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MFG# IN00
Samy's Part# S-039528
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The IN collection is the entry-level aluminum ball head for those beginning to explore photography. These double action ball heads are extremely intuitive and easy to use. The Benro IN00 Single Action Ball Head can hold up to 11 lb at 3" height, and weighs only 7. oz. The head has an Arca-type...
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MFG# MAD38A
Samy's Part# S-038810
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The Benro Adventure Series Aluminum Monopod features aluminum leg construction making it both lightweight and sturdy. Where ever possible the adventure tripod family employs magnesium castings making it one of the lightest tripods on the market. The Adventure tripod or monopod family utilizes...
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MFG# 617900
Samy's Part# SLIK617900
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Light in weight and light in price, but heavy in value! The Slik U series of economy tripods have proved to be so popular and successful that they have been knocked-off by many companies, but none have been able to match the quality and value performance of these versatile tripods.

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MFG# 2503001
Samy's Part# S-042288
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Replace an existing arca-compatible plate with the Tripod Plate 50. The BlackRapid Tripod Plate 50 Quick-Release Plate (50mm) allows you to switch from your tripod to your R-strap effortlessly, without having to unscrew the plate. Comes with our FastenR Tripod screw and fits all 1⁄4-20 sockets.

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MFG# MMELMIIA5BK
Samy's Part# S-067752
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The Manfrotto Element MII Monopod (Black) is a compact, 5-section, aluminium support, perfect to be used with DSLRs, mirrorless, compact cameras and smartphones (using a head or a clamp sold separately). The Manfrotto Element MII Monopod Black holds up to 15kg, securely supporting long lens sh...
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MFG# 394
Samy's Part# MANF394
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The Manfrotto 394 RC4 Low-Profile Rectangular Quick Release Adapter is designed to convert heads without a quick-release plate. Supplied with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" camera fixing screws and 3271 Quick Release plate. Equipped with two built-in spirit levels.
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MFG# QR8PRO
Samy's Part# S-064562
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The
Benro Quick Release Plate for S8Pro Video Head is a slide-in camera plate compatible with the Benro S8 and S8Pro tripod heads. It comes with a 1/4"-20 camera thumbscrew and features a registration pin to prevent twisting. It also has non-slip rubber padding on top to provide better support...
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MFG# 323
Samy's Part# MANF323
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The Manfrotto 323 RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate adds a compact quick release system to any head that does not include one yet. Its compact 200PL-14 quick release plate makes it ideal for use with point and shoot cameras, digital SLR cameras, or spotting scopes.

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MFG# 617800
Samy's Part# SLIK617800
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Light in weight and light in price, but heavy in value! The Slik U series of economy tripods have proved to be so popular and successful that they have been knocked-off by many companies, but none have been able to match the quality and value performance of these versatile tripods. Every tripod...
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MFG# 2408
Samy's Part# S-082021
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Integrate a universal Arca-swiss slot, quick release compatible baseplate into your DJI RS 2 or RSC 2 gimbal configuration using the Ulanzi Falcam F38 Quick Release System for DJI RS 2/RSC 2 Gimbals. A gimbal-specific quick release base mount and anti-deflection top plate allow you to transition

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MFG# ACSMSA
Samy's Part# S-070432
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For more mounting flexibility with your smartphone, look no further than the Benro ArcaSmart Sidearm Clamp. This smartphone clamp can be mounted to a ¼”-20 mount, an Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp or even use it handheld for quick shooting or live streaming. For additional flexibility, you can adjust the angle
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MFG# JB01510
Samy's Part# S-054598
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The Joby GorillaPod 3K Flexible Mini-Tripod is a flexible compact tripod engineered to support any device weighing less than 3kg such as cameras, video lights, mics, flashes and more! Premium grade ABS GorillaPod supports DSLR/mirrorless cameras, lights, speakers or any device weighing up to 6.6...
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MFG# P306
Samy's Part# S-052118
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The ultra compact Sirui P-306 Aluminum Monopod folds down to 39.5cm and opens up to 156 cm, made of Economical Aluminum alloy. The SIRUI P series monopods are super light, extremely compact and easy to handle. Whether supporting a big lens or if there isn't quite enough light to capture the moment...
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MFG# 35509
Samy's Part# S-042524
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The Vixen Optics Polarie QHD-33 Velbon Ball Head is used to enhance the capabilities of your Polarie tripod. The ball head is made using incredibly durable materials for long lasting and efficient.

