Only replying to the 2 to 5 second post.
Agree with most of what both of you are saying, and see both points. Agree that for AP, that is not acceptable.
But do agree (with caveat) for visual, not as much.
However for the visual guy, that does want to help (and I am no salesman) these little gimmick items do actually work, for slightly spindly tripod.
Those little hockey pucks, will cut it down from 2 to 5 seconds, down to 1 to 2 seconds. (this will depend more on what ground you are on).
I have a set I do not use, but they actually do help even with AP.
Just a heads up (and yes I would be instituting a buy more attitude, but they are cheap and do work). (again, depends on ground you are on)
EDIT:: you ask why I do not use. It is called laziness. Or even better procrastination.
You can google those 2 words, (if needed)
That's a Jk.
Edited by brian32672, 30 August 2020 - 04:07 AM.