The Digital Juice Gear Suction Mount Series Baby Pin is a sturdy, portable, industry-standard 5/8" pin mount that can be used to mount small lights, scrims, gobos and camera systems onto any smooth, non-porous surface using an integrated suction cup mount. It is a perfect tool for rigging portable lights in hard to reach areas for car shoots, tight office environments or other awkward locations, without the need for bulky c-stands or light stands.
The top end of the unit features an industry-standard 3" long 5/8" baby pin that can be used to mount any number of compatible lighting and camera accessories including portable lights, flags, monitors, LEDs, etc. The baby pin is set into an adjustable ball-joint socket so that the pin can swivel and rotate as needed.
At the bottom of the unit, the baby pin 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 dashboard when shooting on location 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 light.
The DJ Gear Suction Mount Series Baby Pin provides full support for a range of compatible portable lights or accessories, allowing the attached equipment to be rotated and adjusted for proper placement. This makes it ideal for shooting in hard to reach spots, such as from the front of a moving vehicle, inside a car on the dashboard or in a cramped office environment, where using a normal light stand or C-stand would be difficult or cumbersome.
- The suction cup mount on the baby pin unit is easy to use and provides a solid, stable base for any compatible light or accessory. 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 Baby Pin unit is lightweight enough to carry easily with your existing light kit, yet sturdy enough to handle lighting setups up to 15 pounds, making it ideal for a mobile production kit.
Whether you use the Suction Mount Series Baby Pin as a lightweight portable light mount on location when you don't want to carry a bulky light stand, for action shots when attached to the hood of a car or in the studio to hold a flag, lights or a gobo in a tight spot, you will quickly come to rely on the versatility it provides. You can even use the baby pin suction mount to safely get lights higher up above the action than would be possible on a regular light stand, by attaching the suction cup to a ceiling, window or handy road sign.
As you can see below, mounting a light 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 light to quickly and securely be placed in spots hard to access with any kind of light stand or grip stand.