Warren Sarle wrote:The pano head can be attached directly to the tripod base or a levelling base, so your choice of a regular tripod head would depend on what other kinds of photos you will be taking.
Would you like legs that collapse to a very short package, or legs that are quick to set up, or a built-in levelling base, or something very cheap, or ...? Are you tall or short?
If you have no other requirements, just go to a store and buy the cheapest tripod that doesn't wobble.
mediavets wrote:I want to get a new tripod.
For pano shooting it will be used with Nodal Ninja 5 Lite pano head and Nikon D40 with mainly with Nikkor 10.5mm FE, although I may also use the 18-55mm kit lens. At this stage I have no intention to use long telephoto lenses.
I want to shoot indoors and outdoors but don't intend to go hiking with it.
What do you recommend as a suitable tripod and tripod head? And why?
DrSlony wrote:I use a Velbon Sherpa 200r, happy with it.
DrSlony wrote:mediavets yes I use that head, it operates very smoothly and requires handling just one knob that, when loosened, allows me to adjust yaw and pitch. You can unscrew the head easily.
Al wrote:You face trade offs with weight, money, and stiffness. I use a canon 5D w/ 24-105mm which is pushing the NN's rigidity when conditions are anything but optimal.
tived wrote:...but the Manfrotto N300 only supports up to 200mm on fullframe DSLR with N.72 clicks so....I need to work out something where i can use my 300 to make pano's with, and still have it rotating at fixed intervals, which excludes me driving it, cos I don't seem to be that accurate....try moving 2.5 degrees in the darkness of dusk or dawn! :-0...
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