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MFG# 613359
Samy's Part# S-063367

The Slik Pro AL-323BH4 Tripod with SBH-400 Triple Action Ball Head (Matte Black)
 is a three-section support that is always ready to travel. With its flip leg locks and two-section center column, the tripod's height can be rapidly adjusted to its maximum of 63.2", collapsing just as quickly to a folded...
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MFG# 484004
Samy's Part# S-033907

The Induro TH4 Tilt Head for Monopods is is simple to operate and strong enough to support up to 39.7 lb. Each Tilthead comes with a matching Arca-Swiss compatible Lens Plate which incorporates a 2mm end lip to lock and prevent mounted long lenses from twisting. A single locking knob controls...
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MFG# 615504
Samy's Part# SLIK615504

The Slik 504 QF II shares its leg set with the Able 300 DX, but it comes complete with a solid Slik 2-way fluid pan head incorporating an easy to grip pan handle with full angle adjustments. The panhandle is long enough to give excellent leverage for smooth panning. There is a bubble level built...
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MFG# TAL480
Samy's Part# S-074576


With its 4 leg sections and metal yoke, this tripod offers a stable shooting platform with an added feature. This is an all aluminum tripod with a tilting center column. By raising the center column all the way up, it can be tilted up to 90 degrees off axis to enable shooting straight down or

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MFG# HD3A
Samy's Part# S-056979


The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

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MFG# MPMXPROA4US
Samy's Part# S-052743

The Manfrotto MPMXPROA4US Aluminum XPRO Monopod+ is a professional photo camera monopod made to satisfy photographers who leverage the height of their monopod to get above crowds and to achieve a wide range of shooting angles. These state-of-the-art Manfrotto legs have inherited the perfect combination of rigidity and...
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MFG# MH804-3WUS
Samy's Part# S-044220

The Manfrotto MH804-3W 3-Way Pan Tilt Head is a 3-way photo head constructed of ultra durable and lightweight technical polymer, the new 804 is now even compact thanks to the new retractable levers, with ergonomics handle provided with rubber. The new patented 804 has a unique spring feature to...
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MFG# 634-508
Samy's Part# TENB634508

The Tenba TriPak TTP34 case makes it easy to transport and carry your light stands and tripods while offering your gear substantial protection. The TriPak TTP34 offers generous space inside while surrounding your equipment with light padding. Accommodates tripods and stands up to 33" in length.
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MFG# TSSL08AN00P
Samy's Part# S-079695

The Benro SuperSlim Tripod Kit (Aluminum) is a versatile and compact tripod designed to meet the needs of all types of photographers. Compact and Lightweight: Benro tripods are known for their ability to handle heavy equipment while still being lightweight, whether you choose the aluminum or carbon fiber version
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MFG# 4157C001
Samy's Part# S-064764

Take the Canon HG-100TBR Tripod Grip on your next outing, or set it up in the comfort of your own home. Providing a
stable base for compatible EOS M and PowerShot G series cameras, perfectly frame your subject and obtain shake-free, clear and smooth images. With the further advantage of being...
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MFG# MG2002
Samy's Part# S-032735


The Kwik Release System is a unique, patent pending mounting system featuring solid billet aluminum and stainless steel construction. With a one hand drop-in instant latching and push button drop-gate release, this mounting system is strong, secure, fast and easy to use.

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MFG# L20S
Samy's Part# S-041624

Tilt heads are a perfect solution for levelling the camera, and are especially effective as a partner to a monopod. The Sirui L-20S 2-Way Pan/Tilt Head can be tilted by 90 degrees in two directions, with an etched scale to help with positioning. A built-in spirit level helps with camera alignment....
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MFG# MSD36C
Samy's Part# S-069221

The Benro MSD36C SupaDupa Carbon Fiber Monopod
 is a versatile and highly-portable carbon fiber tripod, well suited to travel, sports, and wildlife photography. With a maximum height of 64.9", this lightweight monopod weighs just 1.1 lb and folds to a compact 16.6", small enough to fit in a backpack...
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MFG# KB_ARRI_DP
Samy's Part# S-078893

Use the
perfectly symmetrical Kondor Blue 12 in. ARRI Lightweight Dovetail Plate (Space Gray) when balancing front- or back-heavy camera loads with a smooth back-and-forth slide. Safety release buttons on each side prevent your equipment from accidentally sliding off the plate. There are plenty...
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MFG# MBMBAG80PN
Samy's Part# S-003773

