Careful selection and care of your tripod will help you take great pictures even when you need the help of this device.
1. Under what circumstances will it be used?
Before buying, make sure you know when and where you will use this tripod. For example, if you have to travel a lot, you should not choose bulky or heavy tripod.
2. Choose what kind of tripod?
A full tripod would be the same height as the human eye, capable of standing still even when it is windy. Some versions may be a little bulky and heavy, but now all vendors have versions made of advanced materials that are sturdier and still much lighter.
A travel tripod may also be the height of a full tripod, but it can be folded up more times (more pieces, but also because it is weaker) for easy carrying. There are mini feet on the table or there are now bendable legs that bend into the tree. Another foot often used by reporters during conferences is a monopod, which is about the same height as a human eye but doesn't take up as much space as a full leg.
3. Check the length of the tripod.
If you're shopping for a tripod at a store, open it all to see if the height fits your needs. And if you buy online, because there are no real test conditions, you should carefully check the height parameters of the manufacturer to find the right size.
Locking and removing mechanism for camera feet.
5. View the mechanism that detaches the device from the stand.
Most modern tripods have a locking mechanism that unlocks the camera from the tripod quickly thanks to a screw lock on the base of the camera and placed on the tripod using a locking mechanism. Check if this mechanism works smoothly and conveniently before deciding to buy.
6. Leg and leg lock.
Note always unlock the tripod in the direction from the big to the small to ensure the tripod. Check if the pins are fully sized and suitable for the height required before adjusting the center shaft height, because using the height of 3 feet will make the machine more rugged.
To ensure stability, the foot lock should be easy to open for extended but also easy to close and when the lock must be very firm. The footlock can be in the form of a pin or screw. Regardless, certainty should be checked before entrusting your camera.
Most tripods have vibration-proof and non-slip rubber feet on most surfaces. Some tripod versions also have a pointed spike that penetrates into the ground, helping to hold onto surfaces such as sand or dirt or hillsides.
8. Clean the tripod.
To ensure that the tripod is always in good condition, always wash it away when you are away to avoid dust and dirt from getting caught in joints or sea salt. Keeping them clean will extend the life of the tripod, while keeping the tripod always ready to go when the opportunity arises.