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MFG# 577
Samy's Part# MANF577
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Compatible with the 501PL camera plated (supplied with the head 501HDV, 503 and 519 Video Heads) and the special 501PLONG accessory plate. This Quick Release adapter gives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head without detaching it from the plate and put it on any other support. Supplied...
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MFG# AP-553
Samy's Part# WIMBAP553
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The custom low-profile replacement feet replace the factory foot on the rotation collar of your lens. These feet also serve as the Arca-Swiss style quick-release plate eliminating the bulk and complexity of an additional plate. A Wimberley lens foot also improves lens handling on a conventional...
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MFG# AP452
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The Wimberley Replacement Foot for Nikon 400mm f2.8 and 600mm f/4.0 AF-S takes the place of the tripod collar foot and converts the collar to Arca-style clamp capability without the need for additional quick release plates. Critical mass is reduced & the profile of the lens is lowered, which makes

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MFG# MP6436S
Samy's Part# S-043168
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MFG# MAD49A
Samy's Part# S-038807
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The Benro MAD49A Adventure Series Carbon Monopod feature aluminum construction making it both lightweight and sturdy. The Adventure tripod or monopod family utilizes high grade, reinforced flip locks for drastically increased longevity and to battle creeping. These flip locks are also adjustable...
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MFG# 520BALLSH
Samy's Part# S-033078
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The Manfrotto 75mm Short Half-Ball comes complete with a short locking handle to mount all Manfrotto flat-base heads to any 75mm bowl tripod including the 529B Hi-Hat (with optional adapter 319).

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MFG# 310227
Samy's Part# FOBA310227
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The Foba COKRO AS 40cm (15.7") Combitube Tube (Black) is made of aluminum with a non-reflective matte surface. Each end has a unique cone connector that allows combining an unlimited number of Combitubes.
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MFG# B1DXMKIIBASEPLATE
Samy's Part# S-064889
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Dedicated to the Canon EOS 1D X and 1D X Mark II DSLRs, the Really Right Stuff B
ase Plate is an Arca-type compatible plate that facilitates easier, more stable mounting of your camera atop a tripod. This plate features a modular design that allows it to accept an optional L-component, which combine...
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MFG# DT06
Samy's Part# S-073457
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Lock your Sirui SH series tripod into the Sirui DT-06 Tripod Dolly for smooth dolly moves on set thanks to its rubber, locking wheels. The dolly can be collapsed for easy transportation to and from your soundstage. Locking screws help secure tripods with round feet in place, while rubber

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MFG# JB01534
Samy's Part# S-021195
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GripTight PRO TelePod from Joby is a telescoping tripod designed for smartphones, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, 360° cameras, action cameras, and GripTight phone/tablet mounts or video lights. With a telescoping distance of 13.5 to 31", this handheld tripod/vlogging stick supports...
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MFG# 615600
Samy's Part# SLIK615600
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Slik's exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the Pro Pod 600 monopod rock steady yet lighter than it looks. The A.M.T. alloy has a 40% greater strength-to-weight ratio than standard aluminum. Therefore, the tubing used in this monopod is lighter weight yet stronger than the standard...
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MFG# MCL1
Samy's Part# S-077811
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The Peak Design Micro Clutch Strap (L-Plate)
 is a hand strap with a removable PD/Arca tripod plate designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. This discreet and adjustable strap is made from hypalon and features a microfiber pad that makes using this strap comfortable. It is easy to install...
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MFG# MCS1
Samy's Part# S-077810
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The Peak Design Micro Clutch Strap (I-Plate)
 is a hand strap with a removable PD/Arca tripod plate designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. This discreet and adjustable strap is made from hypalon and features a microfiber pad that makes using this strap comfortable. It is easy to install...
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MFG# PHOTB3001
Samy's Part# S-027220
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The new Dot Line Corp. SMARTbracket for iPad pads on the top and bottom of the jaws not only protect the iPad's surface, but also ensure that the smartphone is held securely. The mount features a Screw Lock System for opening and adjusting the mount to grip your smartphone. The mount allows the...
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MFG# 234RC
Samy's Part# MANF234RC
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The Manfrotto 234RC Swivel Tilt Tripod Head is a simple tilt head that allows a camera on a monopod to be turned 90° to provide either vertical or horizontal format. Includes a quick release camera plate (200PL14) and secondary safety lock.

