A new Kickstarter launches today for an innovative tripod head that can be adjusted quickly with one hand while maintaining easy precision control. The Quick Precision Tripod Head is designed for smaller cameras and phones but the team behind the project has also made it scalable for larger versions in the future.
Invented by professional photographer and hobbyist, Arnt Inge Hodne, the new tripod head design merges the best of a traditional ball head with the precision of a 3-way pan/tilt head. The locking mechanism is closer to the camera which has enabled the team to make the head smaller on the whole, perfect for traveling or anywhere you need a nimble setup.
Anyone familiar with a traditional 3-way tripod head will know it can take some time to get each axis in the right spot. The Quick Precision Tripod Head aims to make this quicker and effortless when you need speed but also control. While you can adjust the front/back and vertical tilt with a one-handed action, each axis (font/back, tilt, rotation) can be adjusted individually as well if you like. The design uses a standard 1/4″ camera mount and 3/8″ tripod mount making it easy to adapt to most equipment.
The team has also created a mobile phone adapter that secures your phone into place atop the tripod head.
“Just like a ball-head tripod mount, it is compact in size and easy to adjust. However, the main issue with ball heads is that it lacks precision, resulting in lost time as you fiddle with the knobs to adjust the axis. The Quick Precision Tripod Head solves this issue with precise individual adjustments.” – Kickstarter Campaign
The Norway-based team is made up of Arnt Inge Hodne (Inventor), Ådne Esepland (Business Developer), and Harald Meisle (CAD and material expert).
“As a professional photographer and a hobbyist, I have used a lot of equipment over the years. I have often found myself making notes on how to improve designs and customizing my own equipment, which is a journey that has brought me to now invent my own tripod head.” – Arnt Inge Hodne
The campaign will have three rewards to choose from with the early bird pledge of Kr. 640 converting to roughly 48 GBP or 61 USD (as of August 15, 2023). The Couple package of Kr. 1200 converts to 90 GBP or 114 USD. (Source: Oanda Currency Converter)
As for the timing of the Kickstarter, the plans are to have full production commencing in October, assembly in December, and deliveries starting early 2024. Confidence in their ability to deliver on the campaign comes from already having a prototype established as well as a local manufacturer with an excellent reputation and production capacity that includes backups.
Head over to the Kickstarter link here to check out the campaign for more info and back the project if it interests you!
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