Think creatively when deciding which tripod to buy and how to make the most use of its features in the field. OP goes into the wildflowers with a sampling of three tripods to prove the point.
Text And Photography By Rob Sheppard
Published June 1, 2008
Updated October 14, 2016
Tripods are one of those basic parts of nature photography that we often take for granted, yet a quality tripod is a key part of any outdoor photographer’s toolkit. A good tripod will make even the most inexpensive lens outperform the most expensive handheld lens, and such a tripod will make every lens work at its best. Photographers have a lot of excellent tripod choices on the market today. I recently had the chance to take three very different tripods into the field and see what they meant to my workflow.
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