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Back when I bought my first good camera,

I could not afford a tripod so I used a 1/4"

Whitworth bolt drilled to take a six foot length

of bathroom sink chain, this screwed into the

tripod bush and you looked at your shot

dropped the chain and stood on it then gently

took the tension and voila! a steady camera.

Now for your delectation http://www. 7dayshop. com/steadepod-camera-stabiliser-a-tripod-in-your-pocket?backUrl=L3Bob3RvLXZpZGVvLXN1cHBsaWVzI3A9Mjk=

A wonderful shop for those with a tight budget and big ideas

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Thanks Gumdrop

 

Ordered through Amazon

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:goodpost:

But I'm tight frugal so I use a dog lead clipped to the strap :)

 

PS unclip the dog first :lol:

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ASA 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 4 stops image stabilisation! ;)

 

But yes, I guess useful at times when all else fails to allow the effect you're aiming for. :)

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Not much good for my 10 minute exposures then. .. :D

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Not much good for my 10 minute exposures then. .. :D

Depends when you last had coffee/ alcohol I suppose,

What sort of exposure lasts ten minutes? pinhole?

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I would probably trip over it!!!! I have been surprised how well IS works on the Canon and have regularly take sub 1/50 second shots with no discernable camera shake. I do take a lightweight tripod with me just in case and it was not a massive amount more http://www. johnlewis. com/231811638/Product. aspx however have not needed to use so far!

 

David

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Depends when you last had coffee/ alcohol I suppose,

What sort of exposure lasts ten minutes? pinhole?

 

Usually a 10 stop ND filter (Lee 'Big Stopper' as it's commonly called) sometimes together with a 3 stop ND grad over the sky (so 13 stops over the sky). Usually at f16, ISO 100. All these stops and the exposure time soon adds up! Here's an 8 minute one as an example:

 

http://www. flickr. com/photos/dougiew/6277889380/in/set-72157626818557042/

Edited by dougiew39

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Usually a 10 stop ND filter (Lee 'Big Stopper' as it's commonly called) sometimes together with a 3 stop ND grad over the sky (so 13 stops over the sky). Usually at f16, ISO 100. All these stops and the exposure time soon adds up! Here's an 8 minute one as an example:

 

http://www. flickr. co. ..57626818557042/

Exquisite. Wish I had taken it.

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Usually a 10 stop ND filter (Lee 'Big Stopper' as it's commonly called) sometimes together with a 3 stop ND grad over the sky (so 13 stops over the sky). Usually at f16, ISO 100. All these stops and the exposure time soon adds up! Here's an 8 minute one as an example:

 

http://www. flickr. co. ..57626818557042/

Wow! well worth the exposure/wait I wonder if I have 100ASA on mine :D

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I suspect that I'd get a "not another gadget!" comment if I got one!!

 

13 minute sky shot earlier, the orange is from light pollution from a nearby street light

 

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Polaris in the centre of the wheel?

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Polaris in the centre of the wheel

 

That's the odd bit, north is approx at the bottom of the shot (camera was at about 45 deg angle)

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Ordered 11. 28 am despatched 20. 37 pm

 

Good service from 7dayshop

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Ordered 11. 28 am despatched 20. 37 pm

 

Good service from 7dayshop

 

Mine was despatched at 20. 35. ...... :P

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Though one might work with this: -

15 sec shot with a 70-300 lens through a x2 converter but with the Canon sensor size it is the equivalent of a 960mm lens!

 

The reflection is from the UV filter that I always forget to remove for this sort of shot

 

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Edited by Ich

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Exquisite. Wish I had taken it.

 

stunning shot !!

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Having had a gift voucher to spend at Argos ( thank goodness it wasn't Jessops or Comet) I bought a Manfrotto monopod to use mainly with our two camcorders but also with our still cameras as well. Does it work well? Not really. When using it with the camcorders as you use any control the camcorder moves more than if you had it handheld for some reason. It sounds like this gadget works better than the monopod so I may invest in one.

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Having had a gift voucher to spend at Argos ( thank goodness it wasn't Jessops or Comet) I bought a Manfrotto monopod to use mainly with our two camcorders but also with our still cameras as well. Does it work well? Not really. When using it with the camcorders as you use any control the camcorder moves more than if you had it handheld for some reason. It sounds like this gadget works better than the monopod so I may invest in one.

Monopods require a knack, I used one regularly at one time,

they are worth sticking with. http://photographylife. com/how-to-use-a-monopod

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Well that was quick :)

 

Now to try it out

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Well that was quick :)

 

Now to try it out

 

No sign of mine so far today. ....... :(

 

Edit. .... Noon delivery. :)

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Hubby pleased with it

 

So hopefully have inspired him to make more use of his camera

Edited by Rita

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