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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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String Tripod

My take on an old photographer’s trick By Alexander Reben

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Figure A: The String Tripod, attached to a camera

The string tripod is an old photographers trick—here is my design. It’s also sometimes referred to as a string bipod, string monopod, chain tripod, bipod, etc….

This device is used to stabilize a camera in order to get clearer pictures at a slow shutter speed. With more and more digital cameras coming out with vibration reduction (VR) or image stabilization (IS) systems, the string tripod has a new life.

Note: You can read more about vibration reduction here (http://tinyurl.com/5tmtdv).

Since image stabilization systems work ...

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