 August 30, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I have a question: is it compatible using a tripod with camera stabilization, i.e. Sony stedyshot

  17. Ziga Mikeli August 30, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    hey I have a question.
    i want to buy my first tripod and i want it to be reallyy sturdy and high quality. i also want it with a head already on it and im on a budget of 200 or so $ what would you recommend?

  18. King Tut September 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

    prices of each tripod is what this video lacks. 2/5.

  19. me.echy5 September 22, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    what's the clamp for the phone called ?

  20. Conrad Senior September 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Marlon Brando would like those cuffs.

  21. Jay D October 10, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I like stabilizing my camera with a stack of magazines.

  22. SuperDigitalMe October 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    would you make a new video about it? its 2016 and i think there are a lot of new options?

  23. Mouktik Saha October 18, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    hello. thank you for the video. Can I use Manfrotto FluidHead with my GoPro out of the pack or do I need to buy something to attach it? also can I use the Manfrotto FluidHead on gorrilapod as it is heavy?

  24. Matthew Silverman October 20, 2016 at 6:35 am

    at 2:15 the correct terminology is coldshoe

  25. lin jun October 27, 2016 at 3:06 am

    I bought a HILLPOW Q6 Plus tripod last month. It can reach 72in and support max weight 40lbs,solid and sturdy enough. I love it very much. The price even lower than 80GBP.Link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/HILLPOW-Professional-Aluminum-Magnesium-Recorder/dp/B01LYKGPX8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477537567&sr=8-2&keywords=hillpow

  26. Rica Lee October 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I bought Pantan Q6 Plus Big Size Professional Aluminum Magnesium DV Tripod last month on Amazon, I am so impressed by its high performance and solid quality, one amazing tripod I must highly recommend to all since it only cost at 99.99$.

  27. Cayla Mu October 28, 2016 at 6:05 am

    My favorite tripod is “HILLPOW Q6 plus tripod”,I felt safe with my camera on it. The legs are easy to extend and tighten,the head is very smooth in all directions. I can use it for many years.

  28. nicole Michael October 31, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I’ve got a “HILLPOW Q1 tripod”from my boyfriend. It’s great for beginners. It’s lightweight but can load 5kg,3-section legs with locks that can be adjusted to several different angles. I love it so much.

  29. Tony Chang November 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I bought Pantan Q6 Plus proffestional tripod on Amazon, it is super solid and sturdy, very impressed. You can search Pantan Q6 on Amazon.

  30. Tirthankar Maiti November 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    what will be good tripod for me? I don't shoot video. Will do some night photography and long exposure shots. I use D7200. 70-200 2.8 and 18-140 (kit lens) are my two heaviest lens

  31. Jackie November 25, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Hi Tony, I'm a wheelchair bound photographer. My disability has progressed a bit in the past year or so. I'm trying to find out if there are tripods with legs that can expand using a remote bases the heads, which I've found there are a variety of remote control options. Thank you for your time. Jackie

  32. Alfee Rahaman November 25, 2016 at 9:05 am

    u look so sexy

  33. Ross B November 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    What is the make and model of carbon travel photography tripod?

  34. Agoraphobic News November 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    what is a good tripod for concert shoots?

  35. Daniela Argandoña December 2, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Pls Tony, could you tell me the brand of the last tripods you used, except for the one for filming, I live in Uruguay, we get lot's of ocean winds here, and I am looking for a sturdy tripod, wich can support my Canon 7 D mark ii and my Sigma Contemporary lens, I don't like screw legs at all, way to complicated to quickly change the hight on the fly… and last but not least it should be affordable and not too heavey…. hmmm I guess I'm asking for too much? Thanks a lot!!!! Great video again!

  36. Frederick Taylor December 3, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Hi Northrups! First – Thanks for all of your wonderful videos, I'm relatively new to this hobby and you two are a huge inspiration to me! Have ya'll used SLIK tripods? What do you think of them? What do they compare to? Thanks!

