Lighter Tripods Aren't Always Better
SUMMARY: Make sure your tripod can support the weight of your digital camera and then some.
Especially if you plan to travel or hike with a tripod, you might be tempted to just buy the lightest tripod you can find. Who wants to deal with an extra heavy piece of equipment?
Not so fast! When purchasing a tripod, check to see how much weight it can hold. Not only must it hold your digital camera, but if you plan on using an add-on flash, factor that as well plus a bracket. Are you using a digital SLR? Factor the weight of add-on lenses which can get quite bulky if you purchase extreme telephoto lenses.
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