Excerpt: I purchased this product as a cost effective alternative to a studio stand. For my use, I have it mounted on a tripod. On the left side I mounted a Manfrotto ball head. On the right side I have my HPRC laptop platfrom. This allows me to shoot tethered with ease. I'm using it for product photography.
Excerpt: I'm using this for four purposes: 1) To support a 5d MkII and a laptop for tethered shooting2) For dual (still/video camera) shooting3) As a horizontal extension for shooting vertically4) To hold a DSLR, external monitor, and Zoom recorder for videoWorks well for all uses. Very heavy and rigid.
Pros: Good Stability, Heavy, Heavy And Rigid, Very Secure, Well made
Excerpt: The arm itself feels solid on the tripod. There is a little shake when punching the keys on your laptop. I used it outdoors for an event. Given the conditions, I could have a fast enough shutter speed that the images came out very sharp, anyway.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy