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Sneaky Trick When You Can’t Use Your Tripod

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More and more places, like museums, observatories on top of tall buildings, train stations, and even cathedrals, have very strict rules about not using tripods, but so far I haven’t found a single one that has a rule about using a Manfrotto Magic Arm and Super Clamp. You just clamp it on something (like a railing or a pew, for example), and it holds your camera steady so you can shoot in really low light. Security guards are totally perplexed by them, because there’s nothing in their rules about accessory arms. In fact, if they approach you and ask, “What is this?” You can say something like, “Oh, this is a way for me to keep my camera still without having tripod legs sticking out where someone might trip.” (See, you’re looking out for the....


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