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Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate

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Product Highlights

  • DSLR Baseplate
  • Lightweight
  • Low-Profile
  • Rubber-Padded Platform
  • Machined-Aluminum Construction
  • Made in America
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The DSLR Baseplate from Redrock Micro provides the foundation for support setups around video and still digital SLRs. This baseplate is lightweight, low-profile, and can be used to connect standard 15mm rods (60mm spacing) to the bottom of any DSLR.

This unit's quick-release, rod-locking system is designed to offer fast attachment and removal
It includes a locking pin for Nikon and Canon cameras to prevent rotation
It features a rubber-padded platform
Professional-grade machined aluminum construction ensures its durability
This product is made in America
Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate
  • One-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Redrock MicroDSLR Baseplate
     
    4.4

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Professional quality (12)
    • Stable (9)
    • Improves performance (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (7)
      • Video (5)
      • Stabilization (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (6), Film professional (5), Aspiring film maker (3), Business owner (3), Film student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Pricey but worth it

      if you're looking to save money go for like Jag35 or something like that. If you're looking to get the most bang out of your buck, go for Red Rock Micro all the...Read complete review

      if you're looking to save money go for like Jag35 or something like that. If you're looking to get the most bang out of your buck, go for Red Rock Micro all the way. I started with a simple gear ring and now I am in the process of creating my own custom rig. I am having tons of fun and it all starts with this base plate here which is compatible with any industry products. It has a spring loaded quick release. I must say I am continually impressed by the design and build of red rock products. I have spent over seven hundred dollars on their plastic and carbon fiber and I do not regret spending one penny. I am definitely hooked and plan to go red rock all the way. The best thing about red rock is that you build your own camera setup! It's like an erector set for videographers! The foundation of which is this pricey but necessary base plate.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Construction

      This is well built and feels like it will last.

      Small locking pins for Nikon and Canon bodies won't do much if using Gorilla Plate or any sort of Viewfinder mount, which...Read complete review

      This is well built and feels like it will last.

      Small locking pins for Nikon and Canon bodies won't do much if using Gorilla Plate or any sort of Viewfinder mount, which makes camera shift a problem (especially if using in conjunction w/ a follow-focus unit).

      Reviewed by 28 customers

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      4.0

      A solid foundation for DSLRs

      By Tach

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

        I use this with a Canon 5D3. The quick release is perfect, and whole unit is sturdy enough to keep everything tight and in line; follow focus, etc...

        I don't understand the criticisms below with regard to function, but the price does sting a bit. I build off of an accessory baseplate, so I don't need my DSLR baseplate to connect to my tripod. I do wish this unit allowed a way to attach an HDMI support clamp, however, similar to Zacuto's Pincher, but I'm happy with it.

        I owned two others previously, which I had picked up cheap on an "auction" site. Being indecisive, I sold them both . . . oops.

        So, this is my first new one, and I'd buy it again.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Simple and effective

        By PTFPhoto

        from Tallahassee, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

          Like all of my other Redrock Micro gear, this simply does the job without any fuss. I purchased it to put my DSLR/BMCC onto my RRM rails and shouldermount. It worked without issue.

          It's a bit more expensive than I would have preferred, but I'm glad I got it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works Well

          By Lance L.

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

            Does what it is supposed to.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great product

            By Andrew H. Kim

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                Plate works great w/ the quick release, sturdiness. Couple issues is that I have to check the tightness of the screw into the camera. It comes loose after a while from the way I use it. I basically use a Captain Stubling setup, and often handle rig by the DSLR itself. This puts the weight of the rig on that screw, and loosens over time.

                The other thing is, I'm not sure how to apply the rubber gasket that comes with it. Do you stick the entire thing on? Just the edge part? Just the center?

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                • No

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                5.0

                this item good product

                By arman.saphari

                from indonesia

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Stabilization

                Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                this product good for dslr camera and many people in the world use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Works Great!

                By Dave

                from Acton, MA

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                  I purchased this baseplate for my custom DSLR rig. The plate allows me to easily attach my DSLR to my shoulder rig. It slides onto my 15mm rods allowing me to balance the camera perfectly on the tripod.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Solid

                  By MaiaticoMotion

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Film Professional, Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quick Release
                  • Solid

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                  After having the opportunity to put this guy to initial tests of a 48hr film festival and a few wedding shoots I got to say this part is rock solid. Never once during all manners of picking up my shoulder rig did my DSLR come the slightest bit loose from the thumbscrew. The quick release functions great as well and its great that this baseplate doesn't cover the battery slot making swaps as easy as can be.

