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Lighting Grid Anywhere with Bogen AutoPoles (12x)

by IEBA on Jul.08, 2009, under OUR GEAR, Production

autopoleDo you need a lighting grid in a home where there is no grid? Need a vertical post between floor and ceiling to hide a light where you can’t see a stand?
Then you need the Bogen / Manfrotto AutoPole.

I have the Manfrotto Black AutoPole. This single-action, locking cam AutoPole mounts between the floor and ceiling of a studio between 6.8′ and 12′ high. You unlock the arm, extend the telescoping tube out until both ends touch their respective walls, and then you lock the arm into place– pushing the rubberized ends hard against the walls or ceiling of the room.

AutoPoles support backgrounds, lights, and grip arms with the addition of Super Clamps, Hooks, and crossbars. Several small Lowel lights can be held with one AutoPole between two walls. More can be carried if AutoPoles are used at each end to hole up the horizontal AutoPole.

• Strong support for backgrounds, lights and grip
(NOT for theatrical lighting, must use Bogen / Manfrotto rubberized clamps to avoid damage to pole.)

• Black painted aluminum

• 45.4 mm tube diameters

Black. Is. Good.

Black. Is. Good.

Rental $10/day per pole. Rent 10 poles, get 10 grip/light clamps for the day for free.

The Bogen clamp. Includes a brass stud that will not rotate in the clamp.

The Bogen clamp. Includes a brass stud that will not rotate in the clamp.

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AutoPoles holding three lights in a space where there is no grid.<br> Notice how little floor space they use up. - Click for larger image

AutoPoles holding three lights in a space where there is no grid. 3 poles, 7 clamps. Notice how little floor space this setup uses. - Click for a larger image.


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