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The World's Largest (and Probably Only) Tripod Christmas Tree

The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. For the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world's largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive décor. Read More >>

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Is This the Perfect-Sized Mini Tripod We've Been Waiting For?

The problem with most compact tripods is that while highly portable, they're really only useful for supporting lighter cameras like point-and-shoots or smartphones. But most people who'd actually need and use a tripod are probably shooting with heavier DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. So Manfrotto created the Pixi: a decent compromise between a full-sized tripod and a compact set of sticks that doesn't sacrifice usefulness for size. Read More >>

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A Simple Design Tweak Makes This Tripod 30 Percent Smaller When Collapsed

In hindsight it seems like the most obvious way to design a folding tripod's centre support column, but Giottos' new Silk Road YTL series are actually the first to use a clever three-way, Y-shaped post making the whole package about 30 percent more compact when collapsed. Read More >>

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Stackable Timelapse Ticker Quickly Captures Perfect Panoramas

Almost every camera and cameraphone has the option of taking extra-wide panoramic photos by stitching multiple shots together. But for decent results you either need a sniper's skills, or something like this simple rotating Camalapse mount to precisely move the camera for you. Read More >>

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Auto Tracking Camera Mount Lets Lonely Thrill-seekers Film Their Own Adventures

If you're the gnarliest surfer on the beach but prefer to catch your waves at the crack of dawn, odds are there won't be anyone around to witness or film your exploits. So for extreme athletes lacking friends who wake up before noon, the Soloshot mount lets you capture all your fancy moves without a cameraman. Read More >>

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The Tiltpod Magnetic Tripod Will Fit in Even the Skinniest of Jeans

Sometimes lugging your full DSLR around is more trouble than it's worth, so you bring a smaller point-and-shoot. But what about when you don't want to lug a full tripod around just to hold your compact digital camera? The Tiltpod could be the answer. Read More >>

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