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Do you own and use a center column on your primary tripod?

Yes, I own and often use the center column.
- 9 (23.7%)
Yes, I own but rarely use the center column.
- 23 (60.5%)
No, I do not own a center column.
- 6 (15.8%)
No, I do not own a center column, but sometimes wish I had one.
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 38

Voting closed: December 06, 2019, 04:18:26 pm


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kers

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Re: Tripod Center Column Usage
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2019, 02:42:03 pm »

Gentle movement up and down is as important as all other movements that you can do with a ballhead or cube in my opinion;
ergo a good working center column is a good thing to have.
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BobShaw

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Re: Tripod Center Column Usage
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2019, 07:23:59 pm »

I can remove my centre column and attach it to one of the legs and use it as a monopod. The tripod is not as solid as the good old ones but then again the camera is half the weight it used to be and a bag hanging from the centre will hold it down.
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Re: Tripod Center Column Usage
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2019, 09:09:03 pm »

I use it if I need the height.  In my experience, paranoia about stability runs rampant in the "serious" photography world.  If you want to find out for your specific setups, just test it yourself and see. 
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Re: Tripod Center Column Usage
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 12:47:05 am »

In studio I use a large studio stand. Itís pretty much just a centre column if you think about it. Very stable. My point is not all centre columns are created equal.
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