Utilizing a rosette design instead of flat-surface friction, the Aputure a10 Articulating Magic Arm can hold heavy accessories without buckling or shifting. The arm tightens by way of a large comfortable lever that is easy to grip. Each 1/4"-20 nut on the ends of the arm are flanked by ridged grips for secure fitting. A CNC aluminum design is strong enough to survive the rigors of shooting and offers a sleek finish. The included shoe-mount can be affixed to one end for mounting accessories atop a DSLR or mirrorless camera.