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A genuinely useful product,
This review is from: Manfrotto MP1-C01 Pocket Support Small - Black (Camera)
I am an avid photographer, sometimes work semi-pro and put my kit through some hard use. I have no time for gimmicky inventions or useless fluff that holds me back.
I often use a compact (Ricoh GR) to supplement my main DSLR and I love to use it shooting from the hip. I often find my compact camera gets as much use as my main SLR and I have been looking for a small, portable, tripod.
Travelling light with a compact is essential so I wasn't too keen on the gorillapod type devices, I chanced upon this and instantly snapped it up.
The build is up to the usual Manfrotto quality, it is very light and folds really small, it really is a fit-and-forget item that can be left permanently attached to your camera.
Yes, it will not elevate your camera more than an inch of whatever surface it is sitting on but it will support your camera on uneven surfaces, allow you to angle the camera a fair degree and will hold it really still in use. Can't ask for more than that.
I have fallen in love with very few photography gadgets over the years and, aside from the Giottos rocket blower, this has really hit the spot.
The only cons are the lack of height (go figure) and the fact that the placement will likely block the access flap to your camera's battery / memory card slot. However, these are minor issues, you won't buy this expecting to boost your camera a foot of the deck.
All in all, this a very well made and thought out product that will fit in with your photography work flow without interfering or holding back your vision.