at the 4:16 mark? The man is in a jeep and has a small mount on his camera that allows him to swivel the camera. His lens collar appears to be mounted on the device. Does anyone know what device this is? I would like to be able to use a Nikon 200-400 inside a vehicle with this type of mount for an upcoming trip. Thanks for any assistance. Best wishes, Dennis
Thanks again. Looks like I would need a plate on the bottom of my ballhaad if I wanted any sort of tilt in addition to the panning or if I wanted to use a Sidekick - 200-400 lens attached to Sidekick attached to ballhead attached to camera-style plate attached to pod? Does that sound right? If I skip the Sidekick, I would just attach my ballhead to a plate to the pod, right? Guess I need to try this one out.
Yes, without some other head attached to the plate, you would be limited to panning only.
and if you're going to attach a ballhead with or without the sidekick, you already have good panning capability in the ballhead, so I don't see any reason to pay the extra expense for having panning capability built into the plate.
That's why I think the molar v2 or a piece of wood with a 3/8 bolt are a more sensible solution.
Ok, so I just threw this together. It took, at the most, about 10 minutes of manufacturing time. Of course it could be refined: rounded corners, paint, maybe fabric covering, etc. I might use more substantial bungees, but the ones I had available seem to keep a pretty firm grip. It's mounted on my Molar bean bag. That's an Acratech Long Lens head which I use instead of a gimbal when I want to travel light.