As a photographer, there may be times when you may need more than just yourself and your camera to get the job done.   Maybe you just need to block the sun, or a boom to hold a light up above a model’s head.  This is where grip gear comes in.  It basically refers to all the non-electrical equipment on set such as stands, booms, clamps, light modifiers such as flags & scrims, etc…  There is a bewildering number of different pieces of equipment out there, and even many different terms for the same piece of gear.  To help you wade through all this, grip gear manufacturer Matthews has compiled the Griptionary to try and lessen the confusion.

Stands and other studio equipment.
per day
Stands
Manfrotto 004 stand 5.
Manfrotto Backlight stand 5.
Manfrotto steel roller for booms 10.
Matthews 40” C-stand w/grip arm & Pin 10.
Matthews 20” C-stand w/Sliding Leg + grip arm & Pin 7.
Matthews Low Boy Junior Double Riser with rollers 12
Matthews Medium Overhead Roller Stand 16.
Matthews Hi-Hi Overhead Roller Stand 18.
Matthews Hi-Hi Overhead Roller Stands with Rocky Mountain Leg 20.
Manfrotto Autopole 10.
Tether Tools Tethering Kit
Includes: Low Boy Stand, Aero Tether Table, Cross Bar
30.
Think Tank Pixel Sunscreen V2
Collapsable Portable Sunshade for Laptops
10.
Booms
Matthews Mini boom w/weight 10.
Manfrotto Super Boom w/weight 25.
Matthews Mega Boom w/weight 65.
Clamps
Matthelini clamp 7.
Superclamp w/pin 5.
Manfrotto Lite Tite 5.
J-hook 2.
A-clamp 2.
Manfrotto Variable Friction Arm (magic arm) 10.
Apple Box - Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 2.
Sandbag 2.
Magliner cart with shelf 35.
AC extension cord 6.
Manfrotto Backdrop Support - 10’
Includes 2 stands, telescoping pole,
2 clamps, carrying bag
10.
Manfrotto Backdrop Support - 16’ -
Includes: 4 Alucore, 2 stands w/pins, 2 clamps, carrying bag
15.
6x6 silk or duvetyne only 25.
12x12 silk or duvetyne only 35.
6x6 frame 25.
12x12 frame 35.
6x6 Butterfly kit (light duty) -
Incl. 6x6 silk, 6x6 griffolyn, light duty frame w/2 stands
45.
6x6 Butterfly kit (heavy duty) -
Includes: 6x6 snap-a-part frame, 2 med. high rollers, 6x6 silk and 6x6 duvetyne
65.
12x12 Butterfly kit (heavy duty) -
Includes: 12x12 snap-a-part frame, 2 med. high rollers, 12x12 silk and 12x12 black
75.
Mattboard reflector 4’x4’ silver - w/pivoting yoke 25.
18x24 open end scrim 5.
24x36 open end scrim 6.
Single flag 5.
Flag kit - 2 each, small (12”x18”),
medium (16”x24”), large (24”x36”)
25.
Matthews 4x4 top hinge floppy 22.
Slaves
Wein optical slave 5.
Pocket Wizard Plus III / Plus IV radio slave
pair
15.
Extra transmitter or receiver 10.
Pocket Wizard Multimax, 1 transceiver 15.
Pocket Wizard Multimax, 2 transceivers 25.
Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 pair - Canon/Nikon 25.
Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 single - Canon/Nikon 15.
Pocket Wizard remote cord - Canon/Nikon 10.
Light Meters
Sekonic L-358 18.
Tripods
per day
Gitzo GT5531S w/Gitzo Fluid Gimbal head 45.
Manfrotto 546B Video Tripod w/504HD Video Head 30.
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon tripod w/ Magnesium Ballhead 25.
Manfrotto 161 Tripod w/3-Way Head 25.
Manfrotto 755XB w/MVH500AH Video Head 25
Manfrotto 055 Tripod w/ 701 HDV video head 20
Manfrotto tripod - 190 or 055 w/head 15.
Manfrotto Monopod 5.
Manfrotto 303 SPH VR Panoramic Head w/Leveling Base. 35.
Backdrops
per day
Muslins
10'x20' 25.
16'x20' 40.
Drop it MODERN backdrop 9'x12' 25.
Manfrotto 10’ backdrop support kit 10.
Manfrotto 16’ backdrop support kit 15.
Light Tent
OrangeMonkie Foldio3 25" All-In-One Studio
Includes: Halo Bar Lighting Accessory, Black Velvet & White Vinyl Backdrops.
25.
OrangeMonkie Foldio 360 Smart Turntable.
Create 360° Images With Your Camera or Smartphone.
*Please refer to www.colormonkie.com for Camera or Phone Compatibility.
20.
Muslin Backdrop Colours

Below are examples of the muslin backdrops available in rentals. *Please note that the actual colour will not be exactly as pictured due to different monitor calibrations. Please come by and have a look in person if the colour is critical to your shoot.

Fans and Fog Machine
per day
Reel FX fan 60.
Floor Fan 20
Le Maitre Show Fogger w/fog fluid
*additional fog fluid - $24.50
40.
Softboxes, Umbrellas, Reflectors
per day
Chimera
Extra Small - 16” x 22” 12.
Small - 24” x 32” 12.
Small - for tungsten or HMI lights 15.
Small Strip - 9” x 36” 12.
Medium - 36” x 48” (3’ x 4’) 18.
Medium - for Tungsten or HMI lights 22.
Medium Strip - 14” x 56” (1.1’ x 4.6’) 18.
Large - 54” x 72” (4.5’ x 6’) 28.
Large Strip - 21” x 84” (1.75’ x 7’) 28.
*rental of a softbox includes a speedring
Dedicated speedring 5.
Profoto RFi speedlight speedring 10.
Egg crate - sm/sm strip 40˚ 12.
Egg crate - med/med strip 40˚ 18.
Egg crate - lg/lg strip 50˚ 28.
Profoto CLIC Softbox Octa - Only works with "A" Series Flashes. 12
Profoto OCF 2' Beautydish White 12.
Chimera 3’ Octabank 25.
Chimera 5’ Octabank 35.
Profoto 4’ Octabank 30.
Egg Crate for Profoto 4’ Octabank 30.
Profoto 7’ Octabank 45.
Profoto Giant 6’ (180cm) parabolic umbrella - fits Profoto only 110.
Photoflex 7’ octabank 45.
Umbrellas & Reflectors
Photoflex umbrella 5.
Profoto Medium Deep White Umbrella. 41” 12.
Profoto Diffusion for Medium Deep Umbrella 7.
Profoto Deep Silver XL Umbrella 25.
Profoto Diffusion for XL Umbrella 12.
Photoflex Litedisc Reflector
32", 42" & 52" Sizes With Various Colour Combinations
5.
Photoflex 42" Multidisc Reflector 10.
Photoflex 41"x74" Silver/White Oval Reflector 10.
Sunbounce
Micro-Mini 2’x3’ zebra/white 15.
Micro-Mini 2’x3’ silver/white 15.
Mini kit 3’x4’ silver/white 20.
Mini kit 3’x4’ zebra/white 20.
Sun Swatter Mini 3’x4’ 25.
Pro kit 4’x6’ silver/white 30.
4’x6’ zebra/white fabric 12.
4’x6’ translucent fabric 12.

*Please note that a deposit equal to the replacement value of the equipment is required at the time of pick up. See the rental home page under ‘Rental Deposit and Insurance Info’ for more information.