1. Dankees's Avatar
    I can't decide on what monopod/selfie stick I want to use with my new Samsung Gear 360.

    What do you use?

    I've been looking at the ThrillPro by The Alaska Life because it looks solid with a rubberized grip. Is it too large for this camera? I'm also thinking of adding a tripod base to it in the future for use in the home.
    03-20-2017 12:28 PM
  2. MrGruntHunter's Avatar
    I can't decide on what monopod/selfie stick I want to use with my new Samsung Gear 360.

    What do you use?

    I've been looking at the ThrillPro by The Alaska Life because it looks solid with a rubberized grip. Is it too large for this camera? I'm also thinking of adding a tripod base to it in the future for use in the home.
    Dankees, I'm using a Smatree ( https://www.amazon.com/Smatree-SmaPo...cUvbUpU5719534 ) and is working out fine for me. It has a nice grip, a holder for a remote and an extra holder for a cell phone. The only thing you can see are the 3 little legs at the bottom and you look straight down in a photo. Oh, and the three leg support at the bottom can be easily removes or folded up for an extra hand support.
    03-21-2017 08:50 AM
  3. Dankees's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Yes, I've looked at that one, and this one from the same company.

    I'm not sure I like the soft handle versus the rubberized one from The Alaska Life ThrillPro.

    They both have a similar system for extending the pole. And, I like the top, straight/flat mechanism at the top of the ThrillPro.

    My only reservation is that it's rather large and thick for such a small, light-weight camera.

    I plan to add the Manfrotto tripod base.

    (By the way, is there an easy way to hide/cover the tripod base from photos and videos?)
    03-21-2017 11:01 AM
  4. MrGruntHunter's Avatar
    I also liked the BENRO BK10. I have their Aero 4 Travel video tripod kit. They appear to be good products and a lot less expensive than Manfrotto. The only way you could hide the base is if you were somewhere where you could add a spike to the bottom and stick it in the ground. Only other option is photoshop. One thing I will add is that they are very unstable to use as a tripod, especially outside. You might want to carry a soft ankle weight to set on the legs to keep it from falling over.
    03-21-2017 01:17 PM
  5. Dankees's Avatar
    Thank you. That looks pretty good, but the handle seems a bit thick/heavy.

    (I wouldn't trust a tripod outside. Wind could kick up out of nowhere. And, even if the camera doesn't fall over, it'll sway, and screw up the 360 video.)
    03-21-2017 01:21 PM
  6. MrGruntHunter's Avatar
    I also liked the BENRO BK10. The BENRO comes with a remote as well. I have their Aero 4 Travel video tripod kit. They appear to be good products and a lot less expensive than Manfrotto. The only negstive I have about the AERO 4 is that you can't see the bubble level in the dark without a flashlight. The only way you could hide the base is if you were somewhere where you could add a spike to the bottom and stick it in the ground. Only other option is Photoshop. One thing I will add is that they are very unstable to use as a tripod, especially outside. You might want to carry a soft ankle weight to set on the legs to keep it from falling over.
    03-21-2017 01:21 PM
  7. Dankees's Avatar
    Thanks - do they just sell the base?
    03-21-2017 01:23 PM

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