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Pop & Lock Mini Rig

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Designed specifically for video journalists and backcountry filmmakers

One Rig, Many Rock-Solid Configurations
We designed the Mini Rig to meet the needs of filmmakers in the field who asked us for a small, packable rig that can fill multiple roles.

  • Top handle for low-angle / easy carry
  • Shoulder stock for cameras without EVF
  • Over-the-shoulder for cameras with EVF
  • ManCam rig for handheld shots
  • Pan / tilt handle for non-video tripod heads

Removeable Pistol Grip Handle
The pistol grip handle is equipped with a quick-release that locks onto the base of the rig, allowing for easy detachment and fore/aft adjustability. This rig keeps one hand free for operating focus, holding a microphone, or hanging on for dear life.

Bomber Construction
Constructed from anodized 6061 aluminum and stainless steel. Spring-loaded rosette joints won't slip during use, and the ball-bearing tension nuts are easy to adjust, even with gloves on. Compatible with our Barely Rig if you need to add front iris rods for use with a follow focus.

Already have a Pop & Lock Pro? Just add the Pop & Lock Pistolero to make it a Mini-Rig!

 

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POP & LOCK MINI RIG

$229.00 - In stock and free US shipping.

We guarantee your happiness. If you don't like this product, send it back within 10 days for a full refund. We ship Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all over the planet.

Over the shoulder configuration

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Top handle configuration

ManCam configuration

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Quick-Release pistol grip handle


54321

POP & LOCK MINI RIG

$229.00 - In stock and free US shipping.

We guarantee your happiness. If you don't like this product, send it back within 10 days for a full refund. We ship Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all over the planet.

Package Includes:

  • 1 Pop & Lock Pro
  • 1 Quick-Release Pistolero Grip

Compatibiltiy:

  • Works with any camera that ahs a 1/4-20 mounting point.
  • Ideally suited for DSLR and mirrorless cameras such as the 5D MkIII, GH4, GX8, A7s, etc.

Review the Pop & Lock Mini Rig

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By Alex on January 30, 2017

This is a very well made and solid piece of equipment. I use it with a 5D3 and press the handle against my shoulder, while supporting the rig by holding the pistol grip with either hand. This is a very simple and effective system, because the grip is directly under the camera. I love that I can easily change the camera position. Highly recommended!!

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By Katie Winton on July 12, 2016

I started with Hondo Garage with the follow focus, and loved it. I’m a photographer that does heavy video work a couple times a year, but not enough to justify buying every gizmo and gadget. I’ve researched rigs for the last couple of years, but never found one that I liked for the price I wanted to pay.  Honda Garage came through with the Pop & Lock Mini! I got it just in time for a week-long event, and it was perfect. You can make so many different configurations, and it helped with stability so much.
I shoot with a Canon 5D with a battery grip, so it’s a little larger/taller than what most dedicated video folks are going to be using. The only issue I ran into was that I the arm wasn’t quite long enough to make a parallel handle over the top of the camera when I had my 3rd party rail rig attached. But I just made it at a slight angle and adjusted. Already planning on adding the barely rig to account for some height for next time.
Customer service was very helpful, and even accommodated last minute over-night shipping when my travel plans had to be rearranged. Highly recommend!

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By Skyboxx on May 15, 2016

This things amazing! The best rig for run and gun! Made with quality!

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Contact Us

77700 Gallatin Rd, Bozeman, Montana

phone: 406-551-6027

mission-support@hondogarage.com


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