Suitable for all common cameras
walimex pro Aptaris Universal XL Mk II provides you with even more possibilities. With its additional 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch tapped bores, accessories like a microphone or a filming light can be mounted even more flexibly. The new and bigger handle makes it even more comfortable to carry. Apart from that it comes with two 1/4 inch and four 3/8 inch tapped bores. The Universal XL Mk II matches all common cameras, such as e.g. Panasonic GH-4, Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III.
In short, for all cameras whose flash shoe and tripod thread are positioned on one axis and do not exceed or fall short of the inside measurements of the cage. Aptaris is simply fastened to the camera by the flash shoe of the camera and the camera screw fitting (1/4-inch thread). The adjustability of the cage in height via four Allen screws is an absolute highlight. This makes the version suitable for a vast range of cameras. Two small hooks on the camera mount, which can be individually adapted to the camera, ensure absolutely skid-free mounting.
Highest flexibility in use
Due to its vast number of 1/4 inch threads on all sides as well as a 3/8 inch thread on the bottom side, a vast amount of accessories, like microphones or LED-lights, can be mounted, just as desired. The adjustable handle, which can be mounted at the top, the bottom or at the sides, just as required, provides additional flexibility in use. This enables also filming near ground level. Due to an adapter plate with Manfrotto PL 501 standard, you can also mount Aptaris on a Manfrotto tripod. Access to battery compartment, memory card etc. is in any case ensured.
Many possibilities for extensions and combinations
Aptaris is a system. This is why the cage can be extended with numerous accessories, like e.g. the Aptaris rod module or the shoulder support module. The rod module offers ample space for the attachment of additional accessories, like a Follow Focus and a Matte box With their diameter of 15mm the rods are industrial standard, thereby enabling combination with all common accessory parts. Due to the supplied quick-release plate, the rod module can be simply attached to the Aptaris system via a slide mechanism. With the Aptaris shoulder support module you convert the cage to a complete rig in almost no time at all - for even more flexibility, especially in mobile use. Aptaris can obviously also be extended at any time with e.g. hot shoe adapters or a separate L-angle.
Premium quality “Made in Germany”
Developed in cooperation with the German manufacturer SIX, Aptaris convinces with highest accuracy in workmanship, outstanding material properties and well thought-out engineering. Continuous quality inspections ensure premium quality and extreme longevity, even under highest loads in permanent use. This is supported by exceptional material properties: Aptaris is made of extremely light aircraft aluminium and stainless steel. With its weight of only 370 g, incl. the handle, Aptaris Universal XL is very comfortable in use and also very stable. Thanks to the black anodizing Aptaris additionally scores with its noble design.
These extensions give you the possibility to move the handles further away from the handle module and thus to adapt the carrying position. The extensions thereby are absolutely twist proof and do not permit accidental slipping of the handles. Thanks to the ¼ threads, they can also be used to mount accessories.Just like all accessory parts of the Aptaris system, this extension has also been developed and made in Germany and is characterized by highest quality workmanship. Extremely light and long lasting aircraft aluminium is also used for this product.
Defective jacks and cable connections are things of days gone by. No matter whether USB, flash synchronization or HDMI connections: The Cable Protection protects these highly sensitive areas against defects caused by pulling the cable. One or several cables at a time can be simply routed through and fixed with two knurled screws. Rubber paddings on either side protects the cables against damage. This padding also allows you to fix cables of different thicknesses. With two 1/4 inch screws the cable protection can be flexibly fastened on the Cage. Just like all accessory parts of the Aptaris system, this cable protection has also been developed and made in Germany. It is characterized by its outstanding workmanship. Extremely light and long lasting aircraft aluminium is also used for this product.
The walimex pro swivel arm anti-twist safeguard prevents the swivel arms becoming loose because of the lever action on the joint between 1/4 inch screws and the holes. The set, comprising a upper and lower anti-twist safeguard adapter is suitable for almost all swivel arms that are fitted with 1/4 inch threaded bolts.
Simple and safe assembly
The lower part of the anti-twist safeguard can be attached simply with two 1/4 inch screws (provided) to a rig or cage. The adapter is made so that the swivel arm can be attached to other surfaces, if desired, such as to wood or concrete. Two elongated holes ensure that the holes can be spread at varying distances from each other. The swivel arm is screwed into the 1/4 inch inner thread of the anti-twist safeguard using its 1/4 inch threaded bolts and can also be fixed with the wing bolt provided.
The upper part of the anti-twist safeguard is fixed in place once the swivel arm has been screwed in using an Allen key, too. An Allen key has been provided. Accessories that have to be assembled on the swivel arm are placed on the accessory slot, and simply attached using a 1/4 inch screw. It is no longer necessary to laboriously screw the accessories on to the swivel arm. The screw has recesses so that it can be tightened with the Allen key. Additionally, a rubber plate on the accessory slot prevents slipping.
Made in Germany
The walimex pro swivel arm anti-twist safeguard was designed and made in Germany with the utmost level of precision. Continuous quality inspections ensure the very best quality and durability, even when used continuously in tough conditions.
The walimex pro Swivel Arm is a multifunctional, flexible helper that should not be missing in any studio. The bracket, which is 28cm long, is equipped with three joints, two of which come with high-quality ball joints. This allows you to realize individual positions. The central locking wheel in the middle of the hinged bracket is particularly convenient, as it allows you to adjust and lock all three joints at the same time according to your requirements. You are also flexible redarding your connection options. Two 1/4 inch screws with thread adapter and flash shoe adapter are at your disposal.
Ideal for the use with DSLR rigs and dollies
The Swivel Arm also offers flexibility in its use: it is ideal for the use with DSLR rigs and dollies. With it, you can attach video accessories such as video lights, monitors or microphones to your rig or dolly. The joints allow you to arrange the hinged bracket as needed.
Also suitable for shooting tables and autopoles
Additionally, the hinged bracket can be used on shooting tables, in order to realize unusual positions, or for unique perspectives on tripods and autopoles. The high quality materials ensure the necessary stability.