Author Topic: Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod - Additional Weight For Stability?  (Read 673 times)

mncorrado

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I have a Manfrotto 055 Pro3 carbon fiber tripod.  I love the tripod though at times in windy conditions I have trouble with vibrations.  I purchased the carbon fiber version of the tripod as I am starting to get older and would prefer to haul less than more things in the field.  Now at the same time I am trying to figure out a way to add some additional weight to the tripod.

Any thoughts on how the Manfrotto utility apron works or would something better work more effectively?

Thanks!
Jeff

Jack Dahlgren

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If you are looking to travel light but still add mass to your tripod you can certainly hang your bag from the center of the tripod. You could also use a light nylon or mesh bag and put stones/dirt/sand in it when available. You can also use your own weight on the tripod - use a heavy elastic cord which is long enough to stretch from the tripod to the ground. Put a loop around your foot and step on it until it hits the ground. This will have the effect of a constant down force on the tripod.

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Excellent ideas!  I totally appreciate it.  I probably will get of the tripod stone bags and get some elastic cordage.