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MFG# 0CC0CSC142G
Samy's Part# S-075009

The Cam Caddie 1/4 in.-20 Flashner (Green) converts a standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount to a flash shoe. Attach any accessory that has a tripod mount directly to the Scorpion Accessory Shoe, Accessory Wing, or camera. The 1/4"-20 Flashner also works in combination with the Flashner kits ensuring
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MFG# 618752
Samy's Part# SLIK618752

Quick-release plate for Universal U212 Tripod.

Fits: 35DN, 102, 112, 212DLX, 1000, SL-61, SL-51S (Japnese Version) S103, S302, Slik 1000, Sport II, U112, U210, U212DLX
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MFG# PU58
Samy's Part# S-077713

The Benro PU58 Quick Release Plate features an Arca-swiss compatible arca plate with a 3-way screw, for easy mounting and removal. Use it with any of Benro’s Arca-Swiss style-compatible products.
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MFG# U60
Samy's Part# S-073893

The Ulanzi U-60 Dual Cold Shoe Ball Head
is designed to be mounted on a tripod or monopod and features a 360° rotatable base with a single knob for fast adjustment. Top and side shoe mounts allow for the attachment of photo and video accessories, and the top shoe mount can be removed for directly...
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MFG# DL0606
Samy's Part# S-062332

The
Dot Line Medium Metal Ball Head has a single-locking lever that controls the movement of the ball, and the ball head can mount to a bracket, camera rig, or tabletop tripod via the female 1/4"-20 thread. Furthermore, small accessories like a microphone, a video light, or a small camera can...
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MFG# 2185
Samy's Part# S-042749

The Acratech Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate for 6D, 7D MKII, 70D, & X-T2 with VPB-XT2 Grip is compatible with all Arca Swiss type clamps. The camera specific lip prevents rotation on your camera body. The 2135 plate is compatible with the 6D, 7D MKII, 70D, & X-T2 with VPB-XT2 Grip.

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MFG# MC38
Samy's Part# NOVOMC38

This NovoFlex 3/8 Quick Release Spare Plate with 3/8" Camera Screw for MiniConnect offers a 3/8"-16 screw connection, and is compatible with the Novoflex MiniConnect system. 25mm diameter.
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MFG# VPSH15
Samy's Part# S-071952

The
Sirui VP-SH15 Quick Release Plate for SH15 and SH25 is compatible with Sirui VH-15 and VH-25 series video heads. This aluminum plate features nonslip rubber pads, a locating pin, and both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws. It also includes a handy plug that prevents the camera screw from falling...
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MFG# 2211
Samy's Part# S-065506

The SmallRig Ballhead with 3/8-16 Screw is a component of SmallRig Ballhead arms. Combined with Smallrig Ballhead Clamp 2134, it can work with other ballheads like 1/4-20 Head 2134, NATO Head 2133, Arri Locating Head 2114 and 15mm Rod Mount Head 2186 to bring more custom configurations. It has
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MFG# DL0613
Samy's Part# S-007077

The DLC Ball Head features single lever control for rotation and tilt and secure position locking. The Ball head mounts to monopods or light stands via a 1/4-20 female tread on the bottom. Cameras and accessories mount to the top via the 1/4-20 male threaded post.
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MFG# JB01517
Samy's Part# S-054602

The Joby GorillaPod Mobile Mini Flexible Stand for Smartphones is a versatile and portable mini GorillaPod tripod that fits most iPhones, Androids and Windows phones. Expand your creativity with the GorillaPod Mobile Mini. Rubberized jaws securely hold phone while flexible leg joints ensure st...
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MFG# 143BKT
Samy's Part# MANF143BKT

The Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform is a replacement camera platform for the Magic Arm. It has a standard 1/4-20 inch thread mount for a small camera.
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MFG# JB01504
Samy's Part# S-054599

The Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Mini Flexible Mini-Tripod is a super portable, compact tripod with magnetic feet that offers a multitude of mounting solutions in a small travel-ready size. Feel that? It's the pull of the redesigned GorillaPod Magnetic Mini: a portable, compact tripod with red-hot...
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MFG# ARCATYPE60MMG
Samy's Part# S-075089

The 
Colorado Tripod Company 60mm Universal Arca-Type Quick Release Plate (Grey) is precisely machined with a high quality stainless steel hand-adjustableallen key and coin compatible screw. Never be left out in the field with a loose tripod plate again!
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MFG# ARCATYPE60MM
Samy's Part# S-075088

The Colorado Tripod Company 60mm Universal Arca-Type Quick Release Plate (Black) is precisely machined with a high quality stainless steel hand-adjustable, allen key and coin compatible screw. Never be left out in the field with a loose tripod plate again!

