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edhackett

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Camera support様ooking downward
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:01:55 pm »

Good day,

May I ask what others here use for tripod and ball head when photographing things on the ground or very low?  I致e been doing some close-up nature photography with a nikon 150 micro on D300 and it is best to be really still.  I have head of reversing the center post on the tripod but that痴 pretty difficult with my stuff (old Gitzo reported RRS BH55)葉oo heavy to hang upside down, I think, and awkward to wrestle into position.  Any better setups to recommend?  Or just deal with it?

Thanks and best wishes,

Ed
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degrub

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Re: Camera support様ooking downward
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:41:02 am »

bean bag works for me for at ground shots or on a rock.
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Mike D. B.

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Re: Camera support様ooking downward
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 11:59:07 am »

I had the center column of my (old) Gitzo tripod with carbon legs removed and a Manfrotto 3-way gear head attached.  Removal of the center column allows the legs to be spread completely, which allows the tripod center to be right on the ground.  Only the 3-way head builds up above ground level.

I never enjoyed inverting a tripod's center column and attaching the camera that way, but everyone needs to find their preferred style and hardware.  Though the Gitzo center column is solidly guided, I never used one.  So removing it completely didn't bother me at all and saved weight.
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Kind regards, Mike
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