Tag Archive | "tripod"

Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

When you are shooting images you intend to combine into a high dynamic range (HDR) image you usually want one image at the recommended exposure, one image under exposed by 2 stops and one image overexposed by 2 stops. Most DSLR cameras today can capture these three images quickly and easily using a feature called […]

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Basalt, an affordable alternative to Carbon Fiber for tripods

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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I have been a user of Gitzo tripods for many many years, and have been very fond of their carbon fiber models. Carbon fiber is the preferred material to use for making durable yet lightweight tripods, however, they are typically very expensive. A few years ago Gitzo developed a new material that offers many of […]

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Gitzo Ocean Traveler Video Review

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Recently I had the opportunity to test and review the newly released Gitzo Ocean Traveler tripod. Here is a short video review. The Ocean Traveler is an extremely compact and lightweight tripod specifically made for use in the ocean and in harsh conditions. Tripod is made from Gitzo’s 6X Carbon fiber and a specially treated […]

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Top Tips for Choosing a Tripod

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Top Tips for Choosing a Tripod

I made the opening picture (an HDR image) for this post with my 17-40mm lens “nested” in my sturdy lightweight tripod. So, it was a tripod that inspired this post. For many, choosing a tripod is almost as hard, or even harder, than choosing a camera bag. Decisions, decisions, decisions! I’ll cover camera bags in […]

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Video Review of the Mongoose M3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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I recently had to opportunity to test and review the Mongoose M 3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head for super telephoto lenses. The first thing I have to say is that I am very impressed with this compact and lightweight gimbal head. Very lightweight and packs easily. Craftsmanship is superb, and you can tell the folks at […]

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