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Old Dec 9, 2011, 4:30 PM   #1
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Anybody ever tried one of these. Looks better then the DIY with rope and a piece of wood.

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/pocket-pod/

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Old Dec 9, 2011, 5:28 PM   #2
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Yes, I have one and it works as advertised.
I purchased it under the name SteadePod at Amazon. A couple of the reviews noted it worked fine until the "wire" wouldn't retract properly.

With that I sent the SteadePod folks a note asking if the wire stopped retracting would they stand behind their product. Reply was absolutely they would replace the SteadePod. With that assurance I purchased one.

I'm happy with it.
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Interesting idea, wonder if it will help.
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It's tempting.
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I made one once. So-so results.
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Very interesting JJ! (but I'm perplexed the effectiveness )
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Thanks all for the input. Might give one a try and see if would help with wildlife shots using the long end of the zoom. Most of the time now I use a tree are anything else I can find to brace the camera and myself. Sometimes there is just not anything around.

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Thanks all for the input. Might give one a try and see if would help with wildlife shots using the long end of the zoom. Most of the time now I use a tree are anything else I can find to brace the camera and myself. Sometimes there is just not anything around.

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Have you tried a monopod? I use one I got for $15.00 at a Target store. No pan head or quick release, but I can turn the whole monopod to screw or unscrew very quickly. Plus, I use it for a handle when shooting flying birds, especially with the TCON-17 attached, and find it works a lot better than holding just the camera. Mine is a Targus 7010 I think. If you look online you may see pictures and descriptions of it with a panhead, but they do not have that feature. Maybe at one time they did, but not now.
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Thanks for the input Steve. Been thinking about trying a monopod, nice to know you are getting good results when using one.

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Have you considered a gorillapod? You can wrap the legs around a post/branch/rail if there happens to be one at the exact spot you are shooting from. I also find it great for tabletop photography.
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