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Very Clever, Simple in Design, Well Made
on May 10, 2015
Is a bit of a puzzle at first (which knob to turn which way) to get it adjusted to the ideal position, but when you do you'll realize what a lifesaver this clever accessory can be. I first used this on a second visit to a factory to shoot video of high speed machines in action. My first visit was shooting still photography. It was then I realized the odd odd angles I had to personally bend to shoot a still would be impossible to hold for any length of time for video.
This accessory was the idea solution. Each end has a threaded stud. One is the standard 1/4-20, the other is a larger diameter thread. Either end fits perfectly into a Manfrotto SuperClamp stud hole. I used the 1/4-20, attaching it to my tripod. While the setup looked a bit "Rube Goldburgesk" it worked great.
Be advised once the articulating arms are extended your camera is "out there" on the very end of it. You need a serious mount or tripod to counterbalance it or the whole thing may tip forward. I my case it would have been right into a running CNC machine! My "anchor" was a Ravelli APGL3 Professional 66-inch Three Axis Head Camera Video Photo Tripod (shown in the photo). The two together worked perfectly providing all the fussy adjustments I needed to get a clear view of the action and a steady video. The camera was a Panasonic Lumix G6.