There are two “issues” with your casual light stand – A) chances are it is pretty boring. Most are pro black (with a minor percent being silver to break the uniformity). B) while they would be perfect as a tripod for a small digital camera (or even a smartphone), they lack the tilt/pan head to make them useful.
Enter The Lollipod – a somewhat of a hybrid between a light stand and a tripod. It has a narrow base with a mechanism that resembles a light stand and a top with a light-duty tilt-pan head. [Read more…]