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Closer look at twist and Lock
09-JAN-2006

Closer look at twist and Lock

Now here is the trick for a super fast setup. It takes a few minutes to master how to set up this tripod. I initially spent many minutes twisting and locking in vain till I figured out the right way. When you are opening or folding the tripod, start from the _lowest_ twist lock and work your wayup. All you need to do is half-twist the lock anti-clockwise and leave it. Do the same for the middle lock and then the upper. Then just let the leg 'fall out' - the CF makes a wonderful swooshing noise as it rolls down. Once the leg is fully out, to lock it it place, work from top to bottom on the locks. So thumb rule - when releasing (open or fold), work from bottom to top. When locking (in folded or open position) work from top to bottom. Once you get this, it is really very fast to set this up (enjoy the cool CF swoosh sound)

Canon EOS 20D
1/30s f/4.0 at 39.0mm iso1600 with Flash full exif

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