The Custom Brackets Yuri Arcurs SteadyPod Basic is a pro photography kit intended for use with a monopod. For studio and on-location photography that captures action and therefore requires a lot of moving around on the photographer's part, a monopod is often a more appropriate support choice than a relatively immobile tripod.
Devised by wildly successful "micro stock" photographer Yuri Arcurs, this SteadyPod kit includes a Tilt Head CB, a Digital PRO-SV rotation bracket for smooth transitions between portrait and landscape orientation, an extended palm grip for the bracket, and all necessary quick-release plates.
The Tilt Head CB is designed to isolate the camera's movement to front-to-back (or back-to-front) only, increasing the overall stability of the system. Like the Digital PRO-SV, the Tilt Head is constructed of machined aluminum, which is anodized for a scratch-resistant finish. Releasing the bracket from the head requires the engagement of the push bar, a unique quick-release design from Custom Brackets. With separate knobs for tilt-lock and tension control for greater adjustment precision, the head allows upward tilt to 90° and nearly the same forward tilt.
The Digital PRO-SV bracket allows you to smoothly rotate the camera from portrait to landscape orientation (and vice versa) while keeping the camera centered over the monopod. The roller-bearing bracket locks into place once you've rotated it the full 90°. Included in the kit is an extended grip for rotating the camera along the arc of the Digital PRO-SV.
The Yuri Arcurs SteadyPod Basic kit also includes everything you need to join the various elements while preserving quick-release functionality throughout: there's a CBP camera-bottom plate, a CMP two-way plate with anti-twist features, and a QR-C kit for attaching the whole assembly to a monopod.
Note: Monopod not included. The head has a 3/8"-16 thread.
- One of the benefits of quick-release systems is that they allow you to switch quickly and easily between two different cameras. For each additional camera, purchase an additional CMP (camera mounting plate), C-SP (attaches CMP to Digital PRO-SV), and CBP (camera bottom plate, which allows you to mount your camera directly on a QR-equipped monopod or tripod).
- If you want to swap the bracket or camera between supports (monopods or tripods), purchase an additional QR (tripod quick release)