QUOTE (philw - 07/02/2011 @ 20:42)
If you spend £300 on a $299 camera then I can see that you may be wanting something more expensive to stick it on. Could you perhaps duct tape £50 notes onto the outside of a ski pole?Collapsible ski poles
(like the one in use here
) are what most people use if they're going to need to put the thing away. Sorry, I thought that was a bit obvious. You can also adjust the length of the pole, although you want about 1.25/ 1.30m in my experience so if you don't need to collapse it then the none-adjustable poles are lighter.
with the $299 thing im, guessing your from the states?! most of the camera over here can cost between £250 and £300 especially once youve bought adecent size memory card etc. sorry i didnt do the latest search and put the exact price on. wether its $299, £300 or £50 quid i wouldnt duct tape it to anything! and i didnt consider th £13.99 i spent on my pole to be excessive in any way, i havent use ski poles for a while but im guessing that they would cost a similer amount and as you said "You can probably borrow/ rent an ols ski pole from someone" no i didnt see that as obvious at all that you were refering to a nice collapsible pole. plus is that ski pole in the video collapsible?
look mate i didnt want an arguement, my point was that i wouldnt duct tape any piece of kit regardless of cost if there is a low cost alternative which does the job well. if im spending the money on the kit that i want then ill buy the right accessories for. youre probably right about the length of a ski pole, it would give you a much better field of vision and therfore a better shot however for me i wanted something that was small, light and secure