Tripod leg detent?

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  1. smieglitz

    smieglitz Member

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    I'm beginning to design a portable darkroom that is basically a box on a set of tripod legs. I realized a little while ago that there was probably a standard detent angle that tripod manufacturers incorporate into their designs for the initial spread of the legs. I'm guessing that angle is about 15-20 degrees, but I don't have a tripod handy to measure.

    Anyone have a tripod and protractor handy?
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I measure 20 degrees on my Gitzo at the normal setting.