Magic Plate stability

2 months 1 day ago #675487 by Paul Velasco
I'm always keeping an eye out on Kickstarter for photography related products.  This one jumped in front of me today.  Now half me thinks this is cool, and the other half thinks, "well, can't my ball head already do this"?

Am I missing something?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/silencecorner/magic-plate


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2 months 1 day ago #675489 by effron
Looks like a fine idea. Myself, I'm already invested in a "L" bracket and Swiss Acre clamping which gets it done for me.

Why so serious?
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2 months 1 day ago #675492 by Nikon Shooter
That would be great if it tilts to a perfect 90° but it doesn't.

And you're right, your bullhead will do the same fur sure with
some more weight.

Both, that device and your bullhead, will end in an off axis pos-
sition… and this is where the L bracket will shine.

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2 months 1 day ago #675493 by garyrhook
I will never understand the idea that flipping from landscape to portrait mode, or vice-versa, is something that must be done with haste. If you're using a tripod, you've already committed to slowing down. Why would anyone think that loosening a clamp is that much of a challenge?

Aren't you going to need to reposition the camera anyway? How is this single thing so critical?

I also wonder about this device moving the weight off-axis. Seems kinda dumb, too? The whole point of balance is to aid in stability.... isn't it?


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2 months 1 day ago #675495 by Prago
Hmmmm, not sure what I think of this thing.  I'd need to see more user reviews.

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2 months 21 hours ago #675515 by Mason Latka
With added motion, I'd be concerned how tight it feels when you lock in place after a few months of use. Other than that, looks cool. 


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2 months 12 hours ago #675548 by EOS_Fan
Yeah sure, I'd use it.  But won't buy from Kickstarter.  I'll wait for it to be in Adorama.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675757 by Scuba Mike
+1 I'm with you as well.  But it looks like they have product to ship as it's showing May to April? 


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