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Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod

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Product Highlights
  • A Handheld Support Lanyard for Compact Cameras

The HandPod is a light and durable little support lanyard for compact cameras which have a 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket.

Made in the USA, the HandPod is simply a grip with a tripod screw at the top, attached to a lanyard.  You can wear your camera around your neck with the lanyard, and bring it to your eye by holding the small grip.  You'll be surprised, but holding your camera in this manner will allow you to use the camera handheld at slightly slower shutter speeds and still achieve sharp pictures.

Simple drawstring lanyard with camera grip attached
Increases stability in handheld images
Camera must have a standard 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket (some very thin cameras lack this socket)
Made in the USA
Dimensions Overall length: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
Diameter: 0.625" (15.8 cm)
Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod
  • Neck Strap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Steve Levit Associates LLCHandPod
     
    3.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Stable (6)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Video (6)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unique & handy

      My camera is compact & a little difficulty to hold on to without dropping it. The handpod solved that problem & also stabilized the camera when taking the shot-it served as...Read complete review

      My camera is compact & a little difficulty to hold on to without dropping it. The handpod solved that problem & also stabilized the camera when taking the shot-it served as somewhat of a "tripod". It worked well when walking around on a day trip when I was going to keep my camera out (ex.-day at a theme park). Just hang it around your neck until you're ready for the next shot. It wasn't as convenient if I had to put my camera away after each shot-didn't fit into my small camera bag when the handpod was connected. I also have to get over that obvious "tourist' feeling I had with a camera hanging around my neck all day. For me, the Pros outweighed the Cons. I could safety keep a good grip on my small camera & I could get a steadier shot.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Useless

      I bought the handpod as it was advertised as being useful in keeping a steady hand and angling shots. I find it to be unwieldy and not very comfortable in my hand. My best...Read complete review

      I bought the handpod as it was advertised as being useful in keeping a steady hand and angling shots. I find it to be unwieldy and not very comfortable in my hand. My best pictures I have taken with my new camera came when I did not use it. I would not recommend this product

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      4.0

      HandPod for Compact Cameras

      By Bill

      from La Verne, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Well made

      Cons

      • Needs Firm Grip

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Video

      Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

      If you operate a compact camera, then you've probably taken many shots of part of your finger when holding the camera near the lens. With the HandPod, that problem goes away. However, on my camera, because the shutter control is on the top, I need to hold the HandPod particularly firmly so as not to move the camera during the shot because of the increased downward leverage this device creates

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Products

      By jetset68

      from Bruchmuhlbach-Miseau, Germany

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

        Made in Japan or USA......the best.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Can Use To Shoot,And Hold Cam To Clean

        By Ray

        from Metairie, LA.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Handy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Could Be Taller

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • To Clean Camera
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

        Very good product and useful in many ways. To snap pictures and to shoot video. Very good to hold small compact camera while you clean the lens, lcd screen, etc.. I just wish it was a little taller, for more leverage. A must have nonetheless.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Buy

        By carlsbadsurfpics

        from San Diego

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

          I keep this hand pod in my pockets or leave it on my camera depending on what I'm doing. Works great for shooting action video. Was also nice cause it has a lanyard , allowing me to have my camera ready at a moments notice. The construction is simple and seems to be quite durable. would be great for anyone shooting pictures on the go. take it on your next vacation or camping trip. Nice to have a little extra stability, this did just that.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Unique accessory

          By Jon

          from San Diego

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

            I bought this for a small digital camera. Sometimes my pictures would come out blurry because I had issues holding such a small camera and pressing the button. But with this Handpod my pictures come out much clearer. And the neck strap is a nice feature because the camera is so small I can put it in my shirt/jacket pocket and pull it out quickly and not worry about dropping my camera. One improvement would be to add a foldable hinge at the screw point so that the Handpod could fold flat against the camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Small but Steady

            By Kemo

            from Tampa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                Smaller than I expected but that's not a bad thing. It dors exactly what is expected and handles small to medium cameras (Nikon P100) with ease.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Unique & handy

                By Monga

                from Cerritos, Ca.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Didn't fit in camera bag

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                My camera is compact & a little difficulty to hold on to without dropping it. The handpod solved that problem & also stabilized the camera when taking the shot-it served as somewhat of a "tripod". It worked well when walking around on a day trip when I was going to keep my camera out (ex.-day at a theme park). Just hang it around your neck until you're ready for the next shot. It wasn't as convenient if I had to put my camera away after each shot-didn't fit into my small camera bag when the handpod was connected. I also have to get over that obvious "tourist' feeling I had with a camera hanging around my neck all day. For me, the Pros outweighed the Cons. I could safety keep a good grip on my small camera & I could get a steadier shot.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not sure it's worth it

                By ilv2paint

                from Fond du Lac, WI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                    This makes the camera hang upside down which is akward. Not sure it is worth the investment. Looked like a better idea than it seems to be.

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                    5.0

                    Really helps steady a small camera

                    By nickbiker

                    from Nashville, TN.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                      This little gadget really does make a difference in how steady you can hold a small digital camera. It's no tripod, but worth the money.

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful surprise!

                      By Cello

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                        Can't beleive how much this simple device helps steady and keep the camera level. The long attached lanyard is also alot better than the strap that goes around the wrist-less banging up of the camera and leaves both hands free.

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                        1.0

                        Useless

                        By Stacina

                        from Bronx, NY

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not comfortable to grip
                          • Not helpful
                          • Unwieldy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Steve Levit Associates LLC HandPod:

                            I bought the handpod as it was advertised as being useful in keeping a steady hand and angling shots. I find it to be unwieldy and not very comfortable in my hand. My best pictures I have taken with my new camera came when I did not use it. I would not recommend this product

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