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Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders

B&H # CARS15IIM Mfr # RS-15IIM-250
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Product Highlights
  • Heavy Duty

The Cavision RS-15IIM(250) is a heavy duty Rod Support System is designed for mini DV camcorders. Incorporates a camcorder mounting plate, with vertical and horizontal adjustments, featuring uniquely designed locating pin for enhanced stability.

Adjustable
Height adjustable front Bracket for connecting a matte box
Rods
2 carbon fiber rods for great mounting
Bracket
Balance bracket with tripod connection thread
Plate
Camcorder plate with vertical and horizontal adjustment, featuring uniquely designed locating pin for enhanced stability.
Construction Aluminum Plate
Rail Material Carbon fiber
Rail Diameter 15mm
Rail Spacing 60mm
Horizontal Adjustment 60mm
Front Bracket Adjustable Height 25mm
Back & Forward Adjustable Length 250mm
Mounting Hole 1/4" & 3/8"
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders
  • 2 x 9.8" (25 cm) Carbon Fiber Rod
  • Balance Bracket
  • Front Bracket
  • Camcorder Plate
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    CavisionRS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Well built / quality (14)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (13)
    • Improves performance (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting outdoors (11)
      • Shooting indoors (8)
      • Travel (6)
      • Upgrade (5)
      • Home movies (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (10), Tech savvy (7), Aspiring film maker (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Versatile Rod Support

      I like how affordable, durable, and versatile this support system is. I can adjust and reverse the plates to suit my needs. I just wish the plate had the guide post to align...Read complete review

      I like how affordable, durable, and versatile this support system is. I can adjust and reverse the plates to suit my needs. I just wish the plate had the guide post to align with my camcorder, but once tightened, it hasn't shifted. It provides plenty of support and leveling of my camera's matte box.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      rod system,good price

      shooting wwith the 5 d m2
      good price
      not the product for me will end up paying double for i what i need

      shooting wwith the 5 d m2
      good price
      not the product for me will end up paying double for i what i need

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      5.0

      Volvo with a gun rack

      By Optera Dog

      from Westminster, CO

      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Solo Camera Crew

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Rugged Feel And Build

      Cons

      • One Size

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio
      • Private And Proffesional

      Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

      I use the product in a professional setting. Business class videos. I am able to mount my camera / IFB / and monitor to the support system. Easy to customize for my personal needs. I can keep most of the equipment together for easy loading unloading. I have used it for simple purposes but I can definitely realize its potential

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      • No

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      5.0

      Get It NOW!

      By Maui Shooter

      from Maui, Hawaii

      About Me Inde Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Finish
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

          Like everyone I'm budget conscious producer. This product won't break the bank or effect the budget. You can DIY a rail system but will the quality be there? This is a great deal and unless it's a gift, you'll never beat the price.My advice: If you need rails, GET THIS ONE NOW!

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          5.0

          Solid in Form and Function

          By Jon

          from Chesapeake, VA

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

            I bought this rail system as a lightweight way to mount a matte box and follow focus on my AF100 and couldn't be more pleased. Now, you do get what you pay for (no quick release plate, camera mount screw only comes in one size), but for the price this is a rock solid support sytem. I was especially pleased with the quality of the rails themselves - lightweight and very tough.

            It's a small system, so don't plan on placing every piece of gear you own on it, but for the money it's tough to beat.

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            4.0

            Versatile Rod Support

            By Michael Anthony Hermogeno

            from Glendale, CA

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

              I like how affordable, durable, and versatile this support system is. I can adjust and reverse the plates to suit my needs. I just wish the plate had the guide post to align with my camcorder, but once tightened, it hasn't shifted. It provides plenty of support and leveling of my camera's matte box.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Meets my needs

              By Health Nut

              from Clearfield, UT

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                I bought this to go along with a portable teleprompter that uses an iPad2. It's working like a charm. I wasn't sure about getting something made of carbon fiber but I'm quite pleased with its construction and weight.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice rod support

                By ssavery

                from Brockport, NY

                About Me Film Professional

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                  Works great and has a solid design.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By DM

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                    Well built--does the job- great with the 15 mm handle grips.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    holds dslr lens