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MFG# PTMTT
Samy's Part# S-062816
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MFG# DLSE1
Samy's Part# S-061426

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# DL0326
Samy's Part# S-022016

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# KG012112
Samy's Part# S-071383

The Kupo 1/4 in.-20 D-Ring Screws (5 Pack)
are made from stainless steel and are ideal as replacement screws for quick release plates. The screw's shaft is 10mm long and can tighten down via the hinged D-ring or using a screwdriver.
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MFG# R116.138
Samy's Part# MANFR116138

The Manfrotto 1/4 In. Camera Mounting Screws (Pack of 2)is set of two 14 In. threaded screws to use with Manfrotto 357PL Sliding Plate, 410PL Quick Release Plate, 501PL Rapid Connect Sliding Plate and the 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate.

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MFG# DL0938
Samy's Part# S-066706
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MFG# 618735
Samy's Part# SLIK618735

This fits the 502QF, 503QF, 504QF, 512QF, 523QF & DST-1 Tripod. It has a standard 1/4"-20 threaded camera screw as well as a video alignment pin.
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MFG# 618737
Samy's Part# SLIK618737

This is the quick release plate that is originally supplied with the E-Z Pod monopod as well as the 511QF and Sprint Video tripods.
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MFG# R35709
Samy's Part# S-028873

The Manfrotto Camera Screw Stopper for Select Quick Release Plates is a true replacement part for 357, 357PLV, 410PL, 454, 500A, 500AH, 501PL, 504PLONG, 509PLONG, 561B, and 577 quick release plates. It secures camera screws against accidentally lost of the plate and can be removed to take out...
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MFG# DL0918P
Samy's Part# S-024780

This Dot Line Corp. Minipod Camera / Stand Grip is a lightweight dual pistol grip and table top tripod features folding legs with a span of up to 7 inches. Using the push buttons on the grip, the camera platform is adjustable over 90 degrees and is locked into place via an internal gear that the...
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MFG# 3088
Samy's Part# S-062850

Small, lightweight, accurate, and easily stored, the ProMaster 2-Axis Bubble Level makes it easy to line up great shots. Just slide the bubble level into your cameras accessory shoe and adjust your tripod head until you achieve level. The dual axis design makes it easy to achieve a level horizon
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MFG# RS-3137
Samy's Part# S-042892

The RPS Studio Male 1/4-20 to Male 1/4-20 Post is machined from solid brass. Measuring only 3/4" long, it is perfect for mounting photo equipment to a rig or cage that has 1/4-20 female taps, especially when space is an issue. This adapter features a hex nut center that is only 5/8" in diameter.
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MFG# FPC107
Samy's Part# S-059989
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MFG# 7746
Samy's Part# S-070338

The Promaster Small Bubble Level fits into the flash shoe and has a low profile. The c
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MFG# Z-MAC
Samy's Part# S-052604

This GTX Studio Zuma Metal Locking Foot with Threaded Post is a 1/4x20 locking all metal standard male tripod post with female flash foot, designed to mount accessories which have a 1/4x20 threaded female receptacle to cameras, brackets, etc., which have a standard accessory shoe. All metal, locking...
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MFG# DL0915
Samy's Part# DOTLDL0915P

This all aluminum (except the feet and locking handle) table top tripod adjusts from 5-1/2" to 7-3/4" tall. It features a tilt ball head to 90 degree with 360 degree rotation. This lightweight tripod is very nicely finished in brushed aluminum.
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MFG# Z400
Samy's Part# S-055555

The GTX Studio
Tripod Adapter for GoPro secures to your standard GoPro mount and attaches to a 1/4"-20 tripod/monopod screw. It features a 1/4"-20 tripod mount thread on the bottom.
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MFG# 325
Samy's Part# MANF325
Attaches to tripod center post. For use with heads that have a 100mm ball.

Please Note: This is old Bogen stock #3114
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MFG# 611875
Samy's Part# S-037582

The Slik Sprint 150 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head combines a full size tripod and a ball head with quick release shoe (SBH-150 DQ BK). It can hold up to 4.6 lbs and weighs just 2.3 lb, extends from 7.4" to 64.3", and folds down to 19.9" for easy transportation. It is best suited for DSLR and...
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MFG# 615315
Samy's Part# SLIK615315

Slik's exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the PRO 700 DX tripod rock steady yet lighter than it looks. The A.M.T. alloy has a 40% greater strength-to-weight ratio than standard aluminum. Therefore, the legs are lighter weight yet stronger than the legs used in most of today's tripods

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MFG# BGFX100SLS
Samy's Part# S-074349

The Really Right Stuff Fujifilm GFX 100S L-Plate
is an Arca-type compatible L-plate that facilitates easier, more stable switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations when using tripod head. Laser-engraved center marks on the back of the plate help to keep the camera centered...
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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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