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  1. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    I love your enthusiasm, but I can't help thinking that for all the bulk and crap you have to bolt onto your phone, you might as well just get a compact camera to take along. It will have a lot better image quality than this add-on lens stuff, and it keeps your phone nice and light, and still ready for awesome shots when you happen to forget the point and shoot. But that's just my opinion :).
    I already have enough electronics on my person while biking haha. This is just easier for me- having the phone and the Beastgrip both in my messenger bag, and being able to combine them for steadier and more focused shooting when needed. It's also the convenience of on-the-fly editing, sharing and uploading of pictures I take, instead of having to wait until I get home or to a computer to upload them. But different strokes for different folks!
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    05-01-2014 03:46 PM
  2. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Re-extended arms [left] vs original extended arms [right].

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    1. It makes a HUGE difference!
    2. The step-up ring is also installed in this image. The actual lens mount is the same size (37mm) on both parts.
    3. With the original extended arms, the left-hand grip wasn't compatible. With the new re-extended arms, it fits!
    05-01-2014 08:45 PM
  3. jbeelby's Avatar
    That looks a lot better! What great customer service though, getting the step-up ring and lens as a bonus.
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    05-01-2014 10:11 PM
  4. wp8hereicome's Avatar
    That looks a lot better! What great customer service though, getting the step-up ring and lens as a bonus.
    Only if you can get their attention I think, otherwise you get nothing. :)
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    05-01-2014 11:55 PM
  5. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Only if you can get their attention I think, otherwise you get nothing. :)
    It's not so much customer service as it's just great networking and feedback support. I spent a good bit of time taking photos and brainstorming how the product could be improved, and did everything that the developer asked. I certainly had no intent of doing anything to get something- I just wanted to see the Beastgrip be improved for the 1520. I even offered to pay for the new parts if he would able to make them at some point. Just so happened to be something he was already considering doing, but couldn't get access to a 1520 from where he is. :p
    05-02-2014 04:10 PM
  6. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    That looks a lot better! What great customer service though, getting the step-up ring and lens as a bonus.
    It was a welcome surprise! The extended arms were a bonus enough, but this lens is pretty kick-***. And yeah, the 1520 fits SO much better now. It's like it was always meant to be.
    05-02-2014 04:11 PM
  7. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Here's a shot I took today using the wide angle lens and beastgrip combo.

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    ISO 100 and 1/1205 Exposure
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    05-02-2014 08:41 PM
  8. wp8hereicome's Avatar
    It's not so much customer service as it's just great networking and feedback support. I spent a good bit of time taking photos and brainstorming how the product could be improved, and did everything that the developer asked. I certainly had no intent of doing anything to get something- I just wanted to see the Beastgrip be improved for the 1520. I even offered to pay for the new parts if he would able to make them at some point. Just so happened to be something he was already considering doing, but couldn't get access to a 1520 from where he is. :p
    Don't get me wrong. I am not insinuating any play on your end, and the fact that they are working on improving the product with customers is fantastic. I am just trying to say that one can probably get good support and feedback from the vendor if and only if one can get the vendor to respond to you, that's all.
    05-03-2014 12:07 AM
  9. undulose's Avatar
    I already have enough electronics on my person while biking haha. This is just easier for me- having the phone and the Beastgrip both in my messenger bag, and being able to combine them for steadier and more focused shooting when needed. It's also the convenience of on-the-fly editing, sharing and uploading of pictures I take, instead of having to wait until I get home or to a computer to upload them. But different strokes for different folks!
    I agree on this matter! And also, I don't have any camera, but I had this in mind when I bought my 1520 so that I don't have to buy a cheap PS camera. It's called investment, ya know! :)
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    05-03-2014 02:58 AM
  10. undulose's Avatar
    And the new parts have arrived! They came in last night, but I didn't have time to get things organized and photos taken until this morning. The new extended arms fit GREAT and look great also! The developer even threw in a NEEWER 52mm wide angle lens and a step-up adapter to try out also. I'll be taking this out to test around the city soon, but my initial thoughts are all in the positive, and decidedly so. See for yourself!

