Feiten. Anders bekeken.

Pocket Tripod

Geschreven door  op in Review, The Mobile Life.

Kickstarter, it took the world by surprise, and now is one of the most treasures starting places of creative people needing a little boost. One of my favourite Kickstarters is the Pocket Tripod. A wallet-sized, fully movable iPhone tripod, making it easy to make longer exposure pictures on the iPhone. As a photographer, my favourite portable camera remains the iPhone. I takes more than decent pictures, there are a lot of apps on it for editing and sharing, but most of all because it’s always with me. Since my first iPhone in 2008 I made over 15.000 pictures with five devices.

The small dimensions (just over 8 cm high, 5 cm high, and a measly 2 mm thin) makes it sure that it will fit in even an overcrowded wallet (as every wallet is).

When you unpack the Pocket Tripod you will find the note on how to transform the credit card sized piece of plastic to a fully functional iPhone tripod. Just twist, pull and turn on the right spots, and everything works great. The design is very clever and brings a smile to everyone I show it to.

It does best what it is said to do: it stabilises your iPhone. However, the nature of that promise has some small flaws. This is not because of the design of the product, but in the nature of photography itself. You see, a photographer likes to move the camera to the exact position, not put it down on a table. That is why every decent tripod is fully adjustable in height. Even when putting it down on a table, you have the problem of the table surface being wobbly, be it by design in ye olde pub, be it your table guests, who are probably drinking, eating, or touching the table in a lively discussion. So if I could have one wish for the future of this product is the ability to mount this to a standard tripod mount.

Another problem in the same nature is that the latest iPhone cameras are so damn good with the open aperture and high ISO sensitivity that for almost every occasion the device can be held stable enough to take great pictures. But hey, you can’t really complain about that now can we!

When the stars do align and you find an interesting moving subject with a stable location to put your iPhone and tripod, it will do absolute wonders. Especially when combining it with an app like SlowShutter, you will get great results!

If you love iPhone photography as much as I do, I can only recommend this little tool!

You can pre-order this awesome gadget at their site: www.pocket-tripod.com.

Ook interessant

Traveling with Multitools

30/03/2015

30/03/2015 1

<p>Yeah, you can't take that  that fancy Leatherman on a plane. Now what?!</p>

Nikon Df

05/04/2014

05/04/2014

<p>After 14.000 clicks with Nikon's first retro-beast, it was time to put up the score! </p>

Fargo – Season 1

26/04/2015

26/04/2015

<p style="margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px">Fargo is one of those series that grabs your attention from the first minutes of the series, all the way until you pop in the final disk and watch the chilling conclusion to this epic tale</p>

SONOS PLAYBAR

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

One of the first things I like to do when having a new speaker, is blast out the THX theme....

Bose CineMate 15 & Solo 15

25/02/2015

25/02/2015

<p>Producer of fine audio-equipment Bose released two new Home cinema solutions in tiny packages. We tested both.</p>

4G in Belgium

07/10/2013

07/10/2013

Our crew here at TML is located in Belgium. As seasoned technofreaks, most of us use iPhones since the beginning....

Antwerp Zoo’s new Savanna

23/06/2016

23/06/2016 1

When talking about zoo’s, the current way of thinking it are small cages and sad animals. It’s a good thing...

Nokia Lumia 1020

14/10/2013

14/10/2013

The revolution in smartphone photography is here .. or is it?

Adobe introduces Creative Cloud 2015

16/06/2015

16/06/2015

In between constant updates, Adobe keeps their Creative Cloud apps up to date with a yearly release filled with new...

Re-visiting FACTS

27/09/2015

27/09/2015

If you are a proud geek living in Belgium, like we are here at The Mobile Life, you will probably...

Jurassic World

10/06/2015

10/06/2015

As almost everyone of my generation, we grew up with Jurassic Park. Toy dinosaurs, the lot! I vividly remember having...

Adobe pakt uit met een hoop nieuwigheden op MAX

18/10/2017

18/10/2017

Deze week vindt de Adobe MAX Conference plaats in Las Vegas. Het zelfverklaarde centrum voor creativiteit pakt ook dit jaar...

MOBIB in Belgium

02/09/2014

02/09/2014

<p>Is Belgium ready for a revolution in public transport? We hope so, because it's here with MOBIB.</p>

Star Wars at Madame Tussauds

18/10/2015

18/10/2015

As if a new movie, a Star Wars land and a TV series aren’t enough Star Wars for you, you...

SWAROVSKI OPTIK PA-i5 iPhone adapter

05/06/2014

05/06/2014

<p>Turn your <span>Swarovski telescope into an iPhone zoom lens with the PA-i5 iPhone adapter.  </span></p>

Reageer

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Deze website gebruikt Akismet om spam te verminderen. Bekijk hoe je reactie-gegevens worden verwerkt.