Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Tripods and Heads

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 13, 2007, 11:50 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 87
Default

:blah:

poorman :sad:seeks decent cheap tripod

for hdr work:?



do you have sub 25 $:O suggestions



heres the one im checking out dont laugh

http://www.calibex.com/Philips-Tripo...b2/prices-html
automaton2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 13, 2007, 3:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

What is hdr?

If you are only willing to pay $25 for a tripod, I hope your camera didn't cost much more than that. Or that it is much heavier than a helium filled balloon.
BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2007, 9:56 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 87
Default



HDR

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

images

http://www.pbase.com/tomrok/hdr

http://www.pbase.com/michaelsv/hdr



hi thanks for reply

its not that im willingto be cheapits called poverty:|

hoping someone has used a sub 30$ device:O


automaton2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2007, 5:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

Does your camera do automatic bracketing? If not, you will find that no matter what tripod you use is not likely to hold steady while you change the exposure. The cheaper the tripod, the less likely it will hold steady when the camera is handled. So start out without a tripod at all to test things out: just put your camera into a pillow/bean-bag/sand-bag/...

I suspect that the folks who combine ten or more exposures are working with cameras that can have the exposure changed via a remote control. I can't see anyone reliably keeping the framing exactly the same over that number of exposures while handling the camera between each exposure. Two exposures is difficult enough, see link below.

I think a better explaination than that Wiki entry can be found at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...xposures.shtml
As noted in the discussion section of that Wiki article, HDR is really nothing new.

But try it out and find out. A bean bag will do at least as well as a cheap tripod for testing the technique.

BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2007, 9:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Reanimator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 1,347
Default

hi mate, my tripod is a cheapo one cost me 25 here in england........as ice sqauere legs with the fast lock cam system, but most importantly is as a hook underneath for hanging a bag or rucksack on for extra stabilaty,it not got a name on so i cant help u more

Gary


Reanimator is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:12 PM.