The K1 Handy Jib is a compact, handheld camera crane manufactured by Hague Camera Supports. This lightweight jib has an extendable boom arm and is perfect for use with small cameras, camcorders and DSLR cameras that are under 1.5kg in weight. Hague also offer a variety of accessories should you wish to tripod mount the crane or if you wanted additional support through the use of a support strap.
Hague Camera Supports Product Description
The Hague K1 Handy Jib is quick and simply to use. You simply mount the camcorder or DSLR camera onto the Handy Jibs camera plate which is fastened to a pulley wheel and has a control cable running down to a second pulley which is attached to a tilt handle. It is this handle that is used to tilt the camera up or down. A second handle on the telescopic pole enables you to control and counterbalance the jib. The jib's tilt control enables you to smoothly tilt the camera, you can have the camera pointing directly downwards or upwards or anywhere through 360 degrees, creating some very unusual shots.
You use the camcorders flip-out screen to monitor your shot. Walking with the Handy Jib creates tracking shots, which gives the camera a floating type effect. You can pan the jib arm from side to side or go from a low shot to a shot over 10ft high, making it easy to see over people or fences. The camera will reach places normally unattainable, you can go through windows, under or over tables, over water, you'ld be amazed at the shots that can be achieved with a little bit of practice.
The Handy Jib can also be used as a monopod, by adjusting the telescopic pole to the required height, you can then use the tilt handle to change the angle of the camera.
Supports up to 1.5kg. Transit Size 123cm. x 17cm. x 10cm. Weight 1.25kg. Colour - Grey/Silver
Price includes:- Jib Arm with variable tilt control and Camera Screw. Optional Extras shown in the photo include K1W Weight, K1T Tripod Plate, Manfrotto Tripod & Camera. Please see below for recommened accessories which includes the BCA Balance Correction Adaptor for DSLR cameras.
Designed and manufactured by Hague Camera Supports | Nottingham | England
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Great to use
This is an amazing piece of kit - really quick to rig and balance - very useful for run and gun situations when you spot the opportunity for a high shot and don't want to miss the opportunity. I use this as shown in the picture as well as on a tripod using the mounting that can be purchased separately, AND using the sling that also can be purchased separately - well done for designing and manufacturing such a useful jib for small payloads.
Well made product, good design, and very versatile. However, depending on the lens used, it might not be able to handle the camera because the tilt cord would slip. Also, an additional collapsible step for the arm, would be welcomed as the jib is a bit long to carry comfortably. And the tripod plate should be part of the product, as it is a must.
It lives up to its name. Really useful to get shots on the move and brilliant with my GoPro.