Side Arm with Baby Pin & Receiver

Another new entry to Kupo USA’s line of grip gear is the Side Arm with Baby Pin & Receiver. This arm is designed for smaller diameter riser sections 1.25-1.50″ (31-38cm) such as C-Stands. This side arm allows you to mount a light fixture anywhere along the riser section in just seconds, perfect for when you want to mount your light fixture lower than the height of the light stand itself. It also helps you save space and expense by allowing you to mount multiple light fixtures onto the same light stand. This is particularly useful when you need multiple fixtures to light a tall background evenly. It features a baby 5/8″ (16mm) stud on top and directly below a baby receiver to give you multiple mounting options. It is 19.5″ (50cm) in length to give you ample clearance to mount your light fixture or accessory away from the riser position. The arm features steel square tubing that is rigid and won’t flex under load.

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver (KG809012)

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver (KG809012)

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver on C-Stand Riser

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver on C-Stand Riser

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver Supporting Silk in Front of Strobe

Side Arm with Baby Pin/Receiver Supporting Silk in Front of Strobe

 

 

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Kupo June Promotion

Hey Kupo Kompadres,

For the Kupo June Promotion, we have a sizzling hot deal for the beginning of summer!

Kupo June Promotion - Buy a Max Arm with Hand Wheel and Get a Convi Clamp with Adjustable Handle - Free!

Between June 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014, customers will receive a free Convi Clamp with Adjustable Handle – Black (KG701511), a $23.75 value, with the purchase of a Kupo Max Arm with Hand Wheel (KG100911). This promotion is consumer only and does not apply to dealer purchases.

Kupo Grip’s Convi Clamp System from Kupo Grip on Vimeo.

The Max Arm is an adjustable arm that allows you to position a camera, lighting fixture or accessory in any position within seconds!

MAX ARM

The two 5/8″ (16mm) studs at either end are attached to ball joints that rotate 360 degrees, plus a cut-out in the sleeve surrounding the ball allows the stud to be bent 90 degrees. One stud is tapped to receive a 3/8″-16 thread, while the other is tapped to receive a 1/4″-20 thread. Each stud has six milled flat surfaces, so whatever you mount on the Max Arm will not rotate. The central elbow rotates 360 degrees for infinite adjustability.

The Max Arm is equipped with user-replaceable special friction discs with anti-slip rosettes prevent unwanted movement. The large rubberized hand wheel slowly increases tension until all three joints lock at once making precise positioning a breeze.

CONVI CLAMP

The Convi Clamp is more than just an amazing clamp, it’s the foundation of an entire grip system. The all-metal Convi Clamp is made from a lightweight alloy that will support loads of up to 44 lbs (20 Kg)! It features a hexagonal receiver that accepts dozens of Convi accessories from a simple stud to the versatile Max Arm to mount almost any light fixture, camera or accessory. The receiver features a spring locking safety system to ensure that the Convi accessory won’t separate from the clamp if the locking screw loosens unexpectedly. The Convi Clamp has a jaw that will extend from 0.2″ – 2.0″ (5 – 51mm) in diameter. It also features a saddle to securely mount it on flat surfaces. This clamp has a ratcheted handle that allows you to reposition it should you not have clearance to rotate the handle in a complete circle to tighten or loosen it.

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Personal Gear Guru – Bob M.

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Bob M., asking about rigging both a speedlight and a studio strobe to the 40″ Grip Arm of a 40″ Master C-Stand Kit. 

Q: BOB M.

I’m new to this so here is my question:

All I need to make a 40″ master c stand kit work with a speedlight or studio strobe would be a “5” baby pin”?

Any videos/webinars on using c stands and speed lights?

Thanks

A: GEAR GURU

Hey Bob,
 
For mounting a studio strobe with a standard baby (5/8″) receiver, yes all you would need is a 5″ Baby Grip Pin 
 
 
For mounting your off-camera flash to the 5″ Grip Pin, you will need two more adapters.
 
First you will need a a 5/8″ (16mm) Receiver with 1/4″-20 Thread
 
 
The second adapter you’ll need is a Hot Shoe Adapter to mount the speed light to the 5/8″ Receiver with 1/4″-20 Thread
 
 
As an alternative to the 5/8″ Receiver with 1/4″-20 Thread, you can use the Tilting Umbrella Adapter with the Hot Shoe Adapter to mount your speed light to the 5″ Grip Pin and this also gives you the ability to mount an umbrella to give you a large soft light source. 
 
 
As far as videos/webinars are concerned, we have a couple for you. 
 
This is the 5″ Grip Pin Video which shows using the combination listed above.
 
 
Webinar: Using Grip Equipment to Rig Off-Camera Flash
 
 
I hope this answered your questions. Please let me know if I can help you any further.
 
Thanks!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jason – Your Gear Guru

 

 

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Max Arms

Max Arm with Big Hand Wheel (KG100911)

Max Arm with Big Hand Wheel (KG100911)

 

Kupo Max Arm with Adjustable Handle (KG100211)

Max Arm with Adjustable Handle (KG100211)

The Max Arms are adjustable arms that allows you to position a camera, lighting fixture or accessory in any position within seconds!

The two 5/8″ (16mm) studs at either end are attached to ball joints that rotate 360 degrees, plus a cut-out in the sleeve surrounding the ball allows the stud to be bent 90 degrees. One stud is tapped to receive a 3/8″-16 thread, while the other is tapped to receive a 1/4″-20 thread. Each stud has six milled flat surfaces, so whatever you mount on the Max Arm will not rotate. The central elbow rotates 360 degrees for infinite adjustability.

The Max Arm is equipped with user-replaceable special friction discs with anti-slip rosettes prevent unwanted movement. You have the choice between two models, one with a ratcheting adjustment handle and the other has large rubberized hand wheel. They both slowly increase tension until all three joints lock at once making precise positioning a breeze.

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Hex Swivel Extension Arm with 5/8″ Receiver

The Swivel Extension Arm Hex Stud to 5/8” (16mm) Receiver is a mini extension arm with a hexagonal stud on one side, designed for the Convi Clamp System, and a baby 5/8” (16mm) receiver on the other. It has a double ball elbow joint giving you the ability to articulate the two sides in any direction.

Hex Swivel Adapter with Baby Receiver (KG001712)

Hex Swivel Adapter with Baby Receiver (KG001712)

Check out the video below to see an example of how the Hex Swivel Extension with 5/8″ Receiver is used. As you can see this handy adapter can give you an easy way to position your equipment, whether or it’s a field recorder or field monitor. It can also be used in reverse. You can place the baby receiver on the stud of a light stand and attach a Convi Clamp or Super Viser Clamp to hold just about anything.

 Visit the product page for more information and specifications.

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