First Look – Cinevate Grip Reacher
Cinevate recently released an interesting new accessory called Grip Reacher which can help you create shots that would otherwise be difficult or even impossible.
The patent pending Grip Reacher is versatile grip arm that enables you to mount and articulate your camera in countless configurations. The Grip Reacher came from a basic need – when you do a push with a slider and don’t want the slider in the frame the Grip Reacher can push your camera away from the slider in such a way that it will be tall enough and not see the slider in the frame.
The Grip Reacher has a solid 19mm carbon rod weighing 0.8 kg/ 1.8 lbs which can support up to 7 lbs (3.2 kg), Compatible with any slider or tripod via the 3/8″ or 1/4″-20 mounts and includes a bubble level.
The Grip Reacher with a heavy DSLR/lens combo faced down
But this is just one use of this strong arm – you can use it as a mini crane or for product or macro shots but for video and stills (it can be connected to a tripod if necessary). The video below shows some of the many ways in which you can use the Grip Reacher although we are pretty sure we can think of at least a half a dozen more uses.
The following Cinevate video shows you how you can use the Grip Reacher in different ways
The Grip Reacher currently sells for under $170 on the Cinevate website.