The AM-3 is the smaller of 2 magic arm models capable of supporting a maximum of 1250-1500g, with a lesser reach than it's larger counterpart, the AM-4.
Leofoto Magic Arms
These articulating arms are one of the most underrated accessories available to photographers. It allows the mounting of anything from a flashlight or a mic, to a cellphone or an umbrella, onto your tripod or camera.
These arms have 3 articulating joints – one in the middle and one at each end. All three are locked/unlocked by the single lever at the elbow. ¼” threads on each end allow connection to virtually anything, from camera cages and L-brackets to microphones, spotting scopes or wireless light controllers.
Magic Arm AM-3 (for 1/4" thread)
Has a ¼” threads on each end, allowing connection to virtually anything, from camera cages and L-brackets to microphones, spotting scopes or wireless light controllers.
Magic Arm AM-3 Kit (for 1/4" or 3/8" thread)
The Magic Arm Kit has a ball head with screw dial and 3/8" thread on both ends, corresponding to a female connection on Leofoto’s Summit (LM) tripods and certain accessories. Using the screw dial you can easily screw the thread into the tripod instead of having to rotate the Magic arm.
The kit also includes two 3/8" to 1/4" adapters
- Width: 55mm
- Folded Length: 127mm
- Weight: 166g
- Recommended Max. load: 1250-1500g
AM-3 Kit Specifications
- Width: 54mm
- Folded Length: 110mm
- Weight: 198g
- Recommended Max. load: 1250-1500g
More about Leofoto's Magic Arms
Leofoto's magic arms offer endless mounting solutions for accessories and come in a massive range of sizes. The arms are split into 3 different size categories as below, with each offering different lengths and amount of joints.
- AM-1 & AM-2
The AM-1/2 series is small, compact and lightweight, features 1/4" screw tips and we would not recommend mounting anything heavier than 500g using these.
The AM-3/4 arms are larger and stronger and can handle loads of up to 500-1000g, depending on balance and positioning. The standard version has a 1/4" screw thread tip, while the kit version of these have a larger 3/8" tip and a special mounting head with stabilising bevels that correspond with a female port found on Summit tripods and some of Leofoto's clamps and accessories.
The AM-5/6 arms (released Dec 2022) are a heavy duty upgrade of the smaller arms previously available. We recommend these for use in the cine industry, to mount monitors, lights mics etc.
The kit version features tips with Leofoto's super solid proprietary accessory connection system found on the Apex of Summit tripods as well as many clamps and other accessories. The kit includes two 1/4" replacement tips - one standard and one of the new style 1/4" tips with the independent locking control.
The AM-7 kit was developed on our request for the South African PRS and ELR market. This allows the simplest possible mounting combination of a spotting scope and Kestrel on a tripod without requiring multiple tripods or any special rail. Simply mount your scope on the tripod head, while the magic arm accepts the Kestrel on the rotating vane. The length of the AM-7 ensures that the Kestrel sits well above the scope, so that the scope does not influence the wind measurement. Mounting the kestrel leaves you free to focus on the rest - you don't have to constantly pick it up and take a measurement as the wind changes.
Leofoto also developed the CF-7P universal spirit-level to be combined with this to ensure that the kestrel's vane sits perfectly level so it can swivel easily in a light breeze for the most accurate possible reading.
The AM-7 can be used for any application - as with the AM-3 and AM-4, the special 3/8" mounting points can be replaced with a standard 1/4" tip.