Photography Tripods with 2-Way Heads from Manfrotto, Gitzo, Benro, Sirui & E-Image
Vanguard Veo 3+ 263AB | Professional0 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head | Overhead Shooting, VAVEO3P263AB
A tripod is a photographer’s best friend. It lets you keep your camera stable. That’s perfect when you need it in a particular position. It is useful for product photography and studio photography. But when you need to step outside, only a tripod won’t be very helpful.
A tripod head attaches your device to the camera stand. Choosing the best tripod for your DSLR is important and so is choosing the best tripod head.
A 2-way tripod head is not often used by still photographers. Most of them prefer a ball head but there are situations where a 2-way fluid head stands out.
Uses of a Tripod with 2-way head
These tripod stands have 2 axes, allowing you to pan or tilt the camera independently. They take up more space than a ball head but it is easier to make adjustments on them.
2-Way Tripod Heads for Video shoots
The primary function of a shooting tripod with a two-way head is capturing videos. They do not offer any kind of left-right roll as a traditional ball head would, which makes them perfect for videos.
2-Way Tripod Heads for Photography
A two-way head is not only used for videography. It is also used by many for wildlife photography as well. Most photographers who use heavy telephoto lenses rely on a camera tripod with a 2-way tripod head.
A moderately-priced 2-way head is a good purchase for beginners interested in both video shoots and photography.
2-Way Tripod HeadsTravel
While traveling, it becomes difficult to carry around a heavy tripod. A two-way tripod is compatible with light-duty tripods as well. An octopus tripod is a travel vlogger’s go-to tripod. A 2-way tripod head is compatible with this tripod stand as well.
Types of Tripods with 2-way head
Different types of 2-way tripod heads may not fit the traditional definition of one. Here is an example:
A fluid head is a type of pan and tilt head. It helps you take smooth and steady shots. It is used with both moderately priced as well as the best camera stands. Not only can you use it for shooting video but also it doubles up as a good head for photography. Photography enthusiasts prefer entry-level ‘fluid-like’ heads while professionals use high-end fluid heads with multiple knobs and gears.
You can decide the pan speed of your fluid head by adjusting its friction. Fluid heads are expensive compared to other tripod heads.