Camera bean bag featured in Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald icon

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Mac L, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Mac L

    Mac L Guest

    Did anyone see the review in SMH icon yesterday? It featured a camera bean
    bag for SLR & compact cameras.
    I am new to photgraphy and want to know how this device help me take sharper
    pictures. I just bought a Nikon D50 and want to take it overseas but don't
    want to lug a tripod around. The website for product is www.cam-pod.com

    Many thanks

    Mac
     
    Mac L, Feb 12, 2006
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  2. Mac L

    Guest Guest

    Put the beanbag on a wall or car roof or whatever,
    sit the camera on the beanbag and it'll reduce camrera shake,
    resulting in clearer photo. The malleability of the beanbag
    allows you to position the camera.
     
    Guest, Feb 12, 2006
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  3. Mac L

    Guest Guest

    Put the beanbag on a wall or car roof or whatever,
    sit the camera on the beanbag and it'll reduce camera shake,
    resulting in clearer photo.s The malleability of the beanbag
    allows you to position the camera.
     
    Guest, Feb 12, 2006
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  4. Mac L

    Guest Guest

    You could also consider a monopod. Takes up less room
    than a tripod, doubles as a walking stick, and can be used
    to ward off tigers

    http://www.nicholsonprints.com/Articles/tripodsubstitution.htm
     
    Guest, Feb 12, 2006
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  5. Mac L

    Ken Chandler Guest

    The idea being that you find solid something to rest the bag on, then camera
    on top of the bag.

    The bag protects the camera from being scratched and allows you to position
    it and have it held steady.

    KC
     
    Ken Chandler, Feb 12, 2006
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  6. Mac L

    POTD.com.au Guest

    I've been using wheat bags for my P&S a little while... much cheaper than
    the camera version I think.

    http://www.potd.com.au/samples/WheatBag1.jpg

    I have also used it for my DSLR and it works well. About $15 from your
    local chemist.

    Cheers

    Rusty
    http://www.pixelpix.com.au
     
    POTD.com.au, Feb 12, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    and that is a definite advantage in morning peak hour traffic
    in Sydney.
     
    Noons, Feb 12, 2006
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  8. Mac L

    Guest Guest

    Especially travelling on Victoria Road in the Balmain area
     
    Guest, Feb 12, 2006
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  9. Mac L

    Michael Guest

    my try wheat bags, no tripod i have used so far can hold a camera solid
    enough (3kg or there abouts) to reduce the shake from the shutter/mirror
    opening when i'm using a 1200mm lens (teleconverted 600mm) on an ae-1
    with powerwinder. ......
     
    Michael, Feb 12, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Wheat bags are okay but have the drawback of not being allowed on overseas
    and interstate flights, you know seeds and all that for quarantine, you can
    get plastic pellets to use as fill if you make your own.
     
    Pete D, Feb 12, 2006
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  11. Mac L

    Noons Guest

    Ah, a connoisseur! I'll raise a glass to that.
     
    Noons, Feb 12, 2006
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  12. Mac L

    Rob Guest


    Hey Russell ever had anything hatch out of the those bags - not good.
    Not sure if I would recommend them to anyone.

    r
     
    Rob, Feb 12, 2006
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  13. Mac L

    Rob Guest

    Are those plastic pellets heavy enough to be the equivalent to wheat?
     
    Rob, Feb 12, 2006
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  14. Mac L

    POTD.com.au Guest

    Nup... nothing so far. I think wheat is OK, it's that darn spooky corn you
    gotta watch out for..... all sorts of weird shit comes out of those corn
    fields!! ;-)

    Rusty
    http://www.pixelpix.com.au
     
    POTD.com.au, Feb 12, 2006
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  15. Mac L

    Pete D Guest

    Yes they are, plenty heavy enough, we also use them to make juggling balls.
     
    Pete D, Feb 12, 2006
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  16. Mac L

    kosh Guest

    there's a similar product avaiable from canada called THE POD.

    kosh
     
    kosh, Feb 12, 2006
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    grumpy Guest

    Nuke the wheat bag for a few minutes in the microwave.
     
    grumpy, Feb 12, 2006
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  18. Mac L

    Noons Guest

    That'd get you a bag of popcorn?
     
    Noons, Feb 12, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

     
    Pete D, Feb 13, 2006
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    Michael Guest

    dont forget to to put a cup of water in the microwave as well
    otherwise it wont work
     
    Michael, Feb 13, 2006
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