Modifying a tripod for mud, salt and sand

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
pebar_Walsall
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Re: Modifying a tripod for mud, salt and sand
In reply to Rod McD, Mar 18, 2013

Rod McD wrote:

Thx Kent - haven't heard of that brand or the use of the 'upside down' idea that early. The only brands that I know that used it were Gitzo and Benbo. Benbo have disappeared and I don't think Gitzo do them any more........don't know why - it works well.

Cheers, Rod

Hi Rod

Pleased to report that Benbo haven't disappeared after all. They're distributed by Paterson: http://www.patersonphotographic.com/benbo-tripods.htm

I've been using a Mark I Benbo for years now, and find it ideal for outdoor stuff, with the aluminium construction, upside down design, and the legs and centre column all independently maneuverable, being controlled by one big lever. It takes a bit of getting used to at first: it can feel a bit like wresting with a set of bagpipes at times

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