CAMTREE G-51 Gripper Car Suction Mount for Photography/Videography
|Price:||$247.36 & FREE Shipping|
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- Professional grade Car Cam Mount - Supports cameras upto 9lbs in weight
- Shock-absorbing properties allow vibrations to be absorbed throughout the mount while driving
- Ball Tilt joint Camera attachment allows for wide spatial adjustment
- Made of industrial grade impact resistant, weather-proof materials - great for outdoor use
- CAMTREE GRIPPER G-51 can be set on any glass or smooth surface on interior or exterior of any vehicle
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|Item Dimensions||4.5 x 15.5 x 15.75 inches|
|Shipping Weight||9.95 pounds|
Weight Bearing Capacity : 3.5 kg
Release Lever : Just pull out the lever of the Suction Cup to release it.
* Extension Rods : Solid AMS Pastic Black in Color with 1/4 Screw
* Camera Hub is Aluminum Black Anodized.
* Ball Tilt Head : Ball head is made of Aluminium powder coating.
* Screw Size : 1/4 inch
* Rods Length : 3, & 6 Inch
* Ball Tilt Head length : 70mm, Width : 60mm
*6" Rods : 6PC
*3" Rods : 3pc
*Gripper cups : 3pc
*Ball Tilt Head : 6pc
*Hub : 1pc
Top Customer Reviews
The materials and construction are sturdy in a "Bogen" sort of way -- a little on the heavy side, a little coarse, a little loose here and there, but strong and functional. But typical of a lot of photo products made in China, there are things that have been left out or that will need to have you make modifications.
One example here is that the 1/4X20 cap screw supplied to attach a camera is too short -- only about 1/8in projects over the plate, not enough to secure a camera. This same screw has no retainer so you have to be sure to carefully stow it and its hex key when disassembling. A real professional grip product would have a knob on one end of this screw and a retainer to keep it where it belongs.
The camera is intended to mount on a large aluminum forged hub for the arms. The surface where the camera is mounted is smooth, flat, metal and unless you add some sort of material to this surface, the camera is at risk of slipping out of alignment. A professional grip product would have added a little non-skid material here but you'll need to do it yourself with this product.
As mentioned by another reviewer, the manual supplied with the system is very sketchy and only begins to explain the most obvious combinations and setups. But the amusing part of the manual is that about a quarter of the document is a long discourse on what a wonderful product it is and that purchasers are encouraged to contact the manufacturer with any problems...but there is absolutely no contact information for the vendor or manufacturer anywhere in the manual or in the packaging. A Google search for Camtree produces no company website or other vendor information.Read more ›
I've came to my decision to buy the CAMTREE G-51 Gripper Car Suction Mount. When I bought it, I tested it out when shooting a friend's film. We've placed the mount on a side of a truck (shoot with T2i). The suction mount lasted for about 5 hours. It did not fall, (we took it off). The video was wasn't shaky AT ALL. It would also depends on how you place it.
It would take you some times to set up the Suction Mount on the car (depend on where). And if you set it right, the CAMTREE G-51 Gripper Car Suction Mount for Photography/Videography is worth the Price.
I've also used the same suction mount to test out the Opening (title) sequence for my upcoming short film.
Here is the link to the video, shot on T2i. vimeo.com/54955675
Pros: can handle a lot of different size cameras, suction cups stick on great as long as the surface is clean, can customize setup for a lot of angels, and cheap compared to professional models.
Con's: like a lot of mounts, you have to place it in certain areas for smooth shots like the corner of hood, can not drive over 5mph according to manual, the manual is poorly written, and there are not a lot of training videos for this mount. You can watch others to get a feel of what to do.
I use it with a Canon 7D. it will grip to sides of car front rear etc.... Just mash the area though. I have not had any problems but i imagine a dirty car would not grip as well.
The music video i used it in is called Good Times. Ill up load the clip once the artist release it to the public.
I did have a slight issue with one of the cups not staying suctioned down all the way (might be defective) but thankfully the 2 other cups are super solid. Was able to mount my Canon 5DMK3 on the top of my car driving 45MPH without any issues. The shots were very smooth (a bit of camera shake on bumpy road obviously) and it did the trick.
Worth the buy.
It is relatively shake free, depending on the ride of the vehicle you have. Make sure that the legs are equally apart.
It took quite awhile to set it up for the first time because I wasn't quite sure what would work best. Plus I found out very quickly that having two long legs for one suction cup allowed for more noticeable vibration. I ended up with using one long and one short leg piece per suction cup, and the best placement was with one leg on the windshield, one on the fender, and on leg on the hood. I use a level to make sure the camera is set up correctly.
You will need a monitor to see what's being filmed and to optimize. It would be nice if there were a better thumb screw to attach your camera.
Overall it's a keeper and valuable piece of equipment I use regularly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just used the rig last night to shoot on the streets of downtown Chicago. I attached my Ronin M to the rig with my Sony A7RII and it worked flawlessly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cyril
Great Thing ive tested it on Sporcars With Canon 5d mk3+17-40mm
if car has normal stabilization it works fine.
good price also.
Awesome suction power, however kinda scared to go fast with it on the outside of the car or boat. It's cheaper than a GoPro Hero 3...that was my main reason for buying it!Published on March 3, 2013 by Cody
Sticking your camera to your car and driving down the freeway is always a gamble but with this product you can do so with your mind at ease, it works great but the directions to... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Konnor Kessler
Very easy to ensamble, great performance, regular stabilization. It will keep your cam safe no matter the speed. Obviously works better in a smooth road.Published on April 11, 2012 by Rolando