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    Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    I had this pegged for April's Fool joke but it seems genuine: More is better right?



    Product link here:

    http://www.neu.novoflex.de/en/produc...ive/quadropod/

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    So can we still call it a tripod?
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    Its a Quapod
    or a 4Pod
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    The prices are equal or above Gitzo. That's without G-Lock (I assume) and those cheap looking feet. On the other hand having 4 legs means you need far less technology to reduce vibration, you don't need a super 'spider', the fourth leg makes up for much of the tripod stability compromises. Their adverts show pictures of someone standing on the spider and a woman dangling in a hammock slung from the tripod. There is no doubt that having an extra leg works. That they can charge Gitzo prices - not so sure.
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    the obvious advantage of a tripod is that all legs will always be firmly on the ground. With 4 legs, the legs have to be exactly adjusted for length or it is a tripod anyway

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    "The obvious advantage of a tripod is that all legs will always be firmly on the ground." I wonder if they'll be making milking stools with four legs next, or perhaps monopods with two?

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    you remember the old joke of the carpenter trying to cut legs to get the chair to not rock until it got too short to use?


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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    It has to be a joke...

    Unless consumers really have dumbed down that much -- like needing 5 blades in their razor cause it's better than 2, or 3, or 4...

    On second thought, I bet consumers have dumbed down that much -- at least here in the US...
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    The lengths marketers will go for any hint of differentiation.

    Jeez!

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    It has to be a joke...

    Unless consumers really have dumbed down that much -- like needing 5 blades in their razor cause it's better than 2, or 3, or 4...

    On second thought, I bet consumers have dumbed down that much -- at least here in the US...
    Um, I use a Norelco...
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    The reason 3 is better than 4 is that 3 points will always define a plane while 4 will not.

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Its a Quapod
    or a 4Pod
    Like to think of it as a mono quad pod.
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    For another level vibration free experience

    http://www.photographyblog.com/news/...cean_traveler/

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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    For another level vibration free experience

    http://www.photographyblog.com/news/...cean_traveler/
    And it's affordable!
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    Re: Novoflex revolutionizes camera support

    Here's a little quote from Novoflex' webpage.

    "After long and careful study of a problem, our solution is often so astounding that our customers can only remark: ‘That’s typical NOVOFLEX!’"

    Who am I to disagree?
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