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MFG# MVK500190X3
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The Manfrotto MT190X3 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with MVH500AH Fluid Head Hybrid Kit is a video hybrid kit composed by MVH500AH fluid video head flat base and 190X3 photo tripod. Combining the flexibility with payload until 5kg, the features of the head - its counterbalance system, tilt fluidity...
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MFG# TMA27C
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The Benro TMA27C Series 2 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod features 9x Carbon Fiber legs. Constructed from 9 layers of carbon fiber, these legs maximize the strength-to-weight ratio of the tripod legs, which gives you the sturdiness you require without weighing you down.

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MFG# 127VS
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The Manfrotto 127VS Variable Leg Spread Portable Tripod Dolly is designed for light and medium weight tripods. The 76mm wheels have a sure-lock feature that raises the wheels free of the ground so that the dolly rests on separate feet. The 127VS Spreader allows variable spreading of the legs....
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MFG# P325FLVH10
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The Sirui P-325FL Carbon Fiber Monopod with VH10X Head
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MFG# TAD28C
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The Benro TAD28C Series 2 Adventure Carbon Fiber Tripod features 8x Carbon Fiber legs. Constructed out of 8 layers of carbon fiber, these legs offer high levels of strength and very low weight. It supports up to 26.5 lb, weighs 3.2 lb, extends up to 61.4", and folds down to 20.7". Its 4-section...
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MFG# P325FL+VA5
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The Sirui P-325FL Carbon Fiber Monopod with VA5 Head is a versatile, feature-laden carbon fiber tripod with a load capacity of 6.6 pounds and a maximum height of 70.2 inches. The monopod extends and folds quickly thanks to the ergonomic flip-lock joints. The head plate incorporates a quick release

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MFG# MT055XPRO3
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The key feature of the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is its 90° center column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the 055XPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable...
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Dedicated to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with BG-E20 Battery Grip, the Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Canon 5D Mark IV with BG-E20 Battery Grip
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MFG# 327RC2
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The Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Ball Tripod Head is constructed of magnesium, providing superior performance and durability, making it the best choice for advanced users with high-end and full frame cameras.

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MFG# RRS9000046
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The Really Right Stuff Modular L-Plate Set for Nikon Z9
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MFG# ZVCTTP
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The Zacuto VCT Tripod Plate adapts any standard tripod head into a VCT-14 style tripod. This tripod Plate will accept the VCT Universal Baseplate and allow for quick transitions between shoulder mounted and tripod shooting. It is highly recommended for use with Zacuto Next Generation Recoil rigs.

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MFG# MT190XPRO3
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The key feature of the Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is its 90° center column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the 190XPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable...
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MFG# MK290XTA3-BHUS
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Manfrotto introduces the new 290 collection, carefully designed to accompany passionate hobbyists as they take more serious steps in their passion for photography. The classic rock-solid 290 tripod for photographers who want to put together a custom support fine-tuned to their own specific pre...
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MFG# MK290XTA3-3WUS
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The Manfrotto MK290XTA3-3WUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is the perfect solution in terms of stability for hobbyist photographers.

The 290 Xtra is a 3-section tripod, the biggest in the 290 range, with aluminum leg tubes and special top casting enhancing rigidity, durability...
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MFG# TMA47AXL
Samy's Part# S-039644
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The Benro TMA47AXL Extra Long Series 4 Mach3 Aluminum Tripod features aluminum leg construction making them both lightweight and sturdy. Also included both a functional dust cover and a beautiful carrying case with each Mach3 tripod. It is extremely simple to convert one of the Mach3's tripod...
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MFG# 808RC4
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The Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Tripod Head with 410PL Quick Release Plate incorporates new elements while maintaining all the features you need in a 3-way Tripod Head. There are two balance springs in the vertical tilt (forward/backward) and horizontal tilt (left/right) movements. These springs enable...
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MFG# TAD28AIB2
Samy's Part# S-039589
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The Benro TAD28AIB2 Series 2 Adventure Aluminum Tripod with B2 Ball Head features aluminum leg construction making it both lightweight and sturdy. The Velocity tripod kit includes a triple action ballhead with quick release plate. With separate controls for pan lock, drag, and ball lock, this...
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MFG# MKBFRTA4RD-BHUS
Samy's Part# S-054828
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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Al Tripod with Ball Head (Twist Locks, Red) is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who always want maximum performance, including when they're travelling. Its ergonomic design makes operating the Manfrotto Befree advanced intuitive and fast,...
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MFG# MKBFRTA4BK-BHUS
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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Al Tripod with Ball Head (Twist Locks, Black) is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who always want maximum performance, including when they're travelling. Its ergonomic design makes operating the Manfrotto Befree advanced intuitive and...
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MFG# MKBFRLA4BK-BHUS
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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Al Tripod with Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black) is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who want maximum performance and stability at all times - including when they're travelling. Its ergonomic design makes operating the Manfrotto Befree advanced...
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MFG# 131DDB
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The Manfrotto 131DDB Tripod Accessory Arm for Four Heads mounts onto the center column of tripods with 3/8" threads. The platforms feature 3/8" screws, which allows a standard tripod head to be mounted on either or both sides. In addition, the horizontal bar features 3/8" screws on both ends,...
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MFG# TAD28AHD2A
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The Benro TAD28AHD2A Series 2 Adventure Aluminum Tripod with HD2A 3-Way Panhead is an all-purpose four-section support with flip leg locks that open, so you can extend the legs along with the rapid center column to a maximum height of 65.7". The tripod's legs splay out to a second lower position

