Tripod

Tripods are a necessary tool for traditional photographers and smartphone photographers when they want to take a picture without holding the camera. Whether it's to get in the shot yourself or to keep the camera ultra steady, a good tripod is a photographer's best buddy. I was recently given the opportunity to try the MeFOTO BackPacker [...]

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When I need to capture a video of something for review purposes, I always grab my smartphone to do it. But trying to find a way to prop up the phone in the perfect angle can be a hassle when you don't have a holder for it. The SideKick360 looks like the perfect solution because [...]

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You'll always have a tripod when you need it if you carry a Bottle Cap Tripod in your pocket.  The bottom is a stretchy, rubber socket that fits on the top of most any kind of water or soda bottle.  The top is a standard tripod mount that works with any camera with a tripod [...]

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AllPuter.com is offering the Tablet / iPad Holder / Mount w/ Adapter Ready for Camera Tripod that transforms your tablet into a tripod-mounted camera with an extra-large viewing screen.  Taking photos of family and friends from a tripod inevitably leads to a small crowd of eyeballs glaring down on the tiny camera LCD screen to review the pictures; everyone wants to check [...]

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Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I consider myself an amateur photographer. As such, I have a mid-level digital camera. I also have a rather heavy and bulky tripod that I lug around from time to time, but what I really need is a small portable tabletop tripod that I can throw in my camera bag. The PIXI Mini Tripod from [...]

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If you love your photography then you'll know that sometimes a tripod is a must have.  But they're such a pain to carry around and often too bulky to conveniently take with you just in case you need it.  Well Giottos has just released their YTL Premium Series of tripods. By using a Y-shaped centre [...]

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The Steady Multi-tool from Gerber has the components you'd expect in a pocket tool like this.  It has stainless steel components, fine-edge and serrated blades, screwdrivers (micro and medium flats, square cross), needlenose pliers, wire cutter, and bottle opener.  It also has an unexpected function - a couple of legs that fold out and an adjustable [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Can't find a camera person willing to film all your heroic exploits?  SOLOSHOT has you covered. The SOLOSHOT sits between your camera and tripod (included) and uses a wireless waterproof armband to track its subject.  It's capable of rotating 360 degrees with a maximum pan speed of 40 degrees per second. Range is up to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

The new ClickStik Bluetooth Remote and Camera Stand from Dexim combines an iOS app and a tripod stand for the iPhone 4/4S or iPod with a Bluetooth remote control.  The free app (which also works with the iPad) works with both the front and back cameras on your iOS device to zoom, edit, capture and [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News

Make panning and tracking shots with your smartphone or POV camera smooth with the iStabilizer Dolly.  Approximately 8” W x 3” H x 5” D  (20.5 x 7.5 x13 cm) with an  11" adjustable arm, the mount expands to accept devices up to 2.75" (7cm) wide.  It weighs in at 1.25 lbs and will accept [...]

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I love taking night or long exposure photos; however, keeping your camera still is always the issue. There are tips and tricks to hand-hold and steady your camera, but often with long exposures, they're still not good enough. Yes, if you're planning your photo session, you could carry a full size tripod with you.  However, [...]

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The iPhone 4 has a pretty good camera, so you can get some nice shots.  But you've got to admit, it can be a bit slippery to hold while you're taking a picture.  It's also too narrow to sit on its own, so you can't set it on the table to steady the camera, and [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews

The tripod is one of the great accessories for your camera for rock steady photos, low light/night shots, and also to get yourself in the picture.  The problem is even a miniature tripod is a pain to carry around with you and dig out and attach when you need it.  The Tiltpod hopes to alleviate this issue. Consisting [...]

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Just new on Kickstarter but already fully funded in just over a day CineSkates is a set of three wheels that attaches to a Gorillapod Focus tripod and enables fluid, rolling video in an ultra-portable package. "CineSkates can produce shots that have previously been impossible or only possible with bulky and expensive equipment. Here are a [...]

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One of the first good "tricks" that budding photographers learn is that good, sharp pictures often require a tripod, or at the very least, require the photographer to brace him or herself against something solid to reduce camera shake.  Unfortunately, this just isn't possible in many situations, and otherwise good pictures are sometimes ruined because [...]

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