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MFG# B5DMKIVLSET
Samy's Part# S-062614

Really Right Stuff camera body plates are all custom designed for each camera body and precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Fully compatible with 1.5" RRS Dovetail Standard, our plates feature precisely contoured anti-twist flanges for a perfect fit that prevents twisting...
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MFG# 611890
Samy's Part# S-063369

The Slik Sprint Mini III Travel Tripod with SBH-100 DQ Compact Ball Head (Matte Black)
 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 42.4", collapsing just as quickly to...
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MFG# BBMF
Samy's Part# S-071726
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MFG# K40XII
Samy's Part# S-062471

The Sirui K-40II 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# OSMOPART3
Samy's Part# S-042107

The DJI Tripod for Osmo (Part 3) is used for stationary low-angle shots and to fix the Osmo on a tabletop or any other such low level platform. The tripod features a 1/4"-20 screw and require the Extension Stick to connect with the Osmo handle.

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MFG# D607
Samy's Part# S-021084

The Cartoni Delta Aluminum Tripod System, comprised of the Delta fluid head and the ENG tripod, is designed to support ENG dockable camcorders equipped with large lenses or employed with EFP cameras.

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  • D600 Delta Head
  • H601 1-Stage Heavy-Duty Tripod
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MFG# GT5543XLSUS
Samy's Part# S-055804


The pinnacle of Gitzo’s Systematic line, the Extra Long GT5543XLS Systematic Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod combines all of the stability, rigidity, and adaptability that Gitzo is known for into this 6-section tripod. This tripod is as heavy duty as they come, reaching a towering maximum height of 109.45”

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MFG# GT3542L
Samy's Part# S-031470


This “long” version of the Gitzo Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod sports all the features of the standard height 4-section version and adds that little bit of extra height you need for your photography. Best used with professional cameras with 300-400m lenses, this model reaches up to 70.1” and can

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MFG# TVC34MK2
Samy's Part# S-062612


Really Right Stuff’s TVC-34 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod is build with portability and practicality at the forefront of its design. Meant to be store-able in airline carry-on bags with a folded length of just 21.1 inches and weighing only 4.4 lbs., the TVC-34 supports up to 50 lbs. of equipment and extends up to 58.5

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MFG# ASCEND14PF
Samy's Part# S-071548


As the name suggests, the Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod is the premier tool of the traveler. At a folded length of just 17.1” and weighing just 3 pounds, The Ascend-14 can be stored and transported nearly anywhere without hassle. Setup and adjustment is just

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MFG# 536
Samy's Part# MANF536


Manfrotto’s 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod is built with versatility at the core of its design. 4-section legs with carbon fiber tubes and magnesium die castings ensure stability and durability at a wide range of positions. Adjust leg angles with the offered angle selector for precise and efficient changes,

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MFG# 870104
Samy's Part# S-052293

The Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a FlipLock Lever Quick Release (Geared) is a symbiosis between a spherical head and a 3D tilt head. The head is very small, even compact and the levers that otherwise get in the way have been consigned to history. On a tripod, the D4 can be used like a normal...
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MFG# BV8
Samy's Part# S-038168

The Benro BV8 Twin Leg Aluminum Tripod Kit pairs the 75mm-ball BV8 video head with a twin leg aluminum tripod. The 5-step counterbalance (Step 0-4) allows you to dial in the correct amount of counterbalance for you set-up. Each step provides a different amount of counterbalance. The 0 settings...
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MFG# TTOR35CLVGH2F
Samy's Part# S-073270

The small yet mighty Benro TTOR35C Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH2F Folding Gimbal Head
 is a compact, lightweight travel tripod with a high load capacity and remarkable stability. The center column-free design makes it nimble and lightweight for travel and reduces the potential for shake common to...
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MFG# MVH502A546BK
Samy's Part# S-014743

The Manfrotto Mvh502A Head, 546B Tripod With Carry Bag combines the smooth and stylish Mvh502A Fluid Video Head with the 2-stage aluminum 546B Pro Video Tripod--providing an unbeatable combination of stability, affordability, and precise control. This versatile system was designed with inde...
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MFG# 058B
Samy's Part# MANF058B
The Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Tripod is a professional tripod ideal for use with medium format and 4x5" cameras. It features a built-in bubble level, and automatic leg release system which allows for simultaneous or individual release of the leg sections. This system permits the legs to be extended...
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MFG# 475B
Samy's Part# MANF475B
The Manfrotto 475B Aluminum Pro Geared Tripod is a workhorse with modernized features, in essence a much improved version of the venerable 3036. It can extend to over 6' tall, and the geared center column cannot lose height accidentally. The 475 maintains stability at all heights, and the innovative...
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MFG# GH2F
Samy's Part# S-073003

This feature packed, sleek and slim gimbal head supports an impressive 14 pounds and is ideal for telephoto lenses and spotting scopes. The Benro GH2F Folding Gimbal Head with Arca-Type Quick Release Plate is also the perfect solution for high-quality, vertical video shooting for social media. And it folds up in a compact package for quick,
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MFG# 028B
Samy's Part# MANF028B

The Manfrotto 028B Camera Tripod is a strong, sturdy tripod with a geared center column built for industrial and studio applications. Standard features include the tandem leg design, built-in bubble level, and rubber feet with retractable spikes. The geared center column has a non roll-back feature

