How does a lens tripod collar work?
A tripod collar, sometimes also called a lens collar, is a lens accessory that allows the lens to be mounted to a tripod. When the weight of a lens reaches a certain threshold, it’s no longer safe to mount the camera to a tripod as the weight of that lens would put too much strain on the lens mount.
What is tripod foot?
The foot tripod concept is a useful way of thinking about how to evenly distribute weight on the foot. The tripod refers to three points of contact that the bottom of the foot makes with the ground.
What is a lens foot?
The lens foot is compatible with most Arca -type clamps and heads, and the double-dovetail design allows other Arca-type accessories to attach to the bottom or the top of the foot. The foot also allows the lens hood to mount in the reverse without bumping into it, for storage.
When should you use a camera lens hood?
Well, you are not required to use one, but if there are some very good reasons to do so. What good is the hood? The primary use for a lens hood is to prevent light from hitting the front lens element from the sides – reducing contrast and creating flare.
What is a 500mm lens used for?
This lens is generally used for sports and wildlife photography. But as you can see, it does a great job for portraits as well. The level of background separation is unreal and the subject really pops in the images.