Hi rhino bro and sky strike bro, hp network getting laggy can't qoute reply.
Ya I got a lil confused. Now I know wide angle lens and f aperture size is different. And only a fix focal length is a prime those vary ones are zoom. Thanks will keep for 2nd time reading to further digest thanks
As for tripod, will get next month.
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Agree on tilting downwards, you should try to level as much as possible to avoid distortion, learn photoshop lens correction, will help u to straighten more.Originally Posted by tecnica
As for tilt shift, you need bright light to do tilt shift, I'm a fan of tilt shift technology too but having a tilt shift lens cost a bomb, so again photoshop does magic or some cameras can do that with the miniature effect.
IMHO, 1st and foremost.... Get a gooooood tripod, best get a carbon tripod which can last you for life if possible.Originally Posted by rhino123
Then aperture set between f11 - f16 for landscape will be ideal. Any smaller than that will somehow get some kind of fuzzy image, or I feel it not sharp.
If possible, set mirror up then shoot. Will help to minimize slightest bit of shake.
Use a spirit leveler to eliminate any tilting.
For $250, you can get quite a good range of tripod already, then again, I would rather you endure abit, save up to get a carbon rather than aluminum tripod. Get 1 which can last rather than getting a aluminum then few months or 1 year down the road you upgrade to better ones. Just my opinion.Originally Posted by Halfgeek
Actually tripod is just half the story... another half is the tripod head. Even if you have a good tripod but a cheapo and lousy tripod head, it still amount to zero, because tripod head is the main thing that was in connection to your camera.
There are a couple of different tripod head you can look into, such as ballhead, panhead, gimbal, tilt head, gimbal, etc.
My suggestion is look to ballhead and panhead and forget the rest (they are more for specialise usage such as for mounting of heavy lens - birding, wildlife etc, and some is for 2 axis movement only)
Ballhead is the most flexible tripodhead (in my opinion) as compared to panhead though. You can look to Sirui, Manfrotto, Gitzo (the most expensive in the lot), Benro, etc for the tripodhead. Of course panhead is also good in certain way, it is excellent for panning and in my opinion for landscape too.
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Oops, my bad. Sorry abt that.Originally Posted by rhino123
Then it's better, no mirror flipping to shake yr camera. Haha.
Agree with bro rhino123, a good affordable carbon tripod is benro, i'm having a fotopro C5 carbon, cheaper still but strong enough.Originally Posted by rhino123
Hey thanks everybody for advice and recommendation, I will do my bit to research more about the various type of tripods and head types. Just wanna ask if there'll be a sale during Xmas on tripods? And which place is recommended to buy tripods with wide range of brands/models?