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DIY Tripod

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Accessories' started by RobertCoombes, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    Recently there has been some discussion on this forum with regard to tripods. When I was young and skint I bought a Werra3 to record my young family. Tripods were a bit expensive for a good support and so I asked my Father to make me one. I have since bought a Manfrotto. They both weigh 3.0 kg with heads, they both extend to 1960mm high, but the Manfrotto folds to 150mm shorter. The Coombes is risky on polished floors, otherwise I may have wasted my money.

  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member


    Getting tempted to try one myself...

    Although I think you may have wasted your money, a slip-on block with a bit of inner tube glued on and slipped on the bottom of the legs would have been cheaper :). Or a rubber door-stop.

  3. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    I forgot to date this tripod, it was 1966.
  4. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath


    For a couple of years, I used a surveyor's tripod, bought at a car boot sale for £2, to which I fitted a home made 1/4" adapter. It was incredibly stable but I started to notice that I was walking at a 45 degree angle from carrying it. I sold it to a friend for £10 and the last time I heard from him he was still using it as the fixed base for his astronomical telescope.


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