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Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

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Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The bottom of the right half of the rig.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The Adapter awaiting a lens.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The rig with the DOF Adapter, from the left.

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The BG Pro with an iPhone 6 Plus in it.

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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

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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The naked lens mount. It has brass threads.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

The DOF Adapter has a Canon EF mount.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

DOF Adapter, disassembled

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.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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of 19

Sturdy and substantial

Software

Many parts

Mounting

Assembled

Grip

Bottom

Grip only

Beastgrip Pro

DOF Adapter

Left side

Bottom

Equipped with phone

Front

Lens mount unit

Empty mount

EF mount

Focusing screen

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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