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The Pod The Green Pod Camera Platform

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Product Highlights
  • Designed for DSLRs w/ Zoom Lenses
  • Bean Bag w/ Sturdy Nylon Shell
  • Adjustable Strap
  • Off-Center 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw

The Green Pod from The Pod is a bean bag that serves as a camera platform for DSLRs with zoom lenses up to 200mm long. The Green Pod is constructed of sturdy nylon and filled with plastic pellets, which can be removed and added in order to customize the Pod based on your specific camera/lens and the requirements of a particular shot. The stable camera platform is ideal for shooting outdoors from unpredictable surfaces.

The Green Pod features a 1/4"-20 screw at the edge, enabling you to mount a camera with a zoom lens. An included adjustable strap can be threaded through the pod's loops in order to secure the camera's lens to the bean bag. The 0.75 lb bag is small and light enough to travel with your everyday gear, ready for any opportunity to support your camera.

The Green Pod is sealed with a strong hook & loop fastener that can be opened and closed as many times as needed. You can change out the plastic pellets for any other stuffing. With a green vinyl bottom and water-resistant nylon shell, the Green Pod is suitable for use in rainy conditions.

Malleable shape allows you to set up the Green Pod on any surface, such as benches, cars, ledges, rocks, the ground, etc.
A hook & loop position pad on top of the Green Pod reduces camera slippage
Straps can also be used to attach the Green Pod itself to a rig or other object
Non-marking, non-slip base
Dimensions (Diam. x H) 5 x 2" (12.7 x 5 cm)
Weight 0.75 lb (0.35 kg)
The Pod The Green Pod Camera Platform
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  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    The PodThe Silver Pod Camera Platform
     
    4.4

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (34)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Folds away (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (29)
      • Landscape/scenery (24)
      • Wildlife (22)
      • Night shots (15)
      • Sports/action (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (41), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Brilliant tool that everyboy should get!

      I used the green pod several times so far, mainly for low angle photography.

      For example I used it when I was taking splash shots of coffee cups on the...Read complete review

      I used the green pod several times so far, mainly for low angle photography.

      For example I used it when I was taking splash shots of coffee cups on the ground and I a) did not want to put my camera on the dirty ground and b) I wanted it to be a little higher than if I had put it on the ground directly.

      I also used it several times to take self portraits at the beach and at other locations because it allows me to take said low angle shots that I really like and that my regular tripod does not allow me to take, even with the middle column taken out and to the side.

      The camera can be easily screwed onto the pod, however, it does take a little training until you know how to do it quickly! I aways grab the pod at both sides, which creates this little bump to the top, making it easy to screw it it. Then you just clip the things together around the lens and you are set to go!

      I love it because it is so lightweight and easy to carry around and also because you can get really low to the ground with it :)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Handy little gadget

      I usually take an empty nylon bag with me when I travel and pick up a bag of dry beans to stuff it with and that works fine. This is a bit better because...Read complete review

      I usually take an empty nylon bag with me when I travel and pick up a bag of dry beans to stuff it with and that works fine. This is a bit better because you can attach it to your camera/lens base and it stabilizes them when you're shooting out the car window. It also holds them upright just sitting on the car seat.

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      5.0

      Useful, right size, functional

      By jdkahler

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

        Should have purchased one of these a long time ago, kept using whatever I had in my pocket, lifting up the camera and leaving my stuff. Not good.

        This is lightweight, the plastic fill works quite well, and I don't mind having the 1/4-20 screw, it's easy to just ignore it and still get good camera support. Less expensive than others, and comes with the fill. A good choice for DSLR.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        nice product

        By chris

        from altadena ca

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Travel

          Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

          nice

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Better than a small tripod

          By Billy B

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable In Hand
          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Street
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

          Will use in shoots when a tripod or monopod is not carried.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Phenomenal

          By Connor

          from Palo Alto

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

            Great for safaris. Lets you place your camera anywhere. Very versatile and will give you mobility unlike any fitted support. Highly recommended.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            good bag, bad camera attachment

            By aeropix

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Useless Mounting Screw

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                This feature is kind of silly: it has a 1/4-20 mounting screw on the bottom, but no way to turn it so it screws into the camera. Why bother? And the adjustment belt is over-engineered with fasteners; a simple Velcro-like strap would be quicker and smarter. But it gets 3 stars for being useful as a small bean bag. FYI, it also handles large wide-angle zoom lenses well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Handy

                By Snap Happy Mom

                from Joplin, MO

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Snap Shot On Trips
                  • Travel

                  Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                  Doesn't get much easier to steady a shot.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Why don't more people use these?

