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i cant use cameras normally and i was thinking of getting a canon t3i.

 

i cant use my right hand very effectively due to cerebral palsy, but i figure out how to do everything, suck as using point and shoots upside down.

 

is there some sort of bar that i could attach to the bottom and hold, while i have some sort of clicker for my left hand? Can someone please link me to these kinds of products if possible?

 

Thanks!

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Well if your camera supports remote triggers and your right hand still has enough strength/mobility to push the button then it should be pretty easy to rig something up.

The trigger



There are a lot of different handles and stands that can be bolted on to an camera.

From the most basic.



To more complicated setups


    
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ok, what i was thinking is use the trigger with my left, then hold the camera with my right. i dont have very fine motor skills/dexterity, but i do have an iron grip when i want it :P

 

the more complicated setups are interesting, what is the point of the metal thing at the bottom, a stabilizer?

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ok, what i was thinking is use the trigger with my left, then hold the camera with my right. i dont have very fine motor skills/dexterity, but i do have an iron grip when i want it tongue.gif

the more complicated setups are interesting, what is the point of the metal thing at the bottom, a stabilizer?

Yeah its an weight. Helps smooth out camera movements so you get less shake. It really comes in to its own if you shoot video.
    
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where can i get that? is there a website that is based on selling camera stuff? kind of like how newegg is mainly based on computer components
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the cheapest remote release on cable I found in BHphoto (Vello brand), but I noticed is a cheap generic device, so check ebay too. There is plenty of them on ebay at like $4.99 with free shipping. If you want an intervalometer (programable, perfect for time lapses, does the clicking for you) they are like $16 on ebay.

here's a few links for remotes working with T3i:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765659-REG/Vello_RS_C1II_RS_C1II_Wired_Remote_Switch.html
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wired-Remote-Shutter-Release-for-Canon-Rebel-T1i-T2i-T3i-T4i-RS-60E3-/221252969882?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item3383b4659a

intervalometer (requires AAA batteries) for T3i
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Timer-Intervalometer-Remote-RS-60E3-For-EOS-Rebel-T5i-T4i-T3i-T2i-T1i-XSi-XS-/251309149538?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item3a83314d62

good luck!
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where can i get that? is there a website that is based on selling camera stuff? kind of like how newegg is mainly based on computer components

Honestly I don't know much about US based stores but a quick google turned up thees sites.

http://store.zacuto.com/handgrips/
http://www.ginirigs-usa.com/29-handles
http://store.redrockmicro.com/Catalog/microRemoteSystem

But it seams they are more geared towards professionals and as such come with an price premium.
    
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where can i get that? is there a website that is based on selling camera stuff? kind of like how newegg is mainly based on computer components

http://www.adorama.com/

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

http://gearshop.dpreview.com/


having a wired remote is your best bet i think smile.gif
hope it works out for you
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alright, thanks everyone, i think im going to hold off fof a while on the $750 grips tongue.gif


two more questions


1) since im gioing tp be recording video, what are the best mono directional mics in entry and mid teir range?


2)what are the best tripods you can get for undrr $150? tell me your best choice in genrral and if possible for the same price one that is available at Best Buy (giftcard)
Edited by Radmanhs - 12/8/13 at 11:02pm
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