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What tripod/head upgrade

wdcrvr

Vancouver, CA
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wdcrvr Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2012
Thu 11-Oct-12 03:58 AM | edited Thu 11-Oct-12 04:04 AM by wdcrvr

Hi Neil,

Perhaps more information on the actual application would be helpful....

I have two scenarios that require repeatable tripod set-ups.

Firstly, I have been trying to create a series of seasonal "time-lapse" photographs of a particular landscape view. I have recorded the location, the physical placement of my tripod, the height, angle, focal length, etc in an attempt to get exactly the same shot every month. For this I've had to add a compass, tape measure, angle gauge, and bubble level to my camera bag. Results so far have been disappointing.

The second application is a series of still life photos of objects (wooden printing type) that have to be perfectly sized and aligned. The objects cannot all be photographed in one session, so there is a necessity to be able to recreate the photographic set-up for multiple sessions over a couple of weeks.

Ideally, I would like a ballhead or pan/tilt head that offered either detents at fixed positions - 30 degrees, 45 degrees, 60 degrees, 90 degrees - or better still a user adjustable detent position. Infinite adjustability is great, but for my application a repeatable "home" position would be a desirable feature.

Regards,
Fred

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