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  1. #1

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    I wimped out...

    ...and bought, bought a shotgun sling to carry my tripod with.
    I was going to make one out of leather but no time, so I thought this one looked like a good bet:
    https://www.butlercreek.com/slings/c...-shotgun-sling

    About $20 at Sportsman's Warehouse in nifty Mossy Oak camo. The cheaper model had some hard plastic that looked uncomfortable.
    What's cool about the shotgun style for tripods is that swivels aren't used.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.

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    Re: I wimped out...

    show us a video of it in action sometime!
    ~nicholas
    lifeofstawa
    stawastawa at gmail

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    Re: I wimped out...

    I bought an artist's easel carry satchel at art store's clearance section for cheap long ago, and it serves me well for carrying smaller tripods up to the size of a Tiltall... It is starting to wear out after MUCH use, so I guess I have to find another...

    One tip for the urban jungle, is that longer stuff in camo or military style bags makes people nervous, like you are some kind of paramilitary wacko, and bringing your "toy" into public, so if you are trying to keep a low key in the city, try not to look like the "unibomber"... And for our country cousins, maybe some international orange if Elmer can't decide if it's duck or rabbit season... :-(

    Steve K

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    Dave Karp
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    Re: I wimped out...

    He should be OK in Fresno. :-)

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    Re: I wimped out...

    Why is that wimping out? It looks like genius!
    Bruce Barlow
    author of "Finely Focused" and "More Finely Focused."
    www.brucewbarlow.com

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    Re: I wimped out...

    From the sling's description:

    . . . are aware that fatigue plays a major role in missed or poorly placed shots.

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    Re: I wimped out...

    Anyone who carries a Deardorff V8 with a Ries tripod is not a wimp in my book.

    It looks like a great idea to me, John!

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    Re: I wimped out...

    I went to school with the Unibomber. Same college class. You wouldn't have taken particular note of him if you'd seen him.

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    Pastafarian supremo
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    Re: I wimped out...

    Rick Allen

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    practicing Pastafarian

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    Re: I wimped out...

    I made one out of a carabiner, an old camera strap, and some Velcro. The carabiner attaches to the tripod head and the Velcro wraps around the feet. On the plus side, it didn't cost me anything as I already had the stuff lying around, not being used. On the negative side, I wish it had some padding.

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