Manfrotto Magic Arm -Doc Miles Photography
February 05, 2013 • 1 Comment
As promised, here is the short video using the Manfrotto Magic Arm. This device is a variable friction arm with camera mount and mounting "jaw" that fits any round or angled area. Holds 31.5 lbs. of equipment, which is plenty for any DSLR or video camera.
I have had it for a little while and really have not had a chance to use it. I took it on a boat trip last week to see how it would work on the railing of a boat extended out over the water.
I know what you must be thinking. “Great choice to “try” something with an expensive DSLR and see if it works.” I had my moments of trepidation, but just by the sturdy solid construction of the arm, I was pretty sure it wouldn’t pop off into the bay.
With tripods being outlawed by many places these days, the authorities don’t seem to know what to think of the Magic Arm. This makes it useful when in, say a landmark building and need a steady shot.
I shot this video with a Nikon D300s camera -18-200Mmm Nikkor lens.
Here is what it looks like.
I felt like I was there...
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