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Old January 11th, 2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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'extending' my bogen legs?

hello all,
i wondered if it would be possible to purchase longer leg extensions for my bogen 3001n sticks as they dont reach high enough for me. i noticed that where the lock/release lever is on the legs, is an allen bolt that can be removed and i wondered if i could remove the lowest section of legs and replace them w/ something taller?
if anyone knows if this is possible or can point me in the right direction of a place to buy some it wouold be great, thanks
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Old January 11th, 2004, 01:05 PM   #2
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Jerry,
I've never heard of, or seen, anyone adding sections to their tripod's legs. To my knowledge it's not possible.

It's most typical to place the entire tripod on a platform to get a bit more height. To get much more height you would use a jib arm.
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Old January 11th, 2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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The only Bogen legs I know that can be added to are the 3046. There is a set of extensions that are 19 inches and run about 35 or 40 bucks from B&H. I have a set for one of my 3046 pods and yesterday proved the reason I have them. I needed to shoot over a congregation (2nd cam) and needed all the height I could get so I whipped the legs up to about 108 inches and as a famous cook says "BAM!!!!!" Done. At 89 inches I might have been able to clear the heads of people and gotten a clear shoot of the altar but this way I knew I could.
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Well there ya go, Jerry. We've both learned something today! (Although it might not be a solution available to you right now.)

Thanks Don!
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