Here's what the guys who invented it says:
The StickPic was invented with the compact digital camera in mind. However, the larger and light weight SLR cameras can still be used with some attention to the extra weight at the end of the trekking pole. We suggest shortening the length of the trekking pole for better stability.
Digital cameras are made with several different wide angle focal lengths. The angle which the camera is mounted on StickPic fits perfectly in the middle of these different lens focal lengths. Depending on the type of camera and the length the trekking pole is extended, some part of the trekking pole may appear in the picture.
By simply shorting the length of the trekking pole or adjusting the focal length by ever so slightly zooming in, you can eliminate the trekking pole in the picture.
With the advent of youtube and myspace video, the StickPic is perfect for making video diary’s.
Experiment with holding the trekking pole high in the air or low to the ground of over our shoulder those creative shots. The possibilities are endless.
Feel safe by always using the wrist strap attached to the trekking pole.
Finally, practice makes perfect!
Hang on, the BEST bit, is that it is so much fun!! And we are all for that!!
Until we experiment more we will have to gauge the fitting as best we can.
Common sense tells you that to drop your camera from a great height wouldn't be a sensible thing to do! Therefore you are advised to attach the wrist strap around the basket at the end of the pole as a 'just in case'. No responsibility will be taken for any damage to your photographic equipment.
Below are the sizing’s provided by the manufacturer. If in doubt drill a hole closest to the size shown in a piece of hardboard and fit it over your walking pole tip as a guide.
Size#1 = 13.5mm
Size#2 = 11.5mm
Size#3 = 12.5mm
Size#5 = 12.4mm
These are the sizes available and we ask our customers to let us know which additional poles they fit when they have chance, so we can increase the information below.
StickPic #1 - 13.5mm
Komperdell Snap-Lock CF
Komperdell Southern Lights
REI Ascent Shocklight
REI Carbon Bamboo Staff
REI Hiker Shock Light Staff
REI Hiker Vibra Stop Staff
REI Peak UL Carbon Shocklight
REI Peak UL Carbon
REI Traverse Shocklight
StickPic #2 - 11.5mm
Mountain King (Confirmed inc Trail Blaze)
Craig Hoppers (Confirmed)
Lekis (All models confirmed)
Leki Diva Antishock Women's
Leki Luau Women's
Leki Sierra Antishock SLS Staff
Leki Summit Antishock
Leki Super Makalu Cor-Tec AS
Leki Thermolite Antishock
Leki Thermolite Antishock XL
Leki Thermolite Trekking
Leki Wanderfreund SLS Staff
Gossamer Gear light trek 3 & 4
StickPic #3 - 12.5mm
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Fiber
Black Diamond Trail Back
Black Diamond Trail Compact
Black Diamond Trail Shock
Black Diamond Trail Trekking
Black Diamond CF Terra
Black Diamond Contour Elliptical Carbon
Black Diamond Contour Elliptical Compact
Black Diamond Contour Elliptical
Black Diamond Spire Elliptical
StickPic #5 - 12.4mm
Black Diamond with Short Flex tips