The Photo Rock Bar will make sure your tripod, light stands, and boom arms stay where you put them.
If you’re like me (and like countless others out there), you know it can be a hassle to carry around sandbags when you have to weigh down your tripods or stands in the field. Sandbags aren’t always the easiest things to get in place either. The guys and gals over at Photo Rock Bar have developed a weight bar that should make it easier to secure to your tripods and stands when the wind is blowing. Join us after the break for more details.
The Photo Rock Bar looks like an easy to carry, and easier to place and use alternative to bulky sandbags. The Nylon casing houses weights that can add a maximum of 7lbs to your light stands, tripods, and booms. If you don’t need that much, you simply remove some of the weight inside the bag.
The slim profile and durable straps allow the weight to be placed in multiple locations. The bar is small enough (12.5-inches L x 2.5-inches W x 2.75-inches D) to enable putting one on each leg of your tripod; handy if you find yourself in hurricane-force winds. Being able to add a total of 21lbs of weight to a tripod that is likely holding thousands of dollars worth of gear is pretty cool and should offer some peace of mind.
According to the manufacturer, the bar is also incredibly stable. You’re won’t have to worry about the weights moving around in the wind when the bar is attached to your tripod because the wrap-around design of the straps will not allow it. If you’re tired of lugging around sandbags and are over trying to fight them into place, then perhaps the Photo Rock Bar is for you. If you would like more information about it, you can head to the official Photo Rock Bar website. The Photo Rock bar is available now for a price of $45.