Rating: 9.5 / 10
Value for Money 2.5
The Stick Pic is an adapter for your camera that screws into the threaded tripod socket hole that nearly all cameras have and fits on to your hiking pole providing a ready made selfie stick. This adaptor attaches to cameras that accept a standard 1/4-20 threaded screw in the tripod socket and slides onto the tip of your hiking pole allowing you to take the obligatory selfie or group photo without having anyone else take the image for you. I am the keen photographer in my family so have lots and lots of photos of my wife but very few of me. I also do a reasonable amount of solo hiking and while you can hold your arm out with the camera it’s always obvious when you do so as your arms are only so so long which limits the shots you can get.
Many cameras also have video mode these days and this little accessory will allow you to shoot better quality videos if you happen to be the subject and the photographer. A weight of approximately 12 grams is a small penalty to get a better quality self portrait on the trail. While you can potentially use this with a 3/4 or full size SLR camera, these adaptors are really meant for compact cameras as the weight of a large SLR would make it unmanagable.
Because there are so many different types of hiking poles on the market you will need to purchase the correct adaptor for your particular poles and Stick Pic has a number of adaptors that will fit most poles on the market. I currently use two sets of poles so purchased two Stick Pics to minimise the freight charges. At $16.99US each they are not particularly expensive so buying two or three at the same time will not cost you any more in freight.
I purchased my two adaptors in mid 2016 and found the company excellent to deal with. They processed the sale quickly then realised that they had over charged on frieght and refunded some of the freight cost – admitting to an error and sorting it is a rarity these days.
If you are concerned about online shopping security, the Stick Pic website provides an option to pay through Amazon.
The Stick Pic can be found at www.thestickpic.com
The only real negative with this product is the need to have a different Stick Pic for different types of walking poles. I run two sets of poles and have two Stick Pics. If you stay with the same poles or don’t change pole types then this shouldn’t be an issue
You can purchase the Stick Pic Selfie Adaptor online from Stick Pic
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Number 3 and Number 6 Stick Pic for my two pairs of Black Diamond Hiking Poles
Stick Pic on a hiking pole
The Stick Pic attached to a Sony RX100 mark 1 compact camera. Note the camera lanyard is secured to the pole to protect the camera just in case
Self portrait taken with the Stick Pic on top of Mt Bimberi, ACT, Australia