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The Pod The Black Pod Camera Platform

You Pay: $44.98
Product Highlights
  • For Mounting Camcorders & Heavy Cameras
  • Supports a Grown Man's Weight
  • Bean Bag w/ Sturdy Nylon Shell
  • 2 Adjustable Straps
  • Centered 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw

The Black Pod from The Pod is a bean bag that serves as a camera platform for camcorders, medium-format cameras, and for heavy DSLRs outfitted with accessories. The Black 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 Silver Pod features a 1/4"-20 screw at the center, enabling you to mount a camera or camcorder whose weight is relatively centered. Two included adjustable straps can be threaded through the pod's loops in order to secure the camera to the bean bag.

The Black 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 black vinyl bottom and water-resistant nylon shell, the Black Pod is suitable for use in rainy conditions. It's strong enough for a full-grown man to step on with no ill effects.

Malleable shape allows you to set up the Black Pod on any surface, such as benches, cars, ledges, rocks, the ground, etc.
Four hook & loop position pads on top of the Black Pod reduce camera slippage
Straps can also be used to attach the Black Pod itself to a rig or other object
Non-marking, non-slip base
Dimensions (Diam. x H) 7.5 x 3" (19 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 2.66 lb (1.2 kg)
The Pod The Black Pod Camera Platform
  • 2 x Strap
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    The PodThe Black Pod Camera Platform
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          4.0

          Oversized for still camera but effective

          By JJ

          from Michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

          • Cumbersome
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about The Pod The Black Pod Camera Platform:

          I bought the Black Pod because the Red Pod was a bit small to handle both my camera body (D700) and motor drive. Wanted to use it as my floor cam during recent playoff basketball games. Red Pod is fine if you attach the body only. A little bit clumsy to attach the Black Pod to the camera, and MUCH heavier, but once it's on, i feel more secure leaving my full camera outfit away from me. Wish the company would make a size in between Black and Red Pods.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Pod

          By Nine20

          from Portland, OR.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • PORTABLE

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about The Pod The Black Pod Camera Platform:

            This is nice to have when you need a portable sand bag for your camera or dslr. It is light weight and portable.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Forget you Tripod

            By Paulo

            from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about The Pod The Black Pod Camera Platform:

              A friend recommended and I though I'd give it a try. It's a smart, easy to use, and great feature for photographers of any king to have in hands. Attach to your camera and place it anywhere you can possibly imagine and it will fit. I have a Canon 7D that I use for still photography and mostly for film. It's great for shooting inside cars. Even if you hold your camera in your hands, it's soft surface, helps to give a more stable feeling when you move around. I strongly recommend this little bag.

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