lightweight tripod recommendations

Professional photographer Kevin O’Connor gives his lightweight tripod recommendations and talks about how to buy the perfect tripod for bird photography, landscapes, and more outdoor uses.

Picking out and buying a tripod that will last a lifetime is a serious investment.

The two mistakes that are typically made by new and even professional photographers when it comes to tripods are to purchase too cheap, or too light.

We found many of our listeners are looking for strong, lightweight tripods that’ll work for outdoor use, support all the weight of their camera and accessories, and not break the bank. The question is: does this even exist?

Sort of. Professional photographer Kevin O’Connor joins the show this week to talk about the benefits of top of the line tripods, and how to get them for less than top of the line prices.

  • Why tripods are such an important investment
  • Ways to get more tripod for your money
  • How and where to buy used tripods
  • More ideas to get a great deal on a top of the line tripod
  • How to evaluate a tripod’s weight rating vs. your needs
  • Think ahead – what’s your heaviest lens?
  • Ball head vs. gimbal head vs. geared head
  • Recommendations of great tripod brands
  • How to get the most out of a visit to a photography supply store
  • Weight vs. Cost – you have to pay for lightweight material
  • Much more!

Listen in to learn about lightweight tripod recommendations

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