The OH50 Overhead Photo and Video Camera Boom Pole from Glide Gear is compatible with most tripods on the market with a load capacity of 10 lb or more. The overhead boom pole attaches via its dual 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded mounts, and it enables your camera to be suspended over the subject whether you're shooting tabletop or macro photography or a video. The adjustable length of the pole is between 21 to 36 inches, and a counterweight can be added to stabilize the pole. In addition, a phone adapter and ball head are included.
- Enable Cameras to Be Suspended Overhead
- Adjustable Arm Length: 21 to 36"
- Constructed from 6061 Aluminum
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Tripod Mountable
Glide Gear OH 50 Overview
Glide Gear OH 50 Specs
|Material of Construction||6061 aluminum|
|Adjustable Length||21-36" (53.3-91.4 cm)|
|Threaded Mount||1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16|
|Dimensions||20 x 5 x 5" (50.8 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)|
|Weight||1 lb (453.6 g)|
|Package Weight||2.9 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||25.3 x 4 x 2.9"|
Glide Gear OH 50 Reviews
Helped with overhead video
It works for what I wanted, but I will say the build quality feels a bit on the low side, particularly the handles and ball head. Not bad for the price, but I wouldn't load this up with more than a camera, definitely not anything rigged out and heavy. I'll probably look for a more robust solution down the road, but this works for now.
Product arrived 5 weeks after I ordered as it was back ordered, but it looks to be worth the wait. I'm using it for filming overhead shots for art/illustration videos using my phone. It does become a little unstable/would require a weight if fully extended but so far so good!
Illustrator Phone Video Content
Needed an overhead pole to capture working on illustrations and content for my small business. It works well but slightly too heavy for my tripod. If I extend it past a certain point the pole slides down, maybe this could be resolved with a sand bag? Overall works as advertised, even with a iPhone!
The OH50 allows the camera/bar to be horizontally positioned for overhead/top-down photo and video shots. Perfect for product photography and how-to videos. The mounting sled can be mounted to tripods with 1/4 20 and 3/8 screws. The mounting sled also has 2 1/4 20 holes for mounting lights and monitors. The smartphone holder and ball head allow for a full range of camera/ smartphone angles. Adjustable length and counterweight holder allows for extra stable smooth shots! Recommended for tripods/ stands with payloads of 10lbs or more. For best results, mount the OH50 on a tripod that is securely seated on a tabletop that you are filming. Use the ball head to adjust the orientation of your shot. For cameras without an articulating screen, we recommend using a monitor to frame your shot.
This product has been a game changer for my photography. It's allowed me to create stop motion videos with ease, has completely simplified the setup for flat lay photos, and makes it a snap to do overhead videos of demonstrations.
Not a quality item
My best guess is that this was originally designed to hold a phone. Then they decided to throw in a DSLR mount to sell more of them. There is no way you should put your expensive camera & lens at the end of this. There is no stability. You have to put this on a sturdy, wide-stance tripod (so it won't tip over), mount your valuable camera & lens on the end and then wait for it to stop bouncing in mid-air. The counter-weights would only counter a small phone (if that). The only reason this thing sells at all is simply because there is not an affordable, sturdy, overhead mount option available. And yes, as some have mentioned, the pole comes right out as you extended it, so be ready to catch your camera & lens in mid air. Honestly, I would recommend the Impact Aluminum Mid-Range Boom Arm (it's sturdier and has a hook to hang weights from) and add a ball-head attached to the end. Roughly same price. Sending mine back because I can't support a company that puts my equipment at risk. Don't think B&H should be selling this (or allowing the image that shows large counter-weight which does not exist and and there's no way to mount one if it did).
Very cheaply made
If you want to consider this for use with a phone, I'd say it's a decent option. For a mirror less or other larger body I wouldn't trust it one bit. It felt very wobbly and unstable. I returned mine.
Simple. It works.
It works. the knob tightening operation for each of the three knobs is substandard but workable if you fiddle with them.
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