The Platypod Max Camera Support and Light Kit from B&H is a great way to put a light in hard to reach places with a minimum of support gear. The kit includes a Max Camera Support, a ball head with quick release plate, four stackable goosenecks, a clamp with handle, two on-camera LED lights, two lithium-ion battery packs, and two compact battery chargers.
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.
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.
The Stackable Gooseneck from Platypod, available here as a 2-pack, is a bendable arm that is used together with a compatible Ultra or Max plate to support a small light, flash, or microphone. A single arm supports an accessory up to 1.5 lb, or you can stack two of them together for a longer reach with a load capacity of 1 lb. Each gooseneck has a 1/4"-20 top thread and a bottom female socket. Two male-to-male adapters are included to connect the goosenecks from the female ends, and when not in use, the adapters store into integrated side sockets of the arms.
The Impact Atom Clamp is a smaller version of the popular Impact Super Clamp. Weighing in at a mere 4 oz, the Atom Clamp can support a payload of over 15 lb. This, and the fact that it comes with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" female sockets, makes it useful for use with most standard camera and grip accessories. It's also useful for small sets or tabletop photography.
The Atom Clamp is made of lightweight aluminum and features a textured, nonslip jaw grip that is optimized to work with poles or flat objects.
The Genaray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 144 combines cutting-edge features with an all-aluminum, slim design for bright and efficient on-camera applications. It uses the more advanced surface-mount SMD LEDs and features a 3200-5600K adjustable color temperature, and offers a >90 TLCI/CRI color accuracy across the entire color temperature range.
With the integrated barndoors shut, the Bicolor 144 has a fully-enclosed, aluminum exterior, providing for all-around protection and an elegant aesthetic. Open the barndoors and shape the light output as you like, while the built-in diffuser softens the light and minimizes shadows.
An included shoe mount adapter with a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom allows you to attach the light on your camera or light stand and tilt it into an optimal position. At the same time, a safety pin on the light ensures twist-free operation.
The Bicolor 144 also has a built-in 99-channel, 2.4 GHz receiver that allows for remote control of one or more units from up to 98 ft away using the optional Genaray MB-WRT controller.
The Bicolor 144 accepts a single NP-F L-Series battery or an AC adapter for continuous in-studio power. Both are available sold separately.
- Surface-mount SMD LEDs with 50,000-hour bulb life
- 3200-5600K color temperature, adjustable in increments of 100K
- >90 TLCI/CRI
- 10-100% brightness dimmer
- Color display with controls on the rear for adjusting color temperature and brightness
- Integrated barndoors
- Built-in diffuser
- Built-in 99-channel, 2.4 GHz receiver for remote control with optional Genaray MB-WRT controller
- Slim, lightweight design; robust, all-aluminum exterior
- Includes tilting shoe mount adapter with a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom for attaching to cameras and light stands
- 1/4"-20 threaded hole and safety pin on the bottom and side for twist-free operation
- Supports a single NP-F battery or AC adapter, sold separately
- >270 lux at 3200K at 3 ft, >280 at 5600K
The Watson NP-F550 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack works with the same cameras as the Sony NP-F550. This replacement battery pack features a capacity of 2200mAh and 7.4V of output power. Small and lightweight, lithium-ion batteries can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effects.
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- Mavica FD-85
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The Pawa Compact Charger for Sony L-Series Battery is for charging Sony NP-F type batteries, as well as third-party L-series batteries. It features a compact design with a foldable plug and LED charging indicator, and it supports worldwide power. It also includes a European plug adapter and a car lighter adapter, so you can charge your battery while driving to your next location.