Dirt Cheap Camera Stabilizer Banishes Photo Blur

By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 12th, 2011

This extremely cheap and portable camera stabilizer is a great way to stabilize your photos without resorting to lugging around a tripod.

All you need for the ultra-portable hack is a large washer, some nylon string, and a properly sized bolt. It’s no substitute for a well-machined and weighted tripod but for simple setups where you just need a little extra stability without hauling heavy gear it’s pretty awesome.

Check out the above video to see the entire build process plus some video of the stabilizer in action. Have a favorite, and preferably cheap, camera hack? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

Easy Image Stabilizer for Any Camera [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/12/11
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