Well, I took the new Manfrotto tripod down to the beach tonight for a bit of a play. Yep, you guessed it, a bigger than normal wave came over me and the tripod.....more than once. I thought it would be fine, as I knew I could clean it as soon as I got home.
I got home and the dread of realising the SAND in the tripod legs isn't making them move!
I put the legs under running water, tried to manouvre the legs out and back in etc. I now have it fully extended and drying inside. The clips on the legs won't clip in as there is sand in there as well.
Is there anything else I should be doing to get the sand out and clean it......or should I just let it now dry and then hopefully all will be fine.
Bloody sand has even scratched my tripods legs!!! Grrrrrr
Geez, I know how to christen new things, hey???