Camera Stabilizer On A Shoe String Budget

This is one of the more clever tricks I saw, and despite it being old, it is still great.

The premise is that you can make a device that will give you about two more stops of steady exposure at almost no cost, using a bolt and a piece of string.

The video explaining this device is below and a more sophisticated version showing how to use more string and/or a door knob is on instructables.

  • Joe

    So… why the bolt? Why not just a length of paracord… tie it into a loop. Step on the loop with your foot, put the loop over your hand or wrist on the other side. No need to run an eyebolt into your camera, nothing to mount or dismount. Simple.