Tripods Can’t Help You Out of Some Situations
Have you ever wanted to mount a light high in the corner of a room? (Trick question — of course you have.) Suction Mount lets you use any flat, non-porous surface as a non-permanent mounting spot for a camera or lights — enabling you to get your gear into positions that would be impossible with light stands or tripods.
Suction Mount is a high-quality suction cup and vacuum pump mounted to a rock-solid 1/4-20 tripod screw and 5/8″ stud. The DV6B model incorporates a heavy duty ball swivel joint for added flexibility. Suction Mount is made in the USA, and is far more compact than a tripod.
How much weight your Suction Mount will support depends on which model you’re using and what you’re attaching to (in an ideal world, this would be a clean pane of glass.) Also note that the vacuum pump indicator will display strength of suction — for longer installations, the indicator will turn red, alerting you that the seal should be “pumped up” to maintain suction. Please do not leave suction-mounted gear unsupervised.
|Model||Mount||Size of Suction Cup||Maximum Load|
|SM-3||Fixed 1/4-20 tripod screw||3 inches||Up to 20 lbs.|
|SM-6||Fixed 1/4-20 tripod screw||6 inches||Up to 70 lbs.|
|DV6B||5/8” stud on swivel ball head||6 inches||Up to 70 lbs.|