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MFG# IN00
Samy's Part# S-039528

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# 618335
Samy's Part# SLIK618335

Round quick release plate with cork-pad with 1/4"-20 camera screw. Fits Pro 800 ballhead and 700DX tripod.
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MFG# P306
Samy's Part# S-052118

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# VPVH10QR
Samy's Part# S-076106

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

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# MH1302655
Samy's Part# GIOTMH1302655

The Giottos MH-1302 Pro Series II Ballhead with MH-655 Quick Release System is a "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.

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MFG# ROUND-PL
Samy's Part# S-046701

The innovative Manfrotto Round Quick-Release Plate for Compact Action Tripods release sets a new standard of simplicity and adjustability to any camera devices. The new round quick release system is fast, adaptable and foolproof. The innovative circular quick release plate is perfect for effortless...
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MFG# 618330
Samy's Part# SLIK618330

Replacement quick release plate for the Able 300DX tripod and tripod head, Pro 330 DX, Pro 340 DX, Pro 400 DX, Pro 500 DX and SH-705E tripods. With 1/4"-20 camera screw.
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MFG# QR4PRO
Samy's Part# S-073177

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# JB01503
Samy's Part# S-054593

Premium grade ABS GorillaPod and compact ball head support compact mirrorless cameras and devices weighing up to 2.2 lbs. Can be configured for still photography, cinematography, vlogging or live streaming in 3 modes: grip, wrap or stand. The Joby GorillaPod 1K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head...
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MFG# TY50E
Samy's Part# S-054251

The 
Sirui TY-50E Quick Release Plate is a basic, Arca-type compatible, aluminum quick release plate which is offered as the standard plate for Sirui E-10 and E-20 ball heads. The plate features a basic Arca-Swiss dovetail design which allows it to fit most Arca-type compatible clamps, tripod,
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MFG# 410PL
Samy's Part# MANF410PL

The Manfrotto 410PL Quick Release Plate is a low profile plate that is larger than Manfrotto's standard RC2 system's plate. It comes supplied with both 1/4"-20 and 3/8" threaded screws, and its screw travels along a 2" grooved slot, to better accommodate professional cameras of different dimensions....
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MFG# DL0911
Samy's Part# S-062328

The DL-0911 is a sturdy mini tripod and grip. When folded, the rounded 2-1/2'' long legs form a comfortable hand grip. Small enough to slip into a pocket or bag at only  5-1/8" in length.

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Supports compact cameras

Metal Ball Head rotates 360⁰

Compact and easy to carry

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MFG# SSMRST
Samy's Part# S-037055

The Tether Tools StrapMoore For Laptop Power Brick is a handy contraption that secures to the leg of any tripod, light stand, pole, beam, table, chair and much more. Use it to secure a laptop power brick, charger, phone, off-camera flash, transmitter/receiver, microphone, battery, external hard...
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MFG# PLS3
Samy's Part# S-068042

The
Peak Design PL-S-3 Standard Plate is a quick release plate for use with your camera and select tripod head.
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MFG# PTMTT
Samy's Part# S-062816
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MFG# MT08
Samy's Part# S-073892

Add versatility in your mobile photography with the Ulanzi MT-08 Extendable Mini Tripod & Handle (Black)
. The MT-08 can be converted into a mini tabletop tripod, a selfie stick, and a handle for both digital cameras and smartphones (smartphone clamp required and not included). Your device mounts...
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MFG# 618731
Samy's Part# SLIK618731

The Quick release plate fits the  U5500, U6000, U6600, U8000 and U9000 Tripods. Has a 1/4"-20 screw and alignment pin.
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MFG# PP1
Samy's Part# S-035505

The Benro PP1 PocketPod Tabletop Tripod is used to mount a compact camera with a 1/4"-20 threaded mount that weighs up to 3.3 lb. The PP1's one-section legs have rubber feet for added friction on smooth surfaces, and its built-in ball head has a ring lock to control the ball's movement.

