|Of course I had to put this here; no hauntings from getting a thrifted tripod, the owner is still alive, thank you very much!|
My goodness, the tripod can make a BIG difference in your shots! I didn't realize my old tripod was really shaky until I took shots of the moon tonight.
|Razor sharp photo of the January 1, 2012 moon, compared to my older moon shots (La Luna)|
With a proper lens, I could probably set it up to look for ant zits.
Getting a ballhead also meant adjusting the camera position using only ONE knob. That is a miracle for me as I used to fiddle with zillions of controls just to move the camera along different axes.
For those who have yet to buy their own tripod, here's a tip: invest in a good model. Don't settle for the cheaper ones, because with tripods, you really get what you pay for.