I saw this on YouTube today, kind of neat and simple

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Just.Some.guy, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. I saw this on YouTube today, kind of neat and simple

    Video / Camera Cell Phone Stabilizer


    would this work ok for hiking trips where i don't want to carry a heavy
    tripod?
     
    Just.Some.guy, Aug 7, 2012
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  2. Just.Some.guy

    Alan Browne Guest


    I wrote about the "stringpod" (suggested by someone else [JT and
    bugbear]) a couple years ago and I wouldn't bother to waste people's
    time and bandwidth with a YouTube video.

    Does it work? Sure.

    As well as a real tripod? Of course not. Not even as well as a monopod.

    https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.photo.digital/KH08yOKL_7g/EpCCxcQg8QEJ

    The links there are no longer valid so:

    w/o stringpod https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o9qftzarwppmoq/PICT7566C.jpg

    with stringpod https://www.dropbox.com/s/1o4j6oofey7o5ty/PICT7567C.jpg

    (f/8, 1/10s)
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 7, 2012
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    Chemiker Guest

    Nope, been there, done that, it sucked.

    If you need a little extra stabilization out in the wilderness,
    consider this.

    Get a cheap lightweight tripod, maybe a tabletop. $10.00. Keep it
    telescoped IN as a hand grip. Turn it straight down and extend it, and
    it will be a better stabilizer than that string ever would. BTW.
    String stretches.

    HTH

    Alex
     
    Chemiker, Aug 9, 2012
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  4. Just.Some.guy

    Alan Browne Guest

    I've used the stringpod and it works well delivering about 2 - 3 stops
    worth of slower shutter speed.

    String stretch is irrelevant for the purpose.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 9, 2012
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