The Silver Pod from The Pod is a bean bag that serves as a camera platform for DSLRs with long and heavy telephoto lenses. The Silver Pod is constructed of sturdy nylon and filled with plastic pellets, which can be removed and added in order to customize the Pod based on your specific camera/lens and the requirements of a particular shot. The stable camera platform is ideal for shooting outdoors from unpredictable surfaces.
The Silver Pod features a 1/4"-20 screw at the edge, enabling you to mount a camera with a long lens. Two included adjustable straps can be threaded through the pod's loops in order to secure the camera's lens to the bean bag.
The Silver Pod is sealed with a strong hook & loop fastener that can be opened and closed as many times as needed. You can change out the plastic pellets for any other stuffing. With a silver vinyl bottom and water-resistant nylon shell, the Silver Pod is suitable for use in rainy conditions.
Reviewed by 1 customers
Using this is better than trying to shoot handheld in awkward shooting situations (i.e. macro photography at ground level in a forest on uneven ground) and does provide solid support but a little difficult to get your camera positioned 'just right' on. It will never replace a good sturdy tripod but works well in a pinch when a tripod just won't do.