Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tripod at Hand

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Manfrotto has produced a tinny, winy, super small tripod and call it modopocket 797, strange name but effective on size ;)

They have released it a couple of months ago but I haven't found it on a store up until today when I run into it on my local photo shop here in Portugal.

Well I can tell you that this baby it's so small that it almost fit on the small pocket of my jeans.

Take a look at the full review to see how small and portable this baby is.

Well when I saw it for the first time I said to myself that I got to have one of those for my portable camera.

As you may be aware I have a Canon Powershot G9 that travels with me all the time. I also have a couple o gear that goes with it, you can check it here, but I lacked a tiny portable tripod.

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On the above picture you can see the back part of the card box case where it shows you how you can use the tripod.

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Here is a picture of the inside case.

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The instructions booklet.

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And some more instructions so you can use it correctly ;)

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I took up a CF Card just to make a side-by-side in terms of how small it can be when folded.

I told you this baby is really small!!!

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You have a small plastic thing glued to the tripod and where you can pull it to up it up.

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Then you also got a small cable attached to each part so that it could open to a certain point and be stable.

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Tripod you asked? Here it is near to the red attachment. You can even attach it to a normal tripod if you like.

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Here is attached to one of my ball heads.

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Missed the camera, so here it is with the camera on the modopocket and attached to the ball head :)

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Normally I would carry an inexpensive small tripod like the one you can see on the above image.
My only problem was that it was still too BIG for my traveling bag.

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The only advantage of the normal small tripod over the modopocket is that it's legs stretches and you could get more height over the subject.

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But that would not stop the modopocket from being useful. Here you can see a picture of a Canon Powershot G9 mounted on it.

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And if you are a Macro lover than this would suite you like a glove ;)

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Hey how about some shots of the sky and clouds today :)

At a retail price of more or less €19,00 this is a piece of gear that should go with you everywhere and you can even attach it to your key chain.



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