Top 10 Best Tripods to Buy for DSLR Cameras
Vlogging is one of the new trends that have hit this world in the past few years and it is getting more and more popular as the days go by. So, to become a vlogger one obviously needs a digital camera so that one can record the videos which he or she will be using to create his or her beautiful vlogs and eventually upload them on YouTube and other such platforms for everyone to see.
But with a camera a vlogger also requires a tripod stand which provides the necessary support and stability to the vlogger while recording the videos both indoors and outdoors. With that being said the following are the top ten best tripods that you can buy in 2017 for DLSR cameras.
1.Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100
The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 is the best possible tripod that you can hope to get your hands in the present day market since, its performance over all it flawless. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 has got all the necessary features that a tripod needs to have for a DLSR camera.The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 was first launched in the year 2010 but even today because of its sophisticated features it has held the number 1 position among the best tripods of the year 2017 for DLSR cameras. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 weighs about 5.48 pounds and has got a good height of about 69.12 inches. However the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 can be folded so that the height of the tripod reduces to about 29.12 inches. This makes the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 tripod very compact and relatively small which makes it easier for you to carry it around to the different parts of the world.
Hence if you love to create vlogs on travel and tourism the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 is certainly a good choice if not the best choice as a tripod for your DLSR camera. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 also offers excellent stability with the help of its long Aluminium legs and it carry provide a payload up to 15.12 pounds.
The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 also offers its customer to shoot or record videos from not only one angle but from multiple angles. The legs of the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 can be set at angles 25, 50 and 80 so that you can record your video from the angle from which you want to.
The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 is truly a versatile tripod and the hexagon shaped central column gives it the access to all the angles, from 0 to 180. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 also offers you certain additional features such the quick flick leg lock and the spiked rubber feet for the ulterior grip. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 has got the famous ISSL system which repositions the hexagonal shaped central column back at its place if it gets disturbed due to some movements.
The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 has also got a magnesium die-cast canopy and an anti shock ring. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 has got its own case which has been tested. It is used for protective purpose.
2. Gitzo GK155T 82TQD
The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD is not for someone who is planning to step into the vlogging world or for someone who has just stepped in the vlogging world. It is one of the most expensive tripods of the year 2017 with the most sophisticated features that you can hope to find in a tripod stand for your vlogging DLSR camera. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD is so modern and its look is so sophisticated that you will be willing to spend your 1000 dollars just to get a look at it.
Yes, my friends the Gitzo GK155T 82TQD costs around 1000 dollars and to be more specific it costs about $990 right now in the market. So you can only imagine that this amazing tripod is only for the experienced professional vloggers who have had their share of experience in vlogging. A rookie might not be able to handle it properly and thus he or she might just waste his or her money.
The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD weighs about 3.1 pounds and it has got a height of about 58.5 inches. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD however can be made more compact and suitable for carrying around by shortening it to a height of just 14 inches, which is only 2 inches more than 1 foot long scale. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD can offer you a payload of about 22 pounds and this tripod is best suited for those DLSR cameras that have long range shooting lens.
If you are wondering as to why the Gitzo GK155T 82TQD costs so much, then we have got the answer for you. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD costs so much not only because of its great height and light weight but also because its legs are all made up of the carbon fibre exact tubes, which costs a good amount of money in the present day market. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD also offers its user a new G lock technology which makes it even more efficient and thus the user can handle it pretty smoothly.
The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD’s new external and curved form offers it the ulterior grip and makes it dust free. The Gitzo GK155T 82TQD has also got a 180 degree leg folding feature which enables the user to fold its legs very smoothly without any problem and thus easily carry it to the next shooting location.
3. BONFOTO B671A
The Joby Gorilla Pod is a name which is quite famous in the world of photography and vlogging and so it certainly does not need any introduction. The Joby Gorilla Pod was first launched in the year 2010 and since then it has been known for its flexibility and compact nature.
The Joby Gorilla Pod is extremely light weighed, about 1.6 pounds and also it is very short heighted, about 14.6 inches. So, if you are not aware of the Joby Gorilla Pod you must be thinking as to with such a short height where is it used? Well, the answer to your question is that it is used in indoors on a table top.
It is the best suited tripod for indoors till date. Its short height and compact nature makes it very easy to be handled within a confined structure. You can place it on the top of a table and then you can use it to record your desired videos to create your vlogs.
