The Bottle Pod arrives

Posted by @ 2:48 pm on Tuesday 11th December, 2007.
Categories: Camera kit, Shiny new kit

Well, the Bottle Pod thing might look like it's a bit of cheap plastic, but it works surprisingly well.

It's marketed for fitting compact cameras and the like to bottles and car-windows, so I overloaded it with my Nikon D50 + 70-300mm zoom, and clamped it to the head of one of my DMM Cirque axes. I had expected the lever-locked plastic ball-head to be a bit naff, but it held the unbalanced camera set-up firmly enough, with no slow forwards-creep. I wouldn't like to load it up too much, though, as the connector might part company from the ball. Still, for short-lens work and compacts, I reckon it'll do a fine job. Time will tell if the plastics used are up to being used in cold conditions... if it breaks, I'll let you know. It weighs in at just 28g.

Don't ask me to test it on one of those festrous walking-poles; I don't own any, and that's the way it's gonna stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: http://beardedgit.com/wp-trackback.php?p=291

Have your say - submit a comment

THE SMALL(ish) PRINT... (updated 23/07/2016)

By submitting a comment to this blog you grant me permission to reproduce its content and to reproduce the submitted name/URL in attribution. I will leave your content in its intended place and in its unedited form unless one or more of the following apply:

If you ask me to modify, move or delete your content, I’ll consider making the requested change(s) so long as there’s no significant alteration of the context of the content or of any debate associated with it;
If you change your email address or URL, I’ll update these details in older comments so that I'm not displaying dead links;
If I decide to change the theme or layout of this blog, thus affecting the placement and/or visibility of comments, I’ll make whatever changes I see fit for the smooth running of this blog;
If any comment contains insulting profanity or other content which I deem to be causing or likely to cause trouble, I’ll edit or delete as I see fit for the smooth running of this blog. I’ll try to remember to display the reason(s) for whatever editing I do, so that folk aren’t left hanging wondering what happened and why. If you can at least try to "disguise" your swearing, it would be much appreciated.

Other things to consider:

Comments must contain at least 3 characters;
You can use some code in comments, feel free to give it a shot and see what works;
If adding pics, the recommended maximum dimension is 600px.;
Comments containing many links will be held for moderation;
I reserve the right to amend this policy in line with proven applicable current legislation;
Free Speech: you may well have the right to it, but you've no right to compel me to a) listen to it, or b) publish it!