Gear Review: Still Flummoxed by the Peak Design Travel Tripod

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In my review of the Peak Design Travel Tripod I mentioned that I had lost the hanging hook, the cap on the bottom of the center extension pole, the first time I had used it. I had taken the hook off to extract the hidden iPhone holder and when I then went replace the hanging hook I couldn't get it to fit back in. I was in a hurry, and in my rush it was too much to deal with, so I put the hook in my shirt pocket. When I later pulled my reading glasses from that pocket the hook must have fell into the dirt at Badlands National…

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Gear Review: The Peak Design Travel Tripod, A Fiddly Evolution In Camera Support

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Always critical to line up your shot. The first photograph was made with a camera and that camera was probably mounted on a tripod. Tripods—a three-legged stand holding something aloft—predate photography by at least thousands of years. Tripods are depicted in ancient art, as a seat for the Oracle at Delphi, as stands for an animal-like braziers. Tripods appeared in early in human history (and probably in our prehistory) no doubt because of their usefulness. Put three sticks together and the thing doesn’t fall down. It is strong and stable. In wars before the modern age it was common to see three rifles placed together as a tripod. The arrangement…

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