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Aug 5, 2022 20:11:03   #
jblazar Loc: Sunnyvale, CA
 
Does anyone use these? Have you found one that works well? I'm going to Vancouver/Butchart Gardens for a photo workshop and expect rain, but would like to keep shooting.

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Aug 5, 2022 20:32:29   #
MrBob Loc: lookout Mtn. NE Alabama
 
An Amazon search has them from $ 11-12. Never used one but an overcast drizzle might be an improvement to the standard, oversaturated, flower/garden shots. Looks like it just clamps a standard umbrella to your tripod... I like the idea. What can you lose for $ 12.

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Aug 5, 2022 21:13:59   #
jblazar Loc: Sunnyvale, CA
 
I've found some people that say it is not a good idea to attach a kite to your tripod-- a breeze could take your tripod and camera, or at least cause vibration. So I've ordered a head-mounted umbrella to see if it works and is reasonably comfortable.

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Aug 5, 2022 21:37:18   #
PoppieJ Loc: North Georgia
 
would be a great idea if you had 2 tripods, one for the umbrella and the other for the camera. I have tried several things, a shower cap, a hand held umbrella, a camera rain sleeve, nothing and just use a towel. I haven't come up with a good option yet. Am going to watch this thread to see what other suggestions come across

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Aug 5, 2022 22:26:26   #
RightOnPhotography Loc: Quebec,QC
 
jblazar wrote:
Does anyone use these? Have you found one that works well? I'm going to Vancouver/Butchart Gardens for a photo workshop and expect rain, but would like to keep shooting.


Butchard Gardens are in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Beautiful park, you will get a lot of good shots.

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Aug 5, 2022 23:17:26   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
jblazar wrote:
I've found some people that say it is not a good idea to attach a kite to your tripod-- a breeze could take your tripod and camera, or at least cause vibration. So I've ordered a head-mounted umbrella to see if it works and is reasonably comfortable.


Sandbags placed appropriately will keep things in place, but an assistant is even better.

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Aug 6, 2022 05:48:23   #
DRM Loc: NC
 
jblazar wrote:
Does anyone use these? Have you found one that works well? I'm going to Vancouver/Butchart Gardens for a photo workshop and expect rain, but would like to keep shooting.


Try Kevin Adams tripod umbrella, and--if of interest--his stunning photography and comprehensive guide to NC waterfalls. www.kadamsphoto.com

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Aug 6, 2022 05:54:08   #
MrPhotog
 
I like the idea.

Besides providing some protection from rain there is the chance to use it as a reflector for controlling your light.

Use a white umbrella and it can provide a fill for ambient light, or a light diffuser in bright daylight (nice for closeups) or a bounce surface for a small flash unit. You can always remove the camera from the tripod if the tripod is giving you light control.

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Aug 6, 2022 10:41:06   #
Canisdirus
 
They work for light straight down drizzle.
Any sort of breeze...things start to destabilize...which then means...why are you on a tripod anymore?

But they work for light duty.

Otherwise...wrap that camera with a dedicated waterproof wrap.

You might be better off with a separate beach umbrella...but heh...it would be ridiculous.

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Aug 6, 2022 11:26:15   #
photoman43
 
I have tried to use them attached to a tripod, but with limited success. The umbrella once attached to the tripod acts as a sail, even in light wind, making the tripod almost useless for photography and puts your equipment at risk if the wind were to get gusty.

About the only thing that can work is a second tripod just to hold the umbrella. But that presents other problems too.

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Aug 6, 2022 14:32:58   #
mikee
 
Hands free option. BUT, if you bend over and turn slightly you would take out a city block!



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Aug 6, 2022 14:54:31   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
mikee wrote:
Hands free option. BUT, if you bend over and turn slightly you would take out a city block!


HA!! I like it. ;)

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Aug 6, 2022 15:48:30   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
mikee wrote:
Hands free option. BUT, if you bend over and turn slightly you would take out a city block!


Awesome invention/product ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Aug 6, 2022 15:53:07   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
jblazar wrote:
Does anyone use these? Have you found one that works well? I'm going to Vancouver/Butchart Gardens for a photo workshop and expect rain, but would like to keep shooting.


As I sit here on a beach on Cape Cod trying to dodge the flying umbrellas, the idea of attaching an umbrella to a tripod does not sound like a good idea. I think if you find any attachment brackets they are probably intended for bouncing a flash.

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Aug 6, 2022 16:52:00   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
repleo wrote:
As I sit here on a beach on Cape Cod trying to dodge the flying umbrellas, the idea of attaching an umbrella to a tripod does not sound like a good idea. I think if you find any attachment brackets they are probably intended for bouncing a flash.


There are heads for lighting stands made to hold umbrellas & speedlights. I use them indoors, outside light breeze would be ok with a sandbag or two. Heavy wind, not a good idea.

However, I think I missed OP's point that he wanted the umbrella for rain protection not for bouncing light.

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