Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Manfrotto Pixi

Are you, just like myself, someone who cannot let go of his point-and-shoot camera but yet cannot live without his iPhone? Then, you are in for a treat.

You see, it is a good idea to always have a tripod with you. Why? Well, for one, stabilizing your camera is a must when the amount of light goes down. When the shutter speed goes longer than a quarter of a second, no amount of image stabilization from your camera can compensate for camera shake: only a tripod can help you there. And also, a tripod can greatly help a photographer if (s)he wants to include (her)himself in the picture. I should know, even if I love to take photos more than be in one, there are times when I want to include myself in the shot!


The Manfrotto Pixi is a great tripod to have for those times you want to have a tripod but still don't want to be burdened by bringing along a 5-pound behemoth.


The Pixi is great for your point-and-shoot cameras and camera phones. It can even accommodate compacts up to a weight of 2 pounds. All these conveniences for a tripod that is just half a pound in weight!

Just put it on a table, mount your camera of choice and that's it! You can include yourself in the photo and take long-exposure shots. You can collapse the legs together and the tripod will become a hand-holdable gadget when you want to take videos. Holding the Pixi makes it easier to shoot videos than holding the camera directly; the former is a more stable set up so camera shake is greatly reduced.


So, you now have no excuse to bring a sturdy tripod: At such a light weight and a manageable price, the Manfrotto Pixi is a must have.


@Reina_Reyes and I prepared a short video demonstrating the Pixi:


Special thanks go to Silvia Luison of Manfrotto for providing the Pixi.

The Manfrotto Pixi is Highly Recommended!

So get yours here:

 


PS. To mount the iPhone, I used a Joby GripTight which I reviewed here.

------------
Gear used to make this post:

-- Canon Powershot G15 (Reviews Part 1 and Part 2)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Labels

Photography Chicago There's Always A Shot Review Philippines Gadgets Outdoor Photography Accesories Metro Manila Street Photography Events Photography Inspiration Photo Journalism Summer Photography Advice Travel Winter Photography How-to Accessories Portraiture The Wife Autumn Apple Shot A Million Times Video Review iPhone Product Review Holidays Long Exposure Spring Architecture Princeton Inspiration Taguig Art iPhone Accessories Indoor iPod Canon Event Fireworks Music Photography Technique Photojournalism Cameras Museum Books Fine Art How-to Personal Product Photography iPhone photography Fitness Flowers Health iPhone Photo Blue Hour #MoreFunInThePhilippines Food Photography Landscapes Panorama Filipino Launch Mac Shoes Sony California Fujifilm HDR Japan Musings Navy Pier Night Photography Photoshop Science iPad Android BGC Bags Blog Contest Family Fashion Friends Internet Lenses Makati City Motion Blur Non-iPhone phone Road Trip Running Sunset iPad Accessories iPhone Apps Animated GIF Bluetooth Cebu Cycling Dance Fitbit Food Fujinon Garmin Gym Home Luzon Macro Natural Light Photography Outdoor Run Pageantry Parade Quantified Self Quezon City Smartphone Sports Tabletop Photography Time Lapse USA Video Workout iOS 4K Advice Anime Animé App Review Architectures Asia Athletics Battery Beach City Scape Cosplay Dining Drop-proof case Duathlon Earphones Editorial Emotion Flower Globe GoPro HD Halloween Holy Sites Home Theater Joby Laptop Accessories Learning Long Zoom Love Lowepro MacBook Manga Manila Milky Way Mind Museum Mobile Phone Mobile Phone Photography Movies North Luzon Orange PSHS Pasay City People Photography Event Post-Processing Power Rain Requests SM MoA Samsung Satire Sound Speakers TPLEX Tagaytay Tanay Televisions Temples There is always a shot Videography Walking Workshop iPhone Case iPhone Xs Max

Comment Guidelines

Keep all comments relevant to the original post. Do not post comments which contain profanity, hate speeches or solicitations of any kind. Posting comments to this blog constitutes your agreement to adhere to these guidelines.