your sirui n1205 help up well for your travels? i read that the skinny legs makes for a not too stable tripod base when taking long shutter speeds, did you find that to be true in your experience?
A tripod weights at least 2 kg, more is better. Airfreight, carrying seldom used gear? How is it with a table tripod?
Two years ago I have bought a monopod. To be honest, I don't use it often.
A well known photographer here use this monopod for every picture, he shoots. He convinced me to buy one.
Are tripods still necessary with these extremely high iso cameras?
In very strong wind condition like below photo, the exposure was 30 secs... using GND + ND filter... i also hooked my bag into the center column to stablise it further.
my previous old tripod (a SLIK model) was so heavy that I barely used it even in Singapore.
Great picture! Thank you for the input on the sirui tripod denzel and sinned
Hmm, since this is pertaining to Europe, does anyone here have experience with using tripods in churches etc? Specifically in Italy.
Dunno much about tripods becoz I only tried shooting landscape recently. I bought myself a manfrotto 055cxpro4 with 054series head and I think the whole setup weights about 2.3kg? It doesn't feel very heavy so I'm cool with it. Its always good to bring a tripod along when travel unless you are only into street photography like I was. All my trips overseas, I only bring films, my RFs and 2 lenses. All I need for street.
Depends.. I brought a tripod during my last 2 overseas travel, 1 group tour and the other backpack.. never used them because too troublesome
A tripod is a must if you are shooting night scene with long exposure which cannot be done with hand held way. A little hand shake will affect the image. Since you are going Europe, I will strongly recommend that you get one. It's worth the effort when you see the nice images. I recently bought manfrotto 190b. About 1.8kg and brought it along my hk trip. Not really that heavy for a female. Think for guys you can attach it to yr backpack if any and off you go.
Parish level churches may not have an issue, provided you ask permission, but the major Cathedrals Europe wide have effectively banned tripods for the most part unless you are a professional photographer with a track record who is shooting for a reason and who has sought permission from the relevant church officials and authorities as required. A few Cathedrals are also charging hefty fees for professional photography. Even monopods are banned in more than a few.
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