lightweight camera support - bean bags, clamps, mini-tripods,

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by AldPixto, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. AldPixto

    AldPixto New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 1, 2013
    USA
    I always carry a camera with me on bicycling adventures but I don't want to carry any extra unnecessary gear like a tripod. When I want to take a long exposure I use a bean bag to stabilize my camera. When bicycling on off-road trails I've used the self-timer and hung my camera from a tree branch to get the right height and location.

    I'm curious what solutions others have used to "hold" their camera when weight is at a premium, especially when traveling alone.
     
  2. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    I've pressed the body of the camera and lens (the L shape) up against poles on the street.
     
  3. phrenic

    phrenic FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 1, 2013
    I recently picked up an Ultrapod II...seems to hit a real sweet spot for useability, price, and weight. No complaints so far and the ability to velcro strap to poles/branches etc is a nice feature.
     
  4. joeradza

    joeradza FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Many years ago a diy project worked great. I drilled a hole for a 1/4 x 20 bolt through the top of a vise grip. You can use any grip but, the best solution is a gorilla pod. They are well made and wrap around objects as well as easy to adjust on uneven surfaces.