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$1 stabilizer for any camera

Postby Kay » Wed 19 Mar 2008 16:59 GMT

Here's a video showing you how to do it

This instructional video shows you how to build your own stabilizer in 5 minutes for less than $1. It is super light weight and folds up small enough to fit in your pocket. With this stabilizer, you can hand-hold your camera with shutter speeds at least 3 stops slower than without. It works just as well with video camera


http://www.techamok.com/?pid=3974

It's the sort of thing you could have in your pocket all the time just in case you need it.
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Postby Dave » Wed 19 Mar 2008 17:27 GMT

Kay showed me this, and I was very keen that she should post the link - it's a very simple concept but one which had me thinking, "What a fantastically simple but brilliant idea!"

Buy it now. Or root around in your garage/shed/toolbox for the bits and make it for nothing. :D
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Thu 20 Mar 2008 03:07 GMT

Mmm, nice idea. I question whether it would give you three stops benefit though. Possibly one to two, I'd say.

He also states that it makes it easier to pan, but that would cause the camera to describe an arc. Still, a lot of the benefits of a monopod.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 8 Apr 2008 19:36 GMT

Neat. With a bit of practice, it will probably be quite flexible. The 3 stops sounds a bit like some of the claims for image stabilisation systems - it depends how bad you were in the first place. But after looking at my recent efforts with a digital camcorder using the available stabilisation system, I reckon I can use any help I can get.
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