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MFG# MT055CXPRO3
Samy's Part# S-032307

The Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod delivers maximum rigidity from the lightest components; a masterpiece of engineering designed for photographers who want the best from their tripod and need it to be easily transportable. The 100% carbon fiber tubes and new QPL leg locking system increase...
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MFG# GM4552L
Samy's Part# S-051789

The Gitzo GM4552L Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a 5-section, carbon fiber monopod. It is the tallest model in the range, designed to securely provide low-footprint elevation and be lightweight, particularly effective when shooting over crowds and fences. The GM4552L is a professional solution...
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MFG# GH1382QD
Samy's Part# S-040670

The Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head is extremely balanced and versatile. It is engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking. GH1382QD is the medium sized head, designed for Series 0 and 1 Mountaineer tripods, and also fits between the...
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MFG# MK055XPRO3-BHQ2
Samy's Part# S-052742

The Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod With XPRO Ball Head And 200PL QR Plate is a must-have shooting kit for passionate photographers. The Manfrotto Aluminum 3-Section Tripod with XPRO Ball Head includes a flexible 200PL plate so you can use it with many devices. It also features a sturdy tripod and ball...
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MFG# TMA38CL
Samy's Part# S-040145

The Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod supports up to 35.3 lb worth of gear. Made from 9-layer carbon fiber, the 4-section legs are secured via twist locks and extend to a maximum height of 69.7". The center column can be replaced with the included short column to allow the...
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MFG# 181B
Samy's Part# MANF181B

Single lever braking system controls all three 3" wheels and folds easily for transporting and storage. Features a 3/8" attachment on the center spider allowing positioning of a head for low angle shooting. Accepts tripods with rubber/metal retractable spiked feet.

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MFG# 755XB
Samy's Part# MANF755XB

The extremely versatile 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod from Manfrotto is ideal for Mini DV camcorders. Made entirely of aluminum, the 755XB has a removable center column with a built-in 50mm levelling ball and bubble spirit level that can easily be fitted as a lateral arm. Not only does this...
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MFG# GH1382TQD
Samy's Part# S-040669

The Gitzo Series 1 Traveler Center Ball Head is extremely balanced and versatile heads, engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking. GH1382TQD is the slimmest in the range, designed to fit between the folded legs of Series 0 and 1 Traveler...
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MFG# TAD28CB2
Samy's Part# S-039592

The Benro TAD28CB2 Series 2 Adventure Carbon Fiber Tripod with B2 Ball Head features 8x Carbon Fiber legs. The TAD28CB2 contains a triple action ballhead with quick release plate. With separate controls for pan lock, drag, and ball lock, this head gives you complete control. The included quick...
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MFG# MK190X32W
Samy's Part# S-033925

The Manfrotto 190X3 3 Section Tripod with MHXPRO-2W Fluid Head is available as a kit with the new XPRO Fluid head with quick-release camera plate. The key feature of the 190X is the ground level adapter which allows great shooting creativity. Once placed on the top casting and combined with the...
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MFG# PH30
Samy's Part# S-059721

The 9.8" tall 
Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head can tilt and rotate a camera and a large telephoto lens that weighs up to 55.1 lb with ease and smoothness, so it can track fast-moving subjects such as in sports or bird photography. Moreover, the head tilts from -60 to 150° and pans a full 360°,...
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MFG# GM2562T
Samy's Part# S-046336

The Gitzo Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber Monopod is the most compact monopod in the range with a 6-section construction and the compact Traveler G-locks. It is surprisingly strong thanks to the stiff Carbon eXact tubing. The new, stable foot is not interchangeable with Gitzo’s optional feet, but...
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MFG# BV6H
Samy's Part# S-042809

The Benro BV6 Video Head is a lightweight video head with professional stepped controls ideal for camera setups up to 13.2 lb. The BV6H is equipped with operator side controls which are located on the left side of the head making it easy to adjust while operating the camera.

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MFG# GH2
Samy's Part# S-039517

The Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head is ideal for long and heavy weight lens loaded cameras. The head is capable of holding up to 50 lb, stands 9.5" high, and weighs 3 lb. It features an Arca-type clamp and PL100 quick-release plate facilitates to quickly mount and remove your camera from the head....
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MFG# 229
Samy's Part# MANF229

The Manfrotto 229 Super Pro Head is a finely machined head, designed for greater positioning precision with smooth, certain action. It features three built-in bubble levels for horizontal and vertical control, and the oversized handles have calibrated degree indicators viewed from the operator's

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MFG# MVK500190X3
Samy's Part# S-045312

The Manfrotto MT190X3 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with MVH500AH Fluid Head Hybrid Kit is a video hybrid kit composed by MVH500AH fluid video head flat base and 190X3 photo tripod. Combining the flexibility with payload until 5kg, the features of the head - its counterbalance system, tilt fluidity...
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MFG# TMA27C
Samy's Part# S-039608

The Benro TMA27C Series 2 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod features 9x Carbon Fiber legs. Constructed from 9 layers of carbon fiber, these legs maximize the strength-to-weight ratio of the tripod legs, which gives you the sturdiness you require without weighing you down.

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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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