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HERE ARE MY GOALS....


Just Got Myself A Sony A7Rii & Sony 24-70 GM 2.8 Lens. I mostly want a tripod to do runway type videos of myself & street fashion photography of myself. All im really looking for is the best quality tripod to use to take shots of myself, products, and some video. Like i said im a fashion designer, so the images will be some studio, mostly street style fashion photography with some video. I would have my girlfriend on the other end of the camera just to be sure the tripod doesn't fall or no-one runs off with my camera lol....Here are some photography ideas of what im after http://www.thestyleograph.com/.


Here are some video ideas of what im after,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw9uUdI_GdY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEZifTlwcZ4


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Ok. You got videos with vertical and horizontal panning, 

so you need a good video head ... no ball head for you. 

  

Since you've got panning, you cannot use a fly weight

tripod. Expect at least 12lb/5kg. I'd also suggest cross

braced legs. It not only steadies the tripod but will also 

keep the legs spred when someone inevitably runs into 

the tripod and tips it some. With cross bracing there's a 

good chance it will rock a bit but settle back to upright. 

Without bracing, one leg will tuck under, destabilizing it 

so it crashes down :-(   

   

Some tripods can shorten and super-wide-spread their 

legs to get down to near the ground. This compromises 

all the other attributes of the tripod. Get a decent little 

short tripod for the ground level stuff, or do it hand held 

for the "gorilla video" look. 

  

A good quick release system is always a good idea. I 

don't know your budget, but prioritize sturdiness and a 

reasonably smooth pan head without regard to saving 

weight. Saving weight is a luxury to be considered only

AFTER committing enuf $$ to stability and to a smooth 

moving two-way head.  

   

I'm not recommending specific brands cuz I have not 

needed to do much shopping lately [this century]. 

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Tripods do not matter. Your better off getting people to hold the camera while you operate the remote. I uses a shaky cheap tin tripod meant for lights. They cost less then 24-7 dollars. The only minus point is that if it was a windy conditions it might fall over.

You do not want that.

 

You have tripods for dirt places and rubber-ones for concrete, to odd ones for carpets. You could use a wooden tri-pod for all we know and get the same results.

 

Another issue is the lens is heavier then the tri-pod/mono-pod and how much traffic you intend to take up. Especially your using an all-in-one type lens that are meant for commercial usage.

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Tripods do not matter. Your better off getting people to hold the camera

while you operate the remote. I uses a shaky cheap tin tripod meant for

lights. They cost less then 24-7 dollars. The only minus point is that if it

was a windy conditions it might fall over.

You do not want that.

 

You have tripods for dirt places and rubber-ones for concrete, to odd

ones for carpets. You could use a wooden tri-pod for all we know and

get the same results.

 

Another issue is the lens is heavier then the tri-pod/mono-pod and

how much traffic you intend to take up. Especially your using an

all-in-one type lens that are meant for commercial usage.

   

   

I get the impression you did not get much from watching the

linked video ... assuming you did watch them. 

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