Can you post a picture of the "shoes"??
Originally Posted by Glenn2
Looks good. Iíve had one for about half a century and used it to hold everything from Linhof 4x5 to a Questar 3.5Ē scope.
I occasionally use mine on sandy, salty beaches so made up a set of shoes from PVC pipe that slip over the bottom portion of the leg. They are held up with bungee cords and seem to work keeping damp sand out of the joints.
With long lenses on a DSLR Iíve been finding a gimbal head quite useful. Itís an Andoer head bought on Amazon.