All posts tagged: Manfrotto

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: A Slow Week

There’s no point pretending that it has been a busy week, it has, but not really in the ways you would normally expect. I’ve been spending more time writing for Digital Photography School. I think I just had a few days too where I just wanted to relax and not take much in. I was feeling quite lazy. Let’s see what I’ve got to tell you. Trip to the USA I’ve been trying to see if I can get some sponsors for the trip. I will be borrowing a couple of Tamron Lenses, and I have a Lowepro bag to try out on my trip. So I decided to see if I could get some other sponsors. One thing that I thought would be good would be a travel tripod.  I sent an email to Gitzo to talk to them about the possibility and got nothing back, never heard from them.  I sent an email to Manfrotto and got some generic email back saying if they were interested they would let me know, needless to …

Photography with Three Legs

When I first purchased my tripod, almost twenty years ago, I had no idea what I was buying, in that I had done no research, but Vanbars, a photographic shop in Carlton had some on special, they looked good, so I bought one.  I was lucky.  Really lucky.  I have never regretted that purchase and even now, I still think it is a good tripod.  It has always done what I wanted and has been a fantastic tripod. I’m not going to lie, I do want to replace it now, but not for the reasons you would think.  To extend the legs it has things that screw in and out, and as I get older my hands can’t cope with the tightening anymore.  I have trouble with tendinitis in my hands, so I put the tripod up and one leg will start sinking because I didn’t tighten it up enough.  Annoying, but that is really the only reason why I want to replace it. I have a Manfrotto tripod with a 190 base and 141RC head.  The …