The life of a photographer or videomaker nowadays often means switching from from one capture device to another – and often between your 'proper' camera and a smartphone (opens in new tab). But if you are taking your images or vlogs seriously, then you then need to switch to a different set of accessories too...
The Benro ArcaSmart70 is designed to help simplify this switching. It is an ingenious solution to a simple problem – it works as an Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release tripod plate that sits under your DSLR (opens in new tab) or mirrorless camera (opens in new tab). But when you need to use your smartphone, this 70mm plate unhinges to become a smartphone holder, which can then slot into your usual tripod.(opens in new tab)
An integrated spring-loaded clip extends from the adaptor with a single action, to quickly mount a mobile phone measuring between 2.1-3.3in wide (which covers most devices on the market ). Its anti-slip pad holds the phone firmly in place so users can shoot with confidence, whatever their chosen device. The ArcaSmart70 has a cold shoe mount for attaching other accessories such as microphones (opens in new tab) or LED light panels onto your phone.
Made from machined aluminum, with stainless steel rods, the ArcaSmart 70 weighs 80g and costs $59.95 / £40.
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