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Monday, January 22, 2007

Toolbox: Camera Supports

Ensure sharpness by using a variety of camera platforms

Really Right Stuff TripodReally Right Stuff Ground Pod. There are often occasions when you want to work low on the ground with a big lens. The Really Right Stuff TP-423 Ground Pod makes that easy to do. Capable of handling supertelephotos such as a 600mm lens, the tripod includes four-position legs that can be positioned to a height as low as 1.9 inches. Supporting a load of up to 50 pounds, the tripod features rubber grips on the inner side of each leg for gripping and protection. List Price: $375. (888) 777-5557 | www.reallyrightstuff.com

Slik Lighty Pod IIISlik Lighty Pod III. Sometimes you can't use a tripod, but you still need a stable platform for your camera. The Slik Lighty Pod III is a monopod that offers quick and easy portability while providing a steady seat for your camera. The five-section monopod extends to a maximum height of 63 inches and supports a maximum weight of 6.6 pounds. List Price: $69. (800) 421-1141 | www.thkphoto.com

InduroInduro Carbon 8X Tripod. When traveling, you want a tripod that's lightweight, but rugged and versatile, capable of handling any shooting situation you encounter. The Induro Carbon 8X CX214 tripod features the latest generation of eight-layer carbon-fiber tubing. Weighing just 3.6 pounds, the tripod extends to a maximum height of 59.7 inches and features leg locks designed with anti-dust and moisture seals, plus 24-, 55- and 80-degree leg angles and a removable center-column. List Price: $407. (914) 347-3300 | www.indurogear.com

Novoflex Basic BallNovoflex Basic Ball. The Novoflex Basic Ball offers great versatility for shooters. The adaptable accessory can serve as a tabletop tripod, a monopod or a standard tripod, using a variety of optional legs. The Basic Ball, which features nine different screw holes, can be set up for heights of 2.4, 5.7, 8.3 or 13 inches. The unit supports a weight of up to 55 pounds. List Price: $109. (800) 735-4373 | www.hpmarketingcorp.com




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