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I'm currently interested in making a DIY 3-leg tripod for videography.  If anyone has any smart ideas I'd love to hear about them.

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There are several threads here already on this topic.  Here is a link to one of them:

 

 

 

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I use this project suggested in one the several threads on the topic

 

It's perfect for my needs and very cheap

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These are some great ideas. I found this worked best for me. I've been shooting video for years. Most of the time I want the tripod to disappear. Big is bad, small is good. Mostly for macro. Otherwise, good buoyancy is my friend. Current? Muck stick works well.

https://www.amazon.com/Rienar-Flexible-Portable-Adjustable-Cellphone/dp/B00XTHBE6A/ref=lp_499308_1_16?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1571321380&sr=1-16

 

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I used only loc-line parts (and some additional screews to create a quadropod. I used 1/2 " parts but perhaps 3/4" would be more stable. It was very easy to assemble.

You can see it in work in this video:

 

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On 10/23/2019 at 2:00 PM, gobiodon said:

I used only loc-line parts (and some additional screews to create a quadropod. I used 1/2 " parts but perhaps 3/4" would be more stable. It was very easy to assemble.

You can see it in work in this video

 

Thats in a lake right? I dont think this will be stable enough with current.

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On 10/23/2019 at 11:00 PM, gobiodon said:

I used only loc-line parts (and some additional screews to create a quadropod. I used 1/2 " parts but perhaps 3/4" would be more stable. It was very easy to assemble.

You can see it in work in this video:

 

ooh wow, those are some strange looking fish.  Thanks for the tips.

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Thanks everyone, I'll post the results of my attempt soon.  

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14 hours ago, bubffm said:

Thats in a lake right? I dont think this will be stable enough with current.

Yes, it was in a lake. It would probaly not stable enough in current. I glued some led to the last section, but you need bigger rig in current for sure. 

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