Saturday, November 19, 2011

The AlettA Stabilizer Generation-II, for Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus is now shipping. Starting at $79.95. Get yours today.


Hi Photographer friends,

I've been involved with photography for decades. It's my passion and I know it's yours too.

Are you using a Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, or Sony DSLR?
Cameras have come a long way and today's Digital Cameras are producing image quality beyond what we ever thought possible. However, one thing that hasn't changed for ages is how, we as photographers, compose our images. The composition rules of the last Century still apply today. One of these rules suggests that you use a tripod to keep your camera from shaking.

Think about it!  Any photographer will tell you that using a tripod  is still the best best way to produce sharp images. That is especially true with telephoto lenses. Even with an "in-camera" Shake Reduction System, it is always better to use a tripod. Unlike cameras, tripods haven't changed all that much. They are still composed of three extensible legs and a camera mount. They are still a "pain-in-the-neck" to carry around. You often don't have one with you when you need one, and when you bring one with you, you often can't use it for one reason or another. I own several tripods and I have used them for years, but It's almost 2012 and it's time to bring the tripod stabilization to a new level.

The DSLR/G-II StabilizerI up side down
 to show how it fits in your camera bag, 
while still attached.
The common tripod has finally evolved. We have designed a device that stabilizes your camera wherever and whenever you shoot. It can stay attached to your camera at all times and still fit in your camera bag. When your camera is attached to a tripod, the distance between the camera and the points of contact can be as much as five feet. It's no wonder that tripods are not always stable in windy situations. Our device points of contact are not even two inches away. With our  accessories, you can go from portrait (vertical) picture taking to landscape (horizontal) picture taking, in a flash.  Arca-Swiss and other Quick Release (QR) systems are supported.

Our device, the "AlettA Stabilizer Generation II" is what you need.

You're wondering about Generation I, aren't you? Well...we sold a multitude of Generation I Stabilizers and asked our clients for feedback and suggestions. We got some good feedback and we have incorporated  many of the suggestions. We think our Stabilizers are what you need. Simplicity and functionality is what we  were aiming for and we believe we've succeeded. All the improvements are compatible with Generation I and current owners of our Generation I Stabilizers can purchase the upgrades at a discount.

A basic tripod  costs around $150.00.  A good tripod system will cost on the upper side of $400.00 and more. We wanted to produce an expandable system, using the highest quality materials, while keeping a low retail price. We use aircraft grade aluminum and our parts are machined on  CNC equipment, and powder coated for durability. Our prices are more than competitive... We really believe this is the best investment for your hard-earned money.

Here's why our Stabilizers will improve your photography and why you need one.

We are photographers and we know that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Here's more pictures and fewer words...the language we all know.  So,

This is the top view of the Basic Stabilizer G-II. Note the three slots, they allow mounting of any Digital cameras, from Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and others.  The green material is called "egrips" and it keeps the camera from sliding out of position. The bubble level helps in leveling the camera.
This is the bottom view of the Basic Stabilizer G-II. A stainless steel mounting screw with a D-ring is included to minimize efforts in tightening the camera to the Stabilizer. Note the rubber leveling leg extremities? They keep the camera from slipping.
Three sets of legs are supplied with the Basic Stabilizer G-II; 1/2" long,  1" long and 1 1/2" long.

This is the Real World use of the Basic Stabilizer G-II. Notice how the camera can be set on irregular surfaces.

This is the Stabilizer G-II with the Extended legs assemblies. It gives an even bigger footprint and the legs are adjustable in all three axis. The center of gravity can be adjusted for the lens being used or the surface on which the system is set up.
This is the underside of the Stabilizer G-II with the extended legs assemblies. The assemblies are mounted underneath the G-II and can swivel about 200 degrees horizontally.
The G-II Stabilizer front view, equipped with 2 1/2" long legs in the back and 2" long legs in the front. (Standard supply). The legs' height can be adjusted from the top side of the G-II, making it even simpler than the previous Generation. Longer legs, including the rubberized ends, can be purchased separately. We can make them as long as you want.

Another Real Life example of using the G-II with a DSLR, including the battery grip, and a 300 mm lens on an uneven surface...stable as a rock.

 We also have an L-bracket for when you want to take vertical (Portrait mode) pictures as well. 
Along with the Basic Stabilizer G-II, this is an economic way to stabilize your camera in Portrait (Vertical) or Landscape (Horizontal) mode.
Shown here with a medium size DSLR. The only hassle with this arrangement is that it takes some time to go from Portrait to Landscape.

This is the same L-Bracket outfitted with an Arca-Swiss compatible Base Plate and two Quick Release (QR) plates. This makes changing from Portrait to Landscape straightforward and quick. You can use your own Base Plate and QRs , and not necessarily Arca-Swiss compatible.
The Arca-Swiss compatible is consist of of one base plate, two QR plates + attachment screws, and one 3/8" to 1/4" adapter bushing.
Shown here is the complete system. It includes the Stabilizer G-II with the Extended legs assemblies, the L-Bracket and the Arca-Swiss compatible Base Plate and QRs.
One minute, you are in Landscape mode...
and the next minute you are in Portrait mode.

Real World use of a complete system.

When I first started designing the Stabilizer, my goal was  to keep my camera from tipping over when a telephoto was attached. Once I got started, I realized that I could do a lot more with such system.

Other than standing on water, The G-II system can be used on essentially all hard surfaces. It won't replace a tripod for studio work, but because it's lighter and stays attached to your camera, you can use the G-II in 95% of the situations when stabilization is needed.

It's great for trekking. It only adds about 12 ounces to your camera and it takes no time to set-up. There are always some surfaces that can be used for stability, a rock, a tree trunk, a fence, or even the ground. Once you use a Stabilizer G-II, you will realize how practical it is. Simplicity and functionality is what we were aiming for and we've achieved it.

It really doesn't come easier than that.

The Extended legs assemblies, a set of four, are available separately so you can start with the Basic Stabilizer G-II and grow to a full system. Who knows what we will come up with for additional accessories!

  • AlettA - G-II Basic Stabilizer: $79.95
  • AlettA- G-II Stabilizer with extended legs assemblies: $129.95
  • AlettA - L-Bracket: $39.95
  • AlettA - Arca-Swiss compatible Base plate and QR plates: $99.95
  • AlettA - Set of four extended legs assemblies: $49.95
  • AlettA - G-II Basic and L-Bracket: $109.95 (You save $10.00 from purchasing separately)
  • AlettA - G-II with extended legs, and the L-Bracket: $149.95 (You save $20.00 from purchasing separately)
  • AlettA - G-II with extended legs, and the L-Bracket,and the Arca-Swiss compatible setup:  $229.95 (You save $40.00 from purchasing separately) * Best deal.
To make a purchase, log on to our e-commerce store:

or email us at  Subject:Stabilizers

The AlettA Stabilizers fit Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Olympus, Sony and all other makes.

The AlettA Stabilizer G-II is 5-1/2"  wide (side to side) x 5" deep (back to front) x 1/2" thick. The extended legs add another 1" each in the horizontal plane and the maximum elevation change is about 2" front to back and side to side.

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