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    How to stabilize tripod in windy condition?

    I am looking for a way or maybe accessory to stabilize tripod in a windy condition for night shot. Any suggestion?

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    Peter

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    Hang something heavy from it? I've seen some tripods that have a hook at the bottom for this purpose. If yours doesn't perhaps you could jerry-rig something similar.
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    Wrap a heavy coat/blanket/towel around the legs
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    tie a brick to each leg........

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    hang a weight from the hook in the center if it has a hook, if not then just tie something to it. remember to keep your center of gravity low.

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    I have a cable tie on my camera bag (helps to hold the tripod when trekking) and I hang my camera bag on the tripod with it as shown below:

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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Peter

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    if you are on grass or soft soil you can always nail down some U shape metal at each leg.

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    great suggestions thanks love the bag photo darey great idea and also keeps the bag off wet ground




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