Nikon Aluminium Tripod
A tripod is a 3-legged stand on which to position your camera for creating stability during a photoshoot. When you're taking a number of photographs it's well known that your arm becomes fatigued and you can experience shaking, which has a negative effect on the quality of your pictures. Nikon aluminium tripods are lightweight, foldable for easy carriage, sturdy enough to support the weight of your camera and easy to set up.
Although these may vary from model to model, the typical features of a Nikon aluminium tripod include an easy to use long panning handle to give you control over the movement of the camera, plus quick release plates so you can remove your camera quickly and easily for those shots that need to be made on the move.
Nikon tripods feature rugged and weather resistant construction for stability both indoors and outdoors, with rubber tipped feet for grip on multiple terrain types. Easy flip lock legs are ideal for quick construction and a maximum height of between 0.6 and 1.5 metres, with self-adjusting feet, provide stability where the ground is slightly uneven.
Aluminium is a lightweight material and these tripods typically weigh less than 1.5kg. Some models have a sandbag hook at the bottom of the central column slowing you to weigh the tripod down for additional security in outdoor conditions.
When to use a tripod
Tripods are perfect for any photography when you know you will be in the same position for multiple shots, for example at a wedding, on a nature shoot or for astrophotography. When you are zooming in on your subject, even the tiniest movements can cause blurring, so having your camera mounted on a tripod helps you to keep it steady and achieve optimal results with every shot.
The panning handle means you can move the camera itself up and down, left and right and on some models through a complete 360-degree rotation, without having to move or adjust the position of the tripod.