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Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby Sharon » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:43 pm

ok, not quite a tripod, but it is pocketsized!

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1041948/1 ... he_tripod/
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby cheesemonster » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:08 pm

linky no worky
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby John » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:01 pm

Working fine for me mr cheesy.
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:34 pm

Works for me too. Neat idea as well. I'd be sold if it could make me stop tilting the bloody camera when I take a shot, thus making it look as though the whole of Scotland sits on a 5 degree fecking slope :evil:
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby Grahame » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:52 am

link page opens for me, but can't see any video. Possibly something to do with my AdBlock Plus settings in Firefox..?
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby cheesemonster » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:11 am

link works now, has anyone tried this then?
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby AlanM » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:56 am

Lucky Poet wrote:Works for me too. Neat idea as well. I'd be sold if it could make me stop tilting the bloody camera when I take a shot, thus making it look as though the whole of Scotland sits on a 5 degree fecking slope :evil:


I suffer from that too - even using the guides in the viewfinder I still manage to get squint horizons.

I think I might need to get a built up shoe
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby engineer » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:16 pm

seen a programme with an indian photographer using the same thing, but tied to the lens barrel
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby oneiros » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:42 pm

I want that! Damn, that is the best f****** thing I saw this year (well, Natalie Portman's bum in Hotel Chevalier might have been better) :D

One question: There are tons and tons of different size screws. What are the name/dimensions of the one shown in the vid?

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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby Sharon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:15 pm

Attaching it to a tripod shoe strikes me as a better option, so that just leaves getting a ball of string :)
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Re: Cheap pocketsized tripods

Postby scotgio » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:40 pm

Thats really neat! I had been considering a monopod as a lightweight travel solution, but this could work, pretty good. I've got some plates left from an old Manfrotto tripod I could use for this.

If anyone's looking for a cheap way to get something to attach the string to the tripod socket on the base of their camera, search on ebay for tripod mounting plates, you can get them dirt cheap.
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