XZ1 flat surface
XZ1 flat surface
Jul 31, 2013
I usually use a flat surface when I want to hold a camera steady for a long exposure or leave it sitting for a timer self portrait.
The XZ-1's tripod socket protrudes from the base by about 1mm which means it does not rest easy on a flat surface. The weight of the extended barrel and glass causes it to lean forwards and point down towards the ground.
Any tricks for getting the XZ-1 to sit flat on a flat surface?
Nikon 1 series - It's not the size of your sensor, it's what you do with it that counts
1000D - S100 - XZ1 - V1 - NEX5 - TG-320
If you have the XZ-1's strap mounted to the XZ-1, place the wide part of the strap underneath the lens ring, just in front of the XZ-1. It may now point just ever so slightly up but it should not be the problem that pointing down is for you.
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You must have some objects with you that can fix it?
A piece of cloth, napkin, cash, coins, key chains, wallet, even the lens cap comes to mind.
A quick release plate from a tripod works a treat, I use a plastic/glassfibre? unit from my Cullman magic tripod. It is very light and one hardly notices it there.You can buy these from many different tripod manufacturers.
For other shots where I want the camera a bit more secure I have this C clamp /mini tripod which fits into a pocket
I've seen small bean bags used for the purpose. They're filled with something much finer-grained than beans, more like sand, to hold the angle you set the camera on.
this is what I use : http://joby.com/gorillapod/micro800/
small enough to leave it on the camera most of the time!
Ken Gosden wrote:
Manfrotto has their flat folding pocket series as well.
I purchase the xz-1 and got the pocket tripod from link above for free, but
I prefer other ideas rather than carry this in my shirt pocket.