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Apr 26, 2014 16:36 as a reply to  @ post 16863316 |  #1141

Nice idea for using tripods at the beach. :)


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Apr 26, 2014 17:29 |  #1142

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I've been meaning to post this for a while. A thread to which I subscribe, talking about abuse of tripods, made me think of it again.

Do you take your sticks to the beach, expose them to sand, grit, salt air, and heaven forbid, sink them into the surf? Then, come home and take apart each leg joint and wash out the sand and salt and re-oil with silicone oil?

Here's the solution: leg raincoats from our long time member and tripod mayven, ben_r_, whom I hope will not be upset by my use of his photos. They're like leg condoms. The picture below is worth a thousand words. Hold them up with rubber bands. At home, remove them and perhaps rinse the legs off from the sea air salt with water and you're good to go. I've got two sets, and bought them after spending an hour cleaning the sand and grit out of my sticks after a beach visit.

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Seems to work well. They've held up every time I've used them. I find that 25" is sufficient for the conditions I've shot in.


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Apr 26, 2014 17:31 |  #1143

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Apr 26, 2014 17:32 |  #1144

Never seen one that would protect a five foot tripod leg. You must have special umbrellas.;)


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Apr 26, 2014 17:36 |  #1145

tvphotog wrote in post #16863435 (external link)
Never seen one that would protect a five foot tripod leg. You must have special umbrellas.;)

I've never encountered conditions where I'd need to protect an entire 5 foot leg. :) If I did, I probably wouldn't have my camera/tripod setup in those conditions. ;)


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Apr 26, 2014 17:46 |  #1146

v35skyline wrote in post #16863442 (external link)
I've never encountered conditions where I'd need to protect an entire 5 foot leg. :) If I did, I probably wouldn't have my camera/tripod setup in those conditions. ;)

I have...sea spray, the salt air itself, blowing sand, even though the water was just a foot deep. I've had salt coating the upper tripod legs when near the surf. The rubber bands work great to protect the legs.


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Apr 26, 2014 19:16 as a reply to  @ post 16787941 |  #1147

What size waist do does the guy have to use the camera strap as a belt? I'm a 32" waist and my Canon 5D3 camera strap goes about half way around me.:oops::lol:


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Apr 26, 2014 19:44 |  #1148

Calicajun wrote in post #16863609 (external link)
What size waist do does the guy have to use the camera strap as a belt? I'm a 32" waist and my Canon 5D3 camera strap goes about half way around me.:oops::lol:

A genuine 5D2 strap yields about 23.5" of useable belt.


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Apr 29, 2014 00:51 |  #1149

My tripod gets in the ocean more often than not...I even use it with my Ikelite dive housing completely underwater. I rinse it in freshwater when I get home. Anticipate replacing all the screws etc in a year or so, but it works just fine as is.


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Apr 29, 2014 03:32 |  #1150

It helps to have a tripod with legs the other way round and so designed to be immersed to a degree. Another reason I invariably use a Benbo round water. Of course that still doesn't help with spray.


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May 02, 2014 12:58 |  #1151

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This small tripod was originally marketed as the "Baby benbo" latterly the Benbo 3. I find it very useful and have two.

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I can't find it online. Is it discontinued?




  
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May 03, 2014 08:46 |  #1152

Using a hard-edged Wacom tablet is hard on the wrist. I was noticing this recently with a lot of heavy editing. Standard wrist rests won't fit the thin tablet edge. I found this wrist pad the solution. It's thin enough to bend over the edge of the tablet, and you can position it wherever is comfortable. Despite the neoprene bottom, it slips a bit on the two uneven surfaces. Keep it in place with a couple pieces of double sided tape or rubber cement. Grifiti pad on Amazon.

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May 03, 2014 08:54 |  #1153

Just ordered a couple of those! Thanks. Not for a Wacom but the keyboard itself.


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May 03, 2014 15:23 |  #1154

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I can't find it online. Is it discontinued?

I think it might be. There appear later to have been two models and they seem to have acquired the designation "low-boy" latterly - at least in the US. One model "3" is like both my small ones with no telescopic legs and the other "4" has short telescopic legs like a short version of the more "traditional" Benbo Mk1 of which I also have two.

(The Benbos were originally designed and made by Kennet engineering which operated out of a small factory very near to me but the owner retired and sold out to Patterson. I have a Kennet engineering Benbo bought new and it's still my most used tripod after 35 years of use.)

Patterson make something more or less like my baby benbos and call it "mini trekker" although the feet look a bit less than useful.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com/c/product/247267​-REG/Benbo_BEN108_Mini_​Trekker_Tripod.html (external link) - back ordered.


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May 04, 2014 04:33 |  #1155

Lastolite magnetic background support.

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