The Manfrotto MBAG80PN Padded Tripod Bag is a padded ballistic nylon bag designed to carry Manfrotto tripod with a head up to 31" long. Thermoform padding holds the tripod in place and protects it, especially the head, during transport. It also serves a double purpose by protecting the tripod's...
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MFG# MKELES5BK-BH
Samy's Part# S-052750

The Manfrotto Element Small Aluminum Traveler Tripod (Black) is the perfect choice for enthusiast photographers looking for an extremely compact travel solution that is reliable, lightweight and easy to carry. The Manfrotto Element Traveller Small is a compact, sturdy aluminium alloy tripod kit...
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MFG# B1
Samy's Part# S-010850

The BENRO B1 Double Action Ballheads feature dual independent manual drag and locking controls, a Universal Arca-Swiss style Quick Release mounting plate system, and smooth panning control - all with positive locking knobs. Supports up to a 26.4lb Load.
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MFG# MAD38C
Samy's Part# S-038805

The Benro MAD38C Adventure Series Carbon Monopod features 8x Carbon Fiber leg sections. Constructed out of 8 layers of carbon fiber these sections offer high levels of strength and very low weight. The Adventure tripod or monopod family utilizes high grade, reinforced flip locks for drastically...
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MFG# JB01533
Samy's Part# S-021197

Create pro-grade videos, vlogs, and YouTube content with the Joby GorillaPod Mobile Rig
. Designed for content creators, this smartphone rig is flexible, portable, and user-friendly. The locking GripTight mount secures most smartphones, which can then be easily adjusted via tilt and landscape-to...
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MFG# A1005Y
Samy's Part# S-055783

The Sirui A1005 Aluminum Tripod with Y-10 Ball Head is a 5-section tripod made of aluminum legs that fold down to a full 180 degrees in reverse to make it a compact 14 inches. It can reach a maximum working height of 55.1 inches with the center column fully extended. The tripod has a load capacity of...
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MFG# K20II
Samy's Part# S-062397

The 
Sirui K-20II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-compatible...
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MFG# 611892
Samy's Part# S-063368

The Slik Sprint Pro III Tripod with SBH-100 DQ Compact Ball Head (Gun Metal Gray)
is a 4-section support that is always ready to travel. With its flip leg locks and two-section center column, the tripod's height can be rapidly adjusted to its maximum of 62.9", collapsing just as quickly to a folded...
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MFG# HD2A
Samy's Part# S-056978


The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

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MFG# 131D
Samy's Part# MANF131D

The Manfrotto 131D Side Arm mounts on the center post of tripods with a 3/8" thread. It allows easy shooting straight down to the ground without having to get the tripod column and legs into the picture. Double-sided screws (1/4-20" on one side, 3/8" on other) enable cameras to be mounted on either...
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MFG# 056
Samy's Part# MANF056

The Manfrotto 056 3D Junior Tripod head is a A self-adjusting conical bearing locking system allows 360° rotation on both the vertical and horizontal plane. This is the ideal head for 35mm and light to medium format work. Camera attachment: 1/4'' Optional Plates: 625, 323, 394, 357, 577.

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MFG# NT1005XE10
Samy's Part# S-077302

The Sirui 5-Section Aluminum Tripod with E10 Ball Head
is a lightweight aluminum travel tripod and ball head combo with a 14.6 lb load capacity and maximum height of 58.6". The reversible leg design lets if fold down to a length of 14", easily packed in a backpack or in carry-on luggage. The legs...
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MFG# MH494-BHUS
Samy's Part# S-054831

For all amatuer photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 494 Aluminum Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution...
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MFG# QMOUNT
Samy's Part# NOVOQMOUNT
The manual Q=MOUNT quick release adapter complements the popular dovetail Q=BASE quick release system from Novoflex to offer users of digital and analog cameras or camcorders an ideal fixing option for their valuable equipment. The elegant round shape of the Q=MOUNT is a perfect combination...
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MFG# 427019
Samy's Part# S-044586

Matthews The Wedge - Portable Camera Mounting Device is a portable, low POV camera mounting device that ensures fast, stable camera positioning in a variety of situations, offering increased creative filming possibilities. Film, video, or DSLR cameras can be mounted to the Wedge via a ball head,...
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MFG# MCMR
Samy's Part# NOVOMCMR

This NovoFlex Small Quick Release for MiniConnect Coupling Pieces is an extremely practical quick release for the Novoflex miniconnect system. Fits all small ball & socket heads and other brackets and mounting accessories and is well suited for small and medium equipment. By eliminating the automatic...
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MFG# 357
Samy's Part# MANF357

This Quick Release adapter gives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head and put it on any other support. Supplied with 2 x 1/4" and 2 x 3/8" camera screw. Sliding travel of plate: 80mm.