                  By GlobalGlobal

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                    I now own 3 versions of The Pod, and they have revolutionized my photography. I hardly ever need a tripod. They are well made, and great for wildlife photography where your point of view is always changing.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Terrific for using the remote

                    By Photograph Lisa

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                          This has a place to attach this to the bottom of your camera so it doesn't fall off. This helps the larger SLR cameras stay together with the Pod. I like it since it helps steady my large SLR lens on a surface and get in the picture and use the remote to snap the photo. So much easier than trying to find an object to sit under the camera to make it level.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Beans Plain and Simple

                          By OlderThanDirt

                          from Indy, IN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Focus Camera

                            Best Uses

                            • Macros

                            Comments about The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                            Does what it is intended to do. I bought this for close Macro photos. Supports a full-frame camera with a zoom 70-200mm lens without a problem. My only complaint is on the ground, you have to use live view to focus, which can be expected, so still gave the product 5 stars.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A must have for any photographer

                            By Macrolor

                            from Damariscotta, Maine

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Photos From Car
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                              I received this as a gift and don't know how I functioned without it. You can use it in your car to nicely stabilize your lens on the window or door edge. If you lie on the ground, or are perching by a tree or rock, you can just put the pod on the surface. It protects the gear from damage, and the bottom is moisture resistant. You can add or remove filling to obtain the correct amount of lift or conformation you need.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Great little product

                              By Grillo

                              from Utah

                              Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                              Haven't had the proper opportunity to use the little guy, but seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Should be great out in the desert on the sandstone and whatnot. Looking forward to some fair weather.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Way better than a bean bag

                              By Rob

                              from Parker, Co.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                              Awesome alternative to a bean bag or rolled up jacket for those times when you want to get down low or a tripod just wont work. Threads into camera and has lens strap for security. Nifty little product...would definitely purchase again.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Fun product!

                              By 7dcms

                              from Atlanta, Ga

                              Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                              Works as describe...

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                              5.0

                              Handy design, Easy to use

                              By Doug

                              from Southern California

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to carry
                              • Good Stability
                              • Simple To Attach

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                                I needed something to fill in to assist in supporting my camera with long telephoto lens when a tripod was not handy. This product does the trick. It attaches to the tripod mount hole, and has strap to hold it tight to the lens. I like the ability to add more beads inside to stiffen the unit when necessary. Easy to use by simply resting the unit with camera attached onto any handy flat surface. Great for low angle shots.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Useful, Will Travel

                                By Vesna

                                from Guangzhou, China

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                    Useful, improptu tripod rest.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Item !!

                                    By XtalMatrix

                                    from PA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                      I use a Pod a lot. It's a very quick and easy substitute for a tripod and useful in situations where a tripod is not an option.

                                      I have two (green & red). My only comment is that I wish they provided a cover for the tripod screw because I often use it without screwing it in and the screw can scratch.

                                      Overall it's one of my most useful photographic tools and I always have one with me.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      Handy little gadget

                                      By kaneohebud

                                      from Oahu, Hawaii

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                        I usually take an empty nylon bag with me when I travel and pick up a bag of dry beans to stuff it with and that works fine. This is a bit better because you can attach it to your camera/lens base and it stabilizes them when you're shooting out the car window. It also holds them upright just sitting on the car seat.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Light, portable, easy.

                                        By Richard

                                        from Apex, NC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                          Great solution for when tripods are impractical. Basically a must-have.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple but Great

                                          By JimPar4

                                          from Wisconsin

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                            It's a simple idea and it works great. What else can I say - if yu need a camara stand that sits on anything, this is it!

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            When you need it, you need it

                                            By Rick

                                            from Knoxville Tn

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Shots
                                              • Travel
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about The Green Pod Camera Platform:

                                              Okay, this is one of those things that you may rarely use, but get one and put it in your bag.

                                              I can put my camera safely on the ground for macro or low perspective shots without worry.

                                              I dont know how many times I have been traveling and wanted a safe steady way to support my camera on a rock, a fence post etc, and either did not have my tripod or it was too cumbersome and this would work great.

                                              The way it mounts, it even supports your lens.

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                                              • Yes

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