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Apr 26, 2009 08:29 |  #1

this morning for the first time I used my tripod in fairly deep water which put the levers under water and I got water in the legs

got me darn wet as well, my boots were shorter than I thought, got my rear soaked as well, the water is darn cold lol

so a few questions

1) is this going to make the inside corrode over time?
2) should I avoid the water with it?
3) is there some model that is better for use in the water?

its a Manfrotto aluminum tripod


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Apr 26, 2009 09:30 |  #2

Easy solution. Get some PVC pipe from the local Home building store, hardware store. Cut off about 2 foot long pieces. Buy pipe that has an I.D. big enough to slip over the tripod legs. Glue a PVC cap on one end of the 3 sections of pipe. Slip the pieces of pipe over your tripod legs and now you can stand it in mud, water, sand, snow without the legs getting dirty.


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Apr 26, 2009 11:17 |  #3

hmm this might be a good idea, I will measure up what diameter I need and go grab some :)


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Apr 26, 2009 11:33 |  #4

The aluminium is probably anodised the same as boat masts, I never worried about my mast getting wet and that was salt water as well :) so I wouldn't worry to much.


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Apr 26, 2009 18:02 |  #5

ok I would have to use 2" piping to get it up around the tripod leg locks :(

dooh this is going to add a ton of weight


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Apr 26, 2009 23:04 as a reply to  @ tekkie's post |  #6

Dry Pod waders are what you want.

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Apr 27, 2009 06:00 |  #7

sweet I like that solution, thank you very much I just sent them an email on it


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Apr 27, 2009 06:02 |  #8

I have never thoght of that idea with the PVC. great


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Apr 27, 2009 09:41 |  #9

ordered the kit, that will solve this problem ;)


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Apr 27, 2009 19:00 |  #10

Maxis Gamez posts in the birds forum and he has that picture of his posted in the what we look like thread. They look like they would work.


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Apr 27, 2009 19:17 |  #11

yup I think so, Rod already shipped them out this afternoon :) awesome


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Apr 28, 2009 15:35 |  #12

gasrocks wrote in post #7806263 (external link)
Easy solution. Get some PVC pipe from the local Home building store, hardware store. Cut off about 2 foot long pieces. Buy pipe that has an I.D. big enough to slip over the tripod legs. Glue a PVC cap on one end of the 3 sections of pipe. Slip the pieces of pipe over your tripod legs and now you can stand it in mud, water, sand, snow without the legs getting dirty.

ABS pipe may work well, too. It is lighter than PVC. It is also a flat black, which would not stand out so much as the white PVC. Keep in mind that i takes a different glue than the PVC pipe.


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Apr 28, 2009 15:44 |  #13

Maybe three plastic garbage bags and elastics? Light cheap and very portable. You might have to put something on the feet to keep them from poking through.




  
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Apr 28, 2009 16:43 |  #14

mpoole wrote in post #7820668 (external link)
Maybe three plastic garbage bags and elastics? Light cheap and very portable. You might have to put something on the feet to keep them from poking through.

that is pretty much the poor mans version of this :) http://www.rjwiley.smu​gmug.com/galle...96616​519_UvWSb (external link)

this is a better solution imo but I guess I have not used either yet so I cant say for sure. I will probably test it out this weekend and then I will post back my findings ;)


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Apr 28, 2009 18:54 |  #15

hey, Tekkie - just curious . . . what is it you're photographing in deep water? Ducks? Also, when you're out in the water, what do you use as a blind - I mean, how do you conceal yourself from skittish subjects?


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