The Zacuto Mini DSLR Baseplate was designed in tandem with and includes the Zacuto Gorilla Plate V2. The Gorilla Plate V2 acts as the quick release to take your camera off the main section of the Mini DSLR Baseplate. It attaches to your camera with a single ¼”-20 screw. It quick releases from the main section of the Mini DSLR Baseplate via the red, quick release ratcheting lever. A sturdy connection is achieved with the quick release plate and base connect via a 15mm port and a locking pin.
The Mini DSLR Baseplate includes a pair of 4.5” female/female 15mm diameter, lightweight spaced rods that slide into the front of the plate and are clamped in place with an Allen screw. Move these rods up and down to accommodate your accessories, such as a matte box via two Allen screws at the front of the unit. These rods are threaded to accept male rod extensions for longer lenses and other accessories.
The Mini DSLR Baseplate has two lightweight, spaced threaded rod ports at the back of the unit. Add any length of male/female rods to support a shoulder pad or Zwiss Plate (cheeseplate) for your batteries and other accessories. A 15mm female rod port (tightened with an Allen) can be found at the left side of the Mini DSLR Baseplate to attach an EVF Standard Mount or Zamerican articulating arm to hold an EVF Pro or other accessory. A 15mm rod port, which tightens with a red quick release ratcheting lever, can also be found on the underside of the unit. You can use this port to attach a handle or to put the full Mini DSLR Baseplate with rails on your Run’n’Gun Gorilla rigs, for instance, Striker, Marauder, or Enforcer.
The Mini DSLR Baseplate has a single 3/8”-16 and two ¼”-20 screw holes underneath to attach to your tripod, monopod, etc.
The Mini DSLR Baseplate is only compatible with standard small body DSLRs; it is not recommended when a battery grip is in place or on tall body cameras because the rods may not be able to get in the proper position for centering a matte box. The standard DSLR Baseplate can be used for those cameras.