I am not usually one for focusing on the photography side of things within my blog, mainly because I see myself as a recreational photographer, as opposed to many others, who see themselves, as the so-called experts.
Therefore,I don’t really have a lot to say, with regards to my overall repertoire of photography skills. For me, photography is something I tend to do on the way to work, on a day out hiking, running, cycling or during my holidays and a visit to somewhere new.
I feel, I do have a good eye and I generally know what I want to capture, but my technical ability is somewhat limited, as time to learn is never really on my side.
If time does allow, then hopefully, my technical prowess gradually starts to improve, mainly due to the fact I am always open minded and keen to improve on the skills I have and continually seek any opportunity to make things that little bit better.
When the opportunities do arise and I have the chance to go outside, take photographs and work on my skill set, I relish the chance to improve on the overall quality of what I produce.
Due to a busy life of work and I guess, life. I tend to mainly shoot images on my Smartphone, as I find the Smartphone to be very reliable, hugely practical and it just happens to be right by my side.
I currently have a good phone, by phone standards and I am slowly beginning to understand how to use it in a more effective way. My phone generally sits on my Quad Lock Cycle Mount system, as I use it every day to record my cycle route from home to work and when I get the chance, I can easily then detach it from the main mounting system (provided by Quadlock) and use it to take interesting pictures of my local surroundings.
I particularly enjoy taking pictures of natural landscapes and the interesting changes in light and weather conditions that accompany them, so I tend to need a camera that can be used fairly spontaneously and additional equipment that is light and practical to use and can fit in my bag.
As a result, the Quad Lock tripod mount is a great addition.
After being sent the photography tripod mount from the very kind people at Quad Lock, I was delighted to have the chance to test it out and for it now to become another part of the many essential accessories, I now carry on my bike.
The tripod adaptor is small and strong, so it does not take up any unnecessary room in your bag or coat pocket. It is a very strong, sturdy unit and it will easily screw onto any existing tripod, from larger ones to smaller compact units regularly available on the market.
I generally carry my small Smartphone tripod in my bag, as it is handy and convenient, but for the purpose of testing and challenging myself further. I did bring out my Joby Gorilla Pod, which is much bigger and flexible in its usage, and like I have previously mentioned if you wish to, you can even mount the unit onto a larger tripod, but this is something I don’t always carry out on my bike.
Once again, the Quad Lock case, which houses your Smartphone is compatible with the Tripod adaptor. You simply just twist and click the phone case onto the adaptor unit and it is ready to use.
At this point is pretty easy to use and allows you to establish a very stable base, from which you can then take all different varieties of photography, from landscape shots, close-ups (Macro shots) or even stable video footage.
Personally, I really enjoy capturing outdoor landscape shots, so the tripod adaptor allowed me to fully stabilise the camera and get the best out of my shots, resulting in ‘out of focus’ or ‘blurred images’ being kept to a minimum. It was also very practical and useful in low light conditions, and helped me to establish some good sunset shots.
A GREAT product for capturing steady images
The product is exceptional and this means no more shaky footage, it easily connects your Quad Lock to a tripod, so that you can then capture beautiful still photography, steady video footage, great low-light shots and use time-lapse with ease. It is perfect for use in the outdoors.
Quick mounting system that is safe and secure
It is simple to install the Quad Lock Tripod Adaptor to your camera tripod, and twist and lock your Quad Lock equipped Smartphone directly to the mount. It doesn’t matter the size of tripod, it works with many different sizes. I mainly used mine on a Joby Gorilla Pod and a small Smartphone tripod unit.
Protective and impact resistant
The case is extremely tough, and has a polycarbonate core and has impact absorbing TPU edge-to-edge outer shell. This makes it strong and protects your Smartphone from everyday activities.
The adaptor is relatively small, 100mm in height.
Made from Polycarbonate construction.
¼ “ - 20 tripod thread.
This unit is compatible with all Quad Lock cases.
It is a secure Quad Lock interface.
Composite construction (TPU / PC).
The case has a soft microfibre lining.
Impact absorbing shell.
Compatible with wireless charging.
I was very impressed with the Quadlock Smartphone adaptor and it now has become a great addition to my outdoor kit bag.
If like me, you are always active and enjoy spending most of your spare time in the outdoors then this is a great practical addition to any adventure outside, whether that is a holiday, multi day trip or just a day adventure in the wilds.
The adaptor is simple to use and takes up no space in your bag. It is well worth a look at, along with many other great Quadlock products.
You can read my previous Quad Lock review here: https://garethmate.com/blog/quad-lock-bike-kit-review