The Versatile Platypod Disc

Words by Scott Bourne - Platypod Pro - See My Work At
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

Platypod is mostly known for their camera supports and ball heads. But there are many accessories (grip) you can find at ( that will make your life easier. One of them is the simple, but brilliant Platypod Disc.

When Platypod's owner and found, Larry Tiefenbrunn first showed me the Platypod Disc I was very impressed. I don't know about you, but even though I own 122,615 Allen wrenches, I can never find one when I need one. So I loved the idea of the Platypod Disc (or PDiscs as I call them) because you can just screw one on to your camera or lens or LED light using nothing but your fingers. It's fully Arca-Swiss compatible so it works with ball heads (like the Platyball) or any other brand that is truly Arca-Swiss compatible.

But I found ANOTHER use for them. As light stands! Yep - I mount my ProFoto C1 LEDs to them and put them in small corners or against reflectors, etc. to push just a kiss of light onto a scene. You can mount things to them or use them to mount things. Double whammy good!

I always have about five of these discs with me because you never know when you will need one. Platypod Disc -

Highly Recommended!


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