What type of tripod would you rather use a twist lock, or a flip lock ? My first Tripod was a twist lock because it was much cheaper than a twist lock tripod. After years of using this tripod, I found it inconvenient, because the tripod legs use to drop out with no control whatsoever once you flipped the switch. I thought that most'Professional' photographers used the twist lock tripods, so that was my aim. When I was finally able to afford a fancy twist lock Carbon-fiber tripod, I though I had reached seventh heaven. Unfortunately, now that I actually have to use a tripod on my job on a daily basis, I find that the twist lock on my fancy tripod is actually more inconvenient, because you have to constantly remember which way to twist the locks and because you can't really tell whether the tripod legs are fully locked or not ! If the tripod legs on your tripod are not locked, or not locked securely, all types of things can happen before you even realize it. On the other hand, with a flip-lock tripod it is very easy to tell whether the legs are locked or not . What are your thoughts ?