                    By woodie

                    from atlanta,ga

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lense support

                      Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                      I recently bought Panasonic's new video camera that allows me to use my Nikons lenses and needed this to support the lenses. For the price it works well and mounts quickly. I would have liked a quick release for the front standard so I could adjust the height for the lenses in stead of having to use a hex wrench. I used a couple of bolts on the front stands topped with plastic caps to steady the lense instead of buying the additional $80 lens holder.
                      I would buy again.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Product

                      By bsatchfield

                      from Tampa Bay, Florida

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Heavy-duty
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Quality Construction
                      • versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Support matte box
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                        I purchased this rods support system along with the Cavision MB385P/M matte box (and a French Flag and various step-up rings) to upgrade my Panasonic AG-HMC40 video camera. The rods support system is very well constructed, has versatile configuration options and is an overall high-quality product. This produce is a very good value.

                        I had to reconfigure just about every piece of the system from its stock configuration in order for it to best fit with my camera system but it was good that everything was so flexible so that I could make whatever adjustments I needed to to get the best fit.

                        All parts are sturdy, fill well with the rest of the system and give you the feeling that they will last for a lifetime. I will definitely be looking to Cavision for future purchases.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        rod system,good price

                        By timeport4

                        from vermont

                        About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                        shooting wwith the 5 d m2
                        good price
                        not the product for me will end up paying double for i what i need

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                        4.0

                        Solid, inexpensive solution

                        By Kenzo

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                            I use this with a 7D. So far it's been a solid support. I also bought the Cavision matte box. No complaints.

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                            5.0

                            STURDY A+

                            By VidEo

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                              Positives: I got this to be used with my HV40. It works great and fits perfectly. It's sturdy, not too heavy, and overall a great support system for smaller cameras.

                              Negatives: You cant change the battery on the HV40 while using the rod support system and have to unscrew the camera or use a wall outlet.

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                              5.0

                              Full Feature System on a Budget

                              By Ken

                              from NJ

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                              • Tiny camera plate screw

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                              Using this Support system for my 7D HDSLR, I reversed the camera plate and it works great. The only bone I have to pick is the with the size of the Wing Screw on the camera plate, it's tiny, and now I know why Cavision makes a quick release version of this setup.

                              Other than that it works great, is light weight with excellent build quality.

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                              4.0

                              Great rod system

                              By turnip

                              from durham, nc

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                              • Time-consuming to install

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional follow-focus

                              Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                              This is a must to use any kind of follow focus or lens adapter.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing how much fits

                              By MBR

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                These are only 10" rails, but the system is so solidly constructed and well-balanced that a mid-sized HDV cam, a relatively bulky 35mm adapter, and a geared follow-focus unit all fit on it. The tightening-levers all feel carefully engineered and ergonomically placed. It is a well designed and handsome support for your rig.

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                                5.0

                                Solid piece of equipment for DV/HDV rig

                                By Bogdan

                                from NYC

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                  Solid piece of equipment, valuable addition to DV/HDV rig. In addition, individual components of this support system can be useful in custom configurations.

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                                  5.0

                                  RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System

                                  By easysqueeze

                                  from Bowie, MD

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                    Good Rod Support for the Mini DV Cam. It works as good as any of the ones by more expensive manufacturers

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                                    5.0

                                    light and awesome support system.!!

                                    By neoutsider

                                    from madrid, spain

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                      It´s very light support system, good materials.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Stuff for the Price

                                      By RelapseFilms

                                      from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Smaller

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel
                                      • Upgrade

                                      Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                      Pictures make this unit seem larger than it is, but overall its sturdy, quiet and exactly fits with the HV30 and a 35 mm adapter. (i used the one from[...] )

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                                      4.0

                                      good price, solid

                                      By ...

                                      from Vancouver Canada

                                      About Me Semi Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Light
                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                      • None so far

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Cavision RS-15IIM(250) Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders:

                                        Great for the price. Holds my dvc30 + twoneil 35mm adapter without any issues. The little piece of metal attached to the 1/4" bolt that goes into the bottom of your camera seems a little flimsy but I haven't had any issues with it so far.

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