Every photographer has some pieces in the kit, that he uses frequently and some pieces that he/she doesn’t use as often. And almost every photographer has that one item that he regrets buying.
For me it was my second tripod. Yes, my second! I bought my first, together with my first serious camera a Nikon D90. It was a really cheap tripod and I know it was cheap. I didn’t expect much from it. It cost me less than 30€ and it was “okay”, at first. It helped me, to get sharp images of a tree, or a waterfall, a snowy landscape… (at the beginning you shoot about everything you can find, with your DSLR). At first the tripod wasn’t the problem, it was me, figuring out the camera setting. But after a while I needed a better tripod.
I’m no landscape shooter, I shot mostly portraits and the considerations for my new tripod were:
- Good value for money (I don’t have that much money)
- I don’t need the tripod that often
- I will mostly use it indoor
- The maximum weight, it would be holding, would be around 3kg
After much consideration, I went for the Cullmann Magnesite 525 with a 3 way head.
The stats of the Magnesite looked good, when it comes to value for money...Read More