Platypod Max Camera Support

Platypod Max Camera Support with BE-117 Ball Head Kit

Platypod Max Camera Support with BE-117 Ball Head Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Wide, Ultra Low-Profile Camera Support
  • Versatile Design, Holds Up to 300 lb
  • Supports Unconventional Camera Placement
  • 3/8"-16 Titanium Photographic Bolt
  • Five 1/4"-20 Threaded Holes, Screw Feet
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Accessory Holes
  • Ball Head Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • Bubble Levels
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Model: Max

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  • 1Description

Bundling a unique support platform with a versatile tripod head, the Platypod Pro Max Camera Support with Oben BE-117 Ball Head Kit from B&H includes the wide, low-profile support base and Arca-type compatible ball head, which combine to form a complete system for stabilized shooting at low and unconventional angles.

  • Platypod Max Camera Support

    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-inch belt shots 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
  • Oben BE-117 Ball Head

    The BE-117 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.

    The BE-117's multiple knobs enable higher-precision adjustments to the head than are possible with single-lever heads. Taking panoramic photos is simple, for instance, because you can pan a specific number of degrees while keeping the head's tilt position locked. In fact, the BE-117 features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task. A notch in the ball head allows you to quickly change between portrait and landscape orientation.

    The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and is secured in place with an Arca-type clamp. A locking knob controls the opening and closing of the aluminum clamp simply and reliably. Two safety screws on the bottom of the plate help prevent your camera from accidentally being released when adjusting the plate fore and aft. One bubble level on the clamp, and another on the locking knob, both ensure that your camera will be level with the horizon.

    UPC: 847628563476
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  • 1Description
  • Platypod Max Camera Support
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Dimensions 5.3 x 7.8" (13.5 x 19.8 cm)
    Thickness 0.2" (5 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 6.5 x 1.4"
  • Oben BE-117 Ball Head
    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 7.98 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 2
    Friction Control No
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.26" / 32 mm
    Base Diameter 1.8" / 4.5 cm
    Dimensions H: 3.7" / H: 9.3 cm
    Weight 13.4 oz / 380.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.5"
Max Camera Support with BE-117 Ball Head Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I already bought a second. This is the perfect combination. Both the Max and the ball head are sturdy enough to support even hefty cameras and lenses. I recently used them together to hold a Canon 5DMark IV at the lip of the stage to shoot video of a ballet folklorico group. I'd intended the camera to be stationary but the BE-117 surprisingly made panning possible and smooth. I ended up buying the same combination to use with my Nikon D800 simultaneously. I have also used the Max and BB-117 for ground-level panoramic shots of desert vegetation. The results were perfect. One set is now always in my camera bag as I'm certain I will find new ways to use them together.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Sure A great way to avoid the tripod police! It also allows REALLY low point of view for those cool shots that always look different. This combination works perfectly, the ball head is smooth & holds the camera without creeping, (Nikon D4S, 5 lbs with a 24/70 attached).
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile alternative to tripod Platypod Pro Max plate and Open BE-117 Ball Head provide a very sturdy, very versatile tool when a tripod is not available. It is better than a tripod for ground shooting or in areas where a tripod won't be functional. Super strong construction on both parts.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Clever Device This is a simple but well-conceived device for getting really low down to take a photo, especially a long exposure. It's nicely designed and manufactured. Its utility is expanded by marrying it to the BE-117 ballhead. Some have objected to the price and claimed they could fabricate the form, fit, and functional equivalent for far less. I rather doubt it -- but go ahead if you think you can. The price seemed fair enough to me, or I wouldn't have paid it.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Invention This is exactly what I needed for those low shots I can't get with my tripod. It can also be attached to many surfaces. Very versatile!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and supportive This is great for travel and fits in my camera bag. I am able to support a Nikon D4s and an 80-200mm lens without difficulty.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This is brilliant. It's works very good and it's great to throw in your bag when you don't want to be lugging around a tripod.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built Tough I picked up the Platypod in order to have a hefty support system for my Nikon D810 and Sigma 150MM macro lens while doing macro photos on the ground. The Platypod delivers. I'm especially glad that it fits easily into my backpack and cleans up easily as well. The BE-117 Ball Head is functional and works well for the price. The adjustable knobs allow for easy movement when setting up for shots. All in all, I would recommend this combo for any macro photographers.
Date published: 2018-10-19
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