22nd December 2003, 08:40 PM
Tripods? Be it...or end all?
Hi! I was wondering if it was possible to take great pictures without a tripod. How much do they cost by the way?
22nd December 2003, 10:17 PM
of course great pictures can be taken without tripod. tripod only needed in low light...
the price varies between a few tens of dollars to thousand dollars for a carbon tripod. why not be more specific in your needs so that better help can be given...
22nd December 2003, 10:27 PM
definitely u can shoot well w/o tripod
half of the "typical landscape" type of shots can be done w/o tripod, that is where handholding skill is required(it is attainable: eg aim for 1"s @50mm, f2, ISO400 minus 1stop at 9+pm...thats what i did when i sneaked a shot of some outdoor function at chijmes)
the other half of the 'nice nice landscape shots" are done with a tripod. for landscapes, as long as the wind sdoesnt blow down the tripod, then it is a good tripod. tripods range from cheap deals (<$50) to those meant for telephoto lenses (>$5000+)
the criteria is that as long as it works 4 u then its ok.
alternatives to tripod also are ok--that is , as logn as they work
22nd December 2003, 10:29 PM
Tripods force one to slow down and think. So sometimes they lead to better photos. If you have the habit of enlarging your pictures, or are just terribly picky about taking tack sharp pictures, use the tripod.
Some types and styles of photography do not lend themselves well to tripod use - candid stuff and journalistics styles esp.
22nd December 2003, 10:42 PM
Thanks guys for all tt help! I asked becoz i've been playing ard wif my new canon a80 tt i got today...n when i tried to take close up shots, the pics were quite blurred! i set the shutter speed at 1/13 and the aperture at F2.4(i think)...n set the cam to macro mode...but still blur leh! By the way...how to add a pic to the post? Then prob plp can c wats wrong wif my pics...
23rd December 2003, 12:46 AM