Ok, they’re not in a tree. But they are on the in a van, in the snow, on tabletops, and maybe even thinking about hanging upside down.
The filmmakers over at NextWaveDV review the Induro Hi-Hat in the video above, saying that once you get used to having one on set, you’ll find it hard to go back to working any other way. They wrap up by saying:
“We definitely give the Induro a big thumbs up. If you’re in the market for a Hi-Hat or don’t even know you really need one, definitely check out the Induro. The solution is great and the price is so affordable that you could easily pick up one or more of them.”
Watch the video above and for more, check out NextWaveDV.
A look inside freelance photojournalist C.S. Muncy’s bag would reveal not only the expected cameras and lenses, but also a police scanner and protein bars. When a piece of gear makes its way into his kit, you know it’s there to work hard.
We recently sent him our CM25 Monopod to see how it would fare in a life constantly on the go. Muncy concludes:
“If you do a lot of work involving low-light photography (like news, sports or concert shooting) a monopod can mean the difference between a blurry image and a tack sharp shot you’ll feel comfortable sending to your editors.”
Clint Buhler has been photographing for over 17 years and admits to being “a fanatic about quality.” For him, a tripod is essential and he’s tried out a good number of them over the years.
When going on a trip, Clint wanted a tripod that was the perfect blend of travel-friendliness and heavy duty sturdiness. He ended up with the Induro AT214 and BHD2 and couldn’t be happier. Watch the video for more of Clint’s thoughts on the AT214, and take a look at some of his images from a variety of different locations and image making conditions. Continue reading →
In addition to the tripod itself, Abram also takes a look at the Kupo Vision Arm, a handy accessory that can be be attached to the Hi-Hat along the base plate and used to mount an external mic, monitor, or other small device.
He wraps up the review saying:
“I am happy to recommend this tripod to both still photographers and filmmakers looking for a way to shoot low angles or on table-tops without having to rig up some makeshift thing to get the shot. Well done, Induro. Well done.”
How did he get there? Read the full review to find out.
We love when someone takes the time to write a comprehensive review. Most reviews are pretty utilitarian in nature — a couple of bullet points, some mobile phone shots of the product, and a conclusion to sum it all up.
Jon Rune Trengereid is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Norway and, until recently, he had a problem. When he was on location, his tripod was in his studio. When he was in his studio, his tripod was, invariably, in the trunk of his car. Not to mention, the ballhead he was using required near superhuman strength to tighten down enough to hold his Hasselblad H4D.
Illuminoise is a music blog with a photography twist. Concert photographer Nick Semrad takes a break from writing about and photographing bands such as Matchbox 20 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers to review the Induro CM34 Monopod.
Concert photographers, he says, might want to consider a monopod when asked to shoot from the soundboard. He writes, “The soundboard isn’t a pleasant place for many live music photographers, but it’s where the 300-600mm prime lenses get a workout…. Monopods are a great tool to assist in stabilizing lenses and reducing arm strain regardless of how much glass you have.”
While we wait for his in-depth review, here’s one quote:
“I’m happy to report the Induro LFB75 legs are dead simple to setup thanks to large and easy to manipulate leg locks, a fast leveling base and the overall small size. All of these factors lead to a compact and quick to setup tripod for low angle work. Sounds like they got it right to me.”
She says, “Hawaii is definitely a great place to abuse a tripod. It’s got everything. Sand, salt water and spray, rough terrain, dirt, heat, humidity, pouring rain… you name it… We were traipsing all over the islands, getting nice and sweaty and dirty – and carrying our tripods everywhere we went.”