Have you guys seen this?

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  1. joecap

    joecap TPF Noob!

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    I saw this on TV yesterday, http://www.xshotpix.com/product.html

    Not only would it be good for taking self-photos, it would double as a very nice monopod as well.
    Might also be cool for taking "high-up" photos, you know, over a crowd, or to get a higher perspective.
    I think I am going to get one!
     
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    i like that you are thinking more creatively than the actual manufacturer :lol:
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thirty seven inches is not all that long and those heads are flimsy at best.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well, my lightest camera weights more than allowed in their specifications ;)
    ... and that is the camera without a lens :p

    i think a gorillapod, a tripod or somethins similar does a much better job for self portraits
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I keep an eleven inch travle tripod in my Brief case at all times (the tall one in this picture) It head is far more stable and when used in its compact stance it can support my EF with 50mm lens attached.

    The head on the smaller one seen in that image is the same style as the one shown in the ad there, I had some difficulty trying to keep even that little Easyshare from falling over at the pivot of the head.
     
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    we have these at work. not the same brand, but exactly the same purpose.

    it'd be fun to get candids of someone with a compact camera, around corners and over/under doors..
     
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    I'd incorporate a remote trigger.. or at least a velcro thingy to attach a remote.
     
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    up-skirts? ;) Sorry, sounded a bit like that ;)
     
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    wouldn't that make sifting through a crowd more pleasant?
     

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