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Thread started 18 Oct 2007 (Thursday) 20:08
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Poll- how many landscape photogs regularly use tripods

 
The_Camera_Poser
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Oct 18, 2007 20:08 |  #1
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Hi all, just curious....all you serious landscape photographers, do you use a tripod REGULARLY or not?




  
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Oct 18, 2007 21:13 |  #2

I'm not a "serious" landscape shooter, but when I do it, I do it with three solid legs and mirror lockup.

My artistic skills are lacking enough that I need all the help I can get from a technical perspective.


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Oct 18, 2007 21:16 |  #3

Depends on where I am shooting. I do alot of landscape work while hiking great distances, in these instances its all hand-held. But if I am shooting an area that is drive up friendlier, then the Tri-pod does get used


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Oct 18, 2007 21:54 |  #4
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Thanks guys!




  
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Oct 18, 2007 22:02 |  #5

calicokat wrote in post #4150971 (external link)
Depends on where I am shooting. I do alot of landscape work while hiking great distances, in these instances its all hand-held. But if I am shooting an area that is drive up friendlier, then the Tri-pod does get used

Same for me. I'm a hiker first and a photographer second.


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Oct 18, 2007 23:23 |  #6

All the time. I often shoot in low light (sun rise/set) and can't handhold stopped down and at a low ISO


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Oct 18, 2007 23:33 |  #7
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thanks Slappy and Dr!




  
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Oct 18, 2007 23:48 |  #8

I can't really say I've taken too many landscape pics, but have def. played around and have been more happy with those that I HH.


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Oct 19, 2007 00:37 |  #9

I use my tripod all the time for shooting sunrise,sunset, and night shooting. If I'm just walking around midday, mostly hand held.




  
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Oct 19, 2007 00:50 |  #10

I have a cheap ultra-light tripod that I take with me if I have to hike anywhere. it works pretty good.




  
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Oct 19, 2007 07:31 |  #11

Always use it.

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Oct 19, 2007 14:24 |  #12

All the time that I expect to get sellable shots...
I'd say about 75% of my landscape shots are on a tripod. All my TS-E shots are. I can tell the difference in the shots that are.


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Oct 19, 2007 14:35 |  #13

If I have room for a tripod I'll use it. Try to use long exposier as possible depending on each setting.


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Oct 20, 2007 23:13 |  #14

A lot of pro photographers still use large format cameras, and they are not handholdable.


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Oct 20, 2007 23:47 |  #15

I'm sure the question was about 35mm / DSLR cameras, of course. Obviously even handholdable rangefinder-coupled LF cameras, like Speed Graphics and <drool> Linhof Master Technikas, are still better used on a tripod. Neither of my LF cameras is especially portable, but maybe a field 4x5 will be in my future some day.

I usually use a Hasselblad as my hiking camera, because it's nice and compact. It's better on a tripod, because I can lock up the mirror. But still, I like to spend as little time setting up and taking down the camera as possible. I just pick it up and shoot.

I try to choose a film based on the expected lighting conditions. So I end up using a lot of Provia 400X, which is the fastest slide film out there, very fine grained, and an all around gorgeous film. The only advantage of Velvia 50 is with colorful scenes in flat lighting, so Provia 400X ends up being very useful. That makes it easier to handhold or to stop down.


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