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Radial Torsion Spring Test

In previous posts I described modeling a tripod as torsion spring, and demonstrated the validity of that approach.  In those posts though, I was only looking at vibrations about the vertical axis, corresponding to the camera pointing left and right.  Here I want to take those same methods and look at tripod rigidity about a […]

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The Center Column is my attempt to document the search for the ideal tripod.  The internet is alive with well documented testing of cameras and lenses, but there is not a cohesive set of information on the performance of tripods and heads.  In fact, I couldn’t find any set of repeatable measurements on the stiffness […]

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