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    Photo307  1 United Kingdom
    15 Apr 2013 - 12:43 PM

    I don't know how this forum feels about such things but here goes...

    I'm a final year honours student studying innovation. I'm also a photographer and it would be fantastic if I could include some responses from this forum for some user research I am conducting. The topic area is stabilising and supporting a camera - whether for stills or video using either a DSLR, compact or even Smart Phone.

    Whatever your level of experience with tripods, monopods, lens or sensor stabilisers, shoulder rigs, steadicam devices or any other similar accessory, I'm keen to hear from you. I have provided a 10-question survey to make things simple. However, feel free leave comments here on any highs and lows of using this type of accessory or technology.

    I am especially interested to hear from users with disabilities or those of us simply less agile than we used to be. What are your experiences with using tripods, monopods or other accessories designed to help you stabilise and secure your camera? More likley you simply cannot use some accessories and need to find alternative methods of camera support. With you in mind I have prepared a second 5-question survey but would be delighted if you were to complete either survey.

    Neither survey contains any identifying information and any posted statements will be treated with complete anonymity. The results will contribute towards a feasibility study for possible new innovations. I will of course be happy to share the results with this forum in due course - the least I can do Smile

    Many thanks


    Last Modified By Photo307 at 15 Apr 2013 - 12:46 PM
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    lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014006 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2013 - 12:57 PM

    Quote: I don't know how this forum feels about such things but here goes...

    I just took the survey & it seems fine to me. good luck with the project.
    It would be really great if you came back some time and updated us with what you actually produce at the end of this.


    Photo307  1 United Kingdom
    15 Apr 2013 - 1:14 PM

    Thank you, Chris, for that reassurance. And yes I plan to post an update towards end of project. This is just the early stages - exploratory research into the market area. There may turn out to be no real 'opportunity' for any new innovation in this area of course.

    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2013 - 6:48 PM

    completed all good Smile

    ensign e2 Member 7181 forum postsensign vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

    Hi Adrian,
    May I suggest survey 2 could be directed to the Disabled Photographers Society, as well as memebers on this forum.
    1 completed.

    Photo307  1 United Kingdom
    15 Apr 2013 - 8:31 PM

    Thanks Pulsar and Bernard for your time on this - and anyone else who has responded Smile

    Yes, posted to Disabled Photographers Society forum in General Chat (which seemed to be most popular) late last week. Responses not great so far, not too many views either. Realistically, I may beed to wait a little longer for feedback here given the number of visits to the forum.

    Last Modified By Photo307 at 15 Apr 2013 - 8:40 PM
    Coventryphotog Junior Member 1149 forum posts United Kingdom
    15 Apr 2013 - 11:46 PM


    JackAllTog e2 Member 53513 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Apr 2013 - 2:24 PM

    Hi Adrian, John.

    I'm always intrigued by people asking for business ideas - more so when usernames and signatures don't match.
    But I'd also like to see light gyroscopic dSLR holder, but would not pay much for one as i mostly shoot stills.


    Good luck with the idea.

    Last Modified By JackAllTog at 16 Apr 2013 - 2:24 PM
    Photo307  1 United Kingdom
    18 Apr 2013 - 1:43 PM

    There are new steadicam devices out there that use gyroscopic mechanisms...


    Keeping such a device light, non-bulky and easy to use is the challenge here. Could a steadicam-like device really be suitable for stills work?

    Someone else set up membership - their name on the profile.

    Last Modified By Photo307 at 18 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM
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