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fionaB 08-02-2008 08:02

need a new tripod?
 
why pay a fortune on image stablisation and expensive tripods............

See the link below for a video on a home made alternative to in lens image stabilisers...


$1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera - Lose The Tripod

dabhand16 08-02-2008 09:09

Re: need a new tripod?
 
That's neat!

No good for a 30 sec exposure tho.

john crossley 08-02-2008 09:55

Re: need a new tripod?
 
I was doing that 30 years ago, but instead of the washer I tied a loop on the end of the string to put my foot through.

Bryher 08-02-2008 11:15

Re: need a new tripod?
 
I can not touch a piece of string like that without it tangling , imagine how clean the washer is after using it in the FIELD!!!!
Michael AKA Bryher

AQ 08-02-2008 12:55

Re: need a new tripod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by john crossley (Post 184204)
I was doing that 30 years ago, but instead of the washer I tied a loop on the end of the string to put my foot through.

I thought that this sounded a good and cheap option as you do not even have to pay for the washer with this design. :thumb:

Then I thought about a Canon 1D with an L series lens on it attached by a bit of string to my foot :doh:. Potentially quite expensive :shock:. Not that I have the 1D or the lens but you get the idea.

Then, even worse, there is the loss of street cred. if anyone sees you doing this. :D

orangepeel 08-02-2008 13:04

Re: need a new tripod?
 
I tied me tripod to the bottom of the string thinking that it's nice 'n heavy but I noticed a few issues...

I couldn't wind it all up and fit it in my pocket.
It cost 260 not < $1


Perhaps my design was slightly flawed?

AQ 08-02-2008 13:15

Re: need a new tripod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by orangepeel (Post 184223)
I tied me tripod to the bottom of the string thinking that it's nice 'n heavy but I noticed a few issues...

I couldn't wind it all up and fit it in my pocket.
It cost 260 not < $1


Perhaps my design was slightly flawed?

:laugh2:

( We need an icon for rolling on the floor laughing )

Rob Barron 08-02-2008 18:18

Re: need a new tripod?
 
LOL, I have used this technique when out and about without a tripod for years. I remember telling someone in a photography chatroom about this method and they said it was stupid and wouldn't work. I said, 'Well it works for me!' and just ignored their scoffing.

I must confess, I personally prefer the stability of my Sherpa Pro CF tripod but hey, I nicked the string from a washing line, found an old bit of metal and had an old broken QR plate from an old tripod so got the screw off that. Bingo, total price 0.00 :)

Now, anyone know how to make a Canon 1d Mk111 for the same price? <g>

djneilp2 08-02-2008 18:28

Re: need a new tripod?
 
if any one does, please let me know as well...!

simpbow 08-02-2008 18:46

Re: need a new tripod?
 
Haven't tried it but it looks good.:thumb:

towershot 09-02-2008 22:50

Re: need a new tripod?
 
Now, anyone know how to make a Canon 1d Mk111 for the same price?

I thought they allready did????:p:D:laugh1:


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