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Real estate photographers rejoice – ultimate camera mount soon available

End all be all camera accessory

Mountkestrel now has a wait list for when the Duopod (as demonstrated above) becomes available. The concept is extremely innovative and takes the place of several accessories currently bought separately on the market. If you’re into photography in any capacity, the above video likely has you as excited as it has us!

The Duopod is designed for adaptability and is specifically made for current hybrid DSLRs to function as a steady cam, as a traditional or 360 degree tripod or used as a chest or shoulder mount. It does everything besides fly, really. We anticipate this tool will be popular not only with professional photographers but with hobbyists as well, given its versatility and ease of use.

Mountkestrel says, “It can be mounted onto a tripod providing a gimbal levelled tripod head with 360º free movement. Users can configure Duopod to suit their needs and it folds compactly so it can be carried until an opportune moment arises.”

Users are claiming it aides in taking the “perfect shot,” which is big money in the real estate photography game. We’ve been stressing real estate photography as one of the biggest keys to quality marketing campaigns in the real estate industry and have discussed the ethics of editing listing photos at length.

We firmly believe that because almost all real estate searches start online, the first impression a consumer gets is the lead photo, so why not make it impressive and memorable? Each month, we feature the Photography for Real Estate monthly photographer contest voted upon by professional real estate photographers themselves in an effort to show you quality real estate photography and to inspire you to consider hiring some of the top talent in an effort to best serve your listing clients (as opposed to flipping out your 2003 Treo 600 and calling it “photography”).

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  1. Roland Estrada

    July 5, 2011 at 1:28 am

    It looks interesting. I'd like to see side by side comparison footage with a Steadicam Merlin. It's really hard to beat the Steadicam line of products for motion photography. If it's more than $850 I would still consider the Merlin.

  2. Elliott

    July 5, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Hardly a comprehensive demonstration! Where is the footage that was taken on the mobile rig. It looked to me that the stabilisation weights did nothing for keeping the camera level and there is no shoulder/neck bracing to lock the frame into the body for stability. The moment someone designs a tripod which allows the camera to be tucked right into a corner of a room then it'll have my attention. It looks cheap in construction and gimmickly – an attempt at a one size fits all tripod. This isn't going to revolutionise the real estate photography industry.

  3. Teresa Boardman

    July 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

    That video is a great example of why it isn't about the tri-pod

  4. Roland Estrada

    July 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Here is what the demo video should have looked like. Pretty cool stuff.

    • Brad Rachielles

      July 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      AMEN! That's what I wanted to see. RESULTS.

  5. Chris

    July 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I'm all for it if it will help agents take better listing photographs. I recently wrote a post on the <a href="">importance of using great listing photos to sell real estate</a>.

    Looks sell especially in real estate.

  6. Marie-

    July 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks Roland for the demo video-

    Great photos are important. I really like to see reviews from actually users.

  7. Brad Rachielles

    July 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Can't believe that a company in the business of photography actually let out such an amateurish piece in my opinion, that didn't detail features – benefits – RESULTS. Sorry… no sale here.

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