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Gadget for the disabled?


jaecat 7 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:08PM
can anyone help with a problem i have got,i have very limited mobility and there fore find it very hard to bend down and take ground level photos,is the anything on the market that i can use to put my camera on and lower it down to take a steady shot.i only have a compact camera (kodak 1223) any advise would be fab,thanks
jane

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sberlyn 8 426 1 England
24 Jun 2008 10:09PM
Jane,

This?

Sorry, can't really think of anything else Tongue

S
sketch 8 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:10PM
Jane, have you got a tripod hole on the bottom of your camera

sarah x
jaecat 7 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:13PM

Quote:Jane, have you got a tripod hole on the bottom of your camera

sarah x


yes i have a hole on the bottom
jaecat 7 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:14PM

Quote:Jane,

This?

Sorry, can't really think of anything else

S


hiya, sorry but i dont think i made myself clear i want something for my camera to go to the floor not myself,but thanks for taking the time
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
24 Jun 2008 10:16PM
How about a monopod that you can hold low down?
sketch 8 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:19PM
Yes good idea Boyd, or one of them low angle tripods, the ones that go almost flat, are we going in the right direction Jane

sarah x

Quote:Pfft don't we all.

Right, how about a monopod that you can hold low down?



I would say a mono pod with and cable release, you may have to bodge it a bit however i think you could get it to work.

I hope this helps.

Richie.
sidaorb 9 3.9k 2 England
24 Jun 2008 10:21PM
Big stick with a gorillapod attached and a cable release Smile
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
24 Jun 2008 10:22PM

Quote:yes i have a hole on the bottom


Sorry. I'm still laughing
I really am the most childish person I've ever met.
sketch 8 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:23PM
Boyd, i thought you were laughing at mt technical skills then, but ive just realised what i wrote lol, oohh errr

sarah x
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:25PM
have you contacted The disabled photographers Society They may well know of some suitable devices or be able to help. I have met the chair a few times and she is a lovely person and may be able to suggest equipment and ideas as to how you can do what you want.

There are some very good photographers in that group.

And they mention a manfrotto magic arm
pennyspike 12 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:25PM
I've put a camera onto a tripod, used the time delay and taken a picture with the camera upside down before now. Worth a try.Smile
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
24 Jun 2008 10:27PM
Hi Jane, Check out this weeks AP magazine, There is a little blurb on a Gadget that looks almost made for your needs.....Smile

On the face of it a monopod, But also a tripod, YEAH! I know sounds like I have been at the Catnip again.....Smile

But seriously.....I swear the gadget is just what your looking for...!

Don't forget it's this weeks AP mag, It's got a big cat on the front cover, Oh! And my luvverly mugshot is in there too....errr Somewhere......Just look out for the cowboy.....Smile
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:32PM
I should have said they mention a manfrotto magic arm with a remote release for your camera.

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