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Jun 30, 2007 17:54 |  #1

I have a Manfrotto 055PROB (Bogen 3021) and generally leave the centre column and head assembly in my camera bag to lighten the weight.

I would like to be able to carry the tripod with a strap (I've got a spare laptop bag one that'll do) But the tripod is designed for the strap to attach to the top attachment piece and the bottom of the centre column... So I'm wondering is there a little attachment of some sort I can add to the tripod to add a strap mount? Or should I just leave the centre column on the tripod even though I rarely use it?


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Jun 30, 2007 18:57 |  #2

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Long_Tripod_Car​rying.html (external link)


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Jul 01, 2007 09:17 |  #3

Ah yeah, I'm thinking I'll get some velcr and a D ring and it'll do exactly the same thing with my existing strap and not cost me any more


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Jul 01, 2007 12:56 |  #4

The Manfrotto strap has a lower portion of the strap that is intended to loop around a leg (or all the legs)...the ad that gryphonslair posted mentions that fact. I have that same strap myself, and I keep it round one leg and use a supplementary hook and loop strap to keep the three legs together for transport, so that I do not have to constantly remove that end of the strap and can keep it afixed to a single leg.


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Jul 01, 2007 17:20 |  #5

Somewhere I have a strap with velcro closed loops at the ends. Think it was sold as a ski strap. Just wrap one end around the neck, the other around one or three legs, and you're set. I preferred to throw it over my shoulder, so hardly ever used it.


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Jul 02, 2007 09:08 |  #6

simwells wrote in post #3465981 (external link)
I have a Manfrotto 055PROB (Bogen 3021) and generally leave the centre column and head assembly in my camera bag to lighten the weight.

I would like to be able to carry the tripod with a strap (I've got a spare laptop bag one that'll do) But the tripod is designed for the strap to attach to the top attachment piece and the bottom of the centre column... So I'm wondering is there a little attachment of some sort I can add to the tripod to add a strap mount? Or should I just leave the centre column on the tripod even though I rarely use it?

I am confused, the 3021 has a threaded hole in the piece that joins the legs and holds the center column. It is positioned above one of the legs. Is that hole elsewhere on the 055ProB? You might take a closeup of the top portion of the tripod and head assembly so we can have a look and see what your issue is.


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Jul 02, 2007 12:08 |  #7

Wilt wrote in post #3473608 (external link)
I am confused, the 3021 has a threaded hole in the piece that joins the legs and holds the center column. It is positioned above one of the legs. Is that hole elsewhere on the 055ProB? You might take a closeup of the top portion of the tripod and head assembly so we can have a look and see what your issue is.

My issue is not wanting to use the other strap mount at the bottom of the centre column. I'm happy to use the main one on the spider


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Jul 02, 2007 12:13 |  #8

Wilt wrote in post #3473608 (external link)
I am confused, the 3021 has a threaded hole in the piece that joins the legs and holds the center column. It is positioned above one of the legs. Is that hole elsewhere on the 055ProB? You might take a closeup of the top portion of the tripod and head assembly so we can have a look and see what your issue is.

At the bottom of the center column there is a revolving slot that is there to hang weight from to add stability to the tripod under windy conditions. I can also be used for a strap.


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Jul 02, 2007 12:14 |  #9

gryphonslair99 wrote in post #3474468 (external link)
At the bottom of the center column there is a revolving slot that is there to hang weight from to add stability to the tripod under windy conditions. I can also be used for a strap.

Yes I know, but I often don't want to carry the centre column if I can avoid it.


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Jul 02, 2007 12:35 |  #10

simwells wrote in post #3474472 (external link)
Yes I know, but I often don't want to carry the centre column if I can avoid it.

So instead of attaching to the bottom of the center column, you take the lower stap and feed it thru the D ring on the end to form a slip loop on the Bogen strap and put it around the end of one (or all three) legs.


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Jul 02, 2007 13:05 |  #11

Wilt wrote in post #3474569 (external link)
So instead of attaching to the bottom of the center column, you take the lower stap and feed it thru the D ring on the end to form a slip loop on the Bogen strap and put it around the end of one (or all three) legs.

I don't have that paticular strap though I was trying to avoid buying one and just using a spare laptop bag strap, I think I'll just buy the proper strap


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