Introduction: How to Tighten Tripod Legs to Bear More Weight
Now this won’t work for all tripods, but it should work for most of the cheap ones ones that use hinges to tighten the legs and have no way to adjust them.
You can watch the video above (it's very quick and to the point) or if you want I wrote this up as a blog post with more details, but you should be able to decipher what's going on from the photos.
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