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About SteadePod

Attach a SteadePod to your camera and take shots you never thought you could without a tripod or monopod. Simply attach to your camera, extend and anchor the foot pad, pull to place a small amount of tension in the cable and you have a steady picture!

Easy to use, the small amount of cable tension keeps your camera steady for low light, long exposure or high zoom situations. Even places where you can't take tripods or monopods. Perfect for travel, sporting events, hiking museums. Use on still or video cameras; anytime you need a steady shot.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (14),Folds away (10),Unfolds quickly (6),Adjustable (3),Easy to use (3)
Cons:
Not durable (4),Not functional (4)
Best Uses:
Stable (11),Travel (11),Landscape/scenery (8),Sports/action (7),Night shots (6),Wildlife (6),Home (5),Portraits (4),Video (4),Weddings (4),Landscape photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (8),Semi-pro photographer (8),Enthusiast (4),Semi-professional (3)

SteadePod Features

  • Compact & Lightweight, Perfect for Travel
  • 1/4" x 20 Standard Thumbscrew to Attach to Your Camera
  • 6'(1.8m) Stainless Steel Cable Retracts into the Steade-pod
  • Universal Footpad also Anchors to Your Belt Loop or Shoe Lace
  • Swivels for Landscape or Portrait Photos
  • Goes Anywhere You Can Go
  • Long Exposure Shots are a Snap
  • Great for High Definition Long Zoom Shots
  • Fast and Easy Setup, Use Anytime
  • Silky Smooth High Zoom Video
  • Compose the Shot the Way you Want

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3

(based on 27 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple, creative and it works!

As simple as this product is as creative and useful it is. As soon as I received it, I decided to make a test to see whether it does what it supposes to, and as you can see from the test picture, it really works! The shot on the left was taken with SteadePod mounted, and the shake is much less than the one on the right. I used my 24-70mm lens, set at ISO 100, exposure 1/10 second, aperture f/3.5 in a low light room. This is the very first shot with SteadePod, and I believe with further usage ...

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As simple as this product is as creative and useful it is. As soon as I received it, I decided to make a test to see whether it does what it supposes to, and as you can see from the test picture, it really works! The shot on the left was taken with SteadePod mounted, and the shake is much less than the one on the right. I used my 24-70mm lens, set at ISO 100, exposure 1/10 second, aperture f/3.5 in a low light room. This is the very first shot with SteadePod, and I believe with further usage the result will be remarkable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do it yourself a lot cheaper

Go to the hardware store. Buy a 1/4"-20 eye bolt and 5 feet of nylon rope. Tie the rope to the eye bolt, thread the bolt into the tripod socket, step on the rope. It gives you the same functionality for about one-twelfth of the price.

Reviewed by 27 customers

 
1.0

COMPLETELY WORTHLESS

By

from New York City  -  Semi-Professional

I purchased one. The line would never retract. Thought it was a good idea and returned it for another one. It arrived. I extended the line ONCE and it won't retract. This product is a miserable failure that shouldn't even be on the market.

 
1.0

not reliable

By

from whiiitier, Ca  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

this gadget was DOA. The cable would not retract at all upon first trial. Item was returned at my cost which was fair because the product never worked.

 
1.0

Junk

By

from Harrison,Oh  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Poorly made and arrived defective.

 
1.0

Mine Did Not Work, At All

By

from San Francisco  -  Semi-Professional

I was anxious to try this. It looked simple and seemed to make a good companion to the Canon S90 I carry with me all the time. I opened the package and it all went downhill from there. The cord would not retract, once extended. I tried pushing it back in but nothing worked. Given the price of the item and the cost of shipping, I decided to open it up and try to fix it myself. That did not work. I threw the pieces away. Maybe I just got a bad one. Also, I noted that this item is made in the USA.

 
2.0

Of no value as of this date.

By

from Highlands Ranch, CO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I remain a strong Adorama customer. However . . . the Steadpot arrived as scheduled and, really, is not of any value to me. The wire line does not return to the main pod. Three or four have examined it and there is no hint as to how to resolve the problem. My decision has been that I simply made a bad purchase and that cost-wise it is not worth the effort to return it. Thanks

 
1.0

in the trashcan 3 minutes after arrival

By

from dfw  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

i extended the leash for the first time upon opening the product and then switched to 'retract' mode and it was totally and irretrievably jammed. no amount of tweaking or coaxing could ever get the leash back into its compartment.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Broke after 3 uses

By

from Northern California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Nice idea, but retraction function stopped working after 3 uses. Glad it wasn't more $$.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Bad Design of Retraction Spool

By

from Alexandria, VA  -  Pro Photographer

I wanted to use this to stabilize the camera vertically when tripod or monopod is not practical, and it did provide stability, once the wire was out and braced. But the failure of the product's rewind mechanism to retract the wire quickly and efficiently is such a time-consuming struggle as to make it unfeasible to use. Took me 15 minutes or more to get it to retract, by letting it retract until it stalled, pulling wire back and teasing it back in--multiple times. Don't have time to waste on this, especially on a commercial shoot. For me, this design flaw overrides the value it has as a stabilzer. Product needs to be re-engineered so that the wire retraction is smooth and fast, like that of a good tape measure. That would make it worthwhile.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good Idea, Bad Quality Conrol

By

from RVer on the road  -  Photo Enthusiast

Cable would not retact the first time I used it. It could be useful when one could not use a tripod ---if it would work.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Trash! Won't retract. Don't waste your $

By

from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Pulled it out once, and the unit would not retract. Don't waste your money.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MARVIN B  Thought it was a novel idea
Shopper  can one use this with a waterproof camera to lower the camera into the water from a kayak?
AMBER C  That would be innovative and yes it could probably work. The screw on the Steadepod can fit into a camera very securely. The chord is metal so its strong however I wonder if it would rust. Let me know how it works out.
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