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Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty

You Pay: $38.99

A 8" square bag with a tough exterior, the Novoflex Bean Bag is great for suppressing vibrations in telephoto & macro photography by allowing the user to achieve support from irregular surfaces.  The external covering is both durable and great at grabbing the camera, while the innards are lined with a waterproof coating so that you could use wet sand if needed.  This beanbag is deliberately delivered empty, so that you can fill it with inexpensive beans, rice, sand, Styrofoam pellets or the like on location-saving all the weight you'd otherwise have to perpetually endure.

If you use the Arca-Swiss type system of quick release camera and/or lens plates (from Acratech, Arca-Swiss, Foba, Novoflex or Wimberley) and seek the ultimate stability upon a beanbag, you'll find it by attaching two Wimberley Module 1 quick release arms (B&H item code "WIM1") to the quick release plate.

Note! Delivered empty. Requires filling with material of user's choice.

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NovoflexBean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Folds away (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Stable (3)
  • Unfolds quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Good looking support

    By Rkreiss

    from Baltimore, Md

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilizing
      • Supporting Camera

      Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

      This bean bag is well made and easy to fill.

      I filled it with dried navy beans and it offers good support for my camera or the camera with a long lens.

      By being zippered, one can carry this empty until at your location.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Not what I expected

      By Charlie the Crab

      from Virginia Beach, Va

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife

        Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

        Easy to carry and keep in your camera bag. Seems a bit small and not particularly rugged. Make your own.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Way over-priced.

        By Hump

        from Newburyport, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife

          Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

          To small, but does work good.
          This would have been good for less than half the cost. If I had not open it, I would have sent it back.
          WAY OVER PRICED !

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          • No

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          1.0

          Not worth the beans

          By skiedot

          from Georgia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

            This bag is useful, but not worth the cost. There are many other items you could use in place of it that would only cost a fraction of this bag. Don't spend the money!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Handy with or without a tripod

            By cav2108

            from Austin TX and Dubai

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • A bit expensive for a bag

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

            This bag (empty) goes everywhere with me. The only acceptable substitute for a tripod. Carry it empty, fill it with whatever is available on the spot, use it, empty it out, and on your way again.
            With a tripod and very long lenses I sometimes partially fill the bag and drape it over the lens to steady a windy shot.
            You can also fill with sand or dirt and hang it under the tripod to provide a steadier platform.
            Great for travel and hiking when you may be short of space or over weight and can't pack a tripod.
            Carry it filled with an old shoulder strap.

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            3.0

            Well done but very expensive

            By PP

            from Brazil

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Resistant
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Long lenses
            • Photography
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

            A ben bag is quite useful when trying to photograph with a long lens in a place with lots of vibration (such as a ship) or when carrying a tripod is not feasible.

            This Novoflex bag is quite weell done and I bought it because I needed something sturdy quickly and did not have the ability to build my own- this one fits the bill.

            The downside is that it is relly expensive for what it is...

            PS: do not forget you also need the beans !

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Bean Bag

            By saint728

            from Honolulu, Hawaii

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Exposures
              • Photography
              • Stabilization

              Comments about Novoflex Bean Bag 8 x 8" - Empty:

              Easy to use and made well.

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