Steadybag for Bird Watchers

It Goes Where Tripods Don’t (And Sets Up Faster, Too)

From Visual Departures, Ltd. — makers of Flexfill®, Gelly Roll®, and other “products by working photographers, for working photographers.”

For over 20 years, thousands of photographers, videographers and filmmakers have discovered Steadybag® as a great way to support their cameras and lenses on any uneven surface for rock-steady imaging. We want to make sure that bird-watchers know that Steadybag is a great accessory for spotting scopes, too.

We first developed Steadybag as a way for television videographers to shoot from ground level, from the hoods of vehicles, from fences; in short, anywhere they needed to make compelling images. Over the years we added different sizes to accommodate new cameras and new technology. We even created extra-large Steadybags to accommodate Panavision® motion picture cameras for feature film production.

Quality Materials, Sturdy Construction
Steadybag is made in the U.S. in our own workshop from expedition-grade materials. Many thousands of custom-milled polypropylene beads are first sewn into their own inner liner; then that bag is

securely sewn into the outer casing which is fitted with an adjustable shoulder strap. The amount of fill is precisely calculated so that one side of Steadybag conforms to the surface on which it is placed and the top side securely cradles the spotting scope or camera.

Ready When You Are
Instead of lugging a tripod into the field, Steadybag can be in your hands and ready to use in just a few seconds. And there are lots of places where it’s just not possible to use a tripod. Whether you’re observing wildlife or taking photographs, having shake-free images is vital. It doesn’t matter whether you are working with a point and- shoot camera, an SLR with a long telephoto lens, or a 60-power scope getting a clear and steady image is what it’s all about.

For most spotting scopes, the Steadybag Model I is ideal. It’s weatherproof and weighs just 3 lbs. You can order it either in black or all-seasons camouflage pattern. Additional sizes are available; check with your local dealer for details.