OMEGABRANDESS NAMED DISTRIBUTOR
FOR HONDO GARAGE DSLR STABILIZATION PRODUCTS
Hampstead, Maryland – JUNE 7,
2016 – Hondo Garage is a
manufacturer of durable, minimalist
filmmaking tools -- the kind of tools that let you maneuver in and out of dicey
situations with ease. Their gear isn't
for everyone. If you're looking for a jungle gym to wrap around your camera,
Hondo Garage is not for you. They design and manufacture their products in
Bozeman, Montana, USA.
Hondo Garage has four core products plus their famous $50 Dollar Follow Focus. All of them are designed to stand up to
professional use in the world's most inhospitable environments. Plus, all can be added to with other
components to expand the rig as the user’s needs change.
POP AND LOCK PRO
rickshaws and living out of a backpack? The Pop & Lock PRO converts from
top handle to shoulder stock or side grip, giving you steady shots wherever you
and your camera happen to land. This versatile stabilization tool is also the
starting point for all HG handheld support rigs, so it's a great place to start
building your kit. HG machines these
from 6061 aluminum and stainless steel. Designed for the outdoors, this is a
support tool that will last a lifetime. If you somehow manage to break it,
they'll repair or replace it free of charge.
POP AND LOCK MINI RIG
specifically for video journalists and backcountry filmmakers as one rig with many rock-solid
configurations! Hondo Garage designed
the Mini Rig to meet the needs of filmmakers in the field who asked them 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
Removable Pistol Grip Handle
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. MSRP $227.00
This is it.
The most compact DSLR rails rig you can find. HG shaved away all unnecessary
material and figured out how to clamp your camera and your rails with just one
clamp. The Barely Rig comes with a 6" pair of their 15mm
DimpleSticks-compatible aluminum rods and an integrated tripod plate,
(Arca-compatible) making it an affordable solution perfect for mounting a
follow focus or as the starting point for a more elaborate handheld rig.
REALLY COMFORTABLE RIG
This is the
shoulder rig you'll want to take with you everywhere. Whether you’re shooting in the backcountry or
at a wedding reception, the Really Comfortable Rig is easy to hold.
Articulating rosetted handles let you achieve perfect balance for stable shots
and all-day comfort. Like all HG rigs, it's compact and unobtrusive. A quick switcher, Hondo Garage designed this
rig with a fast workflow in mind. When you want to grab a low-angle shot or
shoot from a tripod, just pop the camera off via the quick release base. The
top handle and front rods stay connected to the camera. No need to untangle
your camera from the rig. And it’s easy
to balance. Everything is kept as close as possible to the center of mass,
resulting in a rig that is easier to balance and doesn't get in the way when
you're in a crowd or bushwhacking through the jungle. And the articulating
links let you dial in the rig's balance so that your left hand is free to
adjust focus or hold on to the rope ladder. MSRP $495.00
The 50-Dollar Follow Focus
is an extra tiny follow focus that's backlash free and guacamole smooth.
it may be unconventional, the HG design eliminates backlash, letting you hit
repeatable marks from either side of the marker. The mechanism incorporates
replaceable Teflon thrust washers so it's smooth, almost as if it were lubricated
by guacamole. Because of these refinements, the 50-Dollar Follow Focus makes
even the cheapest photo lenses focus smoothly.
The quality is found in the details, which make a product a joy to use.
That's why Hondo Garage added a repositionable handle that lets you quickly set
a mark, or put the handle at your preferred position. HG added user-adjustable
friction and they gave the handle a nice textured finish that feels exquisite on the
fingertips. The 50-Dollar Follow Focus
is the world's most compact follow focus.
Building a compact rig? The FDFF fits in where other follow focuses
won't. It's tiny but robust, made entirely out of metal and stainless steel. MSRP
information on Hondo Garage products, go to http://www.omegabrandess.com/products/Hondo-Garage
We started Hondo Garage
because we wanted affordable filmmaking tools that fit in with our minimalist,
outdoor-oriented mindset. While other folks were busy trying to make tiny
cameras look bigger, we went the other way, distilling our support rigs down to
just the necessities. We design and manufacture our products in a little
workshop, right here in Bozeman, Montana. We're the kind of people you can call
up on the phone with questions. We love making this stuff and we love that
people all over the planet are using our gizmos to tell awesome stories.
OmegaBrandess has manufactured and distributed photographic and
imaging products for over 75 years. A privately held company, OmegaBrandess
supplies the photography industry with over ten thousand products from dozens
of branded lines. For more information about OmegaBrandess and its represented
brands, call 410-374-3250 or visit www.omegabrandess.com.