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Archive 2010 · Will my tripod support.....
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Will my tripod support.....


A bit of fun

For those who ask: Will tripod X support camera Y?

The answer is yes, it will.

Manfrotto 190 at full extension, not levelled but wiggled loosely into gravel. Ballhead Is a Gitzo 1177, levelled by eye. That`s 9 housebricks, I don`t know the weight but it`s more than YOUR camera
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Jul 26, 2010 at 09:20 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Will my tripod support.....


What happens with 10 bricks?


Jul 26, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
What happens with 10 bricks?

Nobody knows--he onlly had 9 bricks.

The more serious answer is that there is a lot of stress on the spider. The loose gravel does nothing to keep the legs from spreading. This means the heavy load is trying to spread the legs, rather than the feet forcing to load straight down to the ground.

There was a thread about a Gitzo that actually broke the spider because the load was forcing the legs apart in heavy snow.



Jul 26, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Will my tripod support.....


I only used 9 of the Mark 1 bricks because I`m waiting for the Mark 2 version to come out since that`s one more and more is always better.


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Will my tripod support.....


Never shot much with bricks...

How well can that ball head pan/swivel with bricks?

But my daughter (age 8) doesn't think you need a tripod










Jul 27, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Will my tripod support.....


Hammy wrote:
Never shot much with bricks...

How well can that ball head pan/swivel with bricks?

But my daughter (age 8) doesn't think you need a tripod

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll83/UTHammy/Other/ANMRE-CMH-200.jpg


But lots of foam has to help



Jul 27, 2010 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Will my tripod support.....


I had to stop the experiment because the tripod was starting to slip on the uneven gravel as the feet began to dig in. At this point the ball started to slip as the weight moved off axis and then I lost interest. There is a very rare, almost unknown version of that ballhead called "The Spinal Tap" model. It goes up to 11.


Jul 27, 2010 at 10:20 AM





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