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  • Used to enhance the capabilities of your Polarie tripod
  • Made with durable materials
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MFG# DL0326
Samy's Part# S-022016
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The Dot Line Corp. 12 In. Adjustable Camera Platform is designed for very fine camera adjustments where the photography requires precise adjustments. It could be mounted on a tripod or stand for adjustment of camera position up to one millimeter at a time. Combining two platforms will give you...
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MFG# VPVH10QR
Samy's Part# S-076106
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Use the Sirui VP-VH10QR Quick Release Platform for VH-10 and VH-10X Heads
to mount your camera onto the Sirui VH-10 or VH-10X fluid head. The plate allows you to quickly mount and unmount your camera, and it features red safety stopper pins to prevent your camera from twisting on the plate. Padding...
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MFG# B00K
Samy's Part# S-059477
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The Sirui 
B-00 Series Mini Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible, anodized aluminum head that weighs 7.2 oz and has a load capacity of 11 lb. The 2.76" tall ball head has a portrait notch on the side of the head that allows an attached camera to move in 90° angle, for vertical shooting. At the base,...
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MFG# 259B
Samy's Part# MANF259B
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The Manfrotto 259B Extension Column is a 10" extension that adds height to the 209 (3007) tabletop tripod. With 3/8" socket at the bottom and 3/8" screw at the top.

Replaces old part number 3007X.

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MFG# 618070
Samy's Part# SLIK618070
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The Slik Vertical L-Bracket
is a universal bracket designed to hold your camera atop a tripod in a permanent 90° vertical position. The bracket is machined from solid aluminum alloy and is strong enough to support most small and medium format cameras with a common 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting thread....
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MFG# DLSE1
Samy's Part# S-061426
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The Dot Line Mini Tripod LED Traveler Kit holds Smartphones and Digital Cameras. This kit includes Mini Tripod with Ball Head, Mini LED, Phone Holder, Shutter Release and a USB Charging Cable.
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MFG# DL-0919
Samy's Part# S-051617
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The Dot Line Corp. Photographer's Field Kit contains Telescoping Monopod, Mini Triopod, Ball Head and Smart Phone Holder, combinable into a variety of combinations for every use. Stylish and Practical, this mini tripod is small enough to take anywhere yet opens up into 2 positions and will support up to 3.3lbs. The DLC “Shark” is called that...
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MFG# 357PLV-1
Samy's Part# MANF357PLV
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The Mafrotto 357PLV-1 Sliding Plate with 1/4 in.-20 and 3/8 in.-16 Screws is a quick release camera plate compatible with Manfrotto's 526 Fluid Video Head and 357 Rapid Connect Adapter. This plate includes two each 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws, providing secure two-point mounting on your camera.

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MFG# 501PL
Samy's Part# MANF501PL
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Mounting plate for 501 and 503 Pro Video Heads. Supplied with 1/4" and 3/8" mounting screws.