  37. lightwaters December 12, 2016 at 3:02 am

    hi im looking for a light weight tripod that would do landscape,pano and macro also it should not be too pricy…..would love to hear from you Tony/Chelsea

  38. W N January 12, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Stumbled upon this video after I bought a Manfrotto 475B for astro-photography. The shot of it next to Chelsea, man it looks massive next to her. 🙂
    Good advice! I have a number of the same pieces of equipment. Love my 222 joystick head atop of my 190 or monopod.

  39. Irvan Dadang February 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    anyone know what is name tripod in the right used to hold him stuff?

  40. G & G Casting March 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Chelsea, while demonstrating the final Manfrotto tripod, you have an accessory attached to the tripod holding the Zoon recorder. What is the make and model of that accessory?

  41. LiamBeGaming March 4, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    RobThe Gamer IS better than me

  42. Halunlimited March 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Hi thanks for your video. I just got a very good Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 with Manfrotto MVH502AH Professional Fluid Video Head. When I open it up and set it up on a perfectly level floor (already pre-measured with a builder's level) there is still a slight tilt of the camera (noticeable to the eye). Furthermore, when I remove the fluid head, I notice that the quick release slider part of the head that attaches to the camera is also slightly off level from the rest of the head, as if it is not a precise snug fit in the track, even when it is clamped tight. And it wobbles slightly, as if it's warped, when I rest the quick release slider on a level kitchen granite countertop. Is this normal? When you look at the setup the camera looks a little cockeyed sitting on the mounted fluid head. How level are good quality tripods supposed to be right out of the box, or is it assumed, that, no matter what, even on a perfectly level floor, you are supposed to level the tripod anyway. Being that I just got it and it was a pricey setup, I am thinking of asking for an exchange. What would you do?

  43. Subhasish Bisoyi March 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I don't know what your standings are but you guys are going to be huge one day.

  44. TheNeistatJunkie March 28, 2017 at 8:44 am

    would people stop saying the word "smart" in smart phone, just say "my phone"

  45. Pat Pathinayake April 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Hi Tony & Chelsea, Beautiful and a very informative video, thank you very much.
    Please could you recommend a Carbon Fibre travel tripod suitable to support a Canon 5D MK II with the battery grip, 1.4 Sigma extender and a 150- 600mm Soprts lens?
    Manfrotto aluminum tripods are much heavier with the same pistol grip you had. Best of luck.

  46. Christie Holbert April 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I wish I knew the models of the middle ones.

  47. Christie Holbert April 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    are they all manfrotto?

  48. Richard McMahon April 21, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Just subscribed as you do very good tutorials and speak very clearly. Not easy to do! Thanks for these videos and all the others you do.

  49. darshan balotre April 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    sir can you please tell me the suitable tripod for canon powershot sx130is.

  50. Георги Стоянов April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    The info in the video description seems really useful

  51. Tony & Chelsea Northrup May 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    ⭐Some of our favorite tripods⭐
    Dolica on Amazon http://help.tc/dolica
    Manfrotto BeFree on Amazon http://help.tc/befree

  52. Ken Branch August 10, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Tony, does your book cover any aspect of post production?

  53. Joe Beard August 12, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Hi Tony, please advise the name of the super monopod which you demonstrated as it would suit me with its one handed movement, as being somewhat disabled, moving to undo the various sections of my existing monopod, makes it a chore, whereas the smooth action between hand and foot you demonstrate and also the cool joystick type head please. Apologies if you do mention the names, I simply did hear. Thanks and regards, Joe.

  54. Walter Pryszczuk August 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Hi, for viedo, Sony a6300 or Panasonic G7? please help me

  55. Parth Sanghavi August 22, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Albott – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01KT784OM/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_uD8Izb5R941XQ
    Manfrotto – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00K0P067W/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_aD8IzbQ8HQR58
    Which tripod should I Buy??

