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Old 08-02-2008, 09:02   #1 (permalink)
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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
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: need a new tripod?

That's neat!

No good for a 30 sec exposure tho.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:55   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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!!!!
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Old 08-02-2008, 13:55   #5 (permalink)
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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.

Then I thought about a Canon 1D with an L series lens on it attached by a bit of string to my foot . Potentially quite expensive . 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.
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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?
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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?


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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>
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Re: need a new tripod?

if any one does, please let me know as well...!
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Haven't tried it but it looks good.
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Re: need a new tripod?

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

I thought they allready did????
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