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Beastgrip Pro kits out your phone for video (pictures)

Photos of the Beastgrip Pro with the DOF Adapter.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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Sturdy and substantial

The BG Pro's grip is big and comfortable enough to counterbalance a fairly weighty lens when shooting handheld.

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Software

Because the lens images upside-down, you need to use software that can flip it. Or shoot that way.

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Many parts

The rig consists of two pieces, and the separate DOF (depth-of-field) Adapter is a few pieces itself.

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Mounting

There are two standard 1/4"-20 screw mounts on either side.

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Assembled

This is what the rig looks like assembled but waiting for a phone, and with the macro lens in the mount.

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Grip

The grip on the BG Pro equipped with the DOF Adapter.

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Bottom

The bottom of the right half of the rig.

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Grip only

If you just want a substantial grip for holding the phone to shoot handheld, you can use the right side by itself.

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Beastgrip Pro

A spring-loaded clamp holds the phone in place. You can also tweak the location of the jaws by moving them to adjacent screw holes.

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DOF Adapter

The Adapter awaiting a lens.

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Left side

The rig with the DOF Adapter, from the left.

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Bottom

There are three 1/4"-20 mounts on the bottom.

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Equipped with phone

The BG Pro with an iPhone 6 Plus in it.

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Front

The view from the front, with the 10x close-up lens.

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Lens mount unit

The two rails slide into the right half and you secure them with two thumbscrews.

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Empty mount

The naked lens mount. It has brass threads.

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EF mount

The DOF Adapter has a Canon EF mount.

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Focusing screen

The focusing screen sits between two other rings, and making sure that it's level as you rotate all the different tubes can be trying at times.

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DOF Adapter, disassembled

From left to right, the Adapter consists of a 10x macro 37mm-to-52mm converter, focusing screen sandwiched between two rings, and the EF mount tube. A 37mm 10x close-up lens goes on the mount between them.

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