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My DIY "NO-POD"
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:54:26 PM »
Dear Friends.
I would like to share with you, My DIY " No-Pod" that I use past 30 years, When I  do not  carry the Big Tripods with me, or the Place, where do not permit us use Tripods, like inside the Museum, or on the Busy street in downtown---And Special all Indoor / Out door at The Greece Museums and Public Space in Greece.
Yes Very Easy to  make this " No-Pod " and very light Weight to put in your pant pocket too---Yes, The Two chains version is very useful if  you can back you back against the wall = Equal to the best tripods to cut down the motion blur ( from your tired body) ,in the dark space.
Enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 02:59:49 PM »
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Thanks. Great idea!!
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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 03:04:04 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing your discoveries super high tech affordable. ;)

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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 03:56:40 PM »
Cool, I've seen a company that makes one using a retractable line.  I like yours way better plus with two chains you can get better stabilization.
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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 05:11:46 PM »
That is a great idea!  Thanks!

Another thought.  One could also, if a tree limb or fence post or banister or the like were available, also suspend the camera/lens from above by passing the chain over that structure and maybe passing the other length of chain under a foot as you describe.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 06:25:11 PM »
There are a few companies that have been making these for years.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 07:38:25 PM »
There are a few companies that have been making these for years.

Who?
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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 01:01:17 AM »
You are using both your feet to stand on the chains.  Therefore, it is a bipod, not a no-pod.
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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 01:35:40 AM »
You are using both your feet to stand on the chains.  Therefore, it is a bipod, not a no-pod.
and the thing itself doesn't have feet, so no-pod is correct. We are the bi-pod :) But who cares really, especially if it works?

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 01:55:29 AM »
You are using both your feet to stand on the chains.  Therefore, it is a bipod, not a no-pod.
and the thing itself doesn't have feet, so no-pod is correct. We are the bi-pod :) But who cares really, especially if it works?

Of course it has two feet, they are attached to flexible legs. The commercial version with a single chain is a monopod with a flexible leg. 

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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 04:22:33 AM »
Dear Friends.
I would like to share with you, My DIY " No-Pod" that I use past 30 years, When I  do not  carry the Big Tripods with me, or the Place, where do not permit us use Tripods, like inside the Museum, or on the Busy street in downtown---And Special all Indoor / Out door at The Greece Museums and Public Space in Greece.
Yes Very Easy to  make this " No-Pod " and very light Weight to put in your pant pocket too---Yes, The Two chains version is very useful if  you can back you back against the wall = Equal to the best tripods to cut down the motion blur ( from your tired body) ,in the dark space.
Enjoy.
Your friend, Surapon

What kind of shutter speeds are you achieving with this concept? My Gitzo GT3541LS and Markins ball head is able to stabilise 30 second exposures in howling cross winds and heavy rain...and still yield sharp images. What's your concept good for?

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Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 07:31:51 AM »
Thanks, great idea...  but i can imagine the places you can't use Tripods won't like you bringing in a length of chain...  since it is a pretty deadly weapon! I think a retractable cord might be more appropriate!
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2013, 10:52:57 AM »
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Thanks. Great idea!!

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 10:54:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  :)

You are welcome, , Sir, Dear Click.
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