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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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Platypod Pro Max Overview

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.

Measuring 5.3 x 7.8" and only 0.2" thick, the Pro Max Camera Support allows you to photograph or record with a camera that is elevated only slightly higher than the tripod head it is used with. Four reversible, spiked feet that each feature rubber tips on one end can be distributed among five strategically placed, 1/4"-20 threaded holes. Once installed, they can be adjusted to level the platform on uneven surfaces, both indoors and out. For placement on unconventional surfaces and angles, two 2" belt slots allow the Pro Max Camera Support to be secured to a cylindrical object or to be taped onto angled floors. Two nail holes are included for permanent or semi-permanent mounting to walls, boards or ceilings; and for quick placement and removal from conventional tripods or quick release devices, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes are on the underside of the platform.

When the spike feet and their locking nuts are not in use, a magnetized storage box holds them against the top of the Platypod Pro Max Camera Support. Able to hold up to 300 lb, the Platypod Pro Max Camera Support accepts tripod heads with 3/8"-16 mounts, and is constructed from anodized, aluminum-alloy for durability and corrosion resistance.

UPC: 881314396801

Platypod Pro Max Specs

Material of Construction
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.05 x 6.55 x 1.45"

Platypod Pro Max Reviews

Platypod Max

By Mitchell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-28

Just what I have been looking for...there are so many uses for the platypod. I use it for wildlife to get down low, for real estate to get tight shots like in bathrooms, and anywhere that I can't use a tripod. It is very well built and does not take up much space in my camera bag. I highly recommend it.

Careful when removing the screw plate

By peter
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-08

I bought this for a special needs project after reading all about it and watching numerous reviews about it. It came highly recommended. I got it shortly after ordering it from B&H and took it out to put it to use. I immediatley was impressed with its build and how sturdy it felt. When I tried to set up my camera for the shot, I noticed that the screwholder that sits on the front of the plate and holds the four screws was in the way of the camera for this particular shot. I looked at the box that the Platypod came in and read that the part that was in the way was magnetic and could easily be removed by twisting it. I started twisting it and heard a snap sound and the screw mouning system came off in my hand. When I looked to the back of it I saw two plastic screws that had been holding it to the plate, and not a magnet. One of them was now broken and the screw mounting holder part wont stay on the Platypod now. I love the Platypod, but I have to tempter that thinkking since this part was poorly designed and they gave incorrect directions and I now have a slightly damaged Platypod because of that. It they were to fix this Id give it five stars on its rating.

Monster Stability in a Compact Multi-Functional Device

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-16

Yes, I bought both sizes of this device after having used one on a recent shoot. Loved everything about it including the feet options, strapping slots and the multitude of threaded screw points for various add-ons. The stability of the larger Platypod is really impressive while the quality of the build itself is stellar. High quality aircraft aluminum (at least it seems that way) keeps it lightweight and portable enough for most any trip. I use it now with my beanbag and strap it down with incredible results. Platypod did it again with this one. My only wish is that Platypod would make a rugged pouch that can attach via MOLLE or Velcro to the outside of my backpack for easy access.

Great low angle shots

By mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

Very cool to use with a wide angle lens. Especially if you have a flip up LCD screen on your camera.

Perfect for macro work

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-31

This platypod works fantastically with my Olympus tough 6 camera. I was needing a sturdy platform for shooting macro shots and this was perfect.

Get low down and dirty!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

This will get you out of the box; pictures at ground level are more interesting than those taken 6ft(2m) off the ground.

Great camera support

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-21

Excellent option for camera support in low light situations in locations where a monopod or tripod cannot be used. Use with Velcro strap for easy attach and release on any shaped pole, railing or tree.

The Perfect Product

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-10

I love the Platypod. Like, seriously love. I've struggeled with finding a stable way to mount my mirrorless camera on a table. I've fumbled with small tabletop tripods and gorilla pods but they just can't bear the weight. They would tip over if this camera was anything but level. But the platypod is perfect. There are tons of mounting points and I've found it super handy to have in my camera bag. Just throw tripod head on here and you're golden. I like to keep this in my camera bag at all times. I get the most use out of this to record my performances at open mic nights. This is the perfect thing to set a camera on and know it's not going to tip over mid-performance. Whether it's a full-size camera or just a phone, it's perfect/

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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

What's the best type of strap folks have tried ...

What's the best type of strap folks have tried for the Platypod? And length? 2-3 feet?
Asked by: Therese
The Platypod New! Multi Accessory Kit includes a 36" Tension Strap for Trees and Poles that is ideal.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-03-27

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

How much does it weigh?

How much does it weigh?
Asked by: Noboru
The weight of this Platypod Max Camera Support, would be 13 oz.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-07-25

Will this work with the Canon R5 & the RF 24-70 ...

Will this work with the Canon R5 & the RF 24-70 f2.8L lens ? Or would I need the Platypod Extreme ?
Asked by: Warren
Yes, the Platypod Max Camera Support can handle the weight of the Canon R5 with the Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8 lens. The Extream is stronger and made for larger cameras but again the Max should be fine. But note you should use this with a tripod head.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-05-14

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
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