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I photograph in the water all the time and unlike others a tripod is a 100% necessity. First, I am in water where I sink anywhere from a couple inches to a couple of feet. I always walk with the tripod legs spread out/ lengthened enough so the lens won't go in the water immediately if I need to place it down. I do this because if I need to get a better footing I can set the tripod/ lens down for a second even in the sinking environment. If you don't have a tripod your lens can only go one place... I have seen so many lenses dropped due to this. For me, the RRS tripod works the best in salt water. In a sinking area if I need to stay there I put pressure on the tripod until the sinking stops. The only challenging part is getting my foot with my waders out. It's a slow process :-)


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I photograph in the water all the time and unlike others a tripod is a 100% necessity. First, I am in water where I sink anywhere from a couple inches to a couple of feet. I always walk with the tripod legs spread out/ lengthened enough so the lens won't go in the water immediately if I need to place it down. I do this because if I need to get a better footing I can set the tripod/ lens down for a second even in the sinking environment. If you don't have a tripod your lens can only go one place... I have seen so many lenses dropped due to this. For me, the RRS tripod works the best in salt water. In a sinking area if I need to stay there I put pressure on the tripod until the sinking stops. The only challenging part is getting my foot with my waders out. It's a slow process :-)
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Dec 31, 2016 11:22 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #18

Wasn't shooting long lens yesterday but the tripod for stability would have been nice to have! Was exploring an Everglades hammock that we thought was dry but was actually about waist deep! Had a few very close calls with soft spots.


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