Replaces item # 3433PL
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MFG# QR4PRO
Samy's Part# S-073177
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The Benro Quick Release Plate for S4Pro Video Head
is a slide-in camera plate compatible with the Benro S4 and S4Pro tripod heads. It comes with a 1/4"-20 camera thumbscrew and features a registration pin to prevent twisting. It also has non-slip rubber padding on top to provide better support...
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MFG# ARCASMART360
Samy's Part# S-068984
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The versatile Benro ArcaSmart360 Rotating Adapter Plate
is a rotating adapter plate that adds an additional plane of panoramic movement to tripod and monopod heads of any style. The quick release plate component is both Arca-type and Manfrotto RC2 compatible. The rotating camera mount features...
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MFG# NISIQRNLPC
Samy's Part# S-080994
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The NiSi NLP-C Adjustable L-Bracket for Select Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, and Sony Cameras
is an Arca-type compatible universal adjustable L-bracket that is compatible with select Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, and Sony camera bodies. It allows rapid switching of the orientation between landscape and portrait...
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MFG# BASE85G
Samy's Part# S-064613
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The 
3 Legged Thing Base85 Arca Swiss Compatible 85mm Wide Quick Release Plate (Metallic Slate Gray) is an Arca Swiss compatible replacement base plate for 3 Legged Thing's Ellie L-bracket system. 85mm in length, the plate is formed from anodised magnesium alloy, includes a Stainless Steel 1/4"-20...
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MFG# BASE85C
Samy's Part# S-064612
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The 3 Legged Thing Base85 Arca Swiss Compatible 85mm Wide Quick Release Plate (Copper Orange) is an Arca Swiss compatible replacement base plate for 3 Legged Thing's Ellie L-bracket system. 85mm in length, the plate is formed from anodised magnesium alloy, includes a Stainless Steel 1/4"-20 camera...
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MFG# 500PLONG
Samy's Part# S-038326
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The Manfrotto 500PLONG Video Camera Plate is a long version of the standard plate. The plate allows perfect balance for camcorders with unusual weight distribution caused by long telephoto lenses or heavy batteries. It is supplied with 1/4" and 3/8” camera screws and an anti-rotation pin.
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MFG# 2133
Samy's Part# S-013316
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Compatible with any "Arca-Swiss" type quick release system (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.). Precision machined from T-6 aluminum, these high-quality plates feature a satin black anodized finish, and are "made in the USA". Specifically designed to securely hold Canon EOS 1D MKIII,...
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MFG# 2130
Samy's Part# S-013306
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Quick Release Plates are compatible with any "Arca-Swiss" type quick release system (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.). Precision machined from T-6 aluminum, these high-quality plates feature a satin black anodized finish, and are "made in the USA". Designed for lenses with a tr...
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MFG# 2128
Samy's Part# S-013305
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Compatible with any "Arca-Swiss" type quick release system (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.). Precision machined from T-6 aluminum, these high-quality plates feature a satin black anodized finish, and are "made in the USA".

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MFG# KP1
Samy's Part# S-073005
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Get ready to flex your creative muscles with the innovative, flexible Benro 
KoalaPod with Three Legs. This versatile support system features flexible rubber legs and feet for security and stability almost anywhere. Snap Selfies, tackle tabletop shots, or get grippy to, something nearby. Whatever the scenario may be the KoalaPod...
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MFG# 1701A
Samy's Part# S-061612
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The hard-anodized, aluminum TetherBlock Tripod Stand Adapter
converts 3/8"-16 threads to a larger 5/8" stud, which allows you to mount a light, a monitor, or other accessories to utilize a tripod in a more efficient way. The adapter can be tightened down using an Allen wrench or screwdriver through...
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MFG# JB1390
Samy's Part# S-043792
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Take your mobile photography to the next level with this flexible smartphone/small tablet tripod. The GripTight Gorillapod offers you all the adaptability of the original Gorillapod, but for your phone or small tablet. Easily wrap the legs around trees and poles, or just get the balance you need...
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MFG# 2135
Samy's Part# S-042748
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The Acratech Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate for Nikon D7000 with MB-D11 is compatible with all Arca Swiss type clamps. The camera specific lip prevents rotation on your camera body. It has a satin black anodized finish and comes with a standard 1/4"-20 camera mounting thread. The 2135 plate is...
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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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