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14th May 2011, 07:56 PM
As a specialist angler, I often (but not often enough!!) need to take shots with a remote of myself with specimen sized fish. One of the main reasons I went for Oly was the flipround screen on my E600 to enable me to make sure I'm correctly framed in shot

I already cart far too much gear with me so don't really want add a tripod. A lot of anglers use one of these adapters, which enable the camera to be fixed to a standard fishing bankstick shoved into the ground...


My only concern is does this offer enough support to the camera, relying only on the threads or does it need some sort of base to spread the load?

Ross the fiddler
15th May 2011, 07:29 AM
Personally, I wouldn't put anything heavier than a P&S on it, otherwise you may be bitterly disappointed if your DSLR didn't stay where you put it. I would want a sufficient surface area for the mounting face too.

15th May 2011, 07:53 AM
Try THIS ! DH Nick bought me one for my birthday, and it fits (15 inches) in my small handbags even and only 11 ounces ... and Flips into service at the flick of the wrist! ok to 3Lb weight of cam+lens !


here is a vid you have to go to U tube

Ross the fiddler
15th May 2011, 12:56 PM
Maybe this might suit your purposes & it could fit in your camera bag.



I bought one for table top macro use, exceeding load weight capacity (with care) & for quite a cheap price (delivered for AUS$26.00).

15th May 2011, 01:35 PM
I also have a Trec Optera with Magnetic head - THIS IS GREAT for wrapping around a pole; fence post; or top of a chair ... here is one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Trek-Tech-Optera-230-mm-Flexible-Hold-Tight-Tripod-/320698204858?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%2 52BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%2 6pmod%3D370486642134%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D916869941 2942151929

with one of these cammocks !
http://cgi.ebay.com/Trek-Tech-Cammock-Tripod-Utility-Shelf-w-Travel-Bag-NEW-/400203129371?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%2 52BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%2 6pmod%3D370486642134%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D916872430 8056472600