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    Default it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    according to the write up, gives up to 3 stop advantage. up to 2 stop when shooting with 300mm lens.
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~wiskerke/artikelen/string.html
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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    Interesting, thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    thks for sharing... tat method has been ard for a very long time, i've been using this method instead of a monopod especially when i need to travel light. best of all u can actually DIY this system relatively cheap.

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    Quite an interesting idea... just need to figure out how to use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    Quite an interesting idea... just need to figure out how to use that.

    after securing the system all u need to do is step on the rope to create enuff pulling tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQVA View Post
    after securing the system all u need to do is step on the rope to create enuff pulling tension.

    Yeah, I got that. I meant this is quite a good idea if i am travelling... but i just suddenly tot what if i sneezed and breathe and the camera just moved

    don't worry about me, i am just being silly.
    Last edited by Nisa; 3rd August 2007 at 11:27 AM.

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    wow great stuff. reminds me of using the rifle strap to stabilize the M16. great stuff!

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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    I think it can be further improve by having a neck strap on the camera, and pull away from the neck to create another tension point, then it will have 3 points support, still not as solid as tripod though.

    The string may use detachable hood for easy diassemble and storage?

    But where to find these stuff though, art friend?
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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    i use manfrotto 200PL quick release plate + ball string.
    Last edited by denniskee; 3rd August 2007 at 01:16 PM.
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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    Dennis, what I used in the past, much like a rifle sling is a long neck strap passed round my left wrist and all the way around the back of my right elbow. I'm right-handed. When set to the correct tension (the biggest problem), the triangulation provides lateral stability, and I 'crouch' my entire upper body 'into' my chest while leaning against something for a bit more horizontal stability. This would not work well with neoprene or stretchable straps though.

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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    below are examples of how you can use a cheap and small flash bracket for additional camera support.

    rest the bracket on left shoulder.


    using the flash bracket as "L-pod".
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    by the way, what is the thread size of the tripod socket holes? any standard? can i find any screw that match?

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    Default Re: it not tripod or monopod, but string pod

    Quote Originally Posted by LENS View Post
    by the way, what is the thread size of the tripod socket holes? any standard? can i find any screw that match?
    its 1/4" screw.
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