Keep your legs dry! The must-have accessory for every tripod?

Of all the things we saw at Photokina 2018, OpTech's new Tripod Sleeves was one of the most bizarre. Waterproof trousers for your tripod might just sound like an April Fool's joke... but there is a lot of sense in having extra weatherproofing for your three-legged support. 

As any seasoned landscape photographer will know, you often need to plonk your tripod in a stream or the sea if you are going to get the best viewpoint. And water, mud, sand and salt are sure to accelerate the wear and tear on your legs, and particularly at the joints.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.