Suction Mount Series - Ball Head
For use with cameras under 13 pounds, the Digital Juice Gear Suction Mount Series Ball Head allows for quick camera setup and adjustment when shooting in difficult situations. It lets you position your camera at a variety of angles when mounted to any flat, non-porous surface using the integrated suction cup mount. This unit is a perfect tool for rigging small cameras in hard to reach areas for car shoots, tight office environments or other awkward locations, without the need for a bulky tripod.
The ball head unit provides full support for a pro SLR camera or medium format system. The ball locks down with one central twist lock, and the camera attaches to the quick release system, which provides a sliding camera plate (3.5 x 2.2 x 0.6"). The quick release plate base has two bubble levels for leveling on two planes, and the plate comes supplied with removable 1/4"-20 and 3/8" camera screws, as well as a spring loaded video pin.
At the bottom end of the unit, the ball head is permanently affixed to a 4.75" suction cup mount, ideal for use on non-porous smooth surfaces such as windows, walls or a car hood when shooting on location or in tight spots. Attaching the suction cup mount to a smooth surface is very easy. Just place the suction cup where you need it and then pump the white pin until the red line on it is no longer visible. The unit will be firmly attached and ready to receive any compatible camera.
The DJ Gear Suction Mount Series Ball Head provides full support for a pro SLR camera or medium format system, allowing the camera attached to it to be tilted and angled at a wide variety of angles even when it is not attached to a tripod. This makes it ideal for shooting in hard to reach spots, such as from the side or front of a moving vehicle or in a cramped office environment, where using a tripod or other support would be difficult or cumbersome.
- The quick release plate on the top of the ball head unit gives you quicker and easier camera rig setup and knockdown, allowing you to move your camera from the suction mount to any other shooting platform, or to swap in a different camera on the suction mount, quickly and easily. It has two bubble levels for leveling on two planes, and the plate comes supplied with removable 1/4"-20 and 3/8" camera screws, as well as a spring loaded video pin.
- The suction cup mount on the ball head unit is easy to use and provides a solid, stable base for any pro-level SLR or medium format camera under 13 pounds. A few pumps of the large pin on the side of the unit, once it is placed against a smooth non-porous surface, and you are in business. A red line on the side of the pin will disappear once adhesion is achieved. Releasing the suction when you are done is as simple as lifting one or both of the tabs on the sides of the suction cup.
The Suction Mount Series Ball Head is lightweight enough to carry easily with the rest of your gear, yet sturdy enough to handle camera setups up to 13 pounds, making it ideal for a mobile production kit.
Whether you use the Suction Mount Series Ball Head as a lightweight portable camera mount on location when you don't want to carry a bulky tripod, for action shots when attached to the hood of a car, or in the studio to hold a camera in a tight spot, you will quickly come to rely on the versatility it provides.
As you can see below, mounting a camera to the hood or side panel of a vehicle makes a certain kind of shot much easier to achieve, whether for still or video photography. The suction mount allows the camera to quickly and securely be placed in spots hard to access with any other kind of camera support.