DIY [#16] Gear/Kit–Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 RainCover Doors [the donut], 03/13

This is the wood to which 3 black polyethylene triangles will be hinged

Note the model in the upper-left-hand corner. Here is my plan.Donut [Mock-up--Upper Left]

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DIY [#16] Gear/Kit–Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 RainCover [w/doors], 03/13

I sometimes begin a DIY by fashioning a model as I have here for “rain doors.”

I knew I would build some type screen to protect the tripod tray from rain. Today, using cardboard and a wood disc, I know how I will construct my so-called “rain doors.”I’ll use black high-density polyethylene cut to the triangle shapes you see and connected to a wood disc at the top by a single hinge for each.They will be behind the orange rain cover, overlapping the tray on the sides so water runs off. The disc will fit over the bottom of the tripod head. Stay tuned…

Rain Doors

Photography ~ Gear/Kit–Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Self-Portrait, 03/13

If only that were the SOLOSHOT3 sitting atop the tripod…