Apex Low Profile Bean Bag (Realtree Max-5)

Apex Low Profile Bean Bag (Realtree Max-5)

Apex Low Profile Bean Bag (Realtree Max-5)

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Apex Low Profile Bean Bag (Realtree Max-5)

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  • Designed for Vehicles with Small Windows
  • Lightweight Yet Stable Camera Support
  • Stabilizes Lenses Up to 800mm
  • 3/8"-16 Stud for Ball Head / Gimbal Head
  • High-Tack Finish Inside U Shape
  • Removable Aluminum Plate
  • Can Be Inverted for Use on Flat Surface
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Color: Realtree Max-5

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Apex APEXLPM5 overview

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The Low-Profile Bean Bag from Apex Bean Bag is a versatile support intended for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, especially those mounted on a gimbal or ball head. This low-profile version of Apex's larger bean bags is designed for cars with smaller windows; it's an inch shorter than the Mini Bean Bag and a full 4" shorter than the standard Bean Bag.

Designed for cameras with lenses as long as 800mm, the Low Profile Bean Bag features a U-shape design that makes it perfect for mounting on any narrow or round surface, such as a fence, a car door, or a tree branch. The inside of the "U" is lined with a high-tack, anti-friction surface that prevents the bag from slipping. The bag also features an easily accessible fill zipper that allows you to customize the amount and type of filling that's inside the bag. A durable weather-resistant flap has been added to protect the zipper from debris and damage.

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 it can be used as a traditional bean bag support.

You can also invert the Low Profile Bean Bag to nestle a telephoto lens into the "U" portion, perfect for shooting from a flat surface such as a car hood or the ground.

Note: Filler not included.

The window-straddling design negates the need to purchase a bulky and heavy aluminum window mount
Tested to fit windows 15" (38.1cm) tall and greater
The design of the versatile strap allows the bean bag to be securely fastened to a vehicle door handle, rail, beam, etc., and it offers an easy means of carrying the Low Profile Bean Bag
Designed and manufactured in the U.S.
UPC: 898159002873
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Apex APEXLPM5 specs

Head Attachment 3/8"-16 stud
Dimensions (HxWxD) 7 x 7 x 12" (17.7 x 17.7 x 30.5 cm)
Weight 9 lb (4 kg) when full (filler not included)
Packaging Infoxdvxwdvvasye
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 9.7 x 2.1"

Apex APEXLPM5 reviews

Low Profile Bean Bag (Realtree Max-5) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DO NOT EAT THE BEANS! By placing the bag on the vehicles window, gives great comfort and stability while photographing wildlife in their natural habitat. At 6'4 I stick out quite a bit, so hidden in my vehicle is a good blind. Easy zipper opening to fill the bag. Actual beans are quite heavy, try packing material like popcorn or peanuts for a lightweight support. Fill with birdseed to assist your attempt to bring the wildlife closer to you. Extremely heavy -duty construction, can be used for photography or target practice. Inverted and filled will support rifles with no problems. Can be attached to belt for easy transport.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed Some interesting design features (like the threaded plate to attach a gimbal), but fairly pricey. The opening that the gimbal plate thread come through in the top was not properly centered, so the Velcro will not adequately to hold the plate in the pocket. I will need to cut it about 1/2 inch more, but then I have to find a way the keep the fabric from fraying since I don't have a sewing machine.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use with canon 500mm lens. I bought this unit so I could add a gimbal head and shoot eagles from my car. In the past if you stepped out they would fly off. Trying to shoot from car I had to hold it. With my new setup I've taken all thearm stain off my arms and have got several great shots. I would recommend this to anyone trying to use a larger lens.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can be better One of the seams came undone after a couple of uses. Only one zipper to fill entire bag. Needs a separate zipper for each compartment so you can adjust the amount of fill material in each compartment separately. It works great to stabilize my 600mm lens on my car window for taking pictures of wildlife.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important for birds photographing I use the the Apex Low profile Bean Bag for my birds photographing throw my car it is very good steady and my foto become less blur, i recomonded this product strongly.
Date published: 2011-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product, very well made It is perfect for me in my car with the wimberly head on it. I filled mine with plastic pellets. That just seemed more sanitary than beans, rice or sunflower seeds. I was concerned with moisture issues with food products. It took around 11 pounds of plastic pellets. This is a very well made product. I tried to make one before purchasing this. Dont waste your time and money on a do it yourself. These are far above what you can make.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made from top quality materials only down fall is try to find bean bag filler in BC Canada. had to order from USA.It may save shipping but would me nice to have it come with filler light weight for traveling.sure it will do the job very nicely.
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens support Just what I needed, straps secure it to the car door inside and out. I use it with a wimberley gimbal and Canon 800mm lens for bird photography from my truck. Great product !!! Thanks B&H !!!
Date published: 2014-12-06
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