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MFG# ELLIE-PD-S-C
Samy's Part# S-064605
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Ellie is a new evolution of universal L-Bracket, bringing users increased compatibility with a wider range of cameras, and advanced functionality.

L-Brackets are primarily used to switch from landscape to portrait on a tripod whilst maintaining the focal plane and horizon.

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MFG# 618819
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The SLIK PBH-535AS Ball Head with 6507 Quick Release Plate is an Arca-type ball head that has a load capacity of 11 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. A reducer bushing is provided, which allows this ball head to be attached to tripods or other

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MFG# MBMBAG80N
Samy's Part# S-002055
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The Manfrotto MBAG80N Tripod Bag is an unpadded ballistic nylon bag designed to carry Manfrotto tripods with head up to 31" 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# BP1900
Samy's Part# S-064734
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The Sigma BPL-11 Base Plate is dedicated to the 
Sigma fp mirrorless camera, and attaches to the base of the camera to permit working with the optional LVF-11 LCD Viewfinder. Besides being a mounting point for the viewfinder, this base plate also incorporates a 3/8"-16 female mount for attaching...
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MFG# L85
Samy's Part# S-065821
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The Really Right Stuff L85 Multiuse Fore-Aft Plate with 1/4 in.-20 Screw is designed for collared, telephoto lenses and precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Fully compatible with any RRS Dovetail style quick-release system, our plates feature simple square anti-twist flanges
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MFG# ELLIESG
Samy's Part# S-064601
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Ellie is a new evolution of universal L-Bracket, bringing users increased compatibility with a wider range of cameras, and advanced functionality.


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MFG# ELLIESC
Samy's Part# S-064600
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Ellie is a new evolution of universal L-Bracket, bringing users increased compatibility with a wider range of cameras, and advanced functionality.

L-Brackets are primarily used to switch from landscape to portrait on a tripod whilst maintaining the focal plane and horizon.

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MFG# JB01514
Samy's Part# S-054603
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The Joby BallHead 5K is a professional-grade ball head with independent pan and tilt functionality, Arca-Swiss system compatible quick release plate and capacity to support pro-level DSLRs and devices weighing up to 11 lbs (5 kg). The Joby Ballhead 5K features independent pan and tilt functionality...
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MFG# MH492BHUS
Samy's Part# S-059835
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For all amateur photographers looking for a small and reliable head to perfectly match their compact camera or to support the ideal accessory to enrich the shot the Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head is the head for taking it to the next level. Versatile, user-friendly, and made to last, this multi...
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MFG# 2503002
Samy's Part# S-042289
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Replace an existing arca-compatible plate with the Tripod Plate 70. The BlackRapid Tripod Plate 70 Quick-Release Plate (70mm) 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# 337
Samy's Part# MANF337
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This double axis spirit level mounts effortlessly into the hot shoe of any standard 35mm SLR camera, to help achieve a finer degree of accuracy in capturing image content. Ideal for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or anytime a straight horizon is crucial.
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MFG# QR11-FBG
Samy's Part# S-055842
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The 3 Legged Thing QR11-FBG Universal Full-Size L-Bracket (Metallic Slate Gray) comes with a 110mm working base, side bracket with cable access and 1/4”-20 accessory mount, compatible with standard Arca Swiss® clamps and heads. Designed to make the switch from landscape to portrait quick and easy,...
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MFG# EQCLAWZ
Samy's Part# S-044791
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Getting a grip on rocky and icy surfaces can be a real challenge. 3 Legged Thing Clawz Steel Shoes for Tripods make light work of these tricky conditions, and also spread the load over a wider area, making them ideal for use on maliable terrain, such as snow and sand. Our dual threaded Clawz will...
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MFG# 509PLONG
Samy's Part# S-035233
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The Manfrotto Quick-Release Plate for 509HD Head is a new extra long camera plate, suitable for all the latest Manfrotto Video Heads. This plate works together with the new ABR (Advanced Balancing Recorder) system, thanks to a special built-in index.

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  • 1/4'' camera
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MFG# QRC60
Samy's Part# S-040168
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The Benro QRC60 Quick Release Clamp has 60mm length to convert older Benro B series Ballhead to an Arca-Swiss style compatible system and employs a twist lock operation.

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  • Converts older Benro B series ballheads to an Arca-Swiss
  • Twist lock operation
  • New safety lock
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MFG# QRC50
Samy's Part# S-040167
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The Benro QRC50 Quick Release Clamp has 50mm length to convert older Benro B series Ballhead to an Arca-Swiss style compatible system and employs a twist lock operation.

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  • Twist lock operation
  • New safety lock
  • Can be used
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MFG# QR11LG
Samy's Part# S-053865
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Designed to make flipping the camera from portrait to landscape mode, the gray-finished 3 Legged Thing QR11-LC Universal L-Bracket is useable with a wide variety of cameras including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, and Pentax. Compatible with Arca Swiss or Arca Swiss-type quick releases,...
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MFG# QR11LC
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Designed to make flipping the camera from portrait to landscape mode, the orange-finished 3 Legged Thing QR11-LC Universal L-Bracket is useable with a wide variety of cameras including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, and Pentax. Compatible with Arca Swiss or Arca Swiss-type quick releases,...
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MFG# CP2
Samy's Part# S-073164
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For photographers already using a Bat, Rhino or MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Series 2 tripod, get ready to expand your tripods versatility with Benro's 3 Leg Short Center columns. Available in 4 different sizes, there's one to fit your favorite Benro tripod. They feature a detachable weight hook for ad
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MFG# CP1
Samy's Part# S-073163
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For photographers already using a Bat, Rhino or MeFOTO RoadTrip Series 1 tripod, get ready to expand your tripods versatility with Benro's 3 Leg Short Center columns. Available in 4 different sizes, there's one to fit your favorite Benro tripod. They feature a detachable weight hook for additional
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MFG# KP1K
Samy's Part# S-073006
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Get ready to flex your creative muscles with the innovative, flexible Benro KoalaPod Kit with Five Legs and Phone Holder. This versatile support system features flexible rubber legs and feet for security and stability almost anywhere. Snap Selfies, tackle tabletop shots, or get grippy to, something nearby. Whatever the scenario
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MFG# 200PLARCH14
Samy's Part# MANF200PLARCH14
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Provides proper camera alignment for 90 degree vertical architectural shots with 35mm cameras. Supplied with 1/4"-20 camera screw.

