Your setup will determine the type of mini tripod you choose. You may be using a high-end smartphone, and you’re looking for a way to capture group selfies or time-lapses. In that case, almost every mini tripod would suffice.
The best thing about mini tripods is how compact they are when not in use. They can be stuffed into almost any camera bag or even a jacket pocket. Some will have a ball head to help you nail angles and positioning, while some will have extendable legs or even a central column that can be adjusted.
· Material: Plastic
· Max. Length: 251 mm
· Max. Load: 2 kg
Stability- The first and most important reason to use a tripod is to take sharper photos. This is valid for long exposures of several hours and portraits taken in a fraction of a second. This is particularly true for wide-angle lenses and even more so with telephotos. Ambient light shots can be clearer by using a tripod if the subject isn’t moving too quickly.
Consistency- In some situations, using a tripod isn’t just because the shutter speed demands it or because you want to get rid of even the tiniest traces of camera shake. The photographer may want to repeat the same composition over and over again.
· Contemplation- There’s no replacement for a tripod when a photographer needs to research their composition in detail. They were necessary for the days of the view camera when photographers hid behind their dark cloaks to research the framing and make slight focus and composition changes.
Tripods are inconvenient- Consider a smaller tripod that can comfortably be carried in a backpack or shoulder bag. Consider a tripod substitute, such as a small travel tripod, a beanbag, or a jacket. The jacket becomes a stable and moderately flexible resting position for a camera when propped up on a table or bench. When you move the jacket or bag around, the camera angle shifts as well.
You’re trapped if you’re using tripods- Many photographers use a tripod for all of their shots, whether or not they use a slow shutter speed. It’s a perfect way to make sure your photos are as sharp as possible, but there’s a catch. Since the tripod locks the camera in place, recomposing or relocating becomes more difficult.
The history of photographic knowledge can be traced back to the use of tripods. Sometimes, the journey begins with the assumption that tripods are needed for sharp images in all situations. Then, as skills develop, one can take sharp photos without using a tripod, but camera shake is a bigger issue than they realized and should use a tripod more often than not. The last bit is sound advice and a perfect landing spot for all of us. Since camera shake can be a problem, a tripod should be used more often, but not always. In reality, a tripod may often get in the way of getting the best shot.