Platypod Max Mount and Oben BE-117 Ball Head

Waiting to take delivery of a Platypod Max and Oben BE-117 ball head mount. These two products will allow me to take those ultra low any photography without having to lay on the ground. I do a lot of nature photography and macro photography of flowers so this should come in very handy. I am in need of a L-Bracket with this setup. I am looking/waiting for the 3 Legged Thing L-Bracket. They are currently reworking the bracket and should be ready in a few months. The L-Bracket will allow for portrait orientation of the camera with out causing stability issues with this setup.

Platypod Max Pro Features

  • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon removable “bayonet style” storage box mounted onto plate to hold four 1/4-20 spikes, 2 inches long, with heavy-duty rubber feet and locking nuts. Small magnets keep spikes in place for storage.
  • Five 1/4-20 threaded holes strategically placed to allow use of spike feet in configurations of one, two, three, or four at a time.
  • Two 2-inch belt slots to secure to any cylindrical object or to tape onto floors for remote camera setups.
  • Made of 6061 black anodized aircraft-grade aluminum. 5 mm thick. 5.25 x 7.75”
  • 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 accessory threaded holes for attachment to tripods or quick-release devices under the unit.
  • 3/8-16 TA2 titanium photographic bolt drilled and countersunk through the plate and welded in place for large tripod ball heads, such as the RRS-BH55, even with spike-feet in place.
  • Two nail holes for permanent or semi-permanent mounting to walls, boards or ceilings.
  • Weight: 13 ounces, including spikes and storage box

Oben BE-117 Ball Head Features

  • Load Capacity – 17.6 lbs
  • Ball Sphere Diameter – 32mm
  • Quick Release – Arca-type
  • Bubble Level – 2 (bull”s eye)
  • Tension Control – No
  • Separate Panning Lock – Yes
  • Tripod Mount Thread Size – Female, 3/8″-16
  • Height – 3.7in
  • Base Diameter – 1.8in
  • Weight – 13.4oz

Will be adding more to this post once I take delivery and have used the setup for a while this Spring/Summer.

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