Tripod Parts and Components Explained

Tripod Parts

For anyone that like photography a tripod is a great help, no matter if they like to photograph landscapes, portraits, or any photographic genre.

The array and variety of them is awesome, and practically interested can find tripods that satisfy most of the needs of the interested persons. Designs and prices are so diverse that persons will have to take a considerable amount of time to notice what the characteristic of the individual items are.

To understand the different features of these articles is useful to have a look at its different parts. That was the source of the inspiration that resulted in the writing of this article. So let’s have a little deeper sight to which are the tripod parts that compound these items.

Tripod Heads

In some sense tripod heads are similar to other component of a camera, and for example different models show individual features that satisfy alternative needs. Many people buy a tripod, and then understand that wants to modify or directly replace the head of it, either because they want to upgrade the existent one, or simply they don’t like a particular characteristic. For this reason it is advisable that the buyer consider the details that for her or him , are important when using a tripod.

Center Column

The way in that the center column is set up is, or allowing to slide to manage the tripod height, or fixed to the main structure of it.

Also there are center columns especially designed to mount the camera even lower of the level of the chassis to facilitate the execution of macro shots or ground level pictures. The way in that many columns are kept in a fixed position is by using a friction collar that is applied for the lapse of time necessary to shot the photo or the scene of the movie.

Crank

The crank is a part that some tripods come with, and their purpose is to manipulate a lever in order to raise and lower the center column of the tripod. These kinds of parts are normally used on heavier tripods because they need some support to handle the column due to their excessive weight.

Upper Legs

Tripods legs come with upper and lower portions. The upper side of the legs is added where the legs are able to pivot outward and inward, and normally come with options that allow choosing different pivot angles.

The upper part of the leg is locked at the upper extreme of it to the head of the tripod itself. These upper legs are present in every single leg of the tripod, and can be handle independently. Depending on the model of tripod this upper parts of the legs can be also handle simultaneously, given the users the option to decide the mode that they can use according to the situation.

Handle

The Tripod has joints that allow the handle to pan, rotate and tilt the camera, helping the user to manipulate the machine without jostling the camera. There are many kinds of tripod handles, and it is important looking for the right model for our preferences and camera.

Leg Lock

Tripod Foot

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