- A wider base for better balance with ultra-telephoto lenses
- A new design for better weight distribution and stability.
- An in-built retractable funnel for easier filling.
- A longer, strengthened handle for durability and easier carrying.
- A flapped opening for a cleaner look.
Please note: Your dimBu will be shipped empty, and actual colours may vary from those depicted in the pictures.
I have never used a beanbag. Do I need one?
If you use a super tele-photo lens like a 400, 500, 600 or 800mm, you cannot ignore the need for a beanbag, especially on safari. A much more practical and effective option than a tripod or a monopod in a vehicle, a beanbag is a smart way of avoiding bearing the weight of your lens while shooting, and achieving excellent stability for sharp pictures.
I hear you. I have seen some similar products online. How good is yours?
Toehold’s dimBu is carefully designed to lovingly support the barrel of your long lens, to stabilise the setup and enable sharp results for each shot. Its legs are optimally sized to ensure stable positioning on a bar or window sill, while being small enough to avoid making it excessively heavy. The leather top is grippy while being soft on your lens, and the handles are highly ergonomic and practical. All of which gives us the confidence to declare dimBu as the best beanbag money can buy, at least in the Indian Subcontinent!
Impressive. What material is used to make this?
dimBu is manufactured using a dual-layer canvas material with high quality zippers, and soft suede leather, to protect your lenses from scratches and marks.
Promising. But what do I fill dimBu with? And how heavy is it?
dimBu weighs less than 200 gm when empty (which is how it’s shipped), and only about 5 kg when filled with rice or other grain (recommended). Polyethylene beads may be used to keep the bag lighter, but we recommend keeping the bag heavy for superior stability, particularly with light lenses.
Sounds good. And how durable is it?
dimBu features double-stitched linings, especially for the handle straps, and high-quality zip flies, ensuring it can take quite a beating as a beast of burden.
I'm a hygiene enthusiast. Can I give dimBu a wash when it gets dirty?
dimBu is designed to support your predilection for squeaky cleanliness. You may certainly wash it (even using detergent). Just be gentle!
I'm sold. How quickly will you deliver my dimBu?
Your dimBu will be shipped the same day if you’ve placed the order before 5:00 p.m. on a working day, or the next working day if you’ve placed the order after 5:00 p.m. or on a holiday. Once shipped, your dimBu will be delivered within four working days, ready to be a rock of steadiness for all your photography and stand by you through shake and storm.
All very well. But what does dimBu mean in the first place?
dimBu – pronounced /dim-boo/ – is Kannada for ‘pillow’. Because it offers the same comfort for your lens as a pillow does to you, and in day-to-day photography, is as much an essential accessory as a pillow is in everyday life!