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All posts tagged "tripod"


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Experiment Shows the Value of Mirror Lockup and a Tripod

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.cameratechnica.com/2011/...-effort-or-not/

"It’s the reflex in Single Lens Reflex – the ubiquitous mirror that allows SLR cameras to use the same optical path for composition, focusing, and metering. The mirror action is a marvel of mechanical genius, but does the mirror movement cause vibrations that subtly degrade the image? And does the mirror lock-up feature solve the problem?"

The video and accompanying article is a nice way of demonstrating the value of both mirror lock-up and a tripod, something most veteran photographers have known all this while. So next time if you are feel like leaving the tripod at home, watch this video.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Portable Camera Stabilization with Not-A-Pod

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:49 AM

http://www.not-a-pod.com/default.asp

"Not-A-Pod is a convenient, user friendly product for increasing camera stabilization. It consists of two adjustable straps and a swivel screw which attach to a camera and the user's belt loops. After adjusting the straps for individual height, tension is achieved when the user pulls up on the camera as the photo is taken, providing a three point stabilization system."

Looking to get greater stability when taking photos? If you don't mind looking a little goofy, then this might be just the product for you. It's definitely clever!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tripod Musings from The Online Photographer

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 11:30 AM

http://theonlinephotographer.typepa...technology.html

"First of all, the Gitzo is heavy. I felt sure the hammertone gunmetal main leg sections were steel—they look like steel, they feel like steel, they seem to weigh like steel—until Bryan Geyer disabused me of that notion by suggesting that I test it with a magnet to see. What do you know—he's right. They're aluminum. The Gitzo is solid as a rock, but light it is not. It tilts the bathroom scale at better than 7 lbs., unofficially. I was kind of surprised at that, too—it feels heavier. I would have guessed ten pounds. All collapsed, it's an imposing 31" long."

Whoa there, now that's a classic.

Mike Johnston of the excellent The Online Photographer talks a bit about this feeling most of us photographers come to at least once: Why did I buy that tripod, and would a smaller, lighter, more expensive but less stable carbon fibre actually make me carry the damn thing out when needed?

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Friday, February 19, 2010

GorillaPod, Now with Magnets!

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5474888/gorillap...-to-your-fridge

"GorillaPod, the bendy tripods you know and love, just announced its newest version: GorillaPod Magnetic. This guy has magnets on each of its feet, allowing you to stick it to pretty much any magnetic surface."

I'm not so sure I'd be willing to trust my camera to a couple of magnets, but I'd imagine it is probably OK for most of the smaller point and shoots out there.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Amazing $1 Pocket-Ready Tripod Trick

Posted by Suhit Gupta in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.xs4all.nl/~wiskerke/arti...len/string.html

"The string will of course not totally replace a real tripod. But it can give you just that extra stop. This is the luxury model. - Thanks John for modifying the 1/4 bolt. The basic model is a simple piece of string with just a loop at each end. Put one loop around your camera and put your foot in the other. If you pull it tight, you win up to three stops. Cheaper than IS and so low-tech that it exists almost as long as photography itself. Now I think of it: did anyone ever try to shoot a gun with this as a stabilizer? The one on the right is the one I always have in my bag. Even with a 300mm it can give me 2 stops extra.That may just save my day."

Very interesting. I don't know how much stability this technique will provide but it certainly is cheap. I would much rather just put the camera down on a ledge or even the floor. I mean, can you imagine going through airport security with this bolt in your pocket and then trying to explain what it is for? :-)

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