After seeing so many people reaching out for advice on a selfie stick for their Nikon d5600 we have decided to publish this article. Now, due to the d5600 coming in at just over one pound we would never recommend that you try to mount it on a traditional selfie stick as chances are, it will break and drop your camera to the ground.
Thankfully though, some companies have started to release their second generation of selfie sticks that have been specifically designed from the very start to be able to support the weight of heavier cameras. Although there are a number of these sticks available on the market now, we still think that only one is worth your time and effort, especially when you take into account the price tag of your d5600.
As well as featuring one of these second-generation selfie sticks, we will also be touching on how you are able to make your own, cheap, homemade selfie stick towards the end of the article to as more and more people are choosing to take this option.
The Fugetek FT-568
This has helped the stick earn a solid reputation and have thousands of camera owners who use it as their selfie stick of choice leave their reviews (click here to read some of them) of it online. If you take a few minutes to read some of those reviews then you will see how popular the stick is and how highly the reviewers feel about the performance of the stick. There are many reviews from photographers who own much heavier cameras than a Nikon d5600 giving you further confidence that your camera will be safe when using this stick.
The Fugetek FT-568 offers a payload that is easily able to take the weight of your Nikon d5600 as well as the weight of many of the heavier lenses currently available on the market right now. That said, chances are if you are looking to take selfies with your camera that you will be using a small, lightweight wide angle lens to try and capture as much as the landscape background as possible making the selfie sticks job even easier.
Now, one thing that we would like to point out with the Fugetek FT-568 is that it has a number of attachments available with many of them being included as standard. These allow you to do various things such as mount your smartphone or your action camera on your stick in addition to your camera when required.
That said, when you want to mount your camera on the stick you simply need the regular swivel head on the end of the stick, none of the included attachments are required. You then simply screw your Nikon d5600 onto the selfie stick’s mounting screw just like you would with a regular tripod.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Fugetek FT-568 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
A Homemade Selfie Stick (Its Easier Than You Think!)
Another solid option that you are able to take is simply to build your own homemade selfie stick and more and more photographers who own the heavier cameras on the market are choosing to take this route. It is much easier than most people think and can literally be done in as little as fifteen seconds with the correct equipment!
Now, due to the Nikon D5600 being a total nightmare when it comes to wireless remote controls to trigger the camera, you are going to have to make do with what you have available. At the time of writing we would recommend that you pick up the following items:-
- Monopod (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
- Swivel Mini Tripod Ball Head (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
Once you have them, you simply attach the ball head to the end of the monopod so you are able to angle your camera how you want it before raising it up to capture photographs and video. We have seen a number of people who choose to use the camera timer feature for photographs although some people suggest that various smartphone apps are able to trigger the Nikon D5600, we have been unable to duplicate this yourself.
Now the main advantage of this method is that you are able to use the rig as a selfie stick that will easily support the weight of your Nikon D5600 without issue and then de-build it in as little as fifteen seconds and then use the monopod as an actual monopod too. This offers increased functionality over a traditional selfie stick and can save you space and weight in your kit bag too.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the AmazonBasics 67-Inch Monopod to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.