Platypod Deluxe Kit Camera Support

Platypod Deluxe Kit Camera Support

Platypod Deluxe Kit Camera Support

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 90 lb
  • Weight: 3.2 oz
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Threaded Studs
  • Black Anodized
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Spikes
  • Brass Spigot Adapter
  • Pillowcase Sleeve
  • Belt/Wallet Case
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Platypod 1001 Overview

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The Platypod Pro Deluxe Kit Camera Support allows you to support a tripod head, camera, and lens weighing up to 90 lb on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Three included rubber-tipped stainless steel spikes can be adjusted to level the base on uneven surfaces, and four unthreaded holes can accommodate zip ties to attach the base to a support like a pipe or railing. The base can also act as a light support by attaching the included spigot for mounting an umbrella adapter.

The Deluxe Kit also includes a pillowcase sleeve for protecting the base, and a four-compartment ballistic nylon case that can be worn on a belt, attached to a strap on a bag, or be hung from the case's carabiner. The case can hold most standard ball heads, as well as the spikes and spigot that come with the kit.

In the Box
Platypod Deluxe Kit Camera Support
  • Platypod Pro Base
  • Spike and Screw Set for Pro wddzssbddwatbeuwvrsttfbdzbrcya
  • Deluxe Case
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Spigot Adapter
  • Pillowcase Sleeve
  • Carabiner
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Platypod 1001 Specs

    Material Aluminum
    Load Capacity 90 lb (40.8 kg)
    Adjustable Height Range 0.16 to 1.25" (4 to 32 mm)
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20
    Thickness 0.16" (4 mm)
    Weight 3.2 oz (90 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 3.6 x 1.7"

    Platypod 1001 Reviews

    Deluxe Kit Camera Support is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Platypod Delux Pro I am a pro wildlife photographer in England and bought this item mainly on a recommendation by Scott Kelby. This product is not available in England. It is a really well made, well thought out piece of kit that takes up hardly any room in your bag. You have to provide your own tripod head of course, which will add to the weight, but the opportunities for its use are many. I bought it specifically to use with the Camranger. It enables me to get close to the subject, and with the remote capabilities of the Camranger, to get shots that would be much more difficult otherwise. A really great addition to my gear.
    Date published: 2016-01-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings I like this device, but I really wanted to love it. I bought it for getting really low for close-up and macro images. It certainly does get low - about the height of your ball head.I was hoping for a bit more stability, though. With the little feet screwed in and a D800 mounted on a ball head, it is not stable on a desktop with a 105mm lens - it wants to tip to the battery side of the camera. If I turn the plate to align with the camera, not the lens, it wants to tip on to the lens. It's OK if I take the screws out, and it's OK outside with the spikes pushed into the ground, but I wouldn't leave it unattended. It works much better with my 200MM lens mounted by the lens foot than with a smaller lens mounted on a camera plate. It would probably be much better with a smaller camera, probably a mirrorless system. I think there are 2 problems. For one thing, once you add a ball head big enough to support a full size 35mm camera, it is high enough that it is a little top heavy in some circumstances. For another thing, I think the footprint of the plate is too small for a full size camera. It's tiny - 3 X 5, so smaller than a typical print. If they would make one that were 4X6, or maybe even 5X7, I would buy it immediately. I thought about returning it but there are enough situations where I can use it that I decided I would keep it. It is well made, and comes with a very cleverly designed case that by itself is worth the price of the product in my opinion. The ad shows the product balanced at an odd angle on a rock with a mid-sized lens on it - I tried it on a rock in my yard and it worked great, so It definitely has its merits. It is a good idea. I may buy a lower ball head and see if that helps, and I'll be first in line to buy one with a bigger plate if they ever make one. I can recommend the product only if you can accept the limitations I described above.
    Date published: 2016-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy This is a fairly handy, sturdy and adjustable base plate for a small and uneven surface when carying a full tripod unpractical. I would not use this with big or heavy lens and the camera needs to be well balanced to avoid tipping.
    Date published: 2016-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase I am a real estate photographer and many time I have to take photos of very small or tight rooms or ares that don't allow for normal sized tripod use. I often use a table top tripod for such shots, but there are times when the area I need to set the tripod on is not large enogh to accommodate the table top unit. The Playypod has rescued many shots and allowed me to capture shots I otherwise would not have been able to. It is a permanent fixture in my bag.
    Date published: 2015-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GO LOW! What an awesome product. No, it doesn't replace your tripod, but rather gives you an option to get low. The Platypod Pro will support your entry level dslr with a long lens no problem. I took my sirui ballhead from my tripod, screwed it onto the pod, and was ready to shoot in an instant. No tipping. If you want something sturdier, the Platypod Pro Max comes out in the fall with a much larger footing.
    Date published: 2016-06-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for a small camera There is nothing wrong with this product - it is well made, comes in a clever case, and it is a good idea. It is not big enough for a full-frame DSLR and a respectable lens, though. Much better suited for a small mirrorless camera. I've used it a few times and will probably use it some more, but they now make a bigger version that looks like it would be better for what I want to use it with - a full frame camera with a decent sized macro lens.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice portable tripod substitute This is a great portable tripod substitute for times when a large tripod can't be used or you don't want to carry a regular tripod with you. When paired with your existing ball head, you have a very stable platform for a DSLR that can be placed on almost any surface and has adjustable feet allowing it to be leveled for optimum flexibility.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this thing! It is a great concept. Like a tripod in your pocket. Complete kit is well done and top grade material. Perfect for the Fuji X cameras. Like all camera mounts, best to get it balanced and do not leave camera alone on it.
    Date published: 2016-09-05
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    Hello can I connect my canon 1200d directly to the plate without any other adaptors.
    Asked by: Jawaad N.
    In a word, no. There are two stud screws in the base; the larger one would strike the bottom of the camera. The larger stud could perhaps be removed, but it would destroy some of the functionality of the plate.
    Answered by: Leonard T.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Has anyone tried adhering the SOFT side of Velcro strips to the underside of this, and using the HOOK side of Removable Velcro Strips on the surface youre setting it on? My guess is that you'd double your support with good coverage. I'm just curious if the surface of the foot underside would support this or if its too glossy?
    Asked by: Enrique F.
    Never tried it but I do not think that you would have a problem sticking Velcro underneath. I would be more concerned with the slope of the surface you are trying to fix the base on, the type of Velcro you are planning to use (different grades) and the weight (and price) of the equipment you want to attach. There is a new version (bigger) that allows you to strap the base plate on a post or a tree.
    Answered by: Pierre W.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Will this accommodate a RRS BH55 ballhead?
    Asked by: Steve W.
    My experience is with a BH40, but I believe a 55 could be used instead.
    Answered by: Leonard T.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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