Replaces item # 3157NR
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MFG# Q=MOUNT DC
Samy's Part# S-015096
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The Novoflex Q-Mount DC Quick-Release Base is designed to facilitate optimal adjustments of the camera and is optimized for use on the Novoflex Multi Media Rack system (it can also be combined with the rail system from Novoflex). The direction and the clamping of the Q-Mount DC are arranged at...
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MFG# BA1075
Samy's Part# S-039493
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The Benro BA1075 100mm to 75mm Bowl Adapter Ring is used to convert a 100mm bowl to 75mm bowl that lets you use 75mm video heads on tripod legs fitted with 100mm bowls. It is made of high quality material for longer usage.

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  • Adapts 100mm Bowl to 75mm Bowl
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MFG# MBMSTRAP1
Samy's Part# S-016415
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The Manfrotto MSTRAP-1 Tripod Shoulder Strap allows you to carry the tripod comfortably across your shoulder and attaches easily under the head of the tripod and around the tripod feet. 

The MSTRAP-1 Tripod Shoulder Strap is a narrow 1.57" strap that can be be used with 190 and 055 Series Ma...
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MFG# ARCASMART70
Samy's Part# S-066792
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The Benro 70mm Arca-Swiss Plate with Smartphone Adapter
 is a 2-in-1 camera plate and smartphone adapter designed into one device. The unit features an Arca-Swiss style camera plate compatible with most Arca-Swiss style ballheads, 3-way heads, and gimbal heads, and the included adapter allows you...
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MFG# 459560
Samy's Part# S-006657
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The Induro PL-60 Quick Release Plate for Telephoto Lenses is a component that attaches to your camera's telephoto lens tripod collar screw mount for its easy placement on and off the tripod head's quick release clamp.
MFG# PL70
Samy's Part# S-025449
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The Induro PL-70 Quick Release Plate is a plate that attaches to your camera's telephoto lens tripod collar screw mount for easy and quick placement on and off the tripod head clamp. It offers an exceptionally strong universal mount design with a safety stop to allow lateral camera positioning...
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Samy's Part# S-073005
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Get ready to flex your creative muscles with the innovative, flexible Benro 
KoalaPod with Three Legs. This versatile support system features flexible rubber legs and feet for security and stability almost anywhere. Snap Selfies, tackle tabletop shots, or get grippy to, something nearby. Whatever the scenario may be the KoalaPod...
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Samy's Part# S-054594
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The Joby GorillaPod 1K Flexible Mini-Tripod is a flexible tripod stand with 1kg capacity, ideal for content creators, vloggers and youtubers. Premium grade ABS GorillaPod supports mirrorless cameras, lights and speakers weighing up to 2.2 lbs. Can be configured for still photography, cinematography,...
MFG# JB01389
Samy's Part# S-043791
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The Joby GripTight PRO Smartphone Mount is a premium clamping mount that keeps your phone secure in any situation. GripTight Mount PRO fits any smartphone and offers a robust, locking and rotating solution for more optimal set-up of photos and videos. It allows to mount smartphone to standard...
MFG# BS02
Samy's Part# S-040199
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The Benro BS02 Pan Bar Handle For H8 H10 Video Heads is an spare pan bar handle for H8 and H10 video heads. The telescoping handle helps to adjust the length of the pan bar for smooth operations. It is compatible with H8 and H10 video heads for attaching on either side of the head for single or...
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MFG# 2903B
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Mount any 5 or 7" monitor with a 1/4"-20 mounting thread on your camera with the SmallRig Swivel and Tilt Adjustable Monitor Mount with ARRI-Style Mount. This adjustable mount easily attaches to your camera rig using an ARRI-style mount with locating pins. It swivels 360°, tilts 180°, and is l

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MFG# 120DF
Samy's Part# MANF120DF
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The Manfrotto 120DF Adapter Plate is a double-female 3/8" adapter, allowing use of accessory arms 131D, 131DB, 131DD, and 131DDB as column extensions.

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MFG# 209
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The Manfrotto 209 TableTop Tripod is small, portable, and fits into any camera bag. Provides quick support to a lightweight camera up to 4.5 lbs. Made of rugged, heavy-duty aluminum, the Manfrotto 209 Tabletop Tripod folds down small enough to slip into your camera bag or coat pocket, and is...
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Samy's Part# S-039486
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The Benro ASC4 Aluminum Short Center Column for 4 Series Tripods is for use on Benro 4 size tripods and gives added height, or gets equipment lower to the ground. Using a short column allows you to take full advantage of the widest leg angle so that the tripod can reach its minimum height. The...
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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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