actually do we use the HD telescoping pole at a lower elevation.
I think the pole has 5 tapered sections.
When you extend all 5 sections then you can use the click stop rotator on the pole bottom foot. Extenstion is about 22' or 6.6m
When you use only the top 3 - 4 sections it raises to about 12 - 16' (5m) the shaft rotates inside the unused sections and you can not use the clickstop rotator. But that is ok because you can see the direction the camera is pointing when taking 4 images at 90 degrees. AND at this lower elevation there is less top bending under the weight of the camera.
For example, the other day we were taking panorama photo's of a light post/ security camera. No need to extend the HD pole full length because it would be above the security camera. It was necessary to take the panorama at the lower elevation. [click on red dot # 3 pole view and #4 tripod view] when you visit this page
I need to retake #3 this morning because I was too close to the pole. I have zoomed out bit too far - too much barrel distortion. Client wants to see security camera - lighting and jogging track all in same photo. The marketnig emphasis - secure recreation and gated living community.
Yes I did try taking a pole shot of the security camera at night. I used f8 in aperture priority and ISO 400. I got good lighting, however the camera shutter speed was slow and it was windy that night and the imaging were blurred beyond use. So will use 1 day time pole shot and 1 night time tripod shot.
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