There are loads of different tripods for cameras available on the market. If you've been taking pictures for a while, you've probably started to realise just how handy a good tripod would be. But camera tripods are yet another expense, and there's no point rushing in with a purchase that turns out to be inappropriate. So make sure you have in mind the main specifications you require.
Let's take a look at some of the most important things to remember:
1. Weight limit: Do not spend less on a tripod to support less weight only to discover that your DSLR is too heavy to hold steady. The basic purpose of a tripod is to keep a camera steady during exposure. Each tripod has a weight limit and not all tripods are made the same. Before you buy a tripod, make sure you know how heavy your camera is.
This is particularly important if your passion lies in landscape photography and you take a lot of photos outdoors. When choosing tripods for cameras, weight is an important consideration.
2. Head: This is the top of the tripod where your camera attaches. Tripods often come with interchangeable heads so that you can use a variety of cameras. However, it is important to ensure that your camera is not excluded from the tripod's head.
The first moves in horizontal and vertical lines. It tilts up and down, pans from one side to the other. The latter offers more flexibility. The latter allows you to quickly change the direction the camera is pointed and swing it around with single movements.