Eckla Eagle Car Door Camera Lens Support

BH #ECCDCS • MFR #80000
Eckla Eagle Car Door Camera Lens Support
Key Features
  • Ideal for Long Lens Photography
  • Powder-Coated Aluminum Platform
  • Fits on Cars Doors & Windows
  • Built-In Bubble Level
The Eckla Eagle Car Door Lens Support is a powder-coated aluminum platform for a pro DSLR
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Eckla 80000 Overview

The Eckla Eagle Car Door Lens Support is a powder-coated aluminum platform for a pro DSLR
with a 400–600 mm lens, and is ideal for long lens photography out of cars and vehicles. The support fits nearly all car makes and comes with a bubble level for perfect positioning.

It can be adjusted to fit most car doors or glass windows. You can even mount it on the outside of your car door for added flexibility. The support comes with a 3/8” mount screw that easily attaches to ball heads and gimbal heads. Its aluminum-stainless steel construction is light and rustproof for increased durability.

Ideal for long lens photography
Fits nearly all car makes
Mounts on car doors and windows
3/8" mounting knob easily attaches to gimball heads and ball heads
Bubble level included for accurate installation
Lightweight and rustproof construction for increased durability
Made in Germany
UPC: 400757780000

Eckla 80000 Specs

Lens Platform7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm)
Dimensions (Folded)9.4 x 11 x 4.7" (24 x 28 x 12 cm)
Weight3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.5 x 12.3 x 5.75"

Eckla 80000 Reviews

Excellent design

By Channel70
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

Easy to use. Very versatile. Handles my 200-600 with ease.

Should Have Gotten This Long Ago

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-07

I am able to mount a video head on this support and video comfortably from the car at high magnification and the full range of motion. Easy to install.

Nearly perfect

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

Like another reviewer, I am disabled and can only shoot from the driver’s seat (using Nikon 200-500mm and gimbal head). The Eckla Eagle is very well made and designed. My only quibble is that the vertical edge that slides down into the door window slot is not very “deep,” only about ¾  inch. That allows the entire platform to slip out if lifting the lens upward, or if driving slowly over a bump or curve (slow speeds on deserted roads only, of course). I glued a 2” sheet metal “extension” to that edge for a “deeper” penetration into the window slot. I also added a bungee cord attached to the bottom of the door to exert a downward pull on the EE. Another reviewer described being able to raise the window while the EE is in place. That means that only the interior plastic door panel, (fairly flexible on most modern vehicles), and not the window glass, is supporting his EE. To me, this is not nearly rigid enough. I hook the EE edge OVER the window glass, in its lowered position, for the most rigidity possible. Car window glass is easily strong enough for this. In fact, the EE is designed so that one can reverse the window slot edge piece so that it grips only the window glass, when raised 2+ inches.

Eckla Eagle Car Door Camera Lens Support  Purchased 12/13/20

By joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-09

works well for me ..

Use it almost every weekend

By Johnathan R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-16

I use this in areas where I cannot get out of the car. I go on a wildlife drive and it's not safe or allowed to be in the same area with Bison. I use this Car door lens support mount with a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal head. My lens setup is a 600 f/4 II prime with a 1.4 or 2x III extender. I can rotate it enough to get it inside the window so I can close the window during cold weather months. You can either mount it inside or you can mount it outside of the vehicle on the door with some minor modification. It has a bubble level which is nice but I rarely use it because the vehicle is rarely on a level surface. I use the in camera level instead and adjust the camera accordingly. I do shut off the car at times to get sharp photos and avoid motor vibration. This is an awesome setup but you are limited to the side you have it mounted on. I would keep a smaller 100 - 400 handheld setup to take photos on the opposite side of the vehicle. The screw does want to thread into the metal. which can make it difficult to remove the gimbal at times. I just make sure I apply upward pressure on the knob to avoid it hopefully they will fix this in a future revision but not a deal breaker.

Excellent lens support

By Khaled
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-11

I used it with my 600mm canon lens it is perfect, i recomand it.

Very usable and adaptable

By Frederick V
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

Very usable and very adaptable. Well built.

Good but not great

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-17

Well designed, sturdy and very adaptable particularly like it uses the frame of the door not just the window But does not work well with curved window frames, sits too low even with a gimbal head so a spacer needed and biggest issue for me is the mounting plate is just too big - camera too far into car on a long lens and plate digs into my side. Also has scratched the plastic trim on inside of door Will persevere as in general is very good but could have been great with more thought

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ORIGINAL QUESTION: Does it impede window ...

ORIGINAL QUESTION: Does it impede window operation? Can the window glass move a bit up or down with this attached to the door? The only answer given makes the assumption a head, camera and lens would still be attached to the mounting bracket. I want to know if the window would be fully operational with just the mounting bracket in place?
Asked by: Michael
The window is operational when this support is in place.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-07-22


Does it impede window operation? Can the window glass move a bit up or down with this attached to the door?
Asked by: Inna
Yes it can, But the extra weight of this mount and your camera, lens, etc. may damage the window motors in doing so. This would not be a recommended practice.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2020-11-19


Can it use for Sachtler FSB 8T head?
Asked by: ?? ?.
Yes. Nice combination.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can it use for ball head like Sachtler FSB 8T?
Asked by: ?? ?.
Yes you can.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does it fit on a Toyota Landcruiser door ?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have a Nissan Navara. But i think you can adjust it to sit on a Toyota
Answered by: Hermanus M.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does it scratch the car door when mounted outside the window?
Asked by: Danielle G.
I suppose the metal lower section could scratch the door..if left installed and you drove another hour over gravel roads. The device is designed to be installed on the inside of a door. IF you decided it was best used on the outside, I'd personally find something like foam wrap for pipes or even glue some old bicycle inner rube around the metal edge and then use some green painters Masking tape for a non permanent non sticky residue way to hold the rubber edge to the door. I don't think I'd drive around with the Eagle on the outside of my vehicle. Dust and road grime aren't good for bearings.
Answered by: Russell R.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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