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When do you use your tripod?

 
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Mar 22, 2011 01:05 |  #16

Mine use for cityscape and landscape. I've to admit I rarely use my tripod as well, I don't bring it when I'm travelling and I use IS on 100L for food photography.


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Mar 22, 2011 01:07 |  #17

Forgot--landscape shots with my UWA, regardless of the lighting available. If I still bothered with macro photography, the tripod would get used every time.


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Mar 22, 2011 01:08 |  #18

I took a class about six months ago and the instructor told us to start taking our tripods with us everywhere we can and get used to shooting with it. I notice I take better pictures than before because I take more time composing and they are always sharper than without. I got tired of my cheap tripod and upgraded just lately and that helped too.


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Mar 22, 2011 08:43 as a reply to  @ Jeff Smith's post |  #19

I had a workshop instructor who said you only need a tripod for the pictures you want to keep. Admittedly, I do not carry a tripod everywhere when I am out taking 'snapshots', but I won't do a special session without one. I have a lighter one that goes hiking with me, and a heavier one that usually doesn't go more than a mile or so when I'm on foot. My shots are much better when I have the time to compose, use magnified live focus, and not worry about camera shake. I don't think I could make those thirty second to six minute exposures with out a tripod!


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Mar 22, 2011 08:54 |  #20

In your gear list the tripod is the only thing missing. Go get it. Also, a remote trigger.


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Mar 22, 2011 11:30 |  #21

I use mine for landscapes and night photography. I usually just leave it in my car in case I need it or carry it with a strap on my back.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 13:14 |  #22

... pretty much all the time. I may do a little more hand held photography these days than I used to - but not very much.


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Mar 22, 2011 13:21 |  #23

You got me guys, I'll buy one locally tomorrow. 190CXPRO3 + 498RC2.

Can't wait to have it!


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Mar 22, 2011 13:33 |  #24

Rivest wrote in post #12070361 (external link)
You got me guys, I'll buy one locally tomorrow. 190CXPRO3 + 498RC2.

Can't wait to have it!

Make sure that you compare the 190 and 055 leg sets for height. The 055 is definitely sturdier and is taller as well.

I'm 5'10" tall and would not want to be limited to the 190. If anything, I would like something that can be made taller than the 055, particularly for outdoor use where I would like to have an extra foot of leg length at times.


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Mar 22, 2011 13:38 |  #25

SkipD wrote in post #12070413 (external link)
Make sure that you compare the 190 and 055 leg sets for height. The 055 is definitely sturdier and is taller as well.

I'm 5'10" tall and would not want to be limited to the 190. If anything, I would like something that can be made taller than the 055, particularly for outdoor use where I would like to have an extra foot of leg length at times.

Thanks SkipD, the reason I went with the 190cxpro3 is that I got a nice deal on it. If I find it to small, I'll sell it for a profit. I hesitated a lot between this one and the 055xprob, but went with the 190 for it's smaller size and weight. I'll see if it works well with me.


Now that my decision is done, let's go back to the original question. When do you use your tripod? Gives us example where you think your tripod is a necessity and you couldn't do without one. Specials usage are also welcome :)


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Mar 22, 2011 14:36 |  #26

Rivest wrote in post #12070446 (external link)
When do you use your tripod? Gives us example where you think your tripod is a necessity and you couldn't do without one. Specials usage are also welcome :)

I almost always use a tripod when I'm doing tabletop (usually fairly close-in) work in my "studio" (a cleared out space in the basement).

Sometimes I use the tripod for portrait work, but not all the time.

I often take my tripod out into the field as well. I take my Bogen/Manfrotto 3021 (forerunner to the 055XProB) on most sightseeing trips to places such as Carlsbad Caverns, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite National Park (as well as many not-so-famous places) and use it when making most of my photographs there.

For things like auto racing, I tend to use a monopod instead of my tripod because I'm typically moving around way too much to use a tripod. I would also typically use the monopod when stalking critters in the woods.


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Mar 22, 2011 14:54 |  #27

Any mission critical landscape/cityscape work, product photography, headshots, stitching images together....

So....pretty often.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 14:57 |  #28

SkipD wrote in post #12070413 (external link)
Make sure that you compare the 190 and 055 leg sets for height.

I'm 6"3 and don't find the 190XPROB too limiting. With the center column raised, it's just slightly below eye level, which is fine for me.

99% of the time I don't mind crouching down though.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 15:13 |  #29

You've said, so far, that you do night shots and product shots. Both are better and more easily done on a tripod.

I do portraits, and I use a tripod whenever I can (even if handholding would be feasible). A tripod gets me from behind the camera and allows me to interact directly with the subject. In fact, I also use a radio remote shutter release that allows me to focus and get away from the camera entirely. I'll often move to the point I want the subject to face and look so that she's always looking at me while I'm talking to her, rather than just hearing a voice in the distance to the side.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:23 |  #30

I use my tripod...

on the planet, whole planet is a tripod, his head looks like a tripod, you don't know a tripod when you see it, in gym, on the road, in your profession, in the coffee room, at the gym, at the bar, in the office, at my house, back of a pub, behind a highschool, next to a trash dumpster, at a pizza hut, at a arcade, in a cafe, at your mom's house, in a tree house, at in a out burger, at the toys r us...


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