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seahawk
seahawk e2 Member 7529 forum postsseahawk vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Should mention that a little WD40 frees up the twist locks on the Ultra Rexi; extend the legs, apply WD40 with a cloth then close legs so that it is transferred inside the leg sections. Works a treat and keeps damp out.

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keith selmes
1 Jan 2013 - 8:29 PM

Nice tip, will try that.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73817 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:49 PM

Thanks everyone for all your suggestions

AllyBoy
AllyBoy  892 forum posts United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 8:48 PM

Anyone used a Manfrotto befree tripod yet????

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73817 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:15 PM

In the end I bought the oben tripod whilst in New York, ok not as stable as the 055 but I was happy with the results. This was a 2 minute exposure in blustery conditions.

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/nick-w-61515/gallery/photo/steps-to-manhatten-325...

LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62431 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2013 - 10:35 AM


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Any other suggestions?

If you can find a convenient wall to place a folded jacket on you can do that, place the camera on the jacket and use delayed action to release the shutter.
Bear in mind if you buy a tripod in a shop in USA local taxes (rarely less than 10%) are added at the till, and on return to UK it is a crime not to go through customs and pay 20% VAT and any purchase tax. You can end up paying more than buying in UK.
When you book your ticket with many airlines it is possible to include a second case for a lot less than paying excess baggage. Prices have probably gone up since and I went to USA 5 years ago but this option cost only 25 extra in 2008.

keith selmes
14 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

There's a tax and duty free allowance isn't there ?

Edit:
You can bring in other goods worth up to 390 without having to pay tax and/or duty.

You must make a declaration to customs when entering the UK from non-EU countries if:
you exceed your allowances
the goods are for commercial use - see link below for information on merchandise in baggage
you have 10,000 euros or more (or its equivalent) in cash
you think you may have banned or restricted goods

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm#1

Last Modified By keith selmes at 14 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

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