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Camera Tree Arm
I have done a little filming of hunts but never from a treestand. I would like to give it go this year hunting whitetails from a tree. I will be using a DSLR and most likely 70-200mm F2.8 lens. The camera lens combo weighs about 6 pounds. Some of the less expensive camera arms have a weight limit of 4 lbs. Not sure it something I will really get into because I see it as a pain in the ass to add carrying arm and camera to tree then getting up into the tree and setup. I also foresee a camera on a arm potential interfering with when a shot presents itself. With all that said what is the a good inexpensive arm for this?
Check out scope clamps at www.trophytools.com
We've got a couple along with few flex spider clamps and an articulating camera arm. The trophy tool scope clamp had replaced all of them because of their size, weight and ease of use.
Check them out.
That might work in some cases but you would need a limb of the right size in the right place for it to work.
JohnMC the trophy tool will clamp on limbs and most sections of ladder and lock on stands.
Those plus the spider mounts are all we've been using for the past 5 years or so.
I filmed for an outdoor show on sportsmans and pursuit for 10 years. I have used many of them. This is the best one ive found for small cameras and DSLR's is this one from 4th arrow.
I am looking for inexpensive - I am cheap!
Camofire has been having this one for I think $58-59 anyone use it?
If you wanna go on the cheap then just buy a window mount for a spotting scope. Thread your camera on there and clamp it around a standard bow holder arm that you most likely already have. If not, what are they - $10? I did that for a number of years and it works surprisingly well.
That is a idea I’ll have to try thanks Adam.