These Sturdy Tripods Make Composing Landscapes A Breeze

Sturdy tripods are a must-have for landscape photography, and these ones will help you create stunning shots with ease.

When it comes to landscape photography, you need great compositions to be able to tell the story. You also need to capture as much detail as possible. This, my friends, is where tripods come into play. When it comes to tripods, we often short-change ourselves. For whatever reason, a lot of photographers don’t spend much money on stable, sturdy tripods. They would rather opt for a ‘big box special.’ This is not a good idea for several reasons. Cheap build quality, questionable parts, flimsy legs, I could go on. Why would you put your camera and lenses, which have a combined value of thousands of dollars, on a tripod that costs $60? So, If you’re in the market for sturdy tripods that will help elevate your landscape photography game, check out the five options after the break.

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

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: $201

Pentax K1 MK II

Pro Tip: Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding genres, but there is more to it than just pointing and shooting. Learning how to compose your image and understanding why you should include foreground elements is vital. If you’re new to landscape photography and want to create some stunning landscape images, check out this affordable tutorial. You’ll be making beautiful images in no time.

Gitzo Légende Tripod

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In our review, we said:

“If you’re in the market for a new tripod, the Gitzo Légende tripod is a solid choice. The design is minimalistic. The silver and black color scheme looks nice. The controls are all well placed and easy to use. The legs feel nice and sturdy, even on uneven ground. The included ball head can carry a big load. I never had any issues with it in regards to stability. I love the friction control, which enables you to make precise movements. This is something that’s often overlooked. The eco-friendly synthetic leather carry strap is nice as well. While nothing really screams to make this tripod stand out, it does its job, and it does it very well.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: On Indiegogo

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

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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
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Buy now: $1,099.99

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.