"There are a few different ways to mount small lights, pocket cameras, and other accessories without carrying around light stands or tripods. In my kit, I’ve always kept a Joby Gorillapod around for these kinds of applications. But while it works well as a small stand, sometimes it’s a challenge to wrap a Gorillapod around an object, without it sliding around.
The Dinkum Systems ActionPod ($35) fits that much needed area where the Gorillapod does not work as well. It has a 1/4-20″ thread at the top, a 7-inch articulating arm, and a really tight clamp that can fit around tables, backs of chairs, poles, etc. I’ve been using it to hold a rim light, as well as a GoPro mount (more on that in a bit)".... read the entire Dinkum Systems reivew on News Shooter
July 8, 2014
"I have had a Dinkum Systems ActionPod for a while now and put it through its paces. First impressions on the ActionPod was that the size and weight were a good fit for a travel kit. I use it everyday. Then I quickly realised the ActionPod was a handy monitor arm for an Atomos Ninja 2 recorder that I was using in the studio." Read the entire review on Cinescopophilia
"If you’re trying to take your POV footage to the next level, check out the Dinkum Systems ActionPod. It’ll clamp to almost anything with surprising force, so you can mount your camera to a variety of objects. The tripod-sized mounting screw works with nearly any camera—or add the $8 GoPro mount head (gopro.com) for seamless attachment. [$35, DinkumSystems.com] — Ryan Dionne, digital brand manager."
Yes, Dinkum Systems is a bit of a strange name but apparently in Australia the word dinkum means “truth” or “genuine”. It’s at least memorable. Once you get past the name, you’ll find a collection of inexpensive but high-quality grip products that are extremely rugged.
In this initial review, I look first-hand at their DSLR-sized lens shade called COMPACT Lens Shade, and two sizes of flexible spring clamp monopods called ActionPods... READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW AT LEARNING DSLR