Review: Hähnel Triad 90PG Pistol Grip Tripod

Review: Hähnel Triad 90PG Pistol Grip Tripod

We put the rugged, ergonomic (and affordable) Hähnel Triad 90PG Pistol Grip Tripod through its paces. Find out how we scored it in our review.

The best tripod for your compact system camera?

Is the Davids and Sanford Traverse tripod the best tripod for your compact system camera?

With today’s digital cameras now better than ever at producing clean images at high ISO settings, few photographers want to be burdened with a substandard tripod. The Traverse attempts to secure a place in your kit bag with its compact folded size allied to high-quality components and efficient design.

Vanguard Nivelo 245BK tripod review

Vanguard Nivelo 245BK tripod review

Vanguard’s new Nivelo 245 is an ideal tripod for those wanting compact, lightweight portability, without sacrificing performance. Boasting one of the highest extension ratios on the market, it can extend from a folded length of 38cm up to a maximum height of 161cm. It weighs just over 1.1kg. Find out how we rated it in our test.

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

To guarantee sharp shots of static subjects, using a tripod is essential, because it enables you to set any shutter speed you like and still get a shake-free shot. You’re then free to select the aperture you want to ensure maximum sharpness. To help you along we’ve compiled 9 practical tips you should know when using a tripod to ensure that you get the images you want.

How to use a tripod: the right way to set up and features you need

Make sure your tripod is versatile

Image stabilisation features in lenses and improved high ISO performance in cameras, have transformed the possibilities of taking pictures in low light, but the steady base of a tripod is your best choice when it comes to exploring the creative possibilities of slow shutter speeds and low light. Below we’ll show you some quick tips for how to use a tripod effectively, as well as some essential features you’ll want when choosing the best tripod for your needs.

4 tips for sharper shots when using a tripod

4 tips for sharper shots when using a tripod

There’s more to using a tripod than attaching the camera and firing away. Whether you’re using a budget model or an all-singing, all-dancing carbon-fibre tripod, there are some simple techniques you should use to get the best possible results.

One of the key ways to make the tripod as stable as possible is to use the strongest, most stable parts first. So use the thickest leg sections when initially setting the height. You should only raise the tripod’s centre column once you have used all of the leg sections.

Essential accessories

Chris Rutter using a tripod

Upgrading from a compact to an SLR camera opens up a world of photographic possibilities, here’s our guide to the accessories – from bags to flashguns and filters – that can help you take your photography to the next level

Take sharper shots

Great shots with superb composition and perfect metering can be easily totally ruined by a lack of sharpness.

Essential advice on carrying your tripod

Lugging your tripod over field and glen between suitable shooting locations is tedious.