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MFG# GT3542
Samy's Part# S-031469


The Gitzo Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod is the go-to tripod for the mobile professional. Designed for professional cameras with 300-400mm lenses, the newly redesigned legs using Carbon exact tubes create a tripod that is both lighter and more rigid than previous Gitzo models, ideal for a

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MFG# GT3543XLS
Samy's Part# S-051097

The Gitzo GT3543XLS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Extra Long)
is a high capacity carbon fiber tripod that represents the ultimate goals of the Systematic lineup-minimal weight, durability, and uncompromising stability. The Series 3 tripods are optimal for traveling light but with ex...
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MFG# TVC24LMK2
Samy's Part# S-062610


Really Right Stuff’s TVC-24L Versa Mk2 is for the photographer that needs that extra bit of height while still maintaining the rigidity and flexibility that Really Right Stuff is known for. This “long” version of the TVC-24 Mk2 adds 16 inches of maximum height (up to 66.4”) while still supporting up

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MFG# TVC24MK2
Samy's Part# S-077872

Since launching our first carbon fiber tripods in 2009, we have been dedicated to making the world's finest tripods. With the help of our customers' invaluable feedback, we continuously make improvements.


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MFG# TFC33MK2
Samy's Part# S-062611


Really Right Stuff continues their series of all-purpose heavy-duty tripods with TFC-33 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod. This model supports up to 50 lbs. while weighing only 4.3 lbs. itself. When fully extended, it can reach a maximum height of 50.8” or lower down to 3.9”. The unique teardrop shape

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MFG# TFC24MK2
Samy's Part# S-062609

Since launching the first carbon fiber tripods in 2009, Really Right Stuff has been dedicated to making the world's finest tripods. With the help of the customers' invaluable feedback, we continuously make improvements. After years of development, they are excited to present their new Mark 2 tripod...
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MFG# BV10
Samy's Part# S-038169

The Benro BV10 Twin Leg Aluminum Tripod Kit pairs the 100mm-ball BV10 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# BR203
Samy's Part# S-075549

The Benro Polaris Timelapse Edition 2-Axis Smart Tripod Head
 is an electric tripod head with an integrated camera interface controller. It allows adjusting the composition of a photo and enables users to program the head to capture a series of photographs, easily track and take long exposures...
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MFG# 405
Samy's Part# MANF405

Speed and digital precision are paramount in the latest 405 Pro Digital Geared Tripod Head from Manfrotto. The 405 provides ideal support and fast, pinpoint positioning for professional medium format cameras with conventional or digital backs.

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MFG# EI7063A2
Samy's Part# S-019541

The Dracast EI 7063A2 Video Tripod Kit is suitable for various of video and integrative camcorder.In accordance with different requirements,the can be used for News and Film taking.The versatile fluid head and professional aluminum alloy or carbon fiber tripod will bring the unprecedented...
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MFG# WH15
Samy's Part# S-075175


The Benro WH15 Long Lens Wildlife Head is a newly developed 8-stop counterbalance two-way video tripod head that enables 8-stop counterbalance and tilt adjustment. It features a dual panoramic function that will realise panoramic splicing even if the ground is not flat. The 3-section handle enables

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MFG# EXACPROKIT
Samy's Part# S-076136


The Explorer Photo & Video EX-ACROPROKIT Ascent Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod with EX-XL Head is the largest and most suitable for larger photography setups where stability is the main objective. It's perfect for maintaining no shake in windy conditions for landscape photographers, and just

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MFG# GT2545TUS
Samy's Part# S-040668

The Gitzo GT2545T Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod has the largest tube diameters among Traveler tripods. It is much taller than its predecessor thanks to the space efficient Traveler G-lock. Recommended for use with 200mm lenses (300mm maximum), it is ideal for photographers using longer...
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MFG# BH55LR
Samy's Part# S-062438

The Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Chrome) is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the best ball head out there. Our premise
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MFG# R4214E
Samy's Part# S-075634

The Sirui R-4214E Geared Center Column Carbon Fiber Tripod
 is a robust carbon fiber tripod with a maximum height of 70.3", and a load capacity of 30.9 pounds, making it suitable for use with heavy camera setups, telescopes, precision measuring devices, and more. The center column is gear-driven...
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MFG# GT1545TUS
Samy's Part# S-064134

The
Gitzo GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a compact support system with legs that fold around the center column and optional head. These reverse-folding legs contribute to the tripod's folded length of just 16.7". It extends to 60.2" high and can hold up to 22 lb worth of gear....
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MFG# 3465
Samy's Part# BOGE3465

The Bogen Mounting Plate for Head 505PL is replacement mounting plate to fix the camera for best results while on the professional photography project. The plate is made with the best quality material for long life.

 

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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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