VISION ARM WITH REMOVABLE HOT SHOE
The New Kupo Vision Arm with Removable Hot Shoe (KG100711) is a precision crafted articulating arm is designed for holding field monitors or accessories. The two 1/4″-20 threads at either end are attached to ball joints that rotate 360 degrees, plus a cut-out in the sleeve surrounding the ball allows the thread to be bent 90 degrees. The central elbow rotates 360 degrees for infinite adjustability. In addition to the included hot shoe adapter, a 1/4″-20 barrel adapter allows you to connect the hot shoe to the 1/4″-20 thread at the end of the arm.
Vision Arm (KG100711)
This lightweight, small arm can easily fit into your gear bag. It comes in handy not only for field monitors, but also for field recorders and microphones. To adjust the arm, simply loosed the lever on the central elbow joint and then the elbow as well as the two end ball joints loosen up simultaneously, position your filed monitor where you would like it, then tighten the lever and all three joints will tighten together. The handle ratchets, so if you find yourself in tight spaces and can’t turn the handle in a complete circle, you can pull the handle out to reposition it wherever it needs to be.
Vision Arm in Action!
The Vision Arm can be threaded into any 1/4″-20 female accessory thread. Another great accessory for this arm is our tiny but mighty Pincer Clamp. The Pincer clamp has a 1/4″-20 female thread, is strong and lightweight and easy to mount around tubing such as the riser of a C-Stand to position your field monitor or recorder in close proximity to your camera at a comfortable viewing height.
Here are the specifications for the Vision Arm:
- Length – 7.63″ (19.37cm)
- Width – 3.50″ (8.89cm)
- Height – 0.75″ (1.90cm)
- Weight – 0.73 lbs (330gm)
- Load Capacity – 11 lbs (5kg)
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Continuing with our Lightweight Kit Stand series, I’d like to introduce you to “The Perfect Travel Companion”, the Handy Stand.
The Handy Stand is extremely lightweight and folds down super compact (under 20″!), yet opens to a respectable maximum height (7’3″). This stand is ideal to fit in any standard size suitcase for travel and a natural choice for building a compact travel lighting kit with small lighting fixtures. This is especially popular with the off-camera flash crowd. All you need is a couple of these babies with your off-camera flashes, an umbrella bracket or two and you can create studio quality lighting anywhere in a compact, easy to carry lighting kit!
Handy Stand (KS041011)
Handy Stand Folded
Technical specifications for the Handy Stand.
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LIGHTWEIGHT KIT STANDS
In the next series of posts, I’m going to cover our kit stands. These are the lightest weight stands within Kupo’s product line. They are made from aircraft grade aluminum and can support loads up to nearly 20 lbs. They range in sizes from just a few inches to over 13 feet. Due to their small size and weight, they are easy to transport and perfect for that lightweight lighting kit you carry on location.
BABY KIT STAND
This stand may be called a baby, but don’t let its name fool you! It is the “Top Shelf” version of the Universal Stand (KS140811) built for professionals without compromise, yet at an affordable price. In addition to all the quality details that makes Kupo stand out from other brands, this stand has the mounting stud welded directly to the top riser increasing it’s strength and durability, all metal Kupo knobs, not to mention a nice sleek look.
Baby Kit Stand (KS140511)
Welded Stud and Kupo Metal Knob Detail
Technical specifications for the Baby Kit Stand.
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