Grip

PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR GUIDE: GRIP EQUIPMENT


Avenger Alu-Baby Stand with Leveling LegAvenger Alu-Baby 35 Stand with Lazy Leg (11.5′  high – 44′ folded) These study aluminum lightstands are my favorite stands for travel. Strong enough to safely hold an Octbank, but a light enough for travel. The leveling leg is perfect for any uneven surface from stairs to hillsides. Extends to 11.5′ and folds down to 44′ to fit into a stand case with an Octabank.

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Avenger 8ft Alu-Baby Stand with Leveling LegAvenger Alu-Baby 25 Stand with Lazy Leg (8.2′ high – 34′ folded) These are a smaller, shorter, lighter, double-riser version of the stands above. These fold down to 34′ making them perfect when you’re traveling with a smaller stand case. Rock solid when extended to 8’2. The leveling leg is perfect for any uneven surface from stairs to hillsides.

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Manfrotto-Mini-Kit-StandManfrotto 156BLB 4′ Aluminum Mini Kit Stand I always have one or two of these in my stands bag. They’re perfect when you need a low angle stand for backlights or a small stand than can hide out of the shot. Designed with a 5/8′ Baby Stud on top to accommodate small lights weighing 3 lbs or less.

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Avenger 14ft Baby Roller StandAvenger Baby Roller Stand (14′) This Triple-riser steel roller stand is my favorite stand for the studio because you can roll the key light to keep up with the subject. Baby 5/8′ pin at top extends to 14′.

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Kupo-C-StandKupo C-Stand Kit The Kupo Master C-Stand with Turtle Base features a patented spring ring locking system that removes all tension from the legs so that gravity can do the work for you. Grip Arm with Big Handle Grip Head tubing is painstakingly machined to create a rough texture to ensure a non-slip surface.

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Kupo-Grip-ArmKupo 40′ Hex Grip Arm with Big Handle Kupo 2-1/2′ grip head mounted on the end of a 40′ steel arm features an oversized ergonomic T-handle and dedicated roller bearings designed for maximum torque. At the end of the 40′ grip arm, you will find a baby hex-pin with 6 milled flat surfaces so lights won’t rotate at the end.

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Kupo-Big-Handle-Grip-HeadKupo 2-1/2′ Grip Head With Big Handle The 2-1/2′ Grip Head With Big Handle from Kupo has four V-shaped jaws, an ergonomic oversized T-shaped handle with dedicated roller bearings for maximum torque, and a non-slip aluminum friction disc.

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Avenger-Mini-BoomAvenger D600 Mini Boom Avenger D600 Mini Boom telescopes from 46 – 83′. The chrome-plated steel boom supports up to 15.4 lb at its maximum extension, mounted to an optional heavy duty light stand. It has a 5/8′ receiver for the stand stud and ends in a 5/8′ pin for lights or other Baby accessories.

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Kupo-Convi-ClampKupo Convi Clamp Convi Clamp from Kupo has a hexagonal receiver that accepts many Convi accesories, allowing it to mount almost any light fixture, camera or accessory.

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Kujo-J-HookKupo Hex J Hook This Kupo Hex J Hook Combi Clamp accessory is a super strong steel ‘J’ hook with a hex pin. This hook is ideal for hanging strobe packs, HMI ballasts, or rigging background crossbars to light stands.

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Kupo 3-Way ClampKupo 3-Way Clamp I bought four of these last fall at PhotoPlus Expo and it’s quickly turned into my favorite new piece of grip equipment. I use these all the time now to put two or three lights on a single light stand. Great weight saver for travel.

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Kupo 5/8 inch pinKupo Baby 5/8 inch Pin These come in long and short versions. The longer 5/8′ pins give you a touch more offset for larger flash heads. Shorter pins are space savers for small flash heads. These also come as a junior receiver pin option.

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