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Premium Camera Accessories for Professionals

Kondor Blue is a US-based company located in the hub of the film and television industry in the greater Los Angeles area.   As filmmakers and creative professionals, our first-hand experience drives our product development strategy and positions us to innovate solutions for today’s busiest production professionals.

Founded in 2019 by LA-based Director/Cinematographer Lukas Colombo, Kondor Blue was created to not only design high-quality production accessories with the filmmaker in mind, but also to stand behind those products with a lifetime warranty, exceptional customer service, and fair pricing. 

 “Too many accessory companies charge a premium for products yet fail to stand behind them when an issue occurs.  The user experience and customer service in this industry is often frustrating” says Colombo.

In late 2018 as Lukas Colombo and fellow multi-award-winning filmmaker, Vincent Laforet, prepared for a production with the newly released Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Colombo was baffled at the lack of support equipment available for the camera at the time.  Something as simple as a D-Tap cable to power the camera was only available from one company and at a price tag of over $80.  This and similar experiences by Colombo and his colleagues were a driving force behind the design and development of the Kondor Blue brand. 

“With Kondor Blue, I envisioned a company that could not only solve the frustrations that I had with equipment manufacturers but also pioneer innovation to empower creators around the globe, making the art of storytelling more efficient and accessible.  I’m a big fan of Grant Petty’s (CEO of Blackmagic Design) philosophy and how he has revolutionized the camera market and democratized high-end filmmaking.” 

In its debut year, Kondor Blue launched more than 60 products making it one of the fastest growing camera accessory brands in the world.   Customer satisfaction has driven this success and made it possible to expand and serve creatives on every continent.

 

As an organization, one of our core values is to give back.  When you buy from Kondor Blue, you are part of our mission to both serve filmmakers with excellence and to make a larger impact in the world around us.  Ten percent of earnings are donated to our current charity of focus.  

In 2020, our selected charity is World Vision.  World Vision is a global, humanitarian non-profit organization that works with children, families, and communities around the world to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.     Learn more about World Vision at www.worldvision.org.