Dragging my heavy Manfrotto tripod all the way to Belfast and back would increase my baggage weight to 15kg, not an appealing thought at all, and so I made a last minute decision not to take it with me. The Manfrotto is my only solid platform for long exposure photography, and to do it handheld in low light situations is more of a master plan for disaster! I like a challenge, but the thought of hand held low light photography is just ridiculous! With only 2 day to go until the trip! Lee’s Photography Online … We have a situation!
After a while of trying to come up with a simple solution. I remembered Joby, a company based in the USA who make nifty little gadgets and solutions to securing cameras to crazy places like tree trunks and railings! This could be the answer! Having looked at all the options on the Joby website, and trying to decide between two products. I came to the conclusion that the one for me, was the Joby Focus. It definitely looked like the product that would cure the issue of hand held long exposure photography.
The Joby Focus did stand only 12 inches tall, however by investing in a remote control (which costs only £6 and using the live view function on the D7000 is certainly much better than trying to do it handheld. This concludes the gear that I am packing with me.
(1x) D7000, (1x) Remote Control for Nikon, (1x) Sigma 18-300mm, (1x) Joby Focus, (4X) 16 GB Memory SD cards, (1x) Gopro Hero Black 4, (1x) Smatree® Suction Cup Mount for Gopro and (1x) Sandisk Ultra 32GB mucroSDHC.