Mini-pod for table top snapshots

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Ray Sachs, May 17, 2010.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Here's a funny little doodad I stumbled onto and included in a recent B&H order. Attached to the tripod socket (and includes another for straps, tripods, etc) and serves as a mini-tripod for taking table or desktop snapshots. I can actually see getting a fair amount of use out of this little guy when my wife and I are travelling through Europe this summer. Get pictures of us together without having to hand the camera over to someone who's intentions might not be pure. It will probably live in a drawer 99% of the time, but I see it having its uses. I'm not the kind of guy who carries or uses a tripod, but this little guy could earn a place in the bag. It's made by Manfrotto and overpriced at $25, but that's a few cups of coffee anymore, so worth it to me.

    Oh, and with the legs in the open position, the battery/card door is fully accessible and can be opened and closed. Really doesn't get in the way of much of anything.

    -Ray

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  2. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    I saw a similar device somewhere and my inner geek cried out, I NEED ONE Of THOSE. It's something that everyone needs.:biggrin:
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Or if not everyone needs, that perhaps some might want. :cool:

    It more than adequately supports all of my lenses with the possible exception of the 45-200, but I wouldn't anticipate using it with that - it's not for serious photos, just snapshots. At least for MY inner geek!

    -Ray
     
  4. hmpws

    hmpws Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 24, 2010
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Looks like a neat little toy (admittedly useful at times!)..