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The Pod The Green Pod Camera Platform

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The Pod The Green Pod Camera Platform
Key Features
  • Designed for DSLRs w/ Zoom Lenses
  • Bean Bag w/ Sturdy Nylon Shell
  • Adjustable Strap
  • Off-Center 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw
The Green Pod from The Pod is a bean bag that serves as a camera platform for DSLRs with zoom lenses up to 200mm long. The Green Pod is constructed of sturdy nylon and filled with plastic pellets, which can be removed and added in order to customize the Pod based on your specific camera/lens and the requirements of a particular shot. The stable camera platform is ideal for shooting outdoors from unpredictable surfaces.

The Green Pod features a 1/4"-20 screw at the edge, enabling you to mount a camera with a zoom lens. An included adjustable strap can be threaded through the pod's loops in order to secure the camera's lens to the bean bag. The 0.75 lb bag is small and light enough to travel with your everyday gear, ready for any opportunity to support your camera.

The Green Pod is sealed with a strong hook & loop fastener that can be opened and closed as many times as needed. You can change out the plastic pellets for any other stuffing. With a green vinyl bottom and water-resistant nylon shell, the Green Pod is suitable for use in rainy conditions.

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The Pod The Green Pod Overview

The Green Pod from The Pod is a bean bag that serves as a camera platform for DSLRs with zoom lenses up to 200mm long. The Green Pod is constructed of sturdy nylon and filled with plastic pellets, which can be removed and added in order to customize the Pod based on your specific camera/lens and the requirements of a particular shot. The stable camera platform is ideal for shooting outdoors from unpredictable surfaces.

The Green Pod features a 1/4"-20 screw at the edge, enabling you to mount a camera with a zoom lens. An included adjustable strap can be threaded through the pod's loops in order to secure the camera's lens to the bean bag. The 0.75 lb bag is small and light enough to travel with your everyday gear, ready for any opportunity to support your camera.

The Green Pod is sealed with a strong hook & loop fastener that can be opened and closed as many times as needed. You can change out the plastic pellets for any other stuffing. With a green vinyl bottom and water-resistant nylon shell, the Green Pod is suitable for use in rainy conditions.

Malleable shape allows you to set up the Green Pod on any surface, such as benches, cars, ledges, rocks, the ground, etc.
A hook & loop position pad on top of the Green Pod reduces camera slippage
Straps can also be used to attach the Green Pod itself to a rig or other object
Non-marking, non-slip base
UPC: 094922762870

The Pod The Green Pod Specs

Dimensions5 x 2" (12.7 x 5 cm)
Weight0.75 lb (0.35 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.715 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 5.25 x 2.05"

The Pod The Green Pod Reviews

The Green Pod Camera Platform

By Ronald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-12

In certain circumstances the Green Pod can be very helpful. It does take some practice to screw the Pod into the tripod insert in the camera. It's not easy. Second, putting the strap from the Pod around the camera to secure it makes it practically impossible to adjust the focal length. You have to make sure you do that in advance of installing the Pod.

Did not provide a stable platform

By Don
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-12

Even on a flat surface, the pod did not provide a stable platform. I am returning it.

Green Pod is a Very Poor Design

By Roger
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-23

The number of positive reviews is a big surprise. This Green Pod is advertised as primarily to be used with DSLRs and telephoto zoom lenses. I should have observed the image shown more carefully, since by inspection both the strap and pad prevent zooming and focusing. I have no idea what the velcro pad underneath the lens is to be used for. Neither my Olympus nor Canon systems work without great compromise. It's a big disappointment.

A great addition to my camera bag.

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-11

I've been toying with the idea of purchasing a bean bag, and this was a great solution for me. I knew if I bought one of the larger ones, it would probably stay in the bag rather than going hiking with me. This is small enough, and light enough for my purposes. I don't often get down on the ground to take photos, but this worked to balance on fence posts and on the car door. I found it awkward to zoom when the strap was attached, so I just left it unattached.

A very useful accessory

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-19

This is my 2nd one, after having the 1st one stolen. I have, surprisingly, been unable to find any other compact bean baggish accessory. I sometimes carry it around attached to the lens and it's thick enough to enable me to change the angle of the lens. I find it quite useful for selfies and times when I don't have my monopod or tripod. The only small negative is that when screwed tightly to my Lumix 100-400, the lens does not line up straight across the Pod, so I have to loosen it/back it off.

Is this a joke?

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-26

I can't believe the number of positive reviews on this. My GF bought me this for Christmas. It's useless. I'm surprised that BandH would even sell something like this. Now I have to have an awkward conversation with my GF because I will never be able to use this. It's not like an ugly shirt I can wear just to make her feel good, I can't even pretend to find a function for this. Guess what, you achieve the same results by rolling up your jacket and resting your camera on it. Or take a ziplock bag and fill it with rice.

No stable

By Don
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

I bought the telephoto version and it still isn't stable with my 24-105mm lens

Great!

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-22

Perfect for what it does

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is this compatible with Nikon Lenses?
Asked by: Kym
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18

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Asked by: Edward
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Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-05-30

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Does this work on Tameron 150-600 MM lens?
Asked by: Kenneth A
It will fit on that lens but will it work. I would have to say no. That's a long lens you're talking about. I have used the Pod with two of my lenses, my 24-105 f/4 L and My Canon 50mm f/1.4. It works great with the 50, the 24-105 no so much. The camera tends to tip forward a bit. Once it's tipped forward it's stable but not the support that I was looking for. The reason I got it was to you in dimly lit places where you can't take a tripod, likes churches, that's where I like to use my 50mm. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Tim W.
Date published: 2019-03-04

I use a Sony DSLR with a vertical grip and most ...

I use a Sony DSLR with a vertical grip and most often a 35/105 zoom. Will this work with the grip installed?
Asked by: Bob
The Pod The Green Pod Camera Platform will not work well when the vertical grip is connected, if one is using the 1/4 20 camera mount on the Green Pod platform. But one can use the included adjustable strap threaded through the pod's loops to secure the camera's lens to the bean bag. Using the strap will allow the platform to secure the camera when using a grip on the camera.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-05-30

question

Is this good for the 7D with a zoom on?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have used the Pod with my Canon 5DMKIII and a 24-70mm lens, which is one of the largest lenses in my bag on a daily basis and it is very stable but if you are looking to use a much larger lens, then I would look to use a tripod. I would see the pod as an accessory for casual use if you don't have the means to carry around a large tripod. Also as you are placing your camera on a bean bag, it can take a minute to get the picture straight or on target. These day's I've opted to leave it at home and purchased a carbon micro tripod.
Answered by: GEOFFREY D.
Date published: 2020-06-17
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