Tripods Are Still a Thing! Here’s 5 Worth a Closer Look

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Ah, the trusty tripod. These photography accessories are not talked about often. Now, thanks to IBIS, tripods have taken a seat even farther in the back. However, there’s still a need for tripods, and there are some great ones on the market. If you like to dabble in landscape, macro, or astrophotography, a tripod is essential. After the break, we’re going to share five tripods we have reviewed and loved. So, if you find yourself needing a three-legged friend, be sure to check out these solid options.

Vanguard VEO2 235CB

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In our review, we said:

“What I seriously enjoy about the Vanguard VEO 2 235CB is not only its solid build quality but how simple it is to use. Vanguard gives you a head that just works without any fuss, legs that are quick to deploy, and a tripod slim enough to fit onto the bottom or side of most photo backpacks.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $185.61

3 Legged Thing Ray Tripod

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In our review, we said:

“Overall, I have to say that the 3 Legged Thing Ray tripod and Airhed VU ball head have been a delight to use. I’m a big fan, so much so that I will start carrying a tripod around with me again on my adventures. The 3 Legged Thing Ray is stylish, easy to use, lightweight, and folds down into a beautiful compact unit that is easy to carry around.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $429.99

Pentax K1 MK II

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Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT

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In our review, we said:

“Like pretty much every tripod I’ve ever used, the Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod simply requires you to spend some time with it. It’s very standard when you consider what a lot of demands are these days. The center column coming out is very nice, and this tripod is bound to be really great for a variety of photographers.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $307.98

3 Legged Thing Bucky Tripod

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In our review, we said:

“The 3 Legged Thing Bucky tripod and the AirHed Vu ball head combo handled every challenge we threw at it without breaking a sweat. It’s been quite some time since we were this impressed with a travel tripod. It’s compact, lightweight, and has a fun design that gives it a bit of character.”

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Buy now: $499.99

Fotopro EGL-65 Carbon Eagle Series Tripod

Fotopro EGL-65

In our review, we said:

“Loosen up the head, and you will be able to pan and track objects with ease. This Fotopro Eagle Series tripod will make a wonderful tool for serious landscape photographers who demand the best in terms of build quality and sturdiness. It will delight wildlife and some sports photographers too.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
Fotopro EGL-65

Buy now: $1,099.99