Wimberley The Plamp II PP-200
- Load capacity: 0.23kg
- 23" Articulating Loc-Line arm
- Clamps to 0.9-1.4" diameter tripod legs
- Max thumbscrew clip jaw opening of 1"
- Foam jaw inserts & holding notch
- Arched recess for gripping round objects
$72.00 (inc GST)
One end of the Plamp clamps to your tripod while the other grasps the object. Use the Plamp to stabilize windblown subjects, adjust the position or angle of your subject, or move obstructing foliage. You can also use the Plamp to hold reflectors and lens shades. One day in the field with a Plamp and you will begin to realize its full potential. And now, the newly redesigned Plamp II is even better.
|The Plamp II will attach to tripod legs whose diameter is between 0.9 and 1.4 inches (23 to 35mm). This includes Gitzo series 1,2,& 3 tripods and nearly all commonly used Bogen (Manfrotto) tripods.|
The Plamp II is 23" long, which is perfect for 100mm and smaller macro lenses. If you wish to use longer lenses with the Plamp, you may wish to extend its length with the PP-222 Large Link Plamp Extension. You may also attach your Plamp to something independently positionable such as a Plamp Stake.
An important note for 180mm and 200mm lens users:
|If you need more reach (e.g. if you are using a 180mm or 200mm macro lens), you have three options. The first option is to attach the Plamp II to an object other than your own tripod, like the Plamp Stake. The second option is to extend one of the legs of your tripod toward your subject and then attach the Plamp further down the leg of your tripod and thus closer to your subject. The third option is to extend the length of your Plamp by adding extra links to its arm with one of the Plamp Extensions. The trade-off to adding extra length to your Plamp is that it becomes less rigid.|
Using Reflectors and Diffusers
The Ground Plamp will hold 12" reflectors and diffusers in any position without problems.
20" reflectors, which are generally held in a relatively vertical position and not fully cantilevered out, can be held and positioned confidently with a single Ground Plamp.
20" Diffusers can be cantilevered above your subject using one Plamp, however it is pushing the limits of the Plamp's holding capacity. It might take some experimentation to find a position that will hold. Aggressively bending the joints of the Plamp back and forth until they start making a louder squeaking noise will temporarily increase the holding power of the Plamp.
For diffusers larger than 20" in diameter we suggest using Two Plamps.
What's in the box?
- 1 x The Plamp II
7.9 oz (224g)
23 inches (58.5 cm)
Maximum Holding Capacity:
Maximum Clip Jaw Opening:
1 inch (2.54cm)