Tripods are essential for many kinds of photography because they hold the camera still during long exposures – and when you’re using telephoto lenses where the slightest wobble will blur the picture. Tripods are also useful for slowing down the pace of your photography, for holding the camera so that you have both hands free […]
Leg sections (tripods)
Tripods use telescopic legs with varying numbers of sections. The smaller the number of sections (e.g. 3-section legs) the longer a tripod is when folded but the quicker it is to set up and the more rigid it is in use. You can also get 4-section or 5-section tripod legs. A 5-section tripod will fold much smaller but take longer to set up, and may be less rigid.