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Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block

B&H # CIRBCF15 Mfr # CIRAAS000002
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You Pay: $38.99
Product Highlights
  • For 15mm Carbon Fiber Rails

The Cinevate CI-RA-AS-000002 is a block system for 15mm carbon fiber rails (rods). This block system will mount to a tripod mount plate, camera plate, adjustable Brevis mount or any combination of upright 15mm rods. Mounting configurations are only contained by imagination and accessories.

Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block
  • Rails Block
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Cinevate IncCI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (7)
      • Complex projects (4)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (6), Business owner (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does what it's supposed to

      Using this piece to mount a DIY follow focus. It is light weight too. Would give 5 stars but the plastic tipped screws are a little hard to turn to get the rails gripped...Read complete review

      Using this piece to mount a DIY follow focus. It is light weight too. Would give 5 stars but the plastic tipped screws are a little hard to turn to get the rails gripped nice and tight. Maybe there is a break-in period...

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Limited use in mounting rods.

      Best use for this rails block is to mount accessories to 15mm rods, NOT to mount rods to something like a camera bracket. I bought this block thinking I could attach a pair of...Read complete review

      Best use for this rails block is to mount accessories to 15mm rods, NOT to mount rods to something like a camera bracket. I bought this block thinking I could attach a pair of rods to an existing custom made EX3 shoulder mount bracket. Unfortunately, the plastic heads on the locking screws extend beyond the flat machined base of the block. So unless your bracket is 3" or less in width, forget using this block. (You can turn it upside down, but that lowers the position of the rods.

      If your use is to mount accessories onto an existing rod system, it will work well and I'd give it four stars. The plastic screw locks cannot be pulled out to turn the tab to a position that will not interfer with an accessory, so that is also a disadvantage.

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      5.0

      perfect

      By quantumrider

      from new york, ny

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

            this is perfect for mounting shotgun mics to the rods as well as small LED light if needed

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            • No

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            5.0

            Just right

            By Independent MX

            from Mty, MX

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

              Does just what you expect

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It works

              By RchSib

              from NYC

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Camera Op

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • 15mm Rails System
                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                Could serve as a building block of a DIY 15mm rails system. Grips the rails securely. Incorporates 3 tapped 14" 20 holes and one hole which fits snugly on a standard 5/8" grip stud.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Limited use in mounting rods.

                By Old Pro in CO

                from Fort Collins, CO

                About Me Professional Videographer

                Pros

                • Solid bracket

                Cons

                • Poor position of screws
                • Screw tabs fixed

                Best Uses

                • Mounting stuff to rods

                Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                Best use for this rails block is to mount accessories to 15mm rods, NOT to mount rods to something like a camera bracket. I bought this block thinking I could attach a pair of rods to an existing custom made EX3 shoulder mount bracket. Unfortunately, the plastic heads on the locking screws extend beyond the flat machined base of the block. So unless your bracket is 3" or less in width, forget using this block. (You can turn it upside down, but that lowers the position of the rods.

                If your use is to mount accessories onto an existing rod system, it will work well and I'd give it four stars. The plastic screw locks cannot be pulled out to turn the tab to a position that will not interfer with an accessory, so that is also a disadvantage.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid, affordable, sleek.

                By Bucky

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Cinematographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Knobs dont ratchet

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                I use this rail block as a way to connect my custom handgrip to my HDSLR rig. It is very sturdy/solid, and the metal has a very nice finish that just feels special. It's nice when you can tell that a lot of thought has been put into such a simple component. Also dig that there are two tightening knobs. Some people complain about them, saying they are too small to manipulate. I think these people just have bunion hands. The only way this block could be improved was if the knobs ratcheted, so that they never got in the way of odd components secured to the block.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Solid

                By devtank

                from seattle

                About Me Im in charge

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Its matte black -no refle

                Cons

                • Nuts are too small

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                  Well its well made and solid, but the thumb screws are small enough to hurt your fingers to get a tight grip on your rods. the vertical hole in the middle is 19mm so you cannot use this thing to mount two 15mm rods onto a Zacuto Striker and try to do a DIY fly-weight follow-focus/matte-box job like i wanted to do. bit of a pain really because your stuck buying the vastly overpriced stuff.
                  Anyway as it goes this is probably great, I havent used anything else like it so I dont know if it really is or not, its just $20 more then it should have been.

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                  5.0

                  Useful

                  By Phil

                  from Austin

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                      used this to build a rails system for my EX3 and 5DII. Was able to use the threaded holes to fasten the camera and tripod plates easily.

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                      5.0

                      Nice!

                      By ivolucion

                      from dominican republic

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                        I found these accs alittle expensive, this one is well made and solid, i used it for a shoulder mound i made and it made my life easier!

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Why haven't you bought this already?!

                        By Inspirit Films

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                          This is an absolute necessity for any 15mm lightweight rods setup. And I'm glad to see a company not ripping us off.I should have gotten two of these because they are so versatile. I mounted a battery, and wireless video system to this little guy and I probably could still have fit my monitor on there too somehow.Top AND bottom 1/4 screw holes, a 19mm rod hole through the middle and another 1/4 x 20 hole on one side with grooves.One thing I do agree with is that the knobs could be a little easier to tighten. Easy fix though. Just go to [...] and get some new ones! $2 max.I am extremely happy with this little guy.

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                          4.0

                          solid rail block

                          By NIck

                          from Vancouver B.C. Canada

                          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                          • Screws can be better

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                          Great solid block.. what more can you ask for?

                          Used with RedRock Micro rails.

                          those little screws can use a better re-design, my thumbs hurt trying to tighten/loosen it.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Does what it's supposed to

                          By Ryan Synn

                          from Palm Beach, FL

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Cinevate Inc CI-RA-AS-000002 Universal Rails Block:

                            Using this piece to mount a DIY follow focus. It is light weight too. Would give 5 stars but the plastic tipped screws are a little hard to turn to get the rails gripped nice and tight. Maybe there is a break-in period...

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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