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MFG# MBMBAG70N
Samy's Part# S-002597
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The Manfrotto MBAG70N Tripod Bag is an unpadded ballistic nylon bag designed to carry Manfrotto tripods with head up to 27" long. The end cap is padded to offer protection to the tripod head. The zipper extends down the length of the bag, but also fully opens the top end of the bag. The end opening...
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MFG# RS1099
Samy's Part# S-008888
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This heavy duty dolly works equally as well with tripods or light stands. The rests for the feet of the legs of either a tripod or light stand are adjustable up to 17" from the center. The foot locks adjust up to 2". Thus, this dolly will work with almost any tripod or light stand. The 3" wheels...
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MFG# DJ90
Samy's Part# S-039508
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The Benro DJ90 Monopod Tilt Head with PU60 Plate provides a perfect camera platform for virtually any monopod. A snap-in style quick release plate system with dual locks offers rapid mounting and dismounting of any camera or lens while a single locking knob provides front-rear axis tilt control....
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MFG# MAD38A
Samy's Part# S-038810
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The Benro Adventure Series Aluminum Monopod features aluminum leg construction making it both lightweight and sturdy. Where ever possible the adventure tripod family employs magnesium castings making it one of the lightest tripods on the market. The Adventure tripod or monopod family utilizes...
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MFG# 617900
Samy's Part# SLIK617900
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Light in weight and light in price, but heavy in value! The Slik U series of economy tripods have proved to be so popular and successful that they have been knocked-off by many companies, but none have been able to match the quality and value performance of these versatile tripods.

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MFG# JB01523
Samy's Part# S-009482
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Convert a 3K or 5K GorillaPod Kit into a 
Joby GorillaPod Rig with video rig capabilities, so it will assist you to create smooth and steady video captures. The Hub Plate Adapter clamps in between the ball head and the legs, and the plate provides two 1/4"-20 threaded mounts. This allows the 6-socket...
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MFG# 2503001
Samy's Part# S-042288
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Replace an existing arca-compatible plate with the Tripod Plate 50. The BlackRapid Tripod Plate 50 Quick-Release Plate (50mm) allows you to switch from your tripod to your R-strap effortlessly, without having to unscrew the plate. Comes with our FastenR Tripod screw and fits all 1⁄4-20 sockets.

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MFG# MMELMIIA5BK
Samy's Part# S-067752
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The Manfrotto Element MII Monopod (Black) is a compact, 5-section, aluminium support, perfect to be used with DSLRs, mirrorless, compact cameras and smartphones (using a head or a clamp sold separately). The Manfrotto Element MII Monopod Black holds up to 15kg, securely supporting long lens sh...
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MFG# 394
Samy's Part# MANF394
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The Manfrotto 394 RC4 Low-Profile Rectangular Quick Release Adapter is designed to convert heads without a quick-release plate. Supplied with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" camera fixing screws and 3271 Quick Release plate. Equipped with two built-in spirit levels.
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MFG# QR8PRO
Samy's Part# S-064562
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The
Benro Quick Release Plate for S8Pro Video Head is a slide-in camera plate compatible with the Benro S8 and S8Pro tripod heads. It comes with a 1/4"-20 camera thumbscrew and features a registration pin to prevent twisting. It also has non-slip rubber padding on top to provide better support...
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MFG# 323
Samy's Part# MANF323
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The Manfrotto 323 RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate adds a compact quick release system to any head that does not include one yet. Its compact 200PL-14 quick release plate makes it ideal for use with point and shoot cameras, digital SLR cameras, or spotting scopes.

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MFG# 259B
Samy's Part# MANF259B
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The Manfrotto 259B Extension Column is a 10" extension that adds height to the 209 (3007) tabletop tripod. With 3/8" socket at the bottom and 3/8" screw at the top.

Replaces old part number 3007X.

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MFG# 618070
Samy's Part# SLIK618070
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The Slik Vertical L-Bracket
is a universal bracket designed to hold your camera atop a tripod in a permanent 90° vertical position. The bracket is machined from solid aluminum alloy and is strong enough to support most small and medium format cameras with a common 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting thread....
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MFG# 357PLV-1
Samy's Part# MANF357PLV
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The Mafrotto 357PLV-1 Sliding Plate with 1/4 in.-20 and 3/8 in.-16 Screws is a quick release camera plate compatible with Manfrotto's 526 Fluid Video Head and 357 Rapid Connect Adapter. This plate includes two each 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws, providing secure two-point mounting on your camera.

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MFG# DL-0919
Samy's Part# S-051617
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The Dot Line Corp. Photographer's Field Kit contains Telescoping Monopod, Mini Triopod, Ball Head and Smart Phone Holder, combinable into a variety of combinations for every use. Stylish and Practical, this mini tripod is small enough to take anywhere yet opens up into 2 positions and will support up to 3.3lbs. The DLC “Shark” is called that...
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MFG# 501PL
Samy's Part# MANF501PL
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Mounting plate for 501 and 503 Pro Video Heads. Supplied with 1/4" and 3/8" mounting screws.

