Imagine the feeling of finding that perfect shot with your camera at your side, but the scenario makes using your tripod a pain. By the time you get your tripod stable, the moment has passed and your shot is gone. These types of situations can be frustrating to say the least. Being prepared when shooting outdoors, whether it be stills or video, is important and can prevent many anxiety filled days. The THB Camera Beanbags from Movo are one tool that will help you be prepared for capturing those stable shots in a variety of situations.
When shooting outdoors, we are often using special lenses, specific shutter speeds, or holding the camera for extended periods of time. While a tripod is definitely helpful in these situations, there are those times where the terrain is too rocky, maybe there isn’t enough space to set up a tripod, or maybe your propping the camera up on the side of a wall or vehicle. In these situations and many more, utilizing a camera beanbag with a mounting plate, like the THB series from Movo, can be a game changer.
These camera beanbags come with a mounting plate featuring a 3/8 inch screw, which allows you to attach your favorite tripod head or ballhead. From there you can mount the device of your choice. The size of THB Camera beanbag that you need depends on the device that you will use. With dimensions of 8.5" x 6.5" x 8", the THB01 and THB03 are great for using with smartphones and DSLR Cameras that have a lens less than 800mm. The THB02 and THB04, come in at 12" x 9" x 10" and can be used with DSLR cameras and well as camcorders. Both the the THB01 and THB02 have a “mossy oak” pattern whereas the THB03 and THB04 have a “deep woods” pattern.
Aside from using a ballhead and camera on the THBs, there are a number of other useful applications for these durable beanbags. I have taken two of these and used them as a base for my camera slider, helping me to get stable shots on rough terrain. I have also used them for mounting microphones. This allows me to go hands free and reduce handling noise that can come from holding the microphone or mounting it to my camera that I’m moving around. These are just some of the examples of how you can use the THB camera bean bags, but the possibilities really are endless. Not only are they super useful, but this is one piece of gear that can be a lot of fun to work with as you find new ways the use.