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    What to do with old tripod

    I do not bend to well any more and with the new knee not working to it's full capacity yet, I was having trouble tacking shots close to the ground. ie: feather in the rocks. So I had to come up with something. Do you think this will work.

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    I've got that VERY tripod. Bought in 1974, how about yours?
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    Gidday TG

    I use my old cheap tripod (read "as whippy as wet spaghetti" ... ) as a flash stand.
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    am ..... about 1968 round about

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    Quote Originally Posted by John King View Post
    Gidday TG

    I use my old cheap tripod (read "as whippy as wet spaghetti" ... ) as a flash stand.
    Same here.

    There's no point selling it for next to nothing(and losing money on it) .. and then when you need it, it's not there any more.



    What you are trying to do here sure does work.
    Many tripods have that feature.
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    Necessity is the mother of invention - looks like it will fit the bill.

    My first tripod now lives in our van and with a screw on plate holds our Baby Q when travelling. Even if the ground is uneven our BBQ is level

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    it will work. Some of the Manfrotto range are designed to do this very thing. Seems back in the 60's you must have been a bit of a Mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrump View Post
    am ..... about 1968 round about

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrump View Post
    am ..... about 1968 round about
    You can add me to that club .... I'm still using it to this day - very sturdy - heavy, but sits like a rock.

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