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Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by wesd, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. wesd

    wesd TPF Noob!

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    I have seen these in the potm a couple of times, anf i have never seen them before. I was woundering are they really worth anything, or are they just clever marketing? Does anyone actualy have expirance seing them?
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've never seen one in person, but I've heard good things about them. Just be sure to get one that is big/strong enough for your camera/lens.

    Another option for something to attach to random things would be a super-clamp and a 'magic arm'.
     
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    my friend has one. im not that impressed with it. it looks like a stress toy or something. the way it works is that its a bunch of socket joints attatch in a chain with rubber rings around them to create the grip. i dont think its anythign more than a novelty item. it be foolish to depend on a piece of plastic to grip your camera on a tree branch. i wouldnt suggest it since if you can reach the spot youre mounting your camera on, you might as well take hte picture on your own.
     
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    thats what I figured I was just courious because it was on the potm a couple of times, but didnt really look like it was worth much more than a liability to my camera. thanks guys.
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    I think it looks like a good concept. I know I would enjoy one. However, I don't have any experience with the product either. Maybe some of our Challenge winners will have something to say. I'm interested in what they think.
     
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    A friend of mine has one of the smaller one. It actually is pretty cool for when you would need a mini tripod, like a group picture taken with a timer or something like that. It really can be attached to just about anything. But the small one defiantly can't support anything more then a P&S. I remember hearing about bigger ones that supposedly could handle an SLR, and with a light enough lens, it probably could, but I don't have any experience with those.
     
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    i saw one of these things, and they look cool, but I don't think i'd ever buy one. I'll just stick to my mini tripod that I bought at Wal-Mart for ten bucks in regards to a small lightweight alternative to a full size tripod, or a monopod.
     

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