Flip Lock Vs Twist Lock Tripod

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Tripod legs locks

3 years four months ago
#636901
by Alfonso Camil

I just noticed there are different types of tripod leg locks.  Mine twist, but I’m wondering what’s the bargain with the flip lever locks.  Is there a preference with photographers?

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3 years 4 months agone
#636904
by Nikon Shooter

In that location is a visual confirmation with the flip locks but
none with the twist.

When a flip gets lose, it can be tighten with a tool
and that is not necessary with the twist locks.


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3 years 4 months ago
#636922
by Ozzie_Traveller

Yard’day Alfonso

At that place are 3 types of locks used for tripod legs – twist + lever + spiral thread. Each has advantages & disadvantages

The twist type means there is no ‘lump’ sticking out sideways to grab onto other stuff as you lot walk along – merely grit or oil or old-age ways the twist style lose their efficiency

The lever blazon are common but the adjusting screw needs conscientious setting else they tin can go too tight – pause your thumb, or too loose and the leg slides under the weight of the camera. The lever also needs regular gentle lubrication to keep it working smoothly

The spiral blazon are mostly found on cheaper-style tripods and it works very well – except if yous lose the small plate inside the tripod leg that locks nether pressure from the tightening of the spiral

Over the years I have had all 3 types of tripods and have enjoyed / hated each along the manner

The ii tripods I currently have each have lever locks which each receive regular maintenance to ensure their best operation

Hope this helps
Phil from the bang-up country Downunder
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iii years 4 months ago
#637051
by Ozzie_Traveller

Alfonso Camil wrote: Then any thoughts on why it seems in that location are so many more than twist locks than lever?

Probably because it’s the cheapest system to make
Phil

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3 years iv months agone
#637052
past Nikon Shooter

[quote=”Ozzie_Traveller” post=637051Probably considering information technology’s the cheapest system to make Phil[/quote]

I would rather go for the linear and tool less adjustment, rapid
and safety of the twist lock — based on my years of experiences.


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three years four months ago
#637075
by Nikon Shooter

Sandy Smith Photos wrote: I prefer the lever locks myself.  Easier and more reliable.

When a lever lock tripod leg gets lose — even by normal habiliment
and tear — the tripod is unreliable equally long as the lock as not
been retightened. If one does non have the cost along…

Over time, twist locks will clothing a flake too but a elementary quarter
plow will save the mean solar day. Rubber rings are very long lasting and
they work under the compression applied past the twist of the
lock. They are less prone to harm of any kind.

I prefer them because they are safe, reliable and quick.


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3 years 4 months ago
#637295
by Fitch

I’ve never had a twist lock neglect.  Honestly I can’t say the one lever lock tripod I owned gave me any problems either.   Only NikonShooter makes a good point, with the twist locks, all you demand to exercise is turn further to offset anile parts.   Safer route if yous ask me.

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3 years 4 months ago
#637344
by Sharna Lee

Honestly, I’ve not paid much attention to the locks on my tripod.  They are twisty ones though.  Never whatever issues.

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3 years 4 months agone
#637345
by Nikon Shooter

Only striking me…

Twist locks are way faster and

more quiet

in the wild!


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three years iv months ago
#637442
by Toby J

My first trip which was a Manfrotto had lever locks for the legs.   My electric current tripod three legged affair has twisty locks.

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