Velbon Sherpa Pro Pod 1 Monopod for Sale

Velbon Sherpa Pro Pod 1I’m selling my monopod. It’s a carbon fiber Velbon Sherpa Pro Pod 1. Asking price is at P4,500, negotiable.

Bought this in Qatar in 2007. I don’t use it too often that’s why I decided to dispose of it.

A monopod adds stability to your camera to avoid camera shake. It’s not as stable as a tripod but definitely more convenient to carry around. It’s mostly used by photographers who have long lenses, as they add support to the lens as well.

Media college summarizes the advantages as follows:

  • Lighter and easier to carry than tripods.
  • Can be set up much faster than a tripod.
  • Can be set up in places which are difficult or impossible for a tripod (e.g. rough terrain or in the middle of a crowd).
  • Gives you some added flexibility for different types of camera movement.

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Bullet Points: Island Reef Job, White Whining, Email Encryption, Youtube and PS3, Air Travel Tip

The Best Job In The World

An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls “the best job in the world” — earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.

The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner’s home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s state government announced.

Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.

Read more in the Island Reef Job website.

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Wesley So Wins Corus Chess 2009 Group C

Philippines’ pride GM Wesley So emerged as the sole winner in the the Group C category of Corus Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee in Netherlands.

Nothing grand upset, though. He was the top seed in that category to start with. But it is yet a great achievement in such a prestigious event in the world of chess. We may expect So to at least be promoted to Group B in the next year.

Looking Back to the Year That Was – 2008

Continuing with the tradition, what better way to describe the year that was (2008) than through pictures: