The SmallRig HawkLock is a new quick release plate with a drop-in design that allows you to quickly move your accessories from one rig to another. The company also developed a series of rigging products built around this mechanism. The quick release module in now available for $24.90.
Time is the most important asset on set and oftentimes being able to quickly switch from one setup to another is key. SmallRig has recently developed a new series of accessories that can help you do exactly that.
This new ecosystem is built around the new SmallRig HawkLock quick release module which features a smart plug-and-play design. Let’s take a closer look.
SmallRig HawkLock: instantly snap your accessories in place
The core of this ecosystem is a new, compact quick release module featuring a quite interesting drop-in design. The quick release plate snaps vertically into its clamp in an instant and it gets securely locked into a V-notched slot.
Both the plate and the clamp are compatible with 1/4”-20 accessories. In fact, the plate can connect to a monitor, a LED light or any other accessory via a 1/4”-20 stud, while the clamp features a threaded hole at the bottom.
Moreover, additional plates and clamps can be purchased separately. This is extremely convenient since it allows for quickly moving an accessory, like a monitor, from one setup to another. For example, it can be a time saver when switching from a gimbal to a handheld setup.
Sturdy and durable design
A triple module design prevents deflection and loosing to occur, while a thumb-lever allows for quickly releasing the accessory from the clamp.
Thanks to its aluminum and stainless steel construction, the whole system seems to be very sturdy and durable. According to the manufacturer, it can support a maximum load capacity of 5 kg, which is quite considerable.
SmallRig HawkLock Mini Series
Starting from the new quick release module, the company built a whole ecosystem around it. In fact, they are now offering several accessories that integrate this mechanism, including a monitor mount (that comes in two options, cold-shoe or NATO clamp), a ball head and a mini magic arm with dual ball heads.
- Quick release system with drop-in mechanism
- Compatible with 1/4”-20 accessories
- Aluminum alloy and stainless steel
- Maximum load capacity: 5 kg
- Anti-deflection and anti-loosing design
- 30×27.6×25.3 mm
- 37 ± 5 g
Price and availability
The SmallRig HawkLock quick release module is now available for purchase on B&H for $24.90. It includes a quick release plate, a clamp and an allen wrench key. The official retail price of any additional plate is $9.99, while the clamp-only option is now selling for $19.90.
Are you looking for a smart way to move your accessories from one setup to the other? Check out the SmallRig HawkLock system and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!