Bedfordshire: UK studio lighting retailer Elemental has released the Epod Diversity, a studio tripod which can be converted into a monopod or used as a laptop platform. The Epod Diversity can be boughtÂ on their web site or from their eBay shop. You can find anÂ ePHOTOzine review here.
The Epod Diversity has landed!
Elemental, specialists in high quality studio lighting and accessories, have launched theirÂ brand new Epod Diversity Tripod System, designed to offer the studio photographer aÂ multi functioning tripod set up, without incurring the cost of several tripods, or losing theÂ core stability of a tripod.
With three multi-angular telescopic legs, the tripod is complete with a central columnÂ that converts horizontally to position your camera exactly where you need it to achieveÂ that perfect shot. Extend the column up and the tripod has a maximum operatingÂ height of 163cm (without a head). With a weight capacity of up to 8kg and rubber feetÂ (which detach and retract to expose spikes for use on a variety of terrains) the tripodÂ can securely hold a professional camera in the studio and outside. ManufacturedÂ from aluminium and weighing 2.25kg, this tripod is packed with extra features!
The Epod Diversity kit includes a professional ball head with circular clutch control forÂ smooth, precise panning and a calibrated quick release plate with two spirit levels. TheÂ head can carry up to 8kg in weight. But thereâ€™s another addition to the kit and thatâ€™s aÂ mini ball head with pinch release mount for mounting smaller cameras or accessories.
For a final twist, one of the tripod legs can be detached and converted to a full sizeÂ monopod with a maximum operating height of 135cm. The Epod Diversity system alsoÂ includes an additional beam and a laptop platform which make the system unique.Â Purchased separately, the beam incorporates four separate mounting points, ideal forÂ positioning multiple pan/ball heads, cameras and other mountable accessories, while theÂ laptop platform offers the studio photographer the stability and convenience of tetheredÂ operation without the need for a separate stand, both in the studio and on location.
Elemental take pride in producing value for money studio equipment that ticks all theÂ boxes in terms of power, speed, control, versatility and reliability.
The new E-pod Diversity is priced from Â£150 and the four point mount beam andÂ platform are available to purchase separately or together with this system from Â£30. TheÂ tripod comes with a 12 month warranty. Visit www.studioâ€“flash.com or call ElementalÂ Customer Services on 0845 643 6443.