Which Articulating Arm best meets your needs?

Posted by: on Mar 27, 2014

Which Articulating Arm best meets your needs?

In the photo and video world articulating arms are an indispensable accessory used across the board. They go by many names such as Magic, Israeli, Master, Flex and Center Lock Arms.

These various arms are designed for positioning and securing tablets, monitors, cameras, strobes, flashes, transmitters and other various audio/video accessories.

The most important thing to consider is the arm’s build quality.  These arms will support expensive equipment and quality gear will provide the security needed to protect equipment and get the job at hand completed.

Are there different type of arms? The answer is ‘yes’. When deciding between which arm to use or purchase, here is a quick cheat sheet.

rs208-tether-tools-rock-solid-double-articulating-arm-strobe-boom-studio-stand-01-webTether Tools Rock Solid Aero Double Arm

  • Length 24”
  • Weight Capacity – 11 lbs
  • Moves in same horizontal plane
  • Has independent joint adjustment – 3 knobs , one to lock each joint
  • End Joints can slide on the rail for variable length positioning of mounted accessories
  • Double Baby Pins 5/8″ (16mm) receptor … One with hex base for an anti-rotation fitting, one with inset female 3/8″ thread for additional versatility and mounting.
  • Tether Tools Lifetime Warranty
  • Recommended for use with accessories that need to be moved up and down and remain on the same plane.


Tether Tools Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

  • Length 21”
  • Weight Capacity – 9.75 lbs
  • Fully articulating
  • Convenient one lock knob control for adjustment of all angles at once.
  • Double Baby Pins – 5/8″ (16mm)… one with 3/8”  inset  and one with 1/4″-20 inset threads on each end for added versatility.
  • Tether Tools Lifetime Warranty
  • Recommended for use in mounting iPads, cameras and other accessories that need to be positioned in non-linear positions.

PLEASE NOTE: Neither are recommended for mounting a Tether Table Aero with a laptop.  The Rock Solid Baby Side Arm Kit is suggested for Tether Tables and computers.

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