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Gear Review: Oben CT-3551 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and BE-113T Ball Head
A lightweight travel tripod is a handy piece of equipment for every photographer to have in their gear collection.  There...
Architecture Interiors — The Broad Stage
Creating Panorama Scenes in Photoshop I did an exterior shoot for the Broad Stage back in 2011  (see the blog...
Photofocus Products Of The Year – Kevin Ames
Editor’s Note: It’s time for something new. In the past, Photofocus has made it a practice of acknowledging a specific...
Platypod Pro Max – How to Make Any Camera Rock Solid (Without a Tripod)
Sure, most of us know that we’re supposed to use a tripod when making great photos.  A stable camera means...
Fools Don’t Bring Tools – Photography Multitools Compared
As a landscape photographer and workshop leader, Ive seen many gear failures. Tripod legs fall apart, ballheads bind up, and...
My “Top 10” Favorite Photography Blogs
I've been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography...
The Ultimate Camera Support Rail
FeaturesThe clamps are a safe way to attach any camera with an Arca-Swiss style plate.The rail has a built-in bubble...
Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and included BE-113T Ball Head.

Gear Review: Oben CT-3551 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and BE-113T Ball Head

A lightweight travel tripod is a handy piece of equipment for every photographer to have in their gear collection.  There are times where larger, heavier, “workhorse” tripods are not the right tool for the job, or places where they are too cumbersome to transport and use.  On the lookout for a new one, a few months ago I got my hands on the Oben CT-3551 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and  BE-113T Ball Head.  

After unpacking it my first thought was “Wow this thing is light, I’m going to break it.”  But, half a year later with pretty constant use, it shows few signs of wear and tear.  In that time, it has been used for landscape, travel, and macro photography, in various locations and conditions.

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Architecture Interiors

Architecture Interiors — The Broad Stage

Creating Panorama Scenes in Photoshop I did an exterior shoot for the Broad Stage back in 2011  (see the blog post here) and the next assignment was to document the interior for use on their website and in printed promotional

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Photofocus Products Of The Year – Kevin Ames

Editor’s Note: It’s time for something new. In the past, Photofocus has made it a practice of acknowledging a specific camera and/or lens as the “camera/lens” of the year. This year several of us are putting together a list including

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My “Top 10” Favorite Photography Blogs

I’ve been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to learn more about digital photography

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The Ultimate Camera Support Rail

Features The clamps are a safe way to attach any camera with an Arca-Swiss style plate. The rail has a built-in bubble level to get a straight shot. The clamps can be repositioned side to side. The center cameras can

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My “Top 10” Favorite Photography Blogs

I’ve been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to learn more about digital photography

Read More

The Ultimate Camera Support Rail

Features The clamps are a safe way to attach any camera with an Arca-Swiss style plate. The rail has a built-in bubble level to get a straight shot. The clamps can be repositioned side to side. The center cameras can

Read More

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