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    DIY improvement to my Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod

    DIY improvement to my Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod

    It's always bugged me getting the lower legs level on my tripod so I took the rubber feet off and then dismantled the 3 lower legs from the tripod.

    I turned them individually on a metal lathe and just very lightly scored them 1/8th of inch (just enough to remove the powder coating to bare aluminium) every 2" along the length of the three legs.

    I then re-assembled them and now I have an easily seen visual marking to lock the three legs into and if it's too short or too long I can easily move all the legs to either the ring above or below.

    Simple improvement, but a huge improvement to me.... making adjustments now is just so much easier.
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    I rarely have my tripod on level ground, often it's on very uneven surfaces. I tend to extend two legs, set tripod up how I want it and then extend the third leg and just lock it into place when it hits the ground
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