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    Will they be selling the lens too? It looks cool and seems to function well. :D
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    05-03-2014 03:01 AM
  11. g4mbl1n's Avatar
    Any news on the ETA for the extended parts? I noticed when we place our order for the Beastgrip it asks for the model of phone as well. Would that mean he would already know to include the extended parts or should I wait it out a bit to be sure?
    05-03-2014 12:15 PM
  12. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Any news on the ETA for the extended parts? I noticed when we place our order for the Beastgrip it asks for the model of phone as well. Would that mean he would already know to include the extended parts or should I wait it out a bit to be sure?
    I just passed your question along to the developer. I'll keep you posted!
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    05-03-2014 01:13 PM
  13. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Will they be selling the lens too? It looks cool and seems to function well. :D
    You can snag the lens and step-up adapter right HERE and HERE! Cheers!
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    05-03-2014 01:19 PM
  14. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Any news on the ETA for the extended parts? I noticed when we place our order for the Beastgrip it asks for the model of phone as well. Would that mean he would already know to include the extended parts or should I wait it out a bit to be sure?
    Shoot him an email about the parts! There won't be an update to the site just yet, I don't think.
    05-03-2014 01:34 PM
  15. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    My NEEWER 160ct LED flash shoe mount arrived today! Here's a little bit of an unboxing for you, and a bonus- the flash shoe secured to the Beastgrip, so you can see what it looks like.

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    My initial thought was... "holy crap this is a lot larger than I pictured it being!"
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    Comes with 3 diffuser panels- clear, tangerine and rose.
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    Has an on/off dimmer knob for brightness adjustment. I've been told that this thing gets crazy bright.
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    Takes 6 AA batteries, or you can use the camera battery adapter that is included with it.
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    All-in-all, I'm pretty excited to try this thing out. I've got to go pick up some batteries!!
    05-06-2014 04:46 PM
  16. Will6371's Avatar
    Don't you just hate it when you get something new and you can't use it because your out of batteries.

    Thanks for this thread by the way.
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    05-06-2014 06:57 PM
  17. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Don't you just hate it when you get something new and you can't use it because your out of batteries.

    Thanks for this thread by the way.
    Most welcome! I've operated under the premise of "what would I want to see in a thread for a product I'm interested in" and have gone from there lol. Speaking of batteries- I just got some and I'm going to take a few outdoor shots later tonight once I leave work. It's insanely bright, and it'll definitely illuminate a low-lit room really well, but I want to see what it does out under the night sky.
    05-06-2014 08:36 PM
  18. g4mbl1n's Avatar
    Have been thinking about getting an LED lamp for my Canon EOS M for shooting video at night at burning man.. Excited to see the results. :)
    05-07-2014 03:38 AM
  19. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Have been thinking about getting an LED lamp for my Canon EOS M for shooting video at night at burning man.. Excited to see the results. :)
    I put the LED mount on my tripod (uses a 1/4" thread to secure itself) on the ground while I was taking slow shutter shots (.8 sec) of passing cars last night- I need a second tripod so I can keep the beastgrip steady- my hands don't stay perfectly still lol. This was at a quarter brightness. I'll take some more tonight or tomorrow at full brightness, with the LED mount actually on the Beastgrip. It really pumps out some serious light. Oh, and I also had the tangerine filter on it.

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    05-07-2014 11:08 AM
  20. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Loving this Beastgrip/52mm wide angle lens combo oh-so-very-much...

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    05-07-2014 07:46 PM
  21. Renaud Willier's Avatar
    Just love that ! I Just ordered one for my 1520 too, hoping it'll fit with my stabiliser grip (. Panasonic TM80, V700, SD900, SD80, V100, HS80, SDR-H85, SDR-S70, SDR-H100, X900M, SD800 Camcorder Gloxy Movie Maker Video stabilizing grip / handle )
    it'll be a perfect combination
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    05-17-2014 07:15 PM
  22. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Just love that ! I Just ordered one for my 1520 too, hoping it'll fit with my stabiliser grip (. Panasonic TM80, V700, SD900, SD80, V100, HS80, SDR-H85, SDR-S70, SDR-H100, X900M, SD800 Camcorder Gloxy Movie Maker Video stabilizing grip / handle )
    it'll be a perfect combination
    That should fit just fine. I don't see why it wouldn't, if that's a standard stabilizer grip! And that's awesome- he'll be stoked that another 1520 owner made an order. The new extended bits are absolutely perfect for it. You'll have to update us with pics of your setup!
    05-18-2014 11:58 AM
  23. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    Oh, the amazing things a 52mm wide angle lens can do, in the steady vices of the Beastgrip.

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    05-18-2014 12:05 PM
  24. Renaud Willier's Avatar
    Only 6 days after clicking on "buy" i got my package from US to france, that's what i call Speed! i'll try it as soon as possible.
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    05-24-2014 05:16 AM
  25. Arie Vianza's Avatar
    This is cool!
    What lens can you put on that rig? SLR lens/fourthird/prime?
    And.. what lens youre using now with the 1520?
    Wesleyshark likes this.
    05-25-2014 04:28 PM
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