The Porta-Jib Extended by Losmandy in its basic configuration is designed to carry up to a 100 pound camera, tripod head and accessories, making it one the most versatile of all lightweight jibs. The system assembles in less than 5 minutes without tools. Once assembled the unit can reach a height of 10-feet inches with 7-feet 8-inches of boom travel.
With the extension attached the Porta-Jib is still capable of supporting a camera and tripod head weighing up to 49-pounds. With a weight ratio of 1 to 1:22, and a sliding counterweight shaft for fine tuning, the arm can be balanced in seconds, with a limited number of counter weights. Since no chains, belts or cables are used, a Porta-Jib requires little maintenance. Boom and pan friction, with variable drag, are also standard features. The unit folds easily without tools, and compacts into a single travel case.