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MFG# JB01566
Samy's Part# S-064724

The Joby GorillaPod 3K PRO Kit (Black/Charcoal/Red)
is an optimal combination of support designed for videographers and photographers alike. The legs wrap and grip around rails, pipes, or tree branches for that unique angled shot. At the same time, you can have stable support on a flat surface...
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MFG# JB01589
Samy's Part# S-064727

The Joby GorillaPod Arm Kit PRO
includes two articulating arms, either of which can be connected to a compatible GorillaPod, tripod, camera rig, or other support device. The arms can then be used to hold lights, microphones, auxiliary cameras, or other accessories needed for use alongside the...
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MFG# JB01509
Samy's Part# S-054592

The Joby GorillaPod 5K Flexible Mini-Tripod is our most advanced professional-¬grade gorillapod tripod capable of holding 5kg of camera and zoom lens. Built for the Pro. Machined aluminum GorillaPod supports professional cameras weighing up to 11 lbs. Can be configured for still photography, c...
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MFG# BXT3BASEPLATEONLYNOBGRIP
Samy's Part# S-064887

The Really Right Stuff 
Base Plate for Fujifilm X-T3 is designed with anti-twist flanges to keep the camera from twisting while mounted on the plate. Once the dovetail plate is on, quick release functionality has been added to the camera. Also, this base plate is compatible with all RRS clamps...
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MFG# BA9BASEPLATEAPLHAA7RIII
Samy's Part# S-062617

The Really Right Stuff Base Plate for Select Sony Alpha a7 Series Cameras
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Camera tripods and heads are fundamental camera accessories that provide the stability you simply can't achieve when shooting by hand. If you are struggling to get crisp photos during your shoots, a tripod may be the answer. A tripod acts as a stable base for the camera that allows you to capture images using a slow shutter speed or in situations where you want to capture the exact same image multiple times at different exposures. Camera tripods are particularly important to studio photographers repeating shots and in astrophotography where there is not enough light to hand-hold the camera.

Not only do camera tripods provide stability, but a quality tripod head allows you to make precise adjustments to your camera angle to customize and repeat shots that would otherwise be impossible. Ball head tripods are the most popular type and give you near total freedom to adjust your shooting angle. Fluid head tripods are typically used as video equipment, but many photographers use them to capture beautiful panoramic shots. Here at Samy's, we offer a wide selection of fluid head and ball head tripods that will help you improve your photos.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do I Need a Tripod for Photography?

While you don't need a tripod to take great photographs, they do help you get the most out of your camera for specific applications. A camera tripod paired with a quality tripod head lets you shoot in low light with a slow shutter, create beautiful long exposure shots, and take photos with long lenses.

Are Tripod Heads Universal?

While not universal, most quality tripod heads feature a threaded 3/8"-16 base mount and a 1/4"-20 male thread to match the 1/4" female thread found at the bottom of most modern cameras. If you are unsure if your camera or tripod is compatible with the head you want, be sure to check their product specifications.

What Are the Different Types of Tripods?

There are various types of tripods available, each designed for specific uses. Traditional tripods are the most common and versatile, suitable for both photography and videography. Travel tripods are lightweight and compact, designed for on-the-go shooting. Monopods are single-legged supports used when mobility is critical, such as in sports photography. Studio tripods are heavy-duty tripods designed for stability in controlled environments. Finally, tabletop tripods are small tripods that can be placed on a flat surface, ideal for vlogging.

How Do I Choose the Right Tripod for My Needs?

Choosing the right tripod depends on your specific needs and the type of photography you do. Consider factors such as the weight of your camera and lens, as heavier equipment will require a more robust tripod. If you travel frequently, a lightweight and compact travel tripod may be ideal. If you're into landscape or long-exposure photography, a sturdy tripod that can withstand wind and other environmental factors is a must.

What Is the Purpose of a Fluid Head Tripod?

A fluid-head tripod is often used in videography because it provides smooth and steady movements when panning or tilting the camera. This results in more professional-looking footage, free from sudden jerks or instability. Fluid heads are also great for photography, especially when capturing panoramic shots or tracking moving subjects with predictable movement patterns.

Can I Use a Tripod in All Weather Conditions?

Most tripods are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions, but it's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's specifications. Some tripods are specifically designed to be weather-resistant, with features like sealed leg locks to prevent sand or moisture from getting inside. However, regardless of the tripod, it's always important to clean and dry it properly after use in harsh conditions to prolong its lifespan.

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