  56. ShpookyBear369 August 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I need a tripod for my phone.

  57. Ni- media August 27, 2017 at 6:42 am

    🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍹🍸

  58. Rufus Was Cool September 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I found this exceptionally helpful, thank you!

  59. Estefano Thenier September 13, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Aburrido 😡

  60. Exaltedone September 26, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Damn your gf is stunning,I love her.

  61. California Rail Productions™ September 27, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    What is that steam locomotive behind Chelsie?

  62. Tech Sink October 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Best tripod stand for youtubers –
    https://youtu.be/Vf2qkQNpKOM

  63. DauntlessSkaikru October 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    He reminds me of Wentworth Miller

  64. JJ October 28, 2017 at 10:06 am

    It would be great if you posted in description box, a link to each tripod you show so we can click and be sent directly to it to buy or shop on ones like it

  65. bigedkc 01 November 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    photography must be fun when you have everything lol us poor people use cheap stuff and thats why we dont get award winning photos but i refuse to give up lol good vid thanx tony

  66. Joshua Snow November 30, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Is it me or does Tony look and sound like Fred Armisen from Portlandia?

  67. Punnyabrata Chakraborty November 30, 2017 at 6:32 am

    What's your view of the Manfrotto Element for a D7200?

  68. David Sullivan January 7, 2018 at 2:06 am

    What is your impression of Acratech Ball heads

  69. Babajagrarox January 31, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Tony , what is you height please ? I am confused which tripod to choose to have it as compact as possible and height enough to take portraits and landscapes.
    Thank you

  70. MyColcana February 20, 2018 at 2:55 am

    I Have my brand new Nikon D3400 with the kit lenses, 18-55mm, and 70-300mm. What tripod do you recommend for a beginner as me? A good one, but no too expensive?

  71. Keertikeya Gupta February 27, 2018 at 3:14 am

    I lost both the quick release plates for my Dolica ST-500 tripod and was mildly shocked that individual plates cost $10. The tripod itself cost $25. I'm going to buy a higher end tripod now, but any tips on how not to lose your quick release plates (or related hacks)?

  72. Subin V Sivadas March 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    good. so Michael from prison break is teaching photography..

  73. Matthew Stevens March 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I really enjoy all of your videos. They really inspire me to learn more and more!!!

  74. Morris Getman March 15, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Thanks for a great video!
    Should have excluded the on-cam mic from the mix though.

  75. Hew W March 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    2:41 And what makes it terrible?

  76. Raj Pippalla March 25, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    SHOWNOTES SHOULD HAVE HAD THE LINKS TO TRIPODS. THANK YOU.

  77. Starfals March 31, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Useful video 🙂 And omg, its from 2012 ;p They look exactly the same ;p

  78. culinarykid92 April 1, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I would like for you to do a video on how to choose a tripod head. Everyone breaks down the different types of heads, but take for instance the ballhead (popular for stills). How do I determine which is best for me? And to make it fair, say price is no object. Is an Acratech head at $400 much better than a Benro $130 head? How can one tell which is right for them and how can one narrow down the choices? For example, if I want a head that can support at least 17lbs, is a ballhead, and is arca-swiss compatible (and I'll limit results to 5 star heads only), I get 79 results. So how do I find the one that is right for me?

  79. Everything's Here April 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    https://youtu.be/Bm_QQYWtOQk

  80. Steve TQP May 6, 2018 at 4:13 am

    HiTony. For a tripod that's in a different class in terms of build quality, stability and functionality, I recently came across a unique and extremely high-quality travel tripod…the FLM "CP26 Travel Tripod". It has super-strong 10x Carbon Fiber legs (26 lb load capacity!) with well-made twist locks, and a ball head that has several unique features that I've not seen in my 35 years of photography using tripods…For example, the "Pan" function permits butter-smooth normal panning, but in addition, adds a 15-degree ratchet function that is fantastic for us landscape/panorama photographers! There is also a "Tilt" knob that locks the ball head so that only one vertical/up/down plane is available. And finally, there is a "lock" function that locks the ball head from panning/turning, so that it can easily be unscrewed and/or mounted solidly. The kit comes with very well-made screw-on metal spikes, and folds up to a compact 15.5" for travel. Quite ingenious and precision design overall, and highly recommended for travel!!  Bottom line: This FLM tripod simply exudes Quality. Here's the link to that awesome tripod: http://www.flmcanada.com. Thanks, Tony, and I think you'll find the FLM CP26 Travel Tripod perfect for Panoramic (and all) photography!

