The Puffin Pad Lens Support with Tether Kit is an innovative, lightweight alternative to using a beanbag to support a long telephoto lens. The Puffin Pad is constructed of closed-cell foam, and a 1/2" deep memory foam top adopts the shape of your lens barrel.
The bottom of the pad has a round groove that gives way to a deeper slot. The first level is for straddling a relatively slim object such as the top of a gate or a car door with the window down. The deeper slot is for mounting your lens and the attached camera body directly onto a half-rolled window. For shooting from flat surfaces, you can flip over the Puffin Pad and nestle the lens into the wide groove.
The included Tether Kit includes a mounting bracket that attaches a 30" breakaway lanyard to the Puffin Pad. This allows you to transport the Puffin Pad hands-free by hooking the lanyard to a belt loop, backpack, carabineer, etc. You can also use the Tether Kit to secure your Puffin Pad to an erratically moving vehicle, attaching it to a boat rail or roll bar.
The Puffin Pad is also appropriate for supporting small camcorders and cameras with shorter telephoto lenses.
Puffin Pad Lens Support with Tether Kit
1.5" Pan Head Screw
30" Breakaway Lanyard
Limited 1-Year Warranty – At-Cost Replacement in Case of Breakage