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Has Image Stabilization made Tripods OBSOLETE? | Landscape Photography?

Tripods have always been a staple in photography. Whether you were shooting in a studio or trekking on snow trails, a tripod was a must. However, rapid advancements in camera technology have made us all, even expert photographers, wonder if tripods are a thing of the past? Before we get to the answer, let’s shed some light on their purpose. Long exposure photographs, where we have to hold the camera in a position for longer periods, to capture motion, is the foremost use of a tripod. Similarly, low light conditions required the use of a tripod. Take a look at this revealing video which ponders over the question ‘Has Image Stabilization made tripods obsolete?’

Coming to you after the recent experience of Christian Irmler, this informative video discusses has image stabilization made tripods obsolete? Today, cameras support fantastic image stabilization, and ISO noise is not a problem anymore. So, do we still need tripods? Well, image stabilization is, indeed, superb but framing and composition still take some time. Other than keeping the motion blur to a minimum, a tripod also makes it flexible for us to focus on the things that matter the most rather than worrying about keeping the camera in a place.

Check out the video above for the full rundown. 


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