More Fun with Palo Alto Adapter

This time I took my Canon S100 out on a few different Painter Poles with the Palo Alto adapter. One pole is around 16' fully extended, and then I wanted to test out my 30' (30 feet) Unger Pole. These are video examples, but ideally it would be best suited for still photography.

There's some additional information about the Palo Alto adapters in my previous article: In the video below i'm using my Unger 9'-30' Telescoping Pole found here: There is also no image stabilization done in post, so you can imagine the improvement if I had.

The Palo Alto adapter was something I wanted to make for my own hobbies, but ended up making a small quantity available which sold out in a single day. The next small batch wasn't available until 9 months later (just last week) and again sold out in less than three days. It's such a niche market, that we are still only running them off in small quantities, but they should be available again, so check it out to see if it's something you'd be interested in playing with. You can find the Palo Alto adapters available at (click here).

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16 thoughts on “More Fun with Palo Alto Adapter

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  2. Emm

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    @German - Awesome camera angles. Loved how the camera passed over the rooftop. Quality looks good from that little camera too.

  3. German

    Emm, here's a video I made last weekend. Using the painters pole and adapter shot with a gopro hero2, I was able to get some really cool shots. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Emm

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    @Tony Carretti - Thought you might get a kick out of this one too. Modified my board with flexible LED light strips.

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  6. Emm

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    @Rick - Some poles will fit depending on how far they collapse. I was able to fit this 9' Unger in my small Honda Fit. I have mounted some DSLR cameras to my shorter poles, but I think you'll know what your limitations are. I wouldn't try to tilt the pole vertically if you're using a weak pole. Horizontal is best for DSLR cameras, but for GoPro or Point and Shoot cameras I can hold the pole vertically.

  7. Rick

    Would that work with a T2i and a light lens? Btw, does the pole fit in a regular car?

  8. Emm

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    @Joel - Yeah I think the Image Stabilization helps. Next i'll try my Sony HX9V because I think it has the best in camera stabilization. But a GoPro will still perform well. With a wide angle view it helps mask some of that shakiness.

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    @Nathan - I posted on this blog last week, but another small batch will be available again on Monday.

  10. Joel

    Emm ~ The neighborhood shot very cool, especially if you weren't extended much over 20 feet.

    So between the Unger and your Shurline, I guess you could definitely paint your house lol ...

    Do you think the your little Canon worked better (with its IS) than a GoPro 2 would have worked?

  11. Tony Carretti

    The skateboard footage was SICK emm! Way smoother than I thought it was going to look. How much was the board again?

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