If you’re like me, the last thing you want to be lugging around all day is a big heavy tripod in addition to the rest of your gear. And if you’re moving around between different locations a lot, it’s such a pain in the butt to be constantly setting up and tearing down.
But I do it anyway.
A good tripod is probably the most important piece of camera gear you’ll ever buy… much more important than that fancy new filter. And how many different lenses do you really need anyway?
Like any other photography equipment though, there’s a whole slew of different features and options available, and with price ranging from as little as $20 all the way up into the thousands, it’s important that you choose the right tripod for you. That’s what this guide to buying a tripod aims to do.