XShot Competes with Quik Pod, Offers Longer Pole

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XShot Extendable Mono Pod

Move over, Quik Pod, here comes a new competitor. The XShot offers a longer reach (37” or 94cm), is lightweight (3.9 oz) and is made of stainless steel.

Like the Quik Pod, the XShot extends to provide a length of pole on which to mount your point-and-shoot camera, enabling you to take a picture of yourself.

But is longer, better? The product pics show a little curve over the length of the extended pole, indicating that at that length the camera becomes too heavy and holding the pole with the camera on it may be a bit of a struggle, resulting in camera shake (thank goodness for IS).

Quik Pod or XShot? Take your pick. Me, I’ll have the well-thought out Quik Pod anytime.

[Site: XShotPix.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.