Better fishing pictures: Use a tripod - If you're on the lookout for some really sharp images, you need to use a tripod or other support. - Global FlyFisher

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The pro


Kristian is a pro, and he knows that the tripod makes a difference. This heavy specimen is his way of securing sharpness when shooting. He always carries it and uses it for the vast majority of his pictures. Notice how he steadies the setup even more by pressing on the top of the lens.

Photo/illustration: Martin Joergensen ©2014



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GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted March 9th 2008

Corbin,

I keep my Manfrotto tripod away from saltwater as much as possible, but it's still quite tainted (if not rusted) from contact with salt. These gadgets are not built to endure salt, and a freshwater rinse now and then can do wonders. If you're planning extended use in and near saltwater some grease over screws and locks might be a good idea.

Martin


From: corbin fletcher · cefnoram·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted March 9th 2008

I just purchased the Basalt (GT2931) 3 section w/322RC2 head. Love it, do you partial submerge your tripod in salt water?

I have a kayak expedition planed in the Everglades and was concerned about the possible salt water effects on my Gitzo Basalt?

Any feed back is much appreciated.

Corbin


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted March 2nd 2008

Corbin,

Yes, the tripod is a Gitzo Moutaineer and the ballhead a Foba as far as I can see from Kristian's web site.

Martin


From: corbin fletcher · cefnoram·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted March 2nd 2008

Please give details of the rig, Gitzo?


From: Percas · percas·at·orangemail.sk  Link
Submitted June 1st 2006

where is NIKON there is LIFE...



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