Employee Review of our Series 1 Quick-Column Tripod
by Mark Gvazdinskas
|A few weeks back I went on a trip to some spots I hadn't visited in quite a while: Boulder, Colorado and my hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Since it's tough to predict Front Range Colorado weather in February, my checked bag was full of puffy coats and warm clothes-no room for my big TVC-33 Tripod and BH-55 LR Ballhead. But knowing I had to get some long exposures around the Flatirons in Boulder and would be doing family portraits back in Illinois, a tripod was simply a must. Mr. Johnson was nice enough to let me travel with the TQC-14 Tripod, BH-30 LR Ballhead and the compact TQB-47 Tripod Bag. |
Yes, I'm an employee at Really Right Stuff but my passion for photography means I shoot nearly every day and if I don't like a product, I'm extremely vocal about it. Below is an account of my experience using the tripod, ballhead and bag.
Traveling to and from San Luis Obispo, California is no easy task and it took several flights to get to my multiple destinations. Over ten days I had 9 different flights-each was completely full-and I was easily able to carry-on the tripod/head combo every single time. Nice and compact, the TQB-47 doesn't even need to go into an over-head bin, preventing the "IT WILL FIT!" traveler from manhandling the gear. I was able to put the tripod, head and bag under the seat in front of me and relax knowing the "shifting luggage during flight" warning wasn't for me.
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Maintenance Refresher: How to Clean your Tripod
|Last year we posted an in-depth, step by step tutorial for cleaning your tripod. As a new season approaches and we all gear up for upcoming photo trips, we want to remind you of the value of routine maintenance.|
Keep in mind that sand and saltwater are your tripod's worst environmental enemies. Always disassemble and clean your tripod after exposure.