Here's an unusual little product designed to mount several different accessories. The Movo Magic Ball Multi Adapter features sixteen 3/8" female threads, comes with 6 rods each with multiple 1/4" & 3/8" female threads, and comes with a set of 1/4-20 to 3/8 Male|Male threaded adapters.
Should be a good way to mount a bunch of stuff over a light stand, tripods, or rigs. Excellent accessory to pair up with variable friction arms. It's a bit unconventional but I think the parts alone are worth more than it's retail price of just $19.99 + FREE Shipping. Find it (HERE).
Movo Magic Ball Multi Adapter w/ 1/4-20 + 3/8" Threads + 6 Rods for Accessories
I just received mine - fast shipping, by the way. I agree with OldCorpse, 15mm on the nose, very nicely machined and finished. All the threads are accurate, and after thinking about it in reverse (think of the mounting upside down on the front of a rig, there are some possibilities for handle mounting which could be very interesting...I'm just starting to play with it, so they might ONLY be just interesting. Not sure yet. But well worth the money for the configurations shown in the photos. Nice packaging and package design, as well. Thanks, Emm.
@OldCorpse - Awesome, thanks for checking back in.
I just received it. Yes, it's 15mm rods, and does what is says on the tin. Decent quality workmanship, and it came very nicely packaged. Feels like a solid product. For the money, totally worth it IMHO. Thanks Emm, for alerting us to this!
Bought it. Hopefully the rods are in fact 15mm.
I just bought it. I'll report back after I get it.
I'm with Emm definitely a useful piece of kit. I have a different version that i use all the time to mount a Sennheiser receiver and zoom h1 on top of my dslr. This is a great kit cause it comes with all the extra parts I had to get separately. I would buy it if I didn't already have something like it or if it wasn't double the price to get it into Canada.
I bought one. I had $20 burning a hole in my pocket. Let's see if I can do something with it. Like put it on Helmut, who's wearing a helmet.
I just pulled the trigger on a set. You certainly can't beat the price for 6 cheese rods (although limited holes)and 6 3/8 - 1/4-20 adapters, plus the Cheese Ball. I also don't know whether the rods are actually 15mm, which would open up some other uses on a rig, but I'm willing to take the chance - they look like they're 15mm. I hadn't seen the Manfrotto one, but I know I've seen one that somebody else is making in red (just did a search - it's the Manfrotto that's red - Dado Mount kit with three rods is 60 bucks!). I'll let you know what the quality is when it arrives.
More pieces that's true and a much better price, it is a very useful accessory.
@Colin Allison - True Manfrotto has a multi-mount ball thing, but I don't know if they ever offered so many rods and stuff as part of a package. Still a good deal.
This is a knock-off of a Manfrotto product.
I think you misread my sarcasm... I think this is a cool tool. But c'mon.. you know you want to see 6 GoPros mounted on a helmut with this thing!
@Derek McCabe - I've actually used something similar to this before in studio when Audio is recorded apart from the camera during interviews. On a single light stand (or tripod) I can attach several wireless mic packs + audio recorder (zoom h4n or H6) + a place to hang my headphones. Beats putting all that stuff on the ground, or trying to find a table to set everything down. I can stand in one place monitoring and managing all of the audio.
It's also super handy if you have to travel with a lighting kit. You can mount several 'small' LED lights to a single Light Stand making a larger light source (i.e. 3-4pcs Z96 lights). This beats having to travel with large cases that fit very large light panels.
Just a few ideas on how i've used multi-mount things before.
Six GoPros mounted on your helmut?
I guess it can be useful, but I can't stop laughing. Please show me a photo of someone using this at a wedding 🙂