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The Mobile Photographer

August 18, 2008

Q) I’m limited to movement in a walker or electric cart. I would like to start photography again. Is there a tool that could be clamped onto the walker or cart that would hold a camera out of the way while I move into position and then would permit the camera to be swung around to take the picture?

S. Leber
Via the Internet

Bogen/Manfrotto has an accessory that may be just what you need. It’s called a Magic Arm (#143A), and with the addition of a Super Clamp (#D230), you’ll have a clamp and articulated arm to support the camera. At the end of the arm, you’ll need a small to medium ballhead to accomplish the camera attachment. This combination should give you the abilities you seek to carry and position your camera.

The two Manfrotto/Bogen accessories that can solve the problem of working from either a walker or cart are the Super Clamp and Magic Arm.

One of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging and photographic education, Lepp is the author of many books and the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine. One of Canon’s original Explorers of Light, Lepp finds inspiration in advancing technology that fuels creative innovation and expression of his life-long fascination with the natural world.