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Short and now light weight. I have used this little Cullmann tripod on and off for years. But now I take it with me back backing all the time. I replaced the head and drilled holes through the legs. Total height folded and collapsed is 34cm (approx. 13 1/2 "), so it will fit almost anywhere. Cullmann has a new model in a set called "Flexx Touring Set" Pinned by Fotograf Mark Cabot
Spring cleaning your photo studio? Don´t forget to retouch your equipment. Use a paint brush and a good thick black paint like Hammerite. Apply a small amount of paint to the end of the paint brush and dab the surface of the scratched lightstand or whatever rough painted surface that needs renewing. Got a small nick on a camera housing. Use the same paint and a tooth pick. Carefully apply a tiny bead of paint in the nick. Dry the toothpick and lightly retouch the edge around damaged area.
Opitcal cleaning First Contact™ is suitable for photography optical components. This is a red colored polymer solution designed to safely clean or protect a range of materials or surfaces including nanostructures, precision surfaces, glass, fused silica, crystals, non-linear crystals, metals, Ge, Si, ZnSe, NaCl, KBr, KRS-5, first surface mirrors, telescope optics, precision aerospace surfaces, diffraction gratings, phase masks, or pinholes and camera lenses. repinned by Fotograf Mark Cabot
A modeling light attachment for your small flash units, so you can see your ligthing effect while setting up your flash. Falconeyes Auxiliary Focus Lamp Flash Partner Speedlite Modeling Light for Photography with Camera Flash