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The Porta-jib Explorer by Losmandy is a remarkable tool that lets independents get amazingly professional footage, offering three major tools in one (albeit large) package. This is a complete package that includes the Explorer Tripod with spreader, weight bucket, leveling feet, wheels, and monopod braces. The Porta-jib explorer has the ability to serve as a jib, dolly and slider.
The tripod’s feet lock into position anywhere along the legs of the spreader: positioned with the legs angled out for maximum stability, or with the legs completely vertical for maximum height. It also has a built in gas-spring lifter that makes adjusting and leveling the legs when the system is in trolley mode much easier. The leveling legs can be removed and the set of 3 wheel clusters placed—the wheels will work equally well as floor wheels or as track wheels.
The jib will support a front payload of camera and fluid head up to 25 lbs. and utilizes a dovetail clamping system with spring-loaded pins that allows for quick assembly and disassembly without tools. The bucket will allow you to use rocks, waterbottles etc. as counterweight, thereby eliminating the need to carry metal weights.
One of the most useful features of this kit is that it can be converted to a double-rail trolley or slider by moving the tripod to one end and using the two included monopod braces at the other end. This provides a nearly 6 foot long slider with excellent stability.
Kit shows plenty of wear (scuffs, scratches, tiny nicks) but all pieces are in perfectly good working condition and the assembled unit functions flawlessly.
Stock photo used, due to the fact that the apparatus is far too big for our small lighting set-up. Even most of the disassembled parts are too big to photograph. This kit does not include the pictured camera (obviously) or track.
This item is guaranteed to be as-described, but is sold as-is with no warranty. However, we offer a 3-day inspection period on all sales, during which time you may return the item for a refund of the purchase price, not including shipping. Return Policies and Warranty Information »