How to Choose a Tripod
Why do you need a tripod?
Many of you might be wondering why you need a tripod with your slider system. While there are many reasons why filmmakers and photographers use a tripod, one of the biggest reasons why tripods are used is to bring a slider up off the ground. In other words, when you need a little more height to get that sweet shot, you will need a tripod for that extra lift. A great feature about tripods is that they are fully adjustable in height and many of them have a built in ball heads that allow you to adjust the leveling as well. But there are so many brands and models, which one is right for you? Before we dive into the different types of sliders, we want to mention that Manfrotto makes great gear and we are a huge fan of their products. They do not pay us to promote their gear. We just love it. Our team here at Rhino Camera Gear believe that “the best gear is the gear you always bring with you.” So let’s get started. First, check out the video showing the different types of tripods.
Our personal favorite tripod is...
Our team here at Rhino uses the Manfrotto 755CX3 Magfiber one the most. We love this tripod because it is super lightweight and easy to pack. Setup time is quick and easy. We are all about an efficient workflow here at Rhino and the 755CX3 definitely plays a huge role.