Hi-Tech Studio: Inside Ballheads

For stability, ease of use and flexibility when you’re locking off the camera, it’s hard to beat a ballhead
By Staff
The many benefits of a ballhead are well known. They're solid and stable, and they're easy to adjust in an almost unlimited way. On most models, a single locking knob is the only control you need to manipulate. You'll see a couple of distinct ballhead designs, one where the ball…

Hi-TechStudio: You Need Your Fluids

When you’re shooting still images, keeping the camera absolutely rock-steady is critical. Everyone knows this.

By The Editors
When you’re shooting still images, keeping the camera absolutely rock-steady is critical. Everyone knows this. When we handhold, we recognize that we’re working in a suboptimal manner and we do what we can to mitigate the inherent issue of camera shake by using higher shutter speeds and image stabilization. We…

DPP Solutions: Tripod Tech

Modern tripods represent extensive research and development in materials and stability technology
By Staff
Legs The leg material accounts for most of a tripod's weight and steadiness. For years, there were two choices: wood or aluminum. Today, you can still buy wood or aluminum tripods, but higher-tech materials that are sturdier and dampen vibrations more effectively are available. Wood is favored by many large-format…
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