This was a unique opportunity for pictures. I was going to a Christmas party and there I was with my camera ready to shoot. The only thing missing was a tripod that was good enough to hold my camera still. Regardless, I was able to get some really good photos by upping my ISO to 3200. The tripod that I currently have has the problem of slowly sliding down and creating a blur. This brings me to the point of buying sub optimal equipment to get by with. It just doesn’t work. Because my Canon camera 5 DS R 50.6M is a heavy one, it needs the compatible equipment. I believe this tripod, the Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 will be the one to compensate for the weight of the camera and the heaviest lens I own, the Canon 70 – 200 2.8 II zoom “L” IS USM. Always make sure that you are buying the equipment that you will like to keep for a long time. I believe it ends up just costing you more in the long run and isn’t the idea to get great photos? Save up, and buy the best. Maybe my photography has improved but maybe the camera equipment helps me get my images accepted on the stock photography sites too. With my Canon 5 DS R at 50.6M my images have an appeal to a larger group, maybe billboard, TV, or just quality that the consumer is looking for.
As far as tripods go I think it’s best to buy the one that is light weight (carbon) , adjustable (4 sections) and quick release legs. The ones that have legs that twist are too time consuming for me. The one that stands out to me is the Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 with 2 bonus quick release plates. The extra release plates are need to leave on the Canon 70-200 2.8 USM IIl lens because the lens would not be supported just by using the camera body on the tripod. So this is my next big purchase that my camera well deserves. Falling over on a cheap tripod would be a costly mistake.