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Summit Photos Made Easy

Postby CRSpeedy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:18 pm

I stumbled upon this little gadget today and thought it would be pretty handy while climbing. I can't tell you how long I've spent trying to find a nice, flat rock to set my camera on, get the photo level, and then waste another 5 minutes taking shots with my head cut off.

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http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cameras/93ef/

Not sure if it's worth $25, but I may consider making my own little setup using the same idea--maybe a little longer as well.

Just thought I would share :lol:

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Postby Lyssah » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:56 pm

Seems like a great idea, but Ive been on some pretty windy summits and with my luck I wouldnt even be able to get myself in the picture at all and end up taking pictures of a random shrubbery, or it would get blown out of my hands and eaten by a marmot. (which would be worth the story);)
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Postby coloradokevin » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:25 pm

My favorite is the "gorillapod". Since I bought this thing I've had a lot more photos of me (or us, if the better half is along) than I ever got in the past! You can attach it to tree branches, rocks, ice axes that are planted in snow, set it in sand, etc.

Check it out here:

http://www.gorillapod.com

I bought mine (the smallest size) for around $20 at Best Buy, and it works great on my small Canon camera... A number of my friends and family are also swearing by it now. My dad has the middle size for his SLR digital, and a profesional photographer friend of mine has played around with the largest version on her cameras (though I think she typically uses more expensive traditional tripods for work!) .

EDITED TO ADD:

Looking at their website, they now offer the thing in designer colors! Also, you can buy it "unpackaged" for a lower price and more eco-friendly purchase :)

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Postby native_mntguy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:04 pm

Thats a great idea. I have a great little tripod that works pretty well on the summit but this would be great for some shot on the way up or down where the pod wouldn't make sense.
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Postby Two Headed Boy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:10 pm

I bet it would be fairly easy to make a attachment for you trekking poles and just take your pictures that way. If you use trekking poles you would be adding virtually no weight.

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