Gear Review - Doc Miles Photography Tours
September 05, 2014 • Leave a Comment
At Doc Miles Photography Tours, our safaris go to some windy and unstable places. I always carry two or three tripods for my clients to use because sometimes the tripods they bring with them are not built to stand the wind. We shoot in the dark a great deal with long exposures. Having a camera shutter open for thirty seconds or more requires zero vibration for tack sharp photos.
For your first tripod, “go big”. Spend the money to get a high quality tripod and a solid ball head. A good tripod and ball head can set you back well over $1,000 but it will serve you for years and can take the punishment. There are so many brands on the market, but two of the best are Gitzo and Really Right Stuff.
Many of our clients on the tours come from overseas and need to travel light. Gitzo makes one of the lightest and best travel tripods on the market. The Gitzo Traveller series is extremely lightweight and fits in a carry on bag.
If budget is a concern, MeFOTO makes excellent tripods that come in fun colors, includes a ball head and won’t break the bank. (Less than $200.) The best part is one leg screws into the center column to make a monopod. They also make the best iPhone attachment for your tripod called the Sidekick360 for $49.
If you don’t want to bring a tripod on your trip, no problem we’ve got you covered at Doc Miles Photography Tours of San Francisco.
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