Fri 6 Apr 2012
Ups and Downs of the Week
Baseball – Even though the Sox lost their opener, it’s still good to have baseball back.
New Tripod – I finally bought my own tripod. This is a Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod. Two things I love about this tripod: one, when it’s fully extended, the camera is just a bit above my head, so if I want to shoot sky images (moon, stars, etc) I don’t have to be sitting down or trying to twist into odd positions to see the Live View screen, and two, the center arm extends outward so the camera can be suspended over objects on the ground, like flowers and such. It also has nice, quick release leg locks. My old tripod (which actually belongs to the university) had clunky, slow thumb screw leg locks.