Today I want to share with you 2 camera accessories I couldn’t be without. First a Manfrotto tripod with a ball head and second a tripod dolly on wheels. I’ve tried several tripods and nothing can compare to a Manfrotto, they are a bit pricy but you’ll only have to make the investment once. I have a very heavy camera and a tripod that can be purchased at any department store just couldn’t support it, and then add a heavy lens and it’s a recipe for disaster. I certainly wasn’t going to risk having my equipment topple over due to a flimsy tripod so I bit the bullet and forked over the CASHOLA for something substantial.
The second accessory the tripod dolly isn’t a must but it comes in so handy and you’ll wonder how you ever did without it once you own one. I discovered this little gadget while in college; it’s what’s used in the portrait photography department. All you do is put the legs of the tripod into the given spots on the dolly and tighten the wing nuts. Now your tripod can easily glide around the room for photo taking. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to pick up camera and tripod to move it to a new location, but not anymore. The dolly on wheels is a lifesaver for a fast and easy way to move my equipment.
I only have wood floors in my home so it makes it a breeze moving it around. I have tried rolling it on low pile area rugs and it does just fine, but as for thick plush carpet I can’t give an informative opinion.
I was going to have hubby make me a rolling tripod but this one costs less than making one myself so purchasing was the better option. What’s your favorite camera accessory?
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