One Massive Kupo Studio Giveaway Ends, and the Next Begins…

giveawaysKupo Grip and the Phoblographer are happy to announce the winner of our Dream Studio Giveaway. After Michael Thomas of California was reassured that this was indeed not an April Fool’s prank, he excitedly accepted our congratulations and began making arrangements for a whole ton, (almost literally) of professional studio gear from the likes of Kupo, Bowens, Canon, Induro, Sekonic, and much more to be delivered. We sincerely hope he has the closet space…

If you were one of the over 60,000 entrants who did not win, there is an even bigger giveaway that has just started. Our latest Kupo Filmmakers Ultimate Studio worth over $12,000 tempts you to try your luck once again. In cooperation with our friends over at the Phoblographer, and support from Sigma, this massive movie maker’s mix includes a full set of Kupo grip gear, a Blackmagic Design cinema camera with two Sigma lenses, a Comodo Orbit gimbal, and a slew of other accessories from: Benro, Sekonic, Limelite, Tenba, and more. Just like our last contest, our new Filmmakers Ultimate Studio Giveaway also includes an online session with Kupo Gear Guru Jason Friedman, where you are free to ask him,“how the heck do I set up all this stuff?”

No purchase is necessary and you must live in the USA to be eligible. Also be sure to enter our more frequent weekly and monthly giveaways, where you might have a better chance of a win.

Congratulations again to Michael and good luck to all in our next big Kupo Grip giveaway!


Scraper with Baby Stud

The Scraper is stiff bladed putty knife with a built in baby 5/8” (16mm) stud. The 0.04” (1.1mm) thin metal blade is designed for jamming into tight spaces such as the gap between a door and its frame, placed under a stack of books or between two books on a shelf, clamped to a ladder step, etc. The baby 5/8” (16mm) stud has a safety indentation for securely hanging small lighting fixtures. There are three holes drilled into the blade designed as anchor points for mounting by screws or nails. 

Scraper with Baby Stud mounted in Door Jamb. | Kupo Grip - Never Let Go!

Scraper in Tight Spot!


So whether you need to rig some grip equipment, do some home improvement, or both, this handy gadget can get you in and out of a jamb!

For technical information, check out the product page.

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Personal Gear Guru – Charles J.

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Charles J. asking about booming an Elinchrom Quadra head and 2×3′ softbox using a Master C-Stand, Grip Head & Grip Arm combination. 
I’m looking for a boom stand and to support and Elinchrom Ranger Quadra head (very light) with a Elincrom deep octa box (27.5″) or an Elinchrom soft box (approx 2′ x 3′). Would a Master C stand 30″ with a grip arm work fine? As for the grip arm with big handle, would 40″ be too big or 20″? By the way, great videos! Very instructive and good tips.

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Off Camera Flash Alli Clamp

The Off Camera Flash Alli Clamp is an incredibly handy accessory that consists of an Alli Clamp with a mini ball head and cold shoe enabling the user to mount and position an on-camera flash virtually anywhere in seconds! The Off Camera Alli clamp can be mounted on both round objects such as the riser sections on your light stands as well as flat mounted objects such as a table, door or the back of a chair.

Off Camera Flash Alli Clamp (KG302511)

Off Camera Flash Alli Clamp (KG302511)

The Off Camera Alli Clamp comes with a baby, 5/8″ (16mm) receiver so you can mount it directly to the top of a standard light stand and give you the ability to position it freely. It also comes with a male baby, 5/8″ (16mm) stud with it’s center tapped with a 3/8″-16 female thread to give a considerable flexibility for mounting it almost anywhere that the 1.575″ (40mm) jaw can accommodate. 

Stand Mount Detail

Stand Mount Detail


Flat Mounting Detail

Flat Mounting Detail

The cold shoe is completely made from metal and has a spring loaded dovetail design with a set-screw to give you the ability to lock any mounting shoe from virtually any off camera flash and mount it securely. 

Kupo Cold Shoe (KG006711)

Kupo Cold Shoe (KG006711)


  • Minimum Jaw Diameter – 0.197 in (5.00 mm)
  • Maximum Jaw Diameter – 1.575 in (40.0 mm)
  • Length – 6.250 ” (15.875 cm)
  • Width  – 3.875″ (9.843 cm)
  • Height – 3.875″ (9.843cm)
  • Weight – .850 lbs (.385 KG)
  • Cat # – KG302511

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Arlington Camera at DFW Photo Expo

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. This is definitely true with regards to the warm welcome you’ll get from the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Arlington Camera, not to mention the exceptional customer service that remains one of the cornerstones of this phenomenal camera shop located in, as its name implies, Arlington, TX. We are proud that Arlington Camera has partnered with Kupo Grip in the great state of Texas. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, have a mosey on down to Arlington Camera for an experience I’m sure you’ll want to repeat. 


Arlington Camera - Kupo Grip

 Arlington Camera is a unique, family-owned camera store offering a wide range of products to meet the needs of both amateur and professional photographers. 

As a customer, you can expect not only the latest information and products offered in the camera industry, but also a high level of customer service from our friendly, knowledgeable staff and a commitment to quality in every product we sell.

As a full service camera store, we strive to meet the varied needs of every customer. In response to our customer’s interests, we stock a vast array of photographic products, from rare turn of the 20th century cameras and accessories to the latest hi-tech digital equipment. We also offer every imaginable type of equipment to assist you – lenses, memory cards, camera bags, photographic books, digital printers, professional lighting, backgrounds and so much more! Therefore, many of the items and services we have available at Arlington Camera are not featured on our website. We would really like to hear from you if there is a special product or service you are searching for. If you’re in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, we’d like to invite you to stop by to let us assist you with all your photographic needs and offer you a bit of true Texas hospitality. 


It’s rare these days to find a family business that treats you like an old friend when you walk in the door. Inevitably, someone always asks the question, “How did you get started”? Want to know how this real family business got started? Bill Porter, President and CEO of Arlington Camera tells the interesting story here.


The 2nd Annual DFW Photo Expo, presented by Arlington Camera was held December 1st & 2nd, 2012 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX. DFW Photo Expo is an incredible free trade show with lectures and training, product giveaways, amazing show deals, the most awesomest people ever and an unforgettable time. If photography is your passion, the DFW Photo Expo 2013 is where you want to be. It’s a gathering of the brightest minds, of breakthrough products, and a cast of the industry’s leading trailblazers. A community event to celebrate our customers and to hold our biggest annual sale. Arlington Camera has alway been a great supporter  of Kupo Grip. They had a lot of success with our products at the expo. Here are a couple of photos of the event.

Kupo Grip hosted by Arlington Camera at DFW Photo Expo

Arlington Camera @ DFW Photo Expo

 Kupo Master C-Stands with Turtle Base hosted by Arlington Camera at DFW Photo Expo

Kupo Master C-Stands with Turtle Base All Soldiered Up!


Arlington Camera Exterior

Drop on by!


544 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, Texas 76011


Store Hours: 
Monday through Friday – 10am until 7pm
Saturday – 10am until 6pm 
Closed Sundays