PhotoMop+ is based on a 5-sections telescopic pole with a maximum length of 6,35 meters (21 ft). The pole with the rig is light so it can be handheld and easily moved into the desired position. The rig itself is made of glass fibre reinforced plastic, a base material that perfectly suits the conditions.
To make the pole stiff and light at the same time it is made of a carbon and glass fibre mix. The clamps on the pole can be operated with one finger and are shaped in such a way that they wouldn't pinch your skin when collapsing it. The total length of the mast can be adjusted. Longer poles are avialable. Please ask us!
Both the Q- and the S-version are designed to be used with cameras that can be controlled over WiFi using an app on your iPhone or smartphone. Check the manual which was supplied with your camera to see if this function is integrated. (Please note: a still camera is not included in this package.)
If your compact digital camera doesn't have WiFi, control and video downlink can be done in different ways, depending on the camera you would like to use with the PhotoMop+. As there are many different cameras please ask us to know what the options are.
On many occasions the archaeologist wants the camera to point straight down. In order to achieve this, the tilt platform of the rig can be adjusted to balance it around the virtual tilt axis. To check the balance the base on which the camera sits is fitted with a bubble spirit level. To keep the camera in the right position the rig can swing on the attachment point to compensate for the angle in which the mast is held. For oblique or horizontal views (e.g. for facades) the camera platform can be infinitely variable set at other angles too.
Optionally a quick release plate is available (comes in handy if you need the same camera to photograph other situations) and a Nanuk 915 case to store and transport everything but the mast.
Reach: 6,35 m (21 ft) closed length: 1,58 m weight: 1,4 kg. Weight for the empty rig: 190 grammes.
Hint: the PhotoMop+ can also be used indoors for inspections of old buildings like churches and castles. If you use a waterproof camera like the GoPro Hero you can even take underwater pictures without getting wet yourself.