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MFG# MT190X3
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The key feature of the Manfrotto 190X 3-Section Aluminum Tripod is the ground level adaptor which allows for greater shooting freedom and creativity. Once placed on the top casting and combined with the 4 leg angles, it enables the tripod to reach ultra-low positions.

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MFG# MINIPOD
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The Novoflex Minipod offers maximum stability combined with unprecedented flexibility in a compact package.

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This is achieved by means of the individually variable angle at which each of the legs can be set. Preset...
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MFG# RRS-900017
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The Really Right Stuff Modular L-Set for Nikon Z 8 is precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Fully compatible with any RRS quick-release system, our plates feature precisely contoured anti-twist flanges for a perfect fit that prevents twisting between the camera and our plate.
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MFG# BVGC4EML
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The Really Right Stuff BA7RIV-B camera body plates are all custom designed to make the most secure fit as possible on both the Sony A7R IV and A9 II. Each plate is precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6, aircraft grade aluminum.


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MFG# BD850LSET
Samy's Part# S-062622
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The Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Nikon D850
is a modular design composed of an Arca-type compatible base plate and L-component that facilitate easier, more stable switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations while working on top of a tripod.
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The Sirui T-1205 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with E-10 Ball Head
 is a versatile, yet lightweight and portable travel tripod with a maximum height of 64.2" and a load capacity of 17.6 lb. It's reverse-folding legs allow it to fold down to a compact 16.93", and it weighs a mere 3.3 lb, making it...
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MFG# BMBD18LSET
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The Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Nikon D850 with MB-D18 Battery Grip
is a modular design composed of an Arca-type compatible base plate and L-component, which is slightly taller to accommodate the added height of the battery grip. The dovetail facilitates easier more stable switching between...
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MFG# 338
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The 338 Leveling Base head enables the operator to make fine, finger tip adjustments of +/- 5 degrees to ensure the camera is perfectly level. All three platform adjustment thumb wheels are provided with a locking ring to assure stability once the right position is reached.

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MFG# CANONEOSR5R6L
Samy's Part# S-068144
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The Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Canon EOS R5
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MFG# BGFX50RLPLATE
Samy's Part# S-062620
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Designed specifically for the Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format camera. This is a non-sliding single piece L-plate.

Really Right Stuff camera body plates are all custom designed for each camera body and precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Fully compatible with any 1.5" standard...
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MFG# P424FS
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The Sirui P-424FS 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is a versatile, feature-laden carbon fiber monopod with a load capacity of 26.4 pounds and a maximum height of 63 inches. The monopod extends and folds quickly thanks to the ergonomic flip-lock joints. The head plate incorporates a quick release

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MFG# TMA28A
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The Benro TMA28A Series 2 Mach3 Aluminum Tripod features aluminum leg construction making them both lightweight and sturdy. Also included both a functional dust cover and a beautiful carrying case with each Mach3 tripod. It is extremely simple to convert one of the Mach3's tripod legs into a m...
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MFG# 454
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Ideal for macro photography to make precise positioning movements to achieve the perfect framed shot, for QTVR and other precise copy/repro work, this plate has finger-tip control for ultra-fine positioning - but with a simple lock-release lever for fast set-up.

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MFG# BM10BASE
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The Really Right Stuff Base Plate for Leica M10
 is designed to replace the original manufacturer's base plate for a Leica M10 digital rangefinder. When installed, it provides the ability to adapt that camera to an Arca-type compatible quick release clamp while in the landscape orientation.
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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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