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Old 05-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #11
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I ordered one of these this morning. It should be interesting. I only need a tripod that can keep my camera steady for night shots and inside micro shots. I'm not expecting it to hold steady in 20mph winds and with the 10 second timer delay it just has to be somewhat sturdy.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:18 AM   #12
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I am starting to play around with youtube and wanted something to keep my camera steady.
What sorts of YouTube stuff are you considering?
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #13
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Ordered the 19th, Tuesday, and it came in today. Very impressive quality for a unit that is under $20 shipped. I didn't think I'd get it in time to play around on the weekend, turns out I was wrong!

I just need to modify the unit a little bit, my camera doesn't have the hole for the mount alignment pin.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #14
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if you can mount it and just leave that pin hanging, it would work.

I don't know if you are talking about a video camera or just a regular camera. my vid camera has the alignment hole but the regular camera does not. the good thing is that the regular camera will fit and not cover the alignment pin.

if you need to remove it, I would think that a hacksaw and some time or just try to pull it out. it shouldn't be that hard.

I am glad that someone else feels the same way. it isn't anywhere near as nice as the $500 ones but it is a steal at $20 shipped, and you get a carrying case to boot
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It's a regular camera and it sits the wrong way if I leave the pin in there making the level useless. It shouldn't be hard to remove it with pliers so I'll do that when I get home.

I was surprised to see it came with a carry case.
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In case anyone is wondering about stability with this thing:



On gravel at 60 seconds exposure time, f8 with no image stabilization, and no delay timer so i was touching the camera when it began exposing. I'd say it did pretty good.

Oh yeah, turns out that pin is spring loaded so it stays
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so the pin is spring loaded?

I didn't know. that is awesome. and cool picture.
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