Whether you are shooting with your DSLR, mirrorless, or smartphone, the Platypod Max Camera Support with Oben BE-117 Ball Head and Oben ASPTA-20 Smartphone Tripod Adapter Kit from B&H allows you to easily set up high on a ledge or low on the ground to get that special shot.
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" 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.
Oben BE-117 Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release
The BE-117 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight aluminum ball head with a load capacity of 17.6 lb, a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement. The individual knobs enable higher-precision adjustments to the head than are possible with single-lever heads. Taking panoramic photos is simple thanks to the panoramic scale at the base of the head. A notch in the ball head allows orientation to quickly change between portrait and landscape.
The included Arca-type quick release plate attaches to any camera and is secured in place with the receiver's locking knob, simply and reliably. Two removable safety screws on the bottom of the plate help prevent your camera from accidentally being released prematurely. One bubble level on the clamp and another on the locking knob ensure that the camera will be level with the horizon.
Dual Action Ball Head
Arca-Type Quick Release
Dual Bubble Levels
Oben ASPTA-20 Smartphone Tripod Adapter
The ASPTA-20 Smartphone Tripod Adapter from Oben lets you securely mount your smartphone onto a wide variety of platforms like a tripod, monopod, and tripod head. And to ensure compatibility, the ASPTA-20 can mount to these platforms via the Arca-type base or either of the standard 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 threaded holes in the mounting plate.
Mounting your smartphone is quick and easy. The clamp-style holder is adjustable and spring-loaded, accommodating smartphones from 2.4 to 3.7" wide - in or out of a case. When inside the holder, your smartphone gets additional protection from the curved edges that work to keep the phone from slipping out. The interior is also foam-lined, safeguarding the finish of your phone while providing extra grip.
Safely fastening a smartphone to your platform of choice is not where the capabilities of this adapter end. Additional features, such as an integrated ball joint, lets you pivot the phone in a variety of positions. A locking knob on the clamp secures it into place so you can get the precise shot you want. You can further enhance your work with the integrated cold shoe, so you can attach optional accessories such as an LED light or microphone to your setup. More than a simple tripod adapter, the ASPTA-20 can integrate into your workflow help you capture a wide range of mobile content.