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I HATE TRIPODS!! Steven Kersting August 7th 2011
I hate them!
And I hate them for a lot of reasons.
THEY ARE EXPENSIVE!
Why are they so expensive? I don't know. It's just some aluminum or carbon fiber tubing. It must be a supply and demand thing. Maybe if more of you would buy decent tripods the price would come down. Currently, if it's cheap; it's crap.
THEY ARE HEAVY!
This I get...you want to support heavy gear you need heavy gear...But damn! Add a 10 pound tripod to my 17 pound camera and lens combo and it's almost 30 pounds!
Now I have to bring my wife along just to help me carry the stuff!
THEY ARE AWKWARD!
When I'm carrying the setup, because my wife got tired, I tend to smack her in the head or the shins every time I turn to "look around". My wife's not very cheerful about carrying my gear when her shins hurt.
THEY ARE SLOW!
"Oh please Mr. Bird...don't swallow that fish until I get set up."
It takes SEVERAL MINUTES to set up a tripod properly. If the legs are already extended you might get lucky and be able to get it half-ass set up in 15-30 seconds....."GULP"...."DAMN!"
JUST ONE IS NOT ENOUGH!
Want to do macro work? Well then you need something very configurable and able to get very low and close...maybe a "ground pod".
Got a heavy super tele? Well you're going to need a big beast to hold that weight..preferably one without a center column but still tall enough to use.
Did you buy the "ground pod"? Well then you need another tripod for when the beast is just overkill and too much too carry.
Want to use that super tele from your car? Well you're going to need a "window pod".
And it just keeps on going!
A TRIPOD IS NOT ENOUGH!
You have to buy expensive heads for all of them!
A Gimbal for the super tele setup. A ball head for the macro setup. A pan-tilt if you want to do video with that spiffy new DSLR. And that's THE MINIMUM! ...
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