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These photo-related accessories are useful, well-made, and worth consideration by any serious shooter, no matter what their skill level.


The SteadePod is great for those times when you don't want to hassle with carrying a tripod or monopod, or when you need to steady your camera (or camcorder) but don't have a lot of room. The SteadePod is a small gizmo that attaches to your camera's tripod mount, and has a sturdy cable that extends from its base. Pull out the cable, stomp your foot on it, pull your camera straight up, and you'll have an instant amount of stabilization. The SteadePod is no substitute for a full tripod, but it's a great addition for times when you're not able to carry a heavier device.

US$25; www.steadepod.com

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