Platyball ̶ A natural extension of your hand

Words by Eryka Bagwell

Moose Peterson’s passion for photography quickly evolved into a business venture that he and his wife Sharon get to enjoy together. They dedicated their lives to the education and protection of our wild heritage, lands and its critters. Along the way Moose has been honored with the following:  a USA Nikon Ambassador, John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, just to name a few. Moose embraces new technology and has been a Platypod fan for several years.

Platyball’s Kickstarter launch in January 2020 shook the photography industry by quite literally turning the ball head upside down. That’s right, Platypod’s newly engineered ball head allows you to take control of panning and leveling your camera with the use of a single hand! The section that would usually attach to your camera equipment is now on the bottom and will mount to your tripod. There is a two button locking system; the bottom button unlocks the Platyball and the top will allow you to lock into position. You can capture a smooth panoramic shot and not have to worry about leveling the tripod.

In Moose’s video he mounts a D6/180-400VR device to the top of the Platyball Ergo and despite being over the 22 lb suggested weight limit still allows the device to function seamlessly and without showing signs of rigidity.