Constructed with a solid titanium core for extreme durability and reliability, O-Grips feature smooth-functioning, single-handle ball joints with a maximum payload capacity of 44 lbs (20 kg) – making them ideal for work with both smaller and larger cameras. These are the first professional camera handgrips capable of fitting all three standard rod systems (15mm and 19mm Studio, and 15mm LWS) via the single, easy to use O-Grips bridge. OConnor O-Grips can be used with all common camera configurations (several optional accessories will be available).
Modular O-Grips are infinitely stackable for custom applications and can be configured to create double or even multi-joint handles. Each grip is fully adjustable and is capable of a half sphere of stepless articulation. In addition, by combining two grips, the range can be extended to a complete sphere.
Users can easily perform tool-free adjustment and locking of the O-Grips with one hand while operating most camera systems on their shoulder. A 3/8 stainless steel top screw and 3/8 bottom thread enable attachment at many points on a camera system and allow the addition of different accessories to the O-Grips for maximum versatility and functionality. Attaching or removing a single O-Grip Module from the camera system is quick and simple — a 5mm Allen wrench is all it takes.
At NAB 2010, OConnor O-Grips were awarded the DV Black Diamond Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology.
Product delivery is scheduled for the second half of June 2010. OConnor O-Grips will be available as a single hand grip module with a list price of $500; in a single-jointed set priced at $1200; or in a double-jointed set with a list price of $2000. The O-Grip Three-System Rod Bridge may also be purchased separately. List price is $400.
For further information on the O-Grips and other OConnor products, go to www.ocon.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter; or contact OConnor, 2701 N. Ontario St, Burbank, CA 91504, Phone: 818-847-8666, Fax: 818-847-1205