A few months ago Kupo announced an exciting innovation in grip arm design called the 40″ Hex Grip Arm. It’s a standard 40″ Kupo Grip arm but at the other end of our 40″ grip arm, you will find a baby hex pin with six milled flat surfaces machined into the surface. Now, you can mount your light fixtures or accessories on the end of your grip arm like a mini boom. They won’t rotate due to the set-screw of that fixture or accessory, locking onto one of the sides of the hex pin. Here is a short video so you can see it in action!
40″ Hex Grip Arm Supporting a 1K Fresnel
Hex Pin Detail
Normally you would have to use a long pin through the grip head to mount your light fixture or accessory, but we figured why not take a standard grip arm and make it that much better? When using the 40″ Hex Grip Arm, you should always place one of the legs of your stand in line with the grip arm. I would also suggest using a sandbag opposite the load so it won’t tip over.
The 40″ Hex Grip Arm is available in silver or matte black.
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Jason Friedman is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience concentrating on fashion and beauty photography. He specializes in lighting for both studio and location, using both strobes and continuous lighting sources. Over the past couple of years, due to the hybridization of the DSLR in respect to film making, he has become passionate about the moving image and has embraced the new technology with open arms. Previously employed at B&H Photo Video Pro-Audio, Jason worked in several positions, including manager of the lighting department, professional photo sales, and marketing. He loves to teach and has taught seminars in subjects ranging from photography, lighting, and DSLR video, and he has taught Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom aboard the National Geographic Explorer for Lindblad Expeditions. Currently Jason is the Product Marketing Manager of Kupo Grip USA. He is a native of New York City and currently resides there.