The Digital Juice 7" (17.78 cm) Articulating Arm with Shoe Mount Adapter is a sturdy, compact, and multi-purpose jointed accessory arm that can be used to mount displays, lights, microphones, or other small accessories on a prosumer, tripods, C-stand, as well as on professional camcorders, rigs, and cameras. This articulating arm provides horizontal, vertical, and tilt adjustments for a wide variety of attached accessories. For example, you can attach portable LED lights and monitors to the top of your camera to improve your view of the action and light it more efficiently. Clamp the arm to your tripod to hold your viewfinder monitor or extra lighting and easily adjust for any angle or height required. Because of its small size, this 7" (17.78 cm) arm reduces the torque on your hot shoe, clamp, and arm joints, especially when used with a heavy item. This results in less shaking when shooting as well as less wear and tear on your gear. It is also a great option for stacking together several Digital Juice MiniBurst 128 and 256 LED lights. You can attach the articulating arm to a wide range of cameras via the 1/4-20 top and bottom screws or the included shoe mount adapter.
The unit consists of 2 short pivoting arms of equal length on a central joint. At the end of each arm is another pivoting joint with a 1/4-20 screw mount end. Each joint can be adjusted independently and then all 3 joints can be simultaneously locked down using the single central locking knob. Either end of the articulating arm can be used to attach accessories or to mount the arm to your gear. To adjust the positioning of accessories connected to the arm, you just have to loosen the central locking knob, adjust the position of all the 3 pivoting joints, and then lock down the adjustment by re-tightening the center knob, which affects all the 3 joints so they remain in the desired position.
With equal length on both sides of the center locking joint, the 7-inch Digital Juice Articulating Arm has better strength and balance and can hold accessories up to 5 lb in place firmly and easily. Because the arm unit is so lightweight (7 oz / 198 g), it is extremely portable and adding several such arms to your camera bag will give you flexibility without weighing you down.
Moving a mounted display or light on multiple axes is quick and easy with a simple twist of the central adjustment knob, allowing you to find an optimal viewing or lighting angle. The included shoe mount adapter can be attached to either end of the arm and fits on any standard shoe mount to hold accessories, lights, or monitors above the camera and out of your sight lines. The bottom section of the shoe mount adapter also unscrews so that it can be used separately to mount accessories directly to the camera if needed. Moreover, attaching the articulating arm to the Digital Juice Mini Clamp (sold separately) allows for added flexibility, so you can attach accessories to your system via the arm from a tripod leg, camera rig rails, a table edge, or even a tree branch when shooting on the go.