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SHAPE Composite Fiction Camera Support

B&H # SHCOMPOFIC Mfr # COMPOFIC
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Product Highlights
  • Hand-held Professional Camera Support
  • Secures Accessories Firmly to Camera
  • Back Pad / Composite Shoulder Pad
  • Augmented Support / Stability / Comfort
  • Two 15mm Male-female Rods / Rod Block
  • Attaches a Component to 15mm Rods
  • Off-set Rail Block/15mm Rod Riser System
  • Quick Handle / Telescopic Support Arm
  • Paparazzi II Handle/Double Bracket
  • Base Counter Weight/Sliding Rod Block

The Shape Composite Fiction Camera Support is a hand-held professional camera support device with an adjustable camera platform. Featuring the Back Pad, Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad, two 15mm Male-female Rod (6"), Rod Block, Off-set Rail Block, 15mm Rod Riser System, Quick Handle, Telescopic Support Arm with Rod Block, Paparazzi II Handle, Double Bracket, Base Counter Weight, Sliding Rod Block, and Lens Support, the Composite Stabilizer secures the camera firmly with accessories for mobile applications.

Weighing 0.35 lb (0.16 kg), the Back Pad is a professional video accessory that offers augmented camera support stability and comfort. Padded on one side, the pad is attached to the Shoulder Rig via a screw knob. You can adjust the position of the Back Pad to suit your body type with a vertical adjustment range of 1-1/4" and a horizontal adjustment spanning 360°. A screw knob allows easy attachment and removal of the Back Pad from the support with a 1/4-20 threaded hole.

The Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad rests on your shoulder such that the body supports the weight of the camera and its accessories and is padded for superior comfort. Attached on top is the Rod Block, which is used to hold 15mm rods and attach a camera platform to the front of these rods. The stabilizer also includes two 15mm male-female Rods (6") that have female and male threaded ends (1/2-13").

The Rod Block features two screw-threaded holes that are used to attach a component such as the Quick Handle to 15mm rods. Allowing the component to slides along the rods, the Rod Block secures the component attached by simply tightening a small red knob. Made of lightweight anodized aluminum, it is strong and durable.

Used to attach the Paparazzi Riser to the left or to the right of the 15mm Rods, the Off-set Rail Block has two screw-threaded holes on its side to screw the Off-set Rail Block to the Paparazzi Riser. The 15mm Rod Riser System is used as an accessory for matte boxes, 35mm lens adaptor, and follow focus mechanisms. By supporting the weight of these accessories, it avoids additional weight from being put on the lens. It is composed of a Paparazzi riser, Sliding Rod Block, and two 15mm Aluminum Rods.

The Quick Handle + Rod Block is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handles, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360°. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A simple push button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal. Combined with the anodized aluminum Rod Block, it offers composite camera support for all 15mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Block.

The Telescopic Support Arm + Rod Block includes a Manfrotto 233B Camera Mount Bracket with a 4" cup that provides a large surface contact area and a Shape Rod Block. Augmented stability and versatility is provided for camera support using the Telescopic Support Arm that can be easily attached to the Shoulder Rig via an "L" bracket. You can extend the Telescopic Support Arm from a length of 14-20". A rotation of 360° along the vertical and horizontal axes is possible via the rotating arm. Easy attachment and removal of the cup attributes versatility to the Telescopic Support Arm. Removal of the cup enables you to use the arm for supporting accessories such as a microphone or camera light.

Equipped with a wide variety of threaded holes (1/4-20, 3/8-16) located on the sides, on top, and below the handle, the Paparazzi II handle is used to attach various accessories like audio recorders, LED lights, spot lights, LCD screens, remote controls, microphones, grips, padded handles, etc. The BRAC1 Double Bracket is part of the Paparazzi II handle and it is used to attach the double handle to the Paparazzi Riser.

The Base Counter Weight is used in combination with the Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad to augment stability of a camera support by balancing or counterweighting the camera at the rear. Free motion of the handles is also enabled as the camera weight is relieved by the counter weight, and enhanced comfort is offered via padding. You can attach the Counter Weight to the Shoulder Pad via 15mm rods. Equipped with a Rod Block, the Base Counter Weight can be attached to the 15mm rods. Precise balance is achieved by positioning the Counter Weight near or further away from you, which is possible by sliding the weight along the rods.

The Sliding Rod Block allows vertical positioning using a 4mm hexagonal key. It secures the position of the sliding rod block along the rods by simply tightening a small red knob. Made of anodized aluminum for strength and durability, the Sliding Rod Block is compatible with 15mm rods. The Lens Support has a height adjustment feature, and supports lenses for camera support systems that are equipped with the 15mm Rod System or the 15mm Rod Riser System.

