5 Tips for Choosing a Tripod

Tip 1 Small “tabletop” tripods (sometimes called “tablepods” or mini tripods) are used in situations where a full sized tripod would be too bulky to carry and situations like macro home studio. It can easily be inclined right, left, up and down. Tip 2 Maximum high varies from 100 to 256 cm. The cheap tripods, generally made of aluminum tubing with an attached head and rubber feet. The head flips sideways 90 degrees for portrait and landscape and are easy to carry due to their lightweight. Oh, actually there are some tripods even cheaper because they come without heads (pro models). More expensive tripods come with swappable heads and optional spiked feet for rough ground, and usually feature “fluid” heads (fluid head controls the horizontal position of the tripod). Also easy to carry, its my recommendation for the flexible use it allows. The most expensive tripods of all are wooden … Read more

Storage devices and memory cards used on Cameras

Here are the mostly used storage devices used by digital cameras: Secure Digital Card (SD) Compact Flash (CF) Multi Media Card (MMC) xD-Picture Card (xD) MiniSD Card MicroSD Card USB flash drive Memory Stick SmartMedia External Hard Drive MMC is about the size of a postage stamp: 24 mm x 32 mm x 1.5 mm, compatible with SD cards. Basic cards, high-speed cards and high-end cards have speeds up to 150x or even higher! (Incredible, right?) Some digital cameras require high-speed cards to record video smoothly or capture multiple still photographs in rapid succession. SD cards typically have higher data transfer rates, but this is always changing, particularly in light of recent improvements to the MMC (MultiMediaCard) standard. As of 2006, SD card capacities range from 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, and 512 MB, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 GB. MiniSD cards are currently produced in capacities ranging from … Read more

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