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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    yeah, think i need to get... cos always kana wind blow and topple haha
    im used to lightstands topple .. problem solved when i used 2.9m heavy duty stands..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy View Post
    im used to lightstands topple .. problem solved when i used 2.9m heavy duty stands..
    heavy duty stands will also topple. I had one topple at Marina barrage once... forgot to bring my sandbags that day and paid the price of a bent shoot through umbrella...

    Really need to have a couple of sandbags handy when shooting outdoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    yeah, think i need to get... cos always kana wind blow and topple haha
    Sandbags are quite cheap. Just need to figure out where to get the sand. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    Sandbags are quite cheap. Just need to figure out where to get the sand. LOL.
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    Salty sand leh.... LOL

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    Salty sand leh.... LOL
    er, just curious...does the salt matter? here I tot salt will suck up more moisture which is good in a way?
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    I dun think it's good for your equipment as it can corrodes them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    er, just curious...does the salt matter? here I tot salt will suck up more moisture which is good in a way?
    THe sand bags will not affect camera equipment... but salt does funky stuff to metal parts. And beach sand will leak from the bags and get all over everything and the car. I am thinking of swapping out sand with small pebbles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    THe sand bags will not affect camera equipment... but salt does funky stuff to metal parts. And beach sand will leak from the bags and get all over everything and the car. I am thinking of swapping out sand with small pebbles...
    Then back to the same question, where to get so many pebbles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    Then back to the same question, where to get so many pebbles?
    They got water bags also, if u wotried cannot find sand.

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    Actually as far as I'm aware people use stones/pebbles instead of sands. Can also use camera bag if your tripod does not need weighing down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Actually as far as I'm aware people use stones/pebbles instead of sands. Can also use camera bag if your tripod does not need weighing down.
    I am one of the few idiots that took the name literally and use sand.

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    Then back to the same question, where to get so many pebbles?
    Buy from aquarium... or from gardening suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    Buy from aquarium... or from gardening suppliers.
    Interesting, can reuse.
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    Actually marbles (bakuli) work great as well, but I think nowadays they are a bit hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc
    Actually marbles (bakuli) work great as well, but I think nowadays they are a bit hard to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    THe sand bags will not affect camera equipment... but salt does funky stuff to metal parts. And beach sand will leak from the bags and get all over everything and the car. I am thinking of swapping out sand with small pebbles...
    icic...but after looking the following posts, I think pebble is still a much better choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    heavy duty stands will also topple. I had one topple at Marina barrage once... forgot to bring my sandbags that day and paid the price of a bent shoot through umbrella...

    Really need to have a couple of sandbags handy when shooting outdoors.
    If u use an umbrella, of course the lightstand set will topple when a strong gust of wind hits it.. That's one reason why I don't really like to use umbrella(s)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy

    If u use an umbrella, of course the lightstand set will topple when a strong gust of wind hits it.. That's one reason why I don't really like to use umbrella(s)..
    Large soft boxes won't??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Large soft boxes won't??
    normal size one also proned what. lols.

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