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The PodThe Silver Pod Camera Platform
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (11)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Night shots (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    Phenomenal

    By Connor

    from Palo Alto

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

      Great for safaris. Lets you place your camera anywhere. Very versatile and will give you mobility unlike any fitted support. Highly recommended.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Why don't more people use these?

      By GlobalGlobal

      from San Diego

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

        I now own 3 versions of The Pod, and they have revolutionized my photography. I hardly ever need a tripod. They are well made, and great for wildlife photography where your point of view is always changing.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beans Plain and Simple

        By OlderThanDirt

        from Indy, IN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Focus Camera

          Best Uses

          • Macros

          Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

          Does what it is intended to do. I bought this for close Macro photos. Supports a full-frame camera with a zoom 70-200mm lens without a problem. My only complaint is on the ground, you have to use live view to focus, which can be expected, so still gave the product 5 stars.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A must have for any photographer

          By Macrolor

          from Damariscotta, Maine

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Photos From Car
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

            I received this as a gift and don't know how I functioned without it. You can use it in your car to nicely stabilize your lens on the window or door edge. If you lie on the ground, or are perching by a tree or rock, you can just put the pod on the surface. It protects the gear from damage, and the bottom is moisture resistant. You can add or remove filling to obtain the correct amount of lift or conformation you need.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Handy design, Easy to use

            By Doug

            from Southern California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to carry
            • Good Stability
            • Simple To Attach

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

              I needed something to fill in to assist in supporting my camera with long telephoto lens when a tripod was not handy. This product does the trick. It attaches to the tripod mount hole, and has strap to hold it tight to the lens. I like the ability to add more beads inside to stiffen the unit when necessary. Easy to use by simply resting the unit with camera attached onto any handy flat surface. Great for low angle shots.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very Useful

              By Andrea_C

              from Varese, Italy

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

              This product is ideal as a substitute to the tripod when travelling outdoor.

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              • No

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              5.0

              easier just got easier

              By McGee

              from Australia - the Land down Under

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                The pod sits anywhere on anything, any time. It's discreet and low key, a great alternative to a tripod when called upon. I team it with my Canon 60D and 70 - 200 lens for shooting low off the ground, remember the 60D has a flip out screen, very handy. The pod is waterproof and I fill it with rice when out hiking, yeah it doubles as a food container. A great addition to the kit and this is a must have if you need to be flexible while out shooting, definitely recommended

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                • No

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                5.0

                Exceeds expectations.

                By Bob

                from Santa Monica, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                  I use it on my Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 28 - 300 mm lens. It balances nicely and gives a perfectly stable video. It even seems to cling and hold onto uneven surfaces such as a narrow railing.
                  You can sit in a chair and support it on your knees.
                  Perfect where you don't want to carry a tripod.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Would have purchased sooner if I knew.

                  By Bev.

                  from Puyallup, Washinton

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                    Great when a tripod is to cumberson.Fits nicely in small spaces,works great on stone walls,tree stumps.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Accessory

                    By NikonBoy

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                      The Silver Pod Camera Platform is a great accessory if you can't carry your tripod. On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon I couldn't take my trusty Manfrotto tripod on the plane, so I opted to bring the Silver Pod with me. I used a small carabiner to clip the Silver Pod to my camera bag so it was with me wherever I went. I used it on railings, stone retaining walls and also for closeups while lying on the ground.

                      I don't use 1/4-20 screw, but others may want to attach their camera to the Silver Pod. It's there if you need extra stability.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      It's ok.

                      By T3 Heavy Shop

                      from Kentucky

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                      The base is only half full of beads, and it significantly reduces the stability of it. I went to a craft store and bought some more to add to it. Worked fine after that. The 1/4 inch screw does not move. You have to twist the camera onto the base. The bottom opens up, and the beads are in a separate container inside; it should be fitted with a thumb-screw type system to attach the camera.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very secure...

                      By Jimbo

                      from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about The Pod The Silver Pod Camera Platform:

                        Holds your camera very securely with the threaded stud and two tie down straps. Holds my Canon T3i with a 70-200mm L lens, and that's a long lens. This can be very handy when a tripod isn't of use. Its well built and adjusts positions well and holds that position. No negatives so far.

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                        • No

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