                  I'll keep using the product and see if there are any problems as time wears on but so far I have no cons to complain about other than the cost.

                  But hey, everything in this industry is absurdly expensive anyway.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy build

                  By etsd2311

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                    Great when having multiple platforms.

                    I have one platform set up for a 300mm 2.8 IS and one set up for shorter prime focal lenghts and having this quick release is a must to swap back and forth.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I wanted to love it...

                    By Another Mike

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                          But this thing is terrible.
                          The baseplate itself is in two pieces. It is impossible to lock it down without it
                          wiggling all over the place.

                          Even worse with the follow focus. As soon as you move the focus ring, the lens moves.

                          Back it goes.

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                          5.0

                          This puppy works great

                          By rsDaza

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                            I used this to replace the Jag35 baseplate and couldn't be happier. It's pricier than I would have liked, but it's extremely durable and the fact that (along with the DSLR Mini Tripod Platform) I can just pop it off my rig without having to take anything apart is priceless to me.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            It's a trick - don't buy this one !

                            By Graham DP

                            from Charlotte

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                  Another a disappointing item from Red Rock - but looks good online.
                                  I had a deadline 2 camera shoot coming up - ordered this item - then discovered it wouldn't mount to a tripod without another Red Rock accessory !

                                  - what !? - that's what a " Riser " is for !!!

                                  This is like screwdriver with a round end ...

                                  - do not buy this item.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Just what the DSLR doctor ordered

                                  By Brian D

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Affordable
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                  • Height not adjustable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                  There are many DSLR baseplates, most of which don't address the single biggest problem of mounting your SLR to rods and accessories: the weak single point of contact via the 1/4" tripod hole. Redrock addresses this with a simple set screw that prevents the camera from swiveling and thus keeps the entire rig from loosening and falling off the camera. The hardware is rock solid and compact, and the price is more than reasonable. The one disadvantage is a lack of adjustable height, which may cause issues with accessories (like israeli arms) fitting under lenses, etc.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  "Great Product"

                                  By ASG

                                  from Pennsylvania

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                      I use this base plate with my Canon 7d, the quick release makes it easy to swap camera between shoulder rig and tripod rail set up without removing camera from base plate...

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                                      5.0

                                      Pretty decent for the price.

                                      By Klaytex

                                      from Dallas, TX

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                          Build is amazing. Much easier to work with after struggling with cheaper DSLR configurations (IndieSystem, etc).

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                                          5.0

                                          Awesome Quality

                                          By Jason

                                          from Cherry Hill NJ

                                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • Battery Access

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                            I can't say anything bad about this product. It's well engineered and works like a charm.

                                            I originally bought it to provide some height to my GH2 because the indian manufactured matte box I have is too big and extended below my rails set up. Unfortunately this baseplate didn't quite give me all the height I needed, but I'm keeping it anyway. I'll figure out something else for the mattebox.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Machined to Perfection!

                                            By Photo Joe

                                            from Schenectady, NY

                                            About Me Indie Filmmaker

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Independent Films

                                            Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                            I use this with my Nikon D7000, but it will work with any DSLR and Redrock rig. Quality material and craftsmanship and super easy to connect. Highest recommendation.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Snap-and-go!

                                            By Fez

                                            from KL, MY

                                            About Me Hobbyist

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • Need bigger base plate

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Movies
                                            • Independent Films

                                            Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                            It's sturdy and built to last -- well almost.

                                            Fit it to any 15mm rod. Snap on the cylindrical surface with ease.

                                            I would prefer if the design have bigger base for the HDSLR -- less wobbling.

                                            The pin that comes with it helps with holding the body to its base.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Terrific product

                                            By Matt

                                            from Hollywood, CA

                                            About Me Professional Artist

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Independent Films

                                              Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                              I love how quick and easy this baseplate makes taking on and off your camera from the rails. Great design. Solid build quality. I would recommend this.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Needed this

                                              By JFIN

                                              from Claymont, DE

                                              About Me Film Student

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                                  Needed this for my camera. Couldn't use the Redrock shoulder mount without it. Simple and plain

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                                                  • No

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                                                  3.0

                                                  Good Construction

                                                  By MFT

                                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Professional Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Independent Films

                                                    Comments about Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate:

                                                    This is well built and feels like it will last.

                                                    Small locking pins for Nikon and Canon bodies won't do much if using Gorilla Plate or any sort of Viewfinder mount, which makes camera shift a problem (especially if using in conjunction w/ a follow-focus unit).

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                                                    • No

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