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Platypod Max Camera Support

BH #PLPMPMT1009 • MFR #1009
Platypod Max Camera Support
Key Features
  • Wide, Ultra Low-Profile Camera Support
  • For Large Tripod Heads and Cameras
  • Stable 5.3 x 7.8" Base, 0.2" Thick
  • Versatile Design, Holds Up to 300 lb
The Platypod Pro Max Camera Support is a wide, stable, and ultra low-profile platform that allows you to set up a large tripod head, camera, and lens on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.
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Does this work well with a remote camera for ...

Does this work well with a remote camera for sporting events (i.e. putting it behind a soccer goal or on the floor at a basketball game)?
Asked by: PJ
It very well could be but I would be concerned about my camera being damaged by a ball.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-12-16

Will this work with a 400 f2.8 mounted on a ...

Will this work with a 400 f2.8 mounted on a gimbal?
Asked by: Brian
I would doubt this will work properly with a 400mm and a gimbal, too top heavy and unstable.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-29

Will a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head fit on ...

Will a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head fit on this?
Asked by: Lou
The BH55 will fit on and seat properly no problem .
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-12

can you remove the 3/8"-27 stud?

can you remove the 3/8"-27 stud?
Asked by: Carolyn
Unfortunately, the Platypod Max does not have removable 3/8"-16 mounting stud. There is no 3/8"-27 stud on the Platypod Max.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-05-05

Which of these is better for use with an Olympus ...

Which of these is better for use with an Olympus EM-1 with medium to bigger sized lenses? I'm worried about lack of stability with the ultra, but overkill with the max. I do plan on using heavier lenses as time goes on, and may upgrade camera systems in the future.
Asked by: Blake
I would go with the Max, it is not overkill for what you’ve got or will have. Great tool, I enjoy mine, not an everyday used item but it does have some very unique abilities. Very well made and designed. I got the Oben BE-117 later but I see they now offer it with Max, great little arca ballhead. I’d also get the accessories for $15. I’d buy with confidence and enjoy!
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-02-13


I have Really Right Stuff ballheads. Will these marry up to the Platypod?
Asked by: Otis M.
Yes, I use my RRS on it. It's a well made product too. Highly recommended.
Answered by: Joseph L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


If mounted on it's side. will the weight of a long lens cause the tripod head to loosen from the plate? (unscrew, the 3/8 - 16 joint) This will only happen in one direction.
Asked by: Mike S.
I use a Manfrotto ball head which has ridges on the bottom for set screws found on Manfrotto tripods. So I drilled and tapped my Platypod for a similar set screw. Now it does not unscrew unless I intend it to.
Answered by: Mathew M.
Date published: 2021-11-28


Is the best way to use this stand with a balll head, or just attach it to the base with an arca Swiss type bracket?
Asked by: Karen L.
I also use a bullhead - gives me more angles/flexibility. If you do't have one the Oben BE-117 is a nice unit.
Answered by: Tom A.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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