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steheap

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« on: July 18, 2018, 11:57 »
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I came across a new product a few days back that looked interesting for travel photographers - Steadify. I talked about it on my blog here: https://www.backyardsilver.com/2018/07/steadify-you-are-the-tripod/ but basically it is a support that fastens to a belt and then has an extending monopod like arm that comes up to support the camera or lens. I've seen nothing other than their publicity information, but it looked interesting.

Anyway, the point of this post - their Kickstarter campaign has just gone live and there are some interesting early bird offers. Here is the link to that campaign:
http://heape.fnd.to/steadify. This is not an affiliate link but the company did provide me with a shortened link so that they know where the interest is coming from.

I'm planning to buy one and test it on my next travel trip.

Steve


« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 12:17 »
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I like to be open to new ideas but this is just a monopod resting on a belt, using a trendy "-fy" name. I can make my own with the monopod I already have and a belt I already have in a few seconds.

Furthermore, it's a snapshot stabilizer. For real professional wildlife photography, more often than not, you want to be close to the ground.

And for video, since it doesn't remove the up and down movements caused by our feet (it's more likely to make them worse), it's nothing more than a monopod here either.

The advantage of using a standard monopod as a walking stick would probably outweigh having a shorter one hanging from your hip.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 12:20 by increasingdifficulty »

steheap

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 12:33 »
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You are right about the video bit - I don't think it was ever intended to cope with a walking camera person. The idea of putting your monopod in your belt is interesting but I find that I never take my monopod anywhere. It has just been a waste of money for me. That isn't to say that this device will end up in a drawer sometime in the future, but for steadying photos and static video it could be interesting. Just my thoughts without actually having seen one!

Steve


 

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