I was taking landscape photos the other day at Cape Schanck, Victoria, the wind was very strong. The camera started shaking, but when I check closely, there was nothing wrong with the , it sits steadily, so is the head.
I then found out that the camera was actually shaking from the plate itself, not sure if it is due the plate mounting on the head or because of the plate itself.
I then went to have a look at better tripods the next day (I needed to upgrade to a stronger one anyway), and found out about a head and plate for medium format camera. It's the first time I've seen a head for medium format camera and I was very impressed with it. It has the screw mount for small-format DSLR as well so can be used for both small and medium format camera, and the head + plate itself is about twice the size of standard head.
But the thing that interest me most is the plate size, I reckon with the larger plate sitting underneath the camera, it would help stabilised the camera and avoid shaking since there is a larger surface area for the camera to sit on?
Am I right? or is there another way to this type of camera shake?