As the mercury continues to climb this summer, send your lights and accessories skyward on the best C-Stands in the business while taking advantage of Kupo’s hot August deal!
Purchase any Kupo C-Stand or C-Stand Kit and get a 2-1/2″ Grip Head with Big Handle – Silver (KG203012) or Black (KG203111). $24.00 value free with rebate!
FOR MAIL-IN REBATE
- Just purchase any C-Stand or C-Stand Kit between July 1st and 31st from any Kupo Dealer.
- Download the Rebate Form
- Mail Rebate Form
- Wait impatiently for free 2-1/2″ Grip Head!
FOR INSTANT REBATE
- Purchase a C-Stand or C-Stand Kit between August 1st and 31st online at www.kupogrip.com
- Add any C-Stand or C-Stand Kit and either the Black 2-1/2″ Grip Head with Big Handle (KG701511) or the Silver 2-1/2″ Grip Head with Big Handle to the shopping cart.
- During Checkout, use the code GRIPHEAD
- Once the code is entered, the Grip Head’s price will be reduced to zero.
- Wait impatiently for free Grip Head!
All submission requirements are located on the Rebate Form. Take advantage of this hot deal and Happy Independence Day!
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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?
A: GEAR GURU
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.
Jason – Your Gear Guru
2-1/2″ Grip Head with Big Handle – Black (KG203111)
The 2-1/2″ Grip Head consists of a pair of rotating aluminum discs attached to a baby 5/8″ (16 mm) receiver. The discs have four different sized “V” shaped jaws for varying diameters, machined with “teeth” that grab whatever is mounted between the plates securely. The 2-1/2″ Grip Head features an oversized ergonomic “T” handle and dedicated roller bearings for maximum torque. This grip head uses a non-slip aluminum friction disc that will maintain its durability over time that offers the user positive locking strength and precise control. Constructed around a solid steel central bolt with a fixed solid pin to secure it to the aluminum casting for increased strength and durability.
The 2 1/2” Grip Head is most often used in conjunction with a grip arm, giving you complete flexibility to position gobos “go betweens” such as flags, scrims and silks as well as other accessories virtually anywhere.
- 5/8″, 1/2″, 3/8″, 1/8″ “V” Shaped Mounting Jaws
- Solid Steel Central Bolt
- Metal Knobs
- Oversized “T” Handle
- Dedicated Roller Bearings
- Non-Slip Aluminum Friction Disc
- Silver Aluminum Finish
For more information and technical specifications, click here
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THIS IS NOT YOUR DADDY’S C-STAND!
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For those unfamiliar with C-Stands in general, they are the most common and useful of all grip equipment. You can support lights, light modifiers, backgrounds, accessories etc. Our Master C-Stand has a “turtle base” which means that it removes from the riser sections quickly and easily for transportation or storage.
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This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Randolph, asking about our 5″ Grip Pin to mount a lighting fixture in the 40″ Grip Arm that comes with a C Stand Kit.
First I’d like to say thank you for all the wonderful videos you have on this site. They’re very informative and easy to follow.
I was going to buy the Avenger A2030D 9.8′ Turtle Base kit + Avenger E650 Baby (5/8″) Pin with Collar to use with a beauty dish.
Instead of the Avenger stand, I would like to buy the Kupo 40″ Master C Stand with Turtle Base Kit. Is the Kupo Baby 5/8″ (16mm) Snap-in Pin the pin I’ll need to purchase?
A: GEAR GURU
You will need the 5″ Grip Arm Pin to support your lighting fixture. Just place it in the baby (5/8″) opening in the grip head, position the pin angle, tighten the grip head, and you’re ready to rock!
5″ Grip Pin (KG002212)
Remember to place one of the legs in-line with the grip arm so it won’t tip and to use a sandbag on the turtle base for safety! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
Thank you for the inquiry, your comments on our videos and for supporting Kupo Grip!
Jason Friedman – Your Personal Gear Guru
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