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So if anyone's looking at tripods save yourself the pain and just get a Gitzo.

I have had a Manfrotto setup that I was quite pleased with and currently have a Benro travel angel that is great for my setup. Given the price of Gitzo's stuff I think it would have to do something far beyond what the two tripods I have already owned to make it worth the money.

That being said I received a cheap tripod as a gift once and despised the thing. I would have to imagine there is a diminishing return on tripods, once you get a reasonably stable one that you don't mind lugging about I fail to see what the $1000 setups offer.
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I have had a Manfrotto setup that I was quite pleased with and currently have a Benro travel angel that is great for my setup. Given the price of Gitzo's stuff I think it would have to do something far beyond what the two tripods I have already owned to make it worth the money.

That being said I received a cheap tripod as a gift once and despised the thing. I would have to imagine there is a diminishing return on tripods, once you get a reasonably stable one that you don't mind lugging about I fail to see what the $1000 setups offer.

It's not the features, it's how long they last. Manfrottos are built well thus the reason why I got the geared head from them, just their plates suck. Benro's terrible. I've seen a bunch of them break over time and my Travel Angel bit the dust. The ballheads beyond broken and same with the legs (messed up center column).
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Yeah, I'll admit, the Manfrotto Ballhead I have, the plate-holder comes loose and I have to tighten it every couple of months. That's kind of annoying. Otherwise, no complaints though.
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My aperture was too high f/5.6 when I was taking those pictures. Should have used a lower aperture, probably led to some fuzziness. Will keep that in mind for my shots.

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Aperture my it's self doesn't lead to fuzziness or grain. However, to compensate the ISO had to be raised.

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But if you have a higher aperture, it keeps the object focused clear while it blurs the background/non-focused target out, doesn't it?
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But if you have a higher aperture, it keeps the object focused clear while it blurs the background/non-focused target out, doesn't it?


Lower. The background being blurred is refereed to as bokeh. For example with a F/1.2 lens the background will be very blurry, but at F/8 it will be much more in focus.

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Lower. The background being blurred is refereed to as bokeh. For example with a F/1.2 lens the background will be very blurry, but at F/8 it will be much more in focus.

While bokeh is the blurred background it's not just that. A blurred background is just referred to as depth of field. Bokeh is more of the aesthetic quality of the blur.

But yeah the lower the f-stop the more blur you will have in your background and also more light being let in. There is also less area that will be in focus though.

Focal length plays a part too. For example at 85mm at F8 you will have more blur than at 17mm at f2.8. How close you are to your subject has a role as well. Since the background will be farther away.

Wider lenses will have more of the foreground in focus.
    
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I have a timelapse going in the bedroom capturing the blizzard... I'm thinking a frame every 30 seconds should make for interesting video for as long as the batteries last. Not shooting Raw so I should get like ~3700 images on the card.. I'm just wondering if this will be A) too much, B) too little, or C) ??? in terms of number of images, etc..
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I have a timelapse going in the bedroom capturing the blizzard... I'm thinking a frame every 30 seconds should make for interesting video for as long as the batteries last. Not shooting Raw so I should get like ~3700 images on the card.. I'm just wondering if this will be A) too much, B) too little, or C) ??? in terms of number of images, etc..

I needed like 83 images to make a smooth 4.5 second time lapse video of clouds/dusk on the ocean front so 3700 should be a nice length when finished (2-3 minutes)
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