Kirk Flash Grip Adds Shotgun Mic Attachment

Dec 15, 2009
By Dan Havlik, PDN's Techology Specialist

Kirk Action Grip

Kirk Enterprises is the latest company to modify its products to meet the demands of the burgeoning HD-DSLR movement. Previously designed as a flash bracket system, the AG-1 Action Grip from Kirk is now able to also hold a shotgun microphone to provide sound for HD video.

According to Kirk, the idea to change the grip to add mic support came from a customer.

“We’ve added a threaded rod and knurled locking ring to the top of the Action Grip, thus allowing hot shoe attachments of a flash or shotgun mic,” explained Jeff Kirk, President of Kirk Enterprises.

“The AG-1 is ultra-lightweight, balanced and now, so flexible it’s really a joy to work with. It’s especially nice for guys who use digital cameras with high-def video capabilities.”

The AG-1 Action Grip is made from aluminum and stainless steel to maintain its light weight and durability.

The new attachment uses a ¼ x 20 stud with a knurled-knob locking ring mounted on top of a comfy foam-padded handle. As previously, the AG-1 can mount to any camera or tripod using an Arca-style mounting plate.

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