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MFG# QPLSLIM39
Samy's Part# S-015103
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The Novoflex QPL Slim 39 Camera Plate is a 1.5"-deep camera plate designed to attach to the bottom of a small, slimmer-profile camera. With its dovetail sides, the QPL Slim 39 is compatible with Arca-Swiss-style quick-release clamps, such as the Novoflex Q=Mount Mini. The plate has a standard...
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MFG# BASE85G
Samy's Part# S-064613
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The 
3 Legged Thing Base85 Arca Swiss Compatible 85mm Wide Quick Release Plate (Metallic Slate Gray) is an Arca Swiss compatible replacement base plate for 3 Legged Thing's Ellie L-bracket system. 85mm in length, the plate is formed from anodised magnesium alloy, includes a Stainless Steel 1/4"-20...
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MFG# BASE85C
Samy's Part# S-064612
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The 3 Legged Thing Base85 Arca Swiss Compatible 85mm Wide Quick Release Plate (Copper Orange) is an Arca Swiss compatible replacement base plate for 3 Legged Thing's Ellie L-bracket system. 85mm in length, the plate is formed from anodised magnesium alloy, includes a Stainless Steel 1/4"-20 camera...
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MFG# 500PLONG
Samy's Part# S-038326
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The Manfrotto 500PLONG Video Camera Plate is a long version of the standard plate. The plate allows perfect balance for camcorders with unusual weight distribution caused by long telephoto lenses or heavy batteries. It is supplied with 1/4" and 3/8” camera screws and an anti-rotation pin.
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MFG# 2133
Samy's Part# S-013316
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Compatible with any "Arca-Swiss" type quick release system (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.). Precision machined from T-6 aluminum, these high-quality plates feature a satin black anodized finish, and are "made in the USA". Specifically designed to securely hold Canon EOS 1D MKIII,...
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Camera tripods and heads are fundamental camera accessories that provide the stability you simply can't achieve when shooting by hand. If you are struggling to get crisp photos during your shoots, a tripod may be the answer. A tripod acts as a stable base for the camera that allows you to capture images using a slow shutter speed or in situations where you want to capture the exact same image multiple times at different exposures. Camera tripods are particularly important to studio photographers repeating shots and in astrophotography where there is not enough light to hand-hold the camera.

Not only do camera tripods provide stability, but a quality tripod head allows you to make precise adjustments to your camera angle to customize and repeat shots that would otherwise be impossible. Ball head tripods are the most popular type and give you near total freedom to adjust your shooting angle. Fluid head tripods are typically used as video equipment, but many photographers use them to capture beautiful panoramic shots. Here at Samy's, we offer a wide selection of fluid head and ball head tripods that will help you improve your photos.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do I Need a Tripod for Photography?

While you don't need a tripod to take great photographs, they do help you get the most out of your camera for specific applications. A camera tripod paired with a quality tripod head lets you shoot in low light with a slow shutter, create beautiful long exposure shots, and take photos with long lenses.

Are Tripod Heads Universal?

While not universal, most quality tripod heads feature a threaded 3/8"-16 base mount and a 1/4"-20 male thread to match the 1/4" female thread found at the bottom of most modern cameras. If you are unsure if your camera or tripod is compatible with the head you want, be sure to check their product specifications.

What Are the Different Types of Tripods?

There are various types of tripods available, each designed for specific uses. Traditional tripods are the most common and versatile, suitable for both photography and videography. Travel tripods are lightweight and compact, designed for on-the-go shooting. Monopods are single-legged supports used when mobility is critical, such as in sports photography. Studio tripods are heavy-duty tripods designed for stability in controlled environments. Finally, tabletop tripods are small tripods that can be placed on a flat surface, ideal for vlogging.

How Do I Choose the Right Tripod for My Needs?

Choosing the right tripod depends on your specific needs and the type of photography you do. Consider factors such as the weight of your camera and lens, as heavier equipment will require a more robust tripod. If you travel frequently, a lightweight and compact travel tripod may be ideal. If you're into landscape or long-exposure photography, a sturdy tripod that can withstand wind and other environmental factors is a must.

What Is the Purpose of a Fluid Head Tripod?

A fluid-head tripod is often used in videography because it provides smooth and steady movements when panning or tilting the camera. This results in more professional-looking footage, free from sudden jerks or instability. Fluid heads are also great for photography, especially when capturing panoramic shots or tracking moving subjects with predictable movement patterns.

Can I Use a Tripod in All Weather Conditions?

Most tripods are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions, but it's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's specifications. Some tripods are specifically designed to be weather-resistant, with features like sealed leg locks to prevent sand or moisture from getting inside. However, regardless of the tripod, it's always important to clean and dry it properly after use in harsh conditions to prolong its lifespan.

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