This is a repost from the View Camera thread as that's been swallowed up by the pro/ante VC magazine arguments...
In the current VC issue, on the conference pictures page, there's a picture of someone (it's the one captioned as Bruce Barlow / Richard Ritter) demonstrating a technique on a camera. I'm after some info on the cord on the tripod legs - is it a standard accessory for the tripod (Ries or other?) or something cobbled together from camping store bits?
Here's a quick scan of the picture:
I've recently got hold of a Berlebach tripod and they supply a metal chain to fasten on to the legs - the cord seems more elegant / easier / lighter and quicker to adjust and it doesn't make you sound like the Marley's Ghost from Scrooge when you walk ;-)
I can get hold of some cord if needed but am having a bit of trouble finding the adjuster block. I've exhausted my ideas typing a decent term into the web to describe the block to find a supplier - it's not the same as a tent guy rope adjuster as it takes both cords. It looks like something you'd use to keep your 10-gallon hat on but a bit more solid - any ideas? "Cordlocks" aren't strong enough as I've tried them
I've been looking at the Nite-Ize Figure 9 tensioner but if there's anything official out there, I'd be grateful for some info.
In the UK - so not easy / cheap to get hold of Ries stuff if it is theirs...