Posted in good design, things we like, tools of the trade by hemmant jha on April 29, 2009

Leica 14320. Tabletop tripod for compact cameras.

Most of my photography can be roughly categorized as street photography [1,  2], and the cameras I use are street shooters [pocketable, high quality, fast] – Ricoh GR21 and Ricoh GR1S. As such, I have no use for tripods. When a stable perch is called for, a coffee cup, a handrail or the edge of table works just fine. In some situations, however, a bit more angular flexibility or tilt can be useful.

Perfectly tailored to just this scenario is the Leica 14320 – rather a long product code for the diminutive tri-footed helper. Needless to say, build quality is beyond reproach – it looks good and works as one would expect. Another product not designed for the landfill – the red dot lives on in style.










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  1. […] on who designed it [and perhaps the history of the product]. I have written about it here : 76 thinkmore I have contacted Leica, and am waiting to hear back. In my experience, however, unless a product […]

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  3. 123 « thinkmore said, on August 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

    […] GR21 is a bit less portable – less pocketable, actually. The lens assembly does not retract fully […]

  4. 159 « thinkmore said, on December 31, 2009 at 10:33 am

    […] utilitarian also a fabulous design object? Absolutely. Products by Braun and Snap-on come to mind. Leica and Ricoh […]

  5. 190 « thinkmore said, on July 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    […] we will publish detailed examinations of each object, much as we’ve done here, here and here. More object examinations can be found under the ‘tools of the trade’ category on this […]

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