The first professional mobile grip with three functions.
I personally have two cameras – a Canon Rebel EOS DSLR and my iPhone 6 Plus. I used to take lot of photos with my Canon, but over the years, the cameras in the iPhones have evolved to a point where I just use the DSLR for heavy-duty jobs or when I want to use my telephoto lens. Cameras in smartphones have come a long way since they were first included as hardware with phones. They have become so insanely great quality-wise, it just makes sense for it to be a primary camera. Plus, it’s the camera you always have with you.
That being said, I really feel that this is even more true now that Apple has released the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with the ability to record 4K video with its 12MP iSight camera. With a quality camera like that, you want to have the best possible accessories available to enhance your photography and videography skills. And, in my opinion, you definitely want something that’s easy to carry with you. Thanks to the awesome team at Shoulderpod, we have just that.
Shoulderpod’s S1 is a really nice high quality grip with three distinct functions that are especially designed for photographers and videographers. It’s meant to turn your smartphone camera session into a professional-grade production. The S1 is a really cool mount that works both with tripods and as its own grip so when you want to use your phone, you can get the best possible shots by stabilizing them. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to test out the S1 for about a month now and I have to say, being able to hold my iPhone 6 Plus in one hand to take photos is great. I use the Filmaker Handle option most and securely wrap the strap around my wrist to keep from dropping the mount when reaching for awkward angles. It’s been very helpful on some of the more tricky shots I attempt.
The other two options for using the S1 include Tripod Mount and Traveller Stand. As a Tripod Mount, the Shoulderpod S1 really delivers a high-quality, solid mount for your smartphone. I’ve tried a lot of tripod accessories for smartphones including mounts and most of them are flimsy and really can’t hold the weight of the phone. The S1 is a great fit both for the iPhone and for most tripods. I also really like using the Traveller Stand option. Basically, with this feature you can insert your smart phone and then use the S1 as a table top stand. This is great for times when you need stability, but don’t want the entire tripod. And, it’s great for doing basic tasks like photo editing or even watching videos.
The S1 mount from Shoulderpod is a really awesome accessory that any iPhone photographer should own. It’s cost-effective and very well-built. I really can’t say enough good things about this handy device.
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