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    Default Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Anyone try before. sgcamerastore is selling for $40. Thinking of buying, is it as good as advertise? or any bad reviews that someone wants to share?

    http://www.sgcamerastore.com/Tripods.../prod_704.html
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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidatw View Post
    Anyone try before. sgcamerastore is selling for $40. Thinking of buying, is it as good as advertise? or any bad reviews that someone wants to share?

    http://www.sgcamerastore.com/Tripods.../prod_704.html
    logic tells me that as long as it can swing left and right, it will not be steady

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    it does not replace any monopod or tripod , it meant for a importu use that all

    some place does not allow monopod or tripod , so this come in place

    At least with a axis is better than no axis
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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by wranger View Post
    it does not replace any monopod or tripod , it meant for a importu use that all

    some place does not allow monopod or tripod , so this come in place

    At least with a axis is better than no axis
    not an axis... u get a circular motion only hahaha... the radius is a constant thats all...

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Basically I don't trust it. I mean, whether it was steady or not, I am not sure, but I don't like the idea of the pod hanging on the screw hole at the bottom of my camera. A force will be needed at Z direction to achieve the stability of your camera, this is normally done by stepping on one end of the pod (the string end) and pull as tightly as possible of the pod and your camera. The force would translate to the screwhole on the bottom of the camera. And in time, I can imagine there will be wear and tear to the hole.

    Not something I would want for my camera.
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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidatw View Post
    Anyone try before. sgcamerastore is selling for $40. Thinking of buying, is it as good as advertise? or any bad reviews that someone wants to share?

    http://www.sgcamerastore.com/Tripods.../prod_704.html
    $40!!!

    You can make that with a piece of string (rope), with one end tied to a 1/4 inch bolt to secure to your camera, and the other end to a piece of wood, washer, etc. Will cost you a lot less than $5 to make it youself.

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    Interesting. See this review on youtube. Supposed to reduce the camera shake marginally and the reviewer estimates about 1 stop. His bottomline is, it does work in that it's better than nothing. While tripod/monopod is obviously better, there are situations where you simply won't be lugging those gears around whereas the Steadepod fits in your pocket.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JtOH03CeSY

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by esoeij View Post
    Interesting. See this review on youtube. Supposed to reduce the camera shake marginally and the reviewer estimates about 1 stop. His bottomline is, it does work in that it's better than nothing. While tripod/monopod is obviously better, there are situations where you simply won't be lugging those gears around whereas the Steadepod fits in your pocket.
    I still prefer the DIY version I posted above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    I still prefer the DIY version I posted above.
    As effective, but not so glam! Hehheh.

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Can understand that it'll help a little. But it just doesn't make enough sense to me to spend the time and material/money for this thing.

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by esoeij View Post
    Interesting. See this review on youtube. Supposed to reduce the camera shake marginally and the reviewer estimates about 1 stop. His bottomline is, it does work in that it's better than nothing. While tripod/monopod is obviously better, there are situations where you simply won't be lugging those gears around whereas the Steadepod fits in your pocket.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JtOH03CeSY
    well reviewers are subjective.

    my method of handholding lenses gives me almost a 10 stop increase in handholdable speed compared to me holding it arms straightened out.

    its relative.

    u might find it cheaper to learn how to control breathing and how to adjust ur posture to ensure stability. its free hahaha.

    another easier method is actually to add a lot of weight to ur camera. larger mass, more innertia. less likely to move if it was at rest/stable.

    harder to stop it from moving, once it is moving also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart
    my method of handholding lenses gives me almost a 10 stop increase in handholdable speed compared to me holding it arms straightened out
    10 stops?! Omg do share

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    This means he can handheld for 1 sec with a 10 stop filter under 1/1000 situation. Wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    This means he can handheld for 1 sec with a 10 stop filter under 1/1000 situation. Wow
    What has handheld got to do with 10-stop filter or whatever light situation. Only the duration matters.

    If his handheld improved by 10 stop, it meant he can handheld (at a particular focal length) for a duration = 1000/(focal length) second. (assuming ave person can do it at 1/FL)
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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by symmetrix View Post
    10 stops?! Omg do share
    sure...

    when i hold with my hands strecthed out.... i need to shoot at 1/100000 to prevent motion blur. right?

    soooo... if i keep it close to me....

    TADAHH! 1/100 of a sec

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    if u guys didnt get the joke.....

    it jsut means that initially my handholding method is so unstable that simply correcting it helped me more than a weird steadypod

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji

    What has handheld got to do with 10-stop filter or whatever light situation. Only the duration matters.

    If his handheld improved by 10 stop, it meant he can handheld (at a particular focal length) for a duration = 1000/(focal length) second. (assuming ave person can do it at 1/FL)
    Just quite stunning for one to shoot with a 10 stop filter on handheld. It's just a joke, dun take it too seriously.
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    this is an insult, they think photographer money very nice to cheat
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    sure...

    when i hold with my hands strecthed out.... i need to shoot at 1/100000 to prevent motion blur. right?

    soooo... if i keep it close to me....

    TADAHH! 1/100 of a sec
    I was slowpoke lol. I blame tiny phone screen. Didn't read the arms straightened out part. lol ~_~

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    Default Re: Steadpod, a portable replacement for tripod.

    another consideration:

    subject movement...

    i'm thinking that u might use a steady pod only when u find it hard to lug a tripod, cause setting up is troublesome etc.


    then u think abt it... if ur subject is not moving, and u have the luxury if time... tripod is best...

    if ur subject move fast, u dun want blur, u have to increase shutter speed... which defeats the purpose

    dun think the steadypod will come in extremely handy...

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