The Joby Gorilla Pod has also got wrappable legs, which makes it even more small and compact and thus it can also be carried around easily almost anywhere and anytime. Besides that the Joby Gorilla Pod also features a stainless steel plate which make sit perfect for DLSR cameras with a long shooting lens.
The presence of the ball head gives the Joby Gorilla Pod a precise 360 degree panning and also the 90 degree tilt offers the user the possibility of recording some breathtaking videos of certain landscapes or certain mind boggling portraits. Changing lenses in the Joby Gorilla Pod is also pretty simple and can be done by anyone.
To use a Joby Gorilla Pod one needs a ¼ inches- 30 tripod mount along with a 3/8 inch adapter.
4. Vanguard VEO 204AE
If you are trying to find a tripod for your digital camera which has got the best portability feature among all the other tripods in the present day market then the Vanguard VEO 204AE is the best choice for you. The Vanguard VEO 204AE is best known for its compact nature and small size and thus it is very easy to carry around. The Vanguard VEO 204AE has got great flexible legs and body and hence it can be folded pretty easily.
The Vanguard VEO 204AE is thus mostly used by vloggers who want to create their vlogs based on travel and tourism or who want to record their videos in the different parts of the globe.Being known for its portability the Vanguard VEO 204AE has got aluminium legs along with a ball head which gives it a 360 degree panning space.
So you can easily take photos or record videos from whatever angle you are comfortable with. The Vanguard VEO 204AE offers a maximum payload of 18.8 pounds which is way more than what other tripods offer at that price.
So you can clearly see that the Vanguard VEO 204AE offers you certain fantastic features without even asking for a huge amount of money.
The Vanguard VEO 204AE is also known for its incredible stability which is offered to it by its TBH-45 ball head. It offers the extra stability which is often needed by a professional vlogger while trying to record a video under an extreme climatic condition. The aluminium legs which are of 20mm offers great support and three completely different shooting angles for you.
It can be extended up to a maximum height of about 53.8 inches. When the Vanguard VEO 204AE is folded it gets shortened to a height of about 15.6 inches. So you can clearly see that the main feature of the Vanguard VEO 204AE is its portability and along with it, it offers a number of different other features which can also be fund it other tripods for your digital camera, but at a much higher cost.
5. Vanguard VEO 265AB
The Vanguard VEO 265AB is the better version of the Vanguard VEO 204AB, and this makes the Vanguard VEO 265AB its big brother. The Vanguard VEO 265AB offers all its users all the special features that the Vanguard VEO 204AB earlier offered but along with it the Vanguard VEO 265AB also offers more stability which is very much essential for a vlogger who plans to record videos regarding travels and tourism or who plans to record his or her videos while travelling from one place to another.Also the Vanguard VEO 265AB offers the special features that its previous version the Vanguard VEO 204AB offers but the Vanguard VEO 265AB offers them with much more improvement
The Vanguard VEO 265AB offers its users a mind boggling payload of 17.6 pounds which takes it out from the normal category of tripods and gives it a permanent place in the category of the tripods for professional vloggers. The Vanguard VEO 265AB weighs about 3.9 pounds and it has a maximum height of about 59.4 inches.
But the Vanguard VEO 265AB can be made more compact by folding its legs and shortening the height to about 15.4 inches. The Vanguard VEO 265AB has got a 26mm five section aluminium legs and all these legs can be folded and to create three different angles which offers its user a wide range for shooting a video.
The Vanguard VEO 265AB has also got rubber or spiked feet for ulterior grip which is essential if you plan to shoot or record videos for your vlogs in the outdoors.
The Vanguard VEO 265AB has got a TBH-50 ball head which provides a bubble level that offers the extra stability for which this tripod is famous for and along with the ball head the Vanguard VEO 265AB also offers an Arca-Swiss quick release plate. The Vanguard VEO 265AB has also got a low angle adapter which offers it a low angle option for shooting videos.
6. Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree
If you are looking for the best light weighed tripod for your digital camera then surely the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is the best possible tripod that you can buy for a relatively low cost. The other tripods which are light weighed do not come at a very low cost as this one.
Besides the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is quite a popular tripod and whether you are a budding vlogger or a rather well established vlogger, it does not really matter because we are sure that you have heard of this tripod before. The Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is primarily noted for its compact nature and small size.
The Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is mainly used by those vloggers who prefer to travel to the different parts of the world to create some wonderful vlogs and the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is also used by those vloggers who prefer to create vlogs which are based on travel and tourism.
They obviously need a light weighed tripod for their digital cameras and the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree serves the purpose happily.
The Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree can bear a maximum payload of 8.8 pounds. The maximum height of the famous Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is 56.7 inches but it can be folded and made more compact. The shortest version of the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is about 15.6 inches.
The Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree can be easily fitted into your lunch bag. Even though the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree is light weighed it never compromises with the quality of the video or the image that is being recorded. The Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree also offers a patent leg which allows the tripod to offer two separate camera angles, thus providing more options and versatility to the vlogger using the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree.
Along with the Manfrotto MKBFRA4 BH BeFree you will also getting a padded case which you should be using if you want to protect your tripod from any kind of damage while you are travelling.
6. MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod
From the name only you can certainly suggest that the MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod is such a tripod which is primarily used for travelling or during touring certain places. The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod is a travel tripod which has been always quite popular among the professionals as well as the rookie vloggers all around the world.
The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod can give you a maximum height up to 64.2 inch and then again if necessary can shorten itself by folding its legs up to 16.1 inch also. The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod weighs about 4.2 pounds. The maximum payload that the MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod can bear is about 26.4 pounds which is not bad at all for a tripod which costs such a low amount of price.
The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod offers its user two separate legged positions and the MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod also offers good stability with the help of its five extendable leg sections. The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod has also got certain special features such as the twisted lock legs that have also got the anti rotating system in it which enables the tripod to regain its former position if it gets disturbed while the recording is going on.
The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod has got a balance plate which offers the Q series ball head along with the Arca- Swiss compatibility. The ball head offers the MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod the bubble head due to which the user gets the extra stability out of the tripod. The MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod can also be transformed in to a monopod if required by screwing together one of its legs with spectrum column. The spectrum column of the MeFoto’s Globetrotter Travel Tripod has also got a spring head which helps to provide additional support if an extra weight is mounted onto the tripod.
8. Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114
If you are vlogger who likes to invest in his or her equipment then surely the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 is certainly one of the best tripods for this purpose. Along with all the necessary features that a tripod needs to have so that a vlogger can record his or her videos with precision and maintaining a high quality, the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 also provides you with the necessary sturdiness and rigidity that is not found so often in these kinds of equipments.
The tripods that are generally found in the market are quite sophisticated and in fact they are not that sturdy and hence there’s always a chance of damaging them unintentionally. Even though they are given in some padded cases still if you are travelling with those tripods the chance of getting them damaged is much more than that of damaging the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114. The durability of the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 is really remarkable.
However the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 has got only one drawback and that is it quite heavy and so it cannot be used while travelling that easily. But the rest of the features of the tripod are quite the same as of the other tripods found in the present day market. The ball head which has got the Arca- Swiss compatibility which provides the bubble beam which in turn provides the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 with the necessary stability.
One of the specialities of the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 is that the tripod can get attached to any digital camera with any kind of lens. Also the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 has got four lock systems in its legs so if you place it well, you will not have to replace it anytime soon. The Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT114 reaches up to a maximum height of about 15 inches.
9. SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod
The SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod is manufactured by a Chinese company which is also responsible for the world’s some of the best tripods. The SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod offers the best possible support to a vlogger which he or she can hope to get from his or her tripod. The durability of the SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod is quite fantastic and so you can be certainly sure of the fact that once you invest your money in buying the SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod your money will certainly not be wasted.
The Chinese company manufacturing such tripods might not be that famous outside the continent of Asia, but still they are one of those brands in the modern day world who are knocking at the door of the extensive international market. The SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod has got pretty narrow legs and the stance that the SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod has is also quite wide. This is because the wide stance helps to compensate for the narrow legs;
otherwise the tripod might lose its balance. The legs of the SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod have got the maximum lock stability and the tripod is also not too heavy. The height of the SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod being a bit shorter than the usual tripods it is quite easy to travel with. The SIRUI T2005X TX Tripod is primarily used for indoors video recording because it is not that good when it faces the task of video recording under the extreme climatic conditions.
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