Curious if there isn't any reason I shouldn't pick it up for $30.....
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11-29-2010 11:56 AM
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Sherman Oaks, CA
11-30-2010 04:34 AM
yes, and there are a few threads in this forum about it...
in summary: poor build quality but good enough in most situations; it will get you much steadier shots than just going handheld, as long as you don't want to move your feet while recording and can control your breathing; it's certainly sub-par, but super-cheap, and also light; I like mine
11-30-2010 04:52 AM
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
Mine broke with a 7d and 24-70 lens on it. Threw the piece of rubbish out. Based on my experience, I wouldn't advise using it hands-free.
11-30-2010 05:35 AM
Ikan have one but i not tested yet.
11-30-2010 05:37 AM
For the price, it's great - and more importantly folds very compact - fits in a suitcase or backpack. I threw away the ball-head mount on top and replaced it with a better one for another $30. I use it one-handed, not hands free - haven't managed to break it so far.
12-01-2010 01:03 AM
those things with the torso arm kinda confuse me...
what happens to the image when youre breathing?
i have one of these:
its remarkably effective balance wise considering its simplicity. the only problem i had with it using my hpx170 was that it puts the screen closer than my far sighted eyes will allow me to see...
im going to try it with a 5D in the next week or so...
Last edited by wgzn; 12-01-2010 at 01:07 AM.