The Apex Mini Bean Bag from LensCoat is a versatile support intended for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, especially those using lenses smaller than 500mm. The Mini Bean Bag's U-shape is designed for resting on most narrow or round surfaces, such as fences, car doors, or tree branches. Inside the "U" is a high-tack surface that prevents the mount from accidental slipping.
The bag features an easily accessible fill zipper that allows the user to customize the amount and type of filling that's inside the bag. A weather-resistant flap protects the zipper from debris and damage. At 5.5 lb it's less than half the size of its larger sibling, the Apex Bean Bag, yet it's still heavy and rigid enough to provide plenty of stability.
Aside from the filling, the bag also includes an aircraft-grade aluminum plate that, along with an integrated 3/8"-16 mounting thread, can support the attachment of most tripod heads. The plate is also removable, so the Mini Bean Bag can be used as a traditional bean bag support.
The Mini Bean Bag can also be inverted 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.