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/ Stabilizing your tripod.
Stabilizing your tripod.
October 15, 2013 9:07 AM
Anyone have any tips or tricks to stabilize a tripod? I have a N11 with the old style tripod and I recently bought the old HD wedge because it was cheap, but I have heard nothing but horror stories as far as stability. I have not gotten to take it out yet due to the monsoon in central Texas we are currently under. I have heard anything from filling the legs with foam to anchoring it to the ground. What would be the best methods? I bought some vibration suppression pads so we will see how those work.
October 15, 2013 10:02 AM
Hey there, not sure of old style stuff, but when I had my 9.25 on a CPC and got the wedge it worked great, but then again it is the HD wedge,
October 15, 2013 11:12 AM
Two "tricks" I've used:
1. Hang a heavy weight from the top of the tripod.
2. Add another spreader midway between the top of the tripod and the ground.
October 15, 2013 10:04 PM
December 1, 2013 6:25 PM
For outreach, I use a screw in dog leash anchor, available at Walmart or pet stores. i found the right size eye nut to screw onto the spreader threaded rod. using a small web strap down with a ratchet, you can ensure that the mount doesn't move. This is great to prevent accidental movement by guest observers.
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December 1, 2013 8:24 PM
I really like that idea, Randy.
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December 2, 2013 9:09 AM
I set up tripods for stop-motion photography that often extends for months to a year. I use a tripod rock bag for stability, and it survives some pretty wild storms. Google it.
Shane in black-zone New Mexico
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