  81. Danay Machado May 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    you didnt say the brand or model of the units :(, love your Videos

  82. Emerson Jones May 24, 2018 at 12:36 am

    where was that steam locomotive??

  83. Exxes Hauffen June 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Boy you two have come a long way

  84. Emerson Jones June 15, 2018 at 2:02 am

    where are those trains????

  85. Johnakos July 9, 2018 at 10:54 am

    why he is not say the names of the tripods… its soo hard to find them.. what is the tripod on 5:40 ???

  86. Manns Woodland Perspective August 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Hello there,
    Been watching your videos for years. I currently use a D3400 + Sigma 150-600C on the newer version of the Manfrotto tripod your demonstrating at the 4:50 mark. Soon (next 12 months) i plan to upgrade to a D500. It is massively unstable for either of these setups.

    Would you have a recommendation for an affordable (~$500) tripod that would hold these steadily? I plan to get more into wildlife video on top of more photography and occasional astro shots.

  87. Earica Brown September 8, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Can you please tell us the name and model numbers for all the tripods?

  88. Badon Nongkynrih September 9, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Please tell me which tripod for eos 700d???? Please please

  89. The Fun Food Zone October 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for this video; it's really helped me decide on the right tripod. I have been testing out so many and haven't managed to find the right one. The above list of tripods are quite expensive. The first tripod I bought cost £17 from Amazon. I realize that the cheapest comes the dearest, so it seems I need to loosen my purse strings. Thanks again.

  90. The Dude October 29, 2018 at 2:16 am

    What are your thoughts on the Mangrotto bee free carbon vs aluminum when it comes down to sturdiness and build quality? Without knowing any better, I’d think the aluminum might be sturdier due to flexing in the carbon. Am I clueless here? Just looking for a really good sturdy small tripod and don’t mind spending a little extra for it as long as it’s worth it. THANKS

  91. Scotty Morris November 5, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I know y'all aren't an advice forum, but I gotta ask… what's a good stabilizing solution for taking photos from ground level? Most tripods can get low to the ground, but I'm looking for a solution where the base is naturally compact and not too tall (so I'm not constantly lowering something). This is for night photos, so I need it secure (FYI, I've seen the bean bag options).

  92. iGameFun November 16, 2018 at 5:01 am

    hi, What types of camera do You use to take this video?

  93. Begench Begenjov December 10, 2018 at 6:33 am

    You use a lot of “uhm”

  94. Samuel Colp February 24, 2019 at 3:03 am

    what's the difference between a manfrotto tripod and using a cheap tripod like an Optex tripod for photography or video? Right now I'm using a Optex tripod but am finding that it really doesn't work that great.

  95. alghamdiyusuf March 30, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Why there is no link for each tripod you just showed??

  96. LocoLynx April 20, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Lol my parents bought me the Manfrotto 475B for 4×5 photography when I was in College. Hardly ever use it anymore although I'd love to, it's so nice. I have the older Manfrotto Panhead on it. You could probably use it as a car jack, built like a tank.

  97. John Smith May 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    1:21 this things is known for being not so reliable and losing the tension of mechanism after certain period of use, so eventually that thing wouldn't be able to hold any position at all

  98. marcus Thomas July 18, 2019 at 3:54 am

    What is the name of the travel photography tripod you talked about before the travel video tripod.

  99. Awesomeplanet Vlogger August 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Kindly add the links of the tripods with their names in the description box. Then the video will be useful

  100. balint alovits August 15, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What is the name if the head at 6:34?

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