Your tripod is not sturdy enough? How about this DIY Quadpod

Jun 10, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Your tripod is not sturdy enough? How about this DIY Quadpod

Jun 10, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Tripods have been here for ages. Probably way before cameras existed. Heck, they were used to cook animals over an open fire. And weight matters. The load capacity on a tripod is one of the first features a tripod lists (along with self-weight and max height).

But, if you can’t find a tripod that is sturdy enough, pipe maker Simplified Building, has a build for a QuadPod. It’s not very portable, not very light and definitely not fancy, but it can carry heavy gear to impressive heights.

If you are asking yourself why you would need such a tall and sturdy tripod, look at the Mega Mast, which is the non-DIY version of this device. (DIYP reviews the Mega Mast here)

[DIY Quad Pod via simplifiedbuilding]

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2 responses to “Your tripod is not sturdy enough? How about this DIY Quadpod”

  1. Kjell Post Avatar
    Kjell Post

    And if one of the legs aren’t touching the ground you can rotate the tripod and it will be stable, thanks to a mathematical theorem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuF-WB7mD6k

  2. Chris Cameron Avatar
    Chris Cameron

    For a much easier to use alternative get a Manfrotto auto pole https://www.manfrotto.us/single-autopole-extends-from-82-7-145-7 and a set of tripod legs for it https://www.manfrotto.us/single-base-for-autopole-display