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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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Origins

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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