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Apex Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4

B&H # APBBM4 Mfr # 898159002316
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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight Yet Stable Camera Support
  • Stabilizes Lenses Up to 800mm
  • 3/8"-16 Stud for Ball Head / Gimbal Head
  • Perfect for Shooting from a Car Window
  • High-Tack Finish Inside U Shape
  • Removable Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Plate
  • Can Be Inverted for Use on Flat Surface

The Apex Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4 is a versatile, solid support for a camera, especially one mounted on a gimbal or ball head. Designed for DSLR cameras with lenses up to 800mm, the Bean Bag has a U-shape that makes it perfect for mounting on any narrow or round surface, such as a fence, a car door, or a tree branch. (The Bean Bag is designed for windows that measure 17" or higher.) Inside the "U" is a high-tack surface that keeps it from slipping.

Constructed of tightly woven heavy-duty nylon pack cloth and sewn with high-strength polyester thread, the Apex Bean will simply not leak, regardless of the material used. The Bean Bag features an easily accessible fill zipper that allows you to customize the amount of filling that's inside the bag. A weather-resistant flap protects the zipper. At about 14 lb when filled (depending on the filler, of course), it's far from flimsy, providing plenty of stability.

Inside the bag there's an aircraft-grade aluminum plate that, with its 3/8"-16 screw, supports the attachment of a head. The plate is removable, so you can use the Bean Bag as a traditional, soft bean bag support.

You can also invert the Bean Bag to nestle a telephoto lens into the "U" portion, which provides non-slip support. This is perfect for shooting from a flat surface such as a car hood or the ground.

Note! Please note: The Bean Bag does not come filled.

Designed to stabilize lenses up to 800mm in vehicles with windows 17" high or taller
Strap allows the bean bag to be fastened to a vehicle door handle or beam. It also acts as a carrying handle
Comes with removable, hand-crafted aircraft-grade aluminum plate to enable the attachment of a head
Constructed of high-quality, water-resistant material
U-shape portion is crafted with advanced high-tack material, allowing the Apex Bean Bag to stay put
The aluminum plate is removable, allowing you to create instantly a supremely high-quality "soft" bean bag
Attachment loop allows you to add a pouch or attach the bean bag to a belt
Large side pocket provides storage capacity for other items
Head Attachment 3/8"-16 stud
Weight 14 lb (6.35 kg) when filled
Apex Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4
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    ApexBean Bag - Realtree Max-4
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Supporting camera (3)
        • Wildlife photos (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
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        5.0

        Must have.

        By Gerry M

        from Colorado

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

            Great product, easy to use. I use it with my sigma 300-800mm "sigmonster".

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            5.0

            Better than you think

            By Canadian Chris

            from Ottawa, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

              The designers did a great job on this. I know the idea of the rigid plate on the top of the bag seems odd, but you can slide the plate into the top slot (or choose not to use it), and thread your ball head onto the bolt that is welded to the plate (I put my RRS BH-50 on) on and you now have a clamp to really hold your long lens solid when shooting out of the car. Because let's face it, we've all been driving in the country and seen great birds sitting on a wire and wished we had a stabilized platform for our long lens setups to take a quick shot frmo the roadside from the driver's seat. Try getting out of the car to shoot, and the bird spooks and flies off. But you can shoot from inside the car, using it as a blind.This is a well-made, well-thought out item for shooting from your car since cars make great bird blinds. I use cloth strap with a rubber racheting mechanism; the bag drapes over the door, thread the ratcheting strap (bought separately at a hardware store) through the straps on the outside and inside the car door and tighten, and the bag isn't going to slip. I only put the camera on the rig once I've stopped; I include this caveat, because you just know someone's going to attach their big lens to this bag and drive around, and we'll have a sad story of an expensive lens and camera on the highway. This bag isn't meant for use from a moving vehicle. I drive around the country on certain days when I don't have time for a full-on birding day, with this bag strapped securely over the door/window. When I see a nice bird on a telephone wire, I put the car in "P", quickly mount my 500 mm lens to the ball head attached to the bag, and from that stable platform, I shoot. Nice!

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              4.0

              stable support

              By Bob

              from NE Pa.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

              works well with a Z1 ballhead and sidekick for my 500MM lens.
              Need a vehicle with a high window for clearance at the top

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              5.0

              Just What I Needed

              By hawgwildterry

              from Marysville, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Big Lenses
              • Stabilizing
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

              Bought to use with my Nikon D3S and Nikon 200-400mm VR, Nikon 600mm VR lenses. Perfect for that purpose. Filled the Bean Bag with 4 large bags of Pinto Beans and it is now ready to use.

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              5.0

              Well made

              By Scott

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

                Nice product. Well made. Works well.

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                5.0

                Highly recommended

                By Footloose

                from South Africa

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                      Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

                      The best rest for use in a vehicle.

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                      5.0

                      Check this before buying another one

                      By Javier

                      from Spain

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about Bean Bag - Realtree Max-4:

                          Well designed and reliable. I´ve only knew about it by the specifications and pictures and got really happy when I had it in my hands.
                          Ther are differnt ways to use it what makes it very versatile.
                          Feels as it can stand heavy duty treatment.
                          Can be used for ground level photography with a ballhead or, inverted, to an even lower position without the ballhead.
                          Easy to fill with almost anything you can find around.

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