Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head

Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head

Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head

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Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 5 lb at 6"
  • Weighs 1.6 lb
  • 6.5" Diameter
  • Proprietary Anti-Slip Bottom Surface
  • Single 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounting Stud
  • Ball-Joint Mounting Head Included
  • Cable Management Strap
  • Safety Tab with Grommet
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The Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head is a support system that you lay down onto a surface and it provides a stable platform for mounting your camera and accessories weighing up to five lb. The OctoPad can also be used to support small light fixtures as well as audio gear, using the built-in 1/4"-20 threaded mounting stud or the included ball-joint head.

Made from Cordura and neoprene, it is filled with aggregate and stainless-steel shot that provide both weight and stability, and incorporates a proprietary anti-slip material on the bottom. A cable management strap helps keep any cables connected to your camera, mic, or light organized, while the grommeted tab allows you to safely secure the OctoPad.

It supports up to 5 lb at up to 6" above the OctoPad.
The crushed aggregate (stone) and stainless-steel shot that fill the OctoPad provide weight and stability, while allowing some measure of flexibility to help it conform to uneven surfaces.
The Cordura and neoprene construction provide a wear-resistant base, while the proprietary anti-slip material on the underside of the base helps keep the OctoPad from slipping when placed on most surfaces.
UPC: 865301000407
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Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head
  • Ball-Joint Head
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Octopus.Camera OctoPad specs

    Tripod Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    General
    Load Capacity 5 lb / 2.2 kg
    Dimensions : 6.5 x " / : 16.5 x  cm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.8 x 1.7"

    Octopus.Camera OctoPad reviews

    OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful and great value I didn't know what to expect when I bought this, but now I can't say enough good things about it. It really does do everything as pictured in their videos and is both a great time-saver and a great shot-saver when doing something impromptu. When I set it down, it just stays put - I don't need to tweak anything in order to get it stable. So I can concentrate on adjusting the frame and then I can leave it set where I want it, instead of tweak camera, tweak tripod to get it stable, then tweak camera again because tweaking the tripod changed the frame.� The included ball head is just a simple little one but it is not junk and has not shown any signs of wearing out. It is surprisingly strong and has no problems holding up my Canon 77D with 17-50 zoom. I have a Revo handgrip and this also comes in handy when I need extra height. The ability to set it at an angle is another great thing. The bottom is made of some kind of miracle wetsuit-like fabric that really clings. So it's no longer necessary to search for a flat place to set up. All in all I'm very satisfied with it and it's a great value.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthy successor to the old bean bag, but much better I needed more height, so I'm using the Leica long ball head and it's perfect. Here's a photo of my rig: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR mounted on the Nikon D610. Stability is excellent. I haven't used the OctoPad's included ball head yet because it's too short for my needs. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars because of the short OctoPad ball head. Otherwise, it's perfect.
    Date published: 2018-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works! I wanted this to use with a rugged camera on my dashboard, to take forward facing pictures while driving through interesting scenery, using my iPhone as the remote control. Turns out the included tripod head makes the whole thing too tall to slide far enough forward, but, as the head is easily removed, leaving a tripod screw, it was easy to McGyver a shorter mounting system (which would also make it possible to add about anything else you want, as long as it has a tripod socket). Most importantly for me, the base is absolutely rock-steady under normal driving conditions - and no, I have not tested it in a panic stop, or extreme cornering - but where I am using it it would either try to slide forward and be stopped by the windshield, or sideways, neither of which would make it dangerous. Great gear!
    Date published: 2018-06-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Neat little versatile mount I picked this up on sale to use as a low angle GoPro mount. It will work perfect for me and what I need. I don't really need to take advantage of the non slip bottom but I have tried to test it out. I recently used a tripod phone mount on it and set it on my dashboard to act as a GPS. In this situation and holds up pretty well but will still slid on the dash on tight corners. Test the mount on a wooden table in the house it would stick pretty well, once on plastic it wasn't nearly as tacky. Again not a bad mount and the price was right, just hoping it would hold a little better on a non ideal surface.
    Date published: 2018-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid but Stinky ... temporarily. I tested this base with a 3 lb.-ish FZ2500 fully extended, as well as a 22" high LED stick light (vertically positioned, of course) and the little weighted pad held everything really well without toppling -- just wobbling a bit. So as a base for lighting or mics, in particular, this thing rocks. However it also stinks from the off-gassing rubber base as soon as the weird sewn-on paper cover is removed. But setting it someplace open for a few weeks takes almost all of that away, so it IS temporary. I'd recommend it.
    Date published: 2018-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not bad! This little device isn't bad at all. When I unpacked it it kind of stuck off petrol or something. It wasn't horrible but definitely there. That's the bad. The good is this little sucker stuck to the dash of my forester like a champ. I was able to time lapse a drive with my rx100v without any issues at all. The bottom is very grippy. It has a bit of heft as well. If you can get this as a deal and are looking for a way to mount a small camera to your car I would recommend this product.
    Date published: 2018-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Designed Beater of the "Tiny Tripod" I have to tell you when I saw this I knew immediately how to use it, dash-cam. My wife and I RV and if you own an A type you know there is a sea of dash under the windshield. With the Octopus and my handicam we have a hi-def dash-cam with all the bells and whistles as well as a portable, stable platform for any equipment traveling with us that can access a tripod. Bought on sale, we have a dash-cam setup in the RV for $15.00. The Octopus is well made with sturdy materials and nice touches like cable management and a ball head for unlimited positioning (I long ago replaced all my standard tripod heads with balls). There is also a grommet if you need a safety cord or want to hang it for transport or storage. The bottom material is truly "sticky" and does not slide easily. The weight also lends to the overall stability. I would recommend to anyone who uses a small tripod. Is it as portable and lightweight? No, but it is much more versatile and stable and you can still pack your "tiny tripod".
    Date published: 2018-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond what I expected This was an impulse purchase, as it was on sale for one of those limited time flash-deal type things, and I knew needed something kinda like this. My expectations weren’t high or low, so when it turned out to be a great item for the price, I was pretty happy
    Date published: 2018-03-05
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