Best Heavy Duty Tripods for DSLRs

By Afrah Khan | Published on 01 Jun 2020
Best Heavy Duty Tripods for DSLRs
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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but even the best photographers who click picturesque images need extra tools to get extra creative with their shots. Most professionals will agree that tripods are much needed for shots that need extra stability and for occasions when you need to attach bulky attachments and lenses while shooting. It gets impossible to hold the camera stable for long shoots, panning and tilting isn’t as smooth when the camera is handheld. So if you are planning to buy one, here are some of the best heavy-duty tripods for picture-perfect photography sessions that you can consider adding to your kit. Note that these have been curated based on their availability on Amazon, and their listed features.

Benro iTrip IT25

With a unique reverse folding feature, the Benro iTrip IT25 is a tripod that offers added benefits. This is because there are many ways to set it up and it can also be transformed into a monopod. It is merely 1.61kg in weight but strong enough to hold a load as heavy as 6kg, according to the brand. It is made of aluminium and comes with a superior ball head and a big tube diameter. This device spans across 41.5 x 15.2 x 131.5 cms. After folding, it has a length of 425mm, which allows you to carry it around in your backpack while travelling. Be it high-angle videos, steady shots, or just a selfie picture, the iTrip IT25 can be your go-to choice for the best tripod.

Benro iTrip IT15

A well-designed stand that offers value for money, the Benro iTrip IT15 has been gaining attention from photographers all around. It is a compact and portable device weighing just about 1.26kg. Thanks to its aluminium alloy legs, it is quite sturdy. Its dimensions are 39.5 x 15.2 x 124.5cm, which should make it easy to carry around with ease. It can bear up to 4kg of a load. The Benro iTrip IT15 is a reverse folding tripod that can also be converted into a monopod because of its detachable legs. It’s equipped with a ball head that should provide increased stability and a faster, more accurate rotation of the camera. When completely extended, it has a maximum height of 147-mm, but when folded, it is merely 395mm long. 

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3

Manfrotto is one of the top tripod brands that can be purchased at a reasonable price. With the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3, your shooting sessions can get be better with the added stability. The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 is an aluminium-made tripod that promises smooth movements and precise locks, making it easy for you to use. The minimum height that you can set it at goes as low as 9cm, while 170cm is the maximum height. It has a maximum load capacity of 9kg while weighing just 2.49kg. It has an Easy Link feature for quicker accessory connectivity. Additionally, the leg angle selector should enable flawless movement. Its dimensions are 61 x 12.7 x 12.7cm. Keep in mind that the 90 ° centre column mechanism provides quicker horizontal and vertical movement, according to the brand. With all these features, the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 should be more or less perfect for most studio purposes.

AmazonBasics CA013-1

AmazonBasics brings you the CA013-1, a lightweight tripod with adjustable-height legs, rotating leg locks and rubber feet. The AmazonBasics CA013-1 is a carbon fibre travel pod suitable for all types of shots. Its weight is 1.11-kgs and it can hold a load that can weigh up to 3.6kg. It has a ball head that allows 360-degree rotation and a 90-degree tilt-shift to offer a diverse range of shots. The AmazonBasics CA013-1 spans across 31 x 9.4 x 9.9cm and comes along with a carry case that should be handy while you travel. It also has a quick-release mounting plate. Additionally, its invertible centre column helps to capture better low-angle shots. It is also equipped with a panoramic panning dial for beautiful 360-degree panoramic photography. This foldable tripod is compact yet durable and can be the ideal choice for beginners.

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