Composite Stabilizers
  • Hand-held professional camera support device with an adjustable camera platform
  • Featuring the Back Pad, Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad, two 15mm Male-female Rods (6"), Rod Block, Off-set rail block, 15mm Rod Riser System, Quick Handle and Telescopic Support Arm with Rod Block
Back Pad
  • Offers augmented camera support stability and comfort
  • Padded on one side and is attached to the Shoulder Rig via a screw knob
  • Fits any body type with a vertical adjustment range of 1-1/4" and a horizontal adjustment spanning 360°
  • Screw knob allows easy attachment and removal of the Back Pad from the support with a 1/4-20 threaded hole
Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad
  • Supports the weight of the camera and its accessories and is padded for superior comfort
  • Includes the Rod Block that is attached on top
  • Used to hold 15mm rods and attach a camera platform to the front of these rods
ROD15MF6 Male-female Rod
  • Two 15mm male-female rods (6") with female and male threaded ends (1/2-13")
Off-set Rail Block
  • Used to attach the Paparazzi riser to the left or to the right of the 15mm rods
  • Features 2 screw-threaded holes on its side used to screw the Offset Rail Block to the Paparazzi Riser
15mm Rod Riser System
  • Used as an accessory for matte boxes, 35mm lens adaptor, and follow focus mechanisms
  • Avoids additional weight on the lens by supporting the weight of accessories
  • Composed of a Paparazzi riser, Sliding Rod Block, and two 15mm Aluminum Rods
Quick Handle
  • Professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handles
  • Individual arm rotation angle of 360°
  • Attaches the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob
  • Simple push button for easy attachment and removal
  • Offers composite camera support for all 15mm rods
  • Precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Block
Telescopic Support Arm with Rod Block
  • Includes a Manfrotto 233B Camera Mount Bracket with a 4" cup that provides a large surface contact area and a Shape Rod Block
  • Augmented stability and versatility provided for camera support using the Telescopic Support Arm that can be easily attached to the Shoulder Rig via an "L" bracket
  • Telescopic Support Arm extension (14-20"), 360° rotation along the vertical and horizontal axes possible via the rotating arm
  • Easy attachment and removal of the cup attributes versatility to the Telescopic Support Arm
  • Used to support accessories such as a microphone or camera light
Paparazzi II Handle / Double Bracket
  • Equipped with a wide variety of threaded holes (1/4-20, 3/8-16) located on the sides, on top of, and below the handle, attaches various accessories like audio recorders, LED lights, spot lights, LCD screens, remote controls, microphones, grips, padded handles, etc. 
  • Used to attach the double handle to the Paparazzi Riser
Base Counter Weight
  • Used in combination with the Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad to augment stability of a camera support by balancing or counterweighting the camera at the rear
  • Free motion of the handles as the camera weight is relieved by the Counter Weight (4 lb)
  • Enhanced comfort offered via padding
  • Can attach the Counter Weight to the Shoulder Pad via 15mm rods
  • Precise counterweighting is achieved by positioning the Counter Weight nearer or further away from you, which is possible by sliding the weight along the rods
Sliding Rod Block / Lens Support
  • Allows vertical positioning using a 4mm hexagonal key
  • Secures the position of the sliding rod block along the rods by simply tightening a small red knob
  • Made of anodized aluminum for strength and durability
  • Compatible with 15mm rods
  • Has a height adjustment feature and supports lenses for camera
  • For camera support systems that are equipped with the 15mm Rod System or the 15mm Rod Riser System

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SHAPEComposite Fiction Camera Support
 
4.5

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5.0

Big and bulky, firm and solid

By Posse

from Oslo, Norway

About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Dslr W External Devices
    • Independent Films

    Comments about SHAPE Composite Fiction Camera Support:

    Bought this summer of '13. I use this rig with a Nikon D800, Atomos Ninja 2 and H4n. I've swapped the extendable rod with an Easyrig 2.5 that grabs the handle and carries the rig completely, leaving enough space inside the handle for a D800 with battery grip. I could have needed some extra space for a quick release plate though, but I tend to unscrew the battery grip from the D800 to detatch the camera from the rig anyways. I also stowed away the back weight and the extra cushion on the shoulder mount (back pad) to limit rig weight and make it fully compatible with the Easyrig.

    With the counter weight out of the picture I've got 2 extra rods for mounting the Ninja2 and sound recorder. The Shape 11" magic arms (not included) proved not too suitable for my needs, as one broke to pieces on the first job and the fact that they unscrew easily when mounted in positions that puts strain on the 1/4" screws. If you feel creative, some extra rods and some GoPro accessories will get you very far. Plenty of weight saved, and it is very quick to dismantle and stow away in the camera bag.

    Speaking of camera bag; unless you like taking things apart and putting them back together every day, you should go for a pretty big camera bag. I purchased an almost cubical bag from Lowepro. It fits 2 lenses (70-200mm, 14-24mm), the cage with camera, battery grip, lens, rods and handles on it, and if you just slip off the shoulder support (and for me, the 2 extra rods with recorders), you'll get the whole thing in one package.

    I would have wanted an even easier way to mount and dismount the camera, if you've got short and fat fingers you may run into trouble unscrewing the screw inside the base plate. But your friends might get a laugh.

    The rig is highly customizable, be careful not to initiate too complex setups though. You may get lost in all the possibilities. And I really do recommend investing in an Easyrig if you'll be using a system like this alot. Not only will it basically put all the weight on your hips and save your back, bot your shots will be a bit more steady in a number of situations. Low angle shots and so on.

    If you want a matte box I'd seriously consider other options than Shape models if I were you. The Shape 456 matte box I bought is of high weight, low quality and with flags that does not fit at all. If you can't afford Chrosziel or Vocas right now, make due with the lens shade until you've got the doe.

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    4.0

    Awesome Product

    By crazyiman

    from Nacogdoches, Texas

    About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about SHAPE Composite Fiction Camera Support:

      This product is great. I shot for the first time last week with it and it was extremely helpful. The only problem that I have was getting the camera mounted. It was a little difficult with the rig already assembled.

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