Realistic choices are often full of contradictions, camera rig is no exception, the camera rig in the three dimensions, we can only take two:
Lightweight and portable - solid and stable - economical and cheap
1. Lightweight, sturdy but expensive carbon fiber camera rig
2. The price is cheaper, but also relatively solid and stable, but not portable alloy rig
3. The price is very cheap, but also very solid and stable, but very heavy steel camera rig
If you need hiking with a camera rig and have a relaxed budget, 1 is your pick.
If you just studio shoot in the room or need a tripod in a fixed position, then 3 can save a lot of money
If you want to travel with a camera rig and you have a limited budget, you can only choose 2 ounces
Camera rig is relatively easy to judge the quality is good, it is steady and light, so for many not poor money tyrant, remember one conclusion: expensive is good on the line it!
How solid and stable tripod do we need? And what kind of camera rig is better?
Camera rig generally has an indicator is the "maximum load." Generally, we will not let the camera rig run more than 60% of the load. The heavier the load is, the more instability we choose. Generally, we choose to bear the weight of our heaviest equipment (generally including PTZ camera, Board, lens) 1.5-2 times more than the maximum load.
1.5-2 times mentioned above is just a range, in the end how much to choose, and our lens is very much related to the longer focal length lens, the narrower angle of view, the more sensitive to jitter, so the stability needed more High, we can simply remember a conclusion: 200mm lens, generally need at least 28mm diameter camera rig.
The heavier the more stable
So that kind of heavy steel camera rig, in fact, is very stable. But this is generally not a big deal because we can hang heavy loads under a carbon fiber camera rig to improve stability.