Tripod Tube Extension
Category: Tripod, tripod height, office, hobby, photography, camera
Problem: I bought a tripod and learned immediately that I was unable to look directly into the camera viewfinder without bending over, since I am 6’-4”.
Action: The tripod has a tube that the camera attachment mechanism is sitting on top of. This tube can be raised or lowered with a crank. I cut the tube about a quarter of an inch below where it attaches to the camera attachment base, and then made a tube of about 18” to insert into the tube of the tripod that raises and lowers with a crank on one end and the camera attachment base on the other.
Result: It works great, since the camera I am attaching is small and light.
Additional Thoughts: Perhaps there is a tripod that has a longer tube that raises and lowers, or that is taller. If I was using a tripod a great deal, or placing anything but light equipment on it, I would buy one that fit my requirements.
When idea was conceived: 11/30/09
How much time it took to develop: 1 ½ hours
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: In use
Since it was originally done: