Looking for a little feedback. I have a solution looking for a problem. I think this newly designed treepod will be very useful but at this moment I don't have a lens foot for my 300 F2.8 II. Do any of you have any advice before I order one from Jobu and also what do you think of this treepod idea?
As a much younger person I always dreamed of remote shooting from up in a tree but now I'm too old to shinny up a tree
Still the 6D WiFi leaves me with some possibilities.
The treepod has pretty fair leveling associated with strapping it to the tree and I designed a cup level to fine tune. Its arm has limited swing so that it's possible to get about 320 degree shots depending on the size of the tree trunk. More arm swing and it puts too much twist on the base and it shifts position (previous base design of some considerable hours thown away!). It's very rigid. However, with body weight bulling down the tree bark will give slightly but I don't think it's enough to respond to the weight of the lens and camera. The base can be inverted to allow for the opposite tree slope.
If you have any links to suggest, relating to similar (mis)adventures that would be great too. I'm returning to birding and wildlife from long ago with my Canon F1 and loving it.