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Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 1st May 2018, 13:46
Replies: 41
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Posted By paddy7
PTFE tape isn't going to do any harm to threads....

PTFE tape isn't going to do any harm to threads. It's just some soft rubbery stuff, and i've used it to seal joints on woodwind and reed instruments for years. If it tears when you finally take the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 30th April 2018, 19:10
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
Hi Henning - I know i've mentioned this before,...

Hi Henning -
I know i've mentioned this before, but perhaps not in this thread, but i put a turn of PTFE tape round the thread of the screw. This is the white, stretchy tape that plumbers use to seal...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 29th April 2018, 22:32
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
Been out today with the Benro TAD 18C, and very...

Been out today with the Benro TAD 18C, and very pleased with it. Not the best conditions to test a light rig, with the wind coming from the NE onto the Suffolk coast at about 15mph. Seemed very...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 28th April 2018, 07:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
Yup - i went through that particular...

Yup - i went through that particular unpleasantness. The overall series name, then the model number (which often relates to the previous series, but with a 2 instead of a 1 at the front of the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 27th April 2018, 15:54
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
It would be interesting to build a device that...

It would be interesting to build a device that measured that! Intensity of bump, time to settle to original position..could be disasterous too.

The leg angle is something that did come into...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 27th April 2018, 12:59
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
I feel there is a horses-for-courses approach...

I feel there is a horses-for-courses approach required. I generally use a Viking TR100 Plus and Manfrotto 500 head for an Kowa 883, which needs to cope with an east coast winter and a lot of...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 22:16
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
It's actually a Velbon aluminium set (although...

It's actually a Velbon aluminium set (although not the Sherpa, i think, but very similar) that i wanted to replace with a CF set. I have a PH157Q in the cupboard; not bad, but was let down badly by...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 16:07
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
The other thing of course is the visual cue when...

The other thing of course is the visual cue when you've left clips unlocked!
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 14:33
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
I usually look for double the safe working load...

I usually look for double the safe working load to the actual loading. I suspect the diameter of the bottom section and the nature of the foot may have more to do with it though. Some of the 'travel'...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 14:30
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
i've always preferred clips myself. Seem less...

i've always preferred clips myself. Seem less subject to 'creep' than twists, and easier to operate when your hands are cold or gloved. I've never damaged myself using them - i just undo all three at...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 08:28
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
Thanks John - I was being very specific about the...

Thanks John - I was being very specific about the search, and was surprised to find it difficult, as what I was after seemed pretty standard - however, as it won't be the 'everyday' tripod (mainly...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 25th April 2018, 18:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
I've calmed down now. Thanks for...

I've calmed down now. Thanks for listening.
Another rant coming soon though, for those who like reading rants.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 25th April 2018, 13:21
Replies: 41
Views: 2,836
Posted By paddy7
The tricky job of searching for tripods

I was looking for some CF tripod legs to cover pleasant weather and overseas trips/travel, when a light rig is preferable - and what a task it's been, for the following reasons:
1. manufacturers...
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