Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits

Alum_introIt is frequently said that ‘the best camera is the one you have with you,’ and when a stable platform for that camera is needed, the same could be said for tripods. Some leg sets are so large and heavy that they stay in the back of a closet or trunk of a car, despite the best intentions. Others are so small and fragile that using them requires bodily contortions, while a light wind could blow them over, sending your gear crashing down. MORE…