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Lightweight tripod

seahawk 11 1.2k United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 2:56PM
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 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 8:29PM
Nice tip, will try that.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
1 Jan 2013 8:49PM
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions
AllyBoy 12 92 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:48PM
Anyone used a Manfrotto befree tripod yet????
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
12 May 2013 11:15PM
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.

LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
14 May 2013 10:35AM

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 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2013 12:21PM
There's a tax and duty free allowance isn't there ?

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


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