Carbon Fiber Tripods - Water & Ice?
I've never used a carbon fiber tripod before, and I'm wondering how they would do in watery and wintery conditions with my 4x5 gear.
When it's been bucketing rain all day, does water get into the leg segments and make it hard to adjust them?
If you set up in a stream, will the leg segments freeze together afterwards in below freezing conditions?
I used to use a Tiltall with medium format gear decades ago and don't remember having any issues, but from what I've read so far the carbon fiber legs seem to have a really snug fit inside each other.
Basically, does yours perform well no matter how wet, cold, mucky, or grimy the conditions get?