Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/06

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Subject: [Leica] Tripod, sort of.
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:51:33 -0400
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On Apr 6, 2009, at 1:02 AM, Jan wrote:

> Unfortunately, most zoos, botanical gardens and museums now discourage
> "serious" tripod use (perhaps because they want you to buy their  
> tourist
> view postcards..).  Even the Kodak House in Rochester I learned 2  
> years ago
> had a "no tripod and no backpack policy",

  About 20 years ago I bought a hiking staff from a mountain supply  
store prior to a trip through the Adirondacks. To all appearances is  
is a normal looking walking cane but unscrew the round walnut cap on  
the top and you have a neat tripod screw. I have had no trouble taking  
it on planes and into museums and other venues where tripods are  
forbidden. Just feign a limp as you approach the ticket counter and  
the rest is easy. Given my age, I have less trouble feigning the limp  
now. It is a great assist in holding the camera steady. By the way,  
I'm surprised that no one mentioned bean bags and tension strings as  
tripod surrogates. Both work better than my shaky hands.

Larry Z

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