JOSH TAYLOR, EXPLORA, B&H:
"It’s no accident that carrying and using a tripod is the mark of the professional photographer. There is no other photographic accessory that will elevate the technical quality of your pictures more easily or predictably. And even in this digital era of image-stabilization systems and astounding high ISO performance, any serious enthusiast or pro who places a high value on image quality should take one along—especially when shooting at slow shutter speeds in, in low light, or with long telephoto or zoom lenses. A lightweight travel tripod is basically any tripod that will fit easily into a camera bag, airline carry-on, or backpack."
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