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davholla



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Shooting stick Reply with quote

I often travel by public transport to places where I take photos and weight is a major factor. So I am thinking of getting a shooting stick as a light weight support for macro photos, any ideas?
It is lighter than my MPE lens so won't make much of a difference
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010MGIDQY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A20UFIL7MHKG1J&psc=1
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MarkSturtevant



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good. I did not know about these things. I always use a long wood pole, about 1.5cm across, as a support stick. I grip it with my left hand and rest the camera on my hand. This works very well and has minimal fuss since adjusting the height is just a manner of moving my hand. I suppose one downside is that the hand used for resting is not entirely free to work controls. Only partially free.
Since I sometimes have to pack it into a small car trunk, I have cut it into two sections which are sleeved together with a length of pvc tubing.
Your idea here is still very good though, and I do not know which would work best.
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