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The Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

The trusty tripod has remained relatively unchanged as cameras and lenses become increasingly more advanced and complicated. Sure, manufacturers use increasingly more sophisticated materials, such as carbon fiber, but the fundamental character of the tripod has stood the test of time. A tripod has three legs and is a worthy addition to any photographer's kit. There's not much else to say, is there?

Explorer new tripod range

Explorer is a New Photo and Video Tripod Company

Explorer is a Australian-based photo and video accessory brand that is newly available in North America. It is debuting 12 products in its tripod range, all of which it says are designed by photographers, for photographers.

Review: The Leofoto Poseidon LP-284C Tripod is Light and Sandproof

Leofoto's newest tripod, the Poseidon LP-284C, claims to be a lightweight carbon fiber travel tripod that's both waterproof and sandproof. If true, this would truly set it apart and make it an indispensable companion for photo missions in just about any condition and any location. I put it to the test over the course of two weeks in Iceland, where it faced rain, wind, sand, surf, ocean, and even a volcano. Read on to find out how it fared.

The Best Tripods in 2022

You've probably heard it before: a great tripod is one of the most valuable investments you can make as a photographer. Conversely, one of the worst investments you can make is buying a mediocre or straight-up bad tripod.

Gitzo Apologizes for Poor Comms, Dramatically Improves Legende Tripod

Over the past few weeks, Gitzo has been in the hot seat over issues surrounding its Legende tripod -- namely linked to poor communication. As a company that had previously never worked directly with customers, the expectations of crowdfunding may have initially caught the manufacturer off guard, but it's actively working to fix that along with its Legende tripod's cosmetic issues.

Gitzo Delays the Legende Tripod Three Months, Compounding Woes

Gitzo's crowdsourced Legende tripod and backpack series has hit another snag: the company has delayed shipping the product for another three months to address "aesthetic" damage. What's worse, the company's poor communication has led to a deluge of dissatisfied comments and demands for refunds.