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 […]
A video tripod is a specially adapted version of a regular tripod and designed for extra rigidity at the expense of extra weight. One or more leg sections will have two tubes or shafts, not one, joined by a brace, and the feet may be locked in position with a brace. You would normally use a specially adapted video head too.