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SHAPE PAPARAZZI I

B&H # SHPA1100 Mfr # PA1100
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You Pay: $175.12
Product Highlights
  • Supports Video Cameras / DSLRs / VSLRs
  • Offers Stable Base for Shake-free Photos
  • Made of Aluminum
  • Built Using CNC Machine
  • Strong & Durable Frame
  • Hard-Anodized Parts for Resistant Finish

The Shape PAPARAZZI I is a video/photo handle that supports video cameras, DSLRs, and VSLRs. Offering a stable base, it allows for shooting shake-free videos.

The PAPARAZZI I features a large external frame equipped with a variety of threaded holes (1/4-20, 3/8-16) located on the sides, on top of and below the handle, which are used to attach various accessories like LED lights, spot lights, LCD screens, remote controls, microphones, grips, audio recorders, etc. Using a quick release plate (not included) that can be attached below, you can attach the PAPARAZZI I to any standard tripods.

Made of aluminum and built using CNC machines, the PAPARAZZI I is solid and durable, and holds your camera securely. The photo/video handle has various hard-anodized parts that provide a resistant finish.

Video/photo handle that supports video cameras, DSLRs, and VSLRs
Offers a stable base that allows shooting shake-free videos
Wide-range of threaded holes (1/4-20, 3/8-16) located on the sides, on top of and below the handle that is used to attach various accessories like LED lights, spot lights, LCD screens, remote controls, microphones, grips, audio recorders, etc.
Can be attached to any standard tripod using a quick release plate (not included) that can be attached below
Made of aluminum and built using CNC machines, the PAPARAZZI I is strong and securely holds your camera
Various parts are hard-anodized for a resistant finish

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SHAPEPAPARAZZI I
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Highly compatible (6)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (6)
    • In the studio (6)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • Independent films (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    a picture says more than ... you know!

    By just me

    from NYC

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

      I bought it in B&H store,so first of all thanks to the excellent service of B&H.i was looking for some "boys stuff" to make more out of my DSLR than just shooting a quick movie and the advice - would more say "consultancy" at B&H was superior excellent. I did spend more than I wanted - but it was worth every single dime!if you're looking for a starter rig and you want to continue by having a reliable tool - do not go for the plastic stuff!save your buck a month or two and it will pay it off.this PAPARAZZI rig is it worth.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for On the Go

      By C.Films

      from Windsor, On

      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

        What makes this one better then the Cam Caddie is that it has more customizable options. With the many different screw holes, you can attach multiple attachments anywhere you wish, and know it's secured and not going to fall off. It also doesn't look like a plastic toy.

        It also comes with a MANFROTTO BRAKET 143BKT. Which allows you even more mounting options.

        It's a good starter rig. And if you plan on expanding it later, Shape has other accessories that can be added on. And the size can fit multiple camera.

        The only real downside is that it does have a bit of weight to it, and there's no screw holes for the backhandle on the front side. I also wish the bottom was thinner, so it would be easier to take the camera bettery out when using the Paparazzi more like a cage.

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        5.0

        Very good

        By Curry-Western

        from Mumbai

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

            Works well, solid, light and strong metal, easy to carry handheld - it adds weight just enough for stabilisation. Very good buy.

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            5.0

            Worth the money!

            By Matt M

            from Mount olive, NJ

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Sports
              • Home Movies
              • On The Run Video

              Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

              All of the other rigs like this are plastic. This being full metal is fantastic! I am more than confident with this rig and I trust my 60D on here without any hesitation. This is perfect for on the run video and action sports. There are 1/4in screws all over the top and side so it's very easy and convenient to mount accessories like a small led light or maybe even a monitor or microphone. As well as a 1/4in on the bottom for tripod or quick release attachment. I would recommend purchasing a quick release plate to screw into the top to make it easier to take your camera on and off.

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              • No

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              5.0

              PAPARAZZI I by Shape is nimble and quick

              By Skatelife.tv

              from New York City, NY

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                This is a great handle to do quick filming in tight spots. Shape has constructed the handle out of aluminum so as to give it a solid but light feel. The handle has many many threaded mounts in variuos sizes for attachment of almost any accesory you might use. The only problem I have with this glorious piece of equipment is that the 1/4 20 screw that is uced to mount the camera is a little hard to get to. GREAT PRODUCT! SOLID BUILD!

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                5.0

                Build quality its amazing for the price.

                By JC Mrtz

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Lots of Pockets
                • Professional look
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Events
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                  i decide to get this for my DSLR camera set up, i like how it has different holes all over the handle and the riser as well, you can mount just about anything to it..

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for my Canon XA10...

                  By Scott Varga

                  from New York, NY... home of B&H!

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Well Thought Out

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • For me video

                  Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                  I was looking for a versatile rig for my XA10 and checked out many alternatives. This one fits my camera and mic attachment (make sure you measure properly) and is one sturdy sunofva-gun. They also put threaded holes all over the unit so that you can customize it for your own setup. After much searching, this was the best solution for my needs.

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                  5.0

                  Well Done!

                  By REJJ

                  from Pembroke Pines, FL

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                    Smart Purchase

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love This Product

                    By Proud Papa

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                      I use this for my DLSR video rig. Initial impression was it's light weight yet a tough build. Despite being skeptical of the setup, I actually enjoyed the method and direction of grip very much. I did not intend on using it handheld because I didn't think it would make much of a difference in terms of shaky footage. But when I tried it handheld, it came out very well. Instead of a rig where you hold from the side and are putting more strain on your arm, this rig you can hold in front of you at upper chest level, support with your second arm easily, and thus add extra support from your upper body. And with all the accessories you've mounted on it, you'll need the additional strength to allow you longer shooting time handheld. Combined with the light weight, this thing is a beauty to hold. It's effortless.

                      All the extra slots with threading are great. Bought my own 1/4" screws and fastened everything up. Space can be a little tight once things start getting mounted. Despite all the holes, you'll only be able to mount so many things in certain areas, depending on the size of your accessories, before getting crowded. But the size is just right, and adding anymore to this rig may not be ideal.

                      One note: If you are using larger, longer lenses, you will need additional support for the lenses. I purchased 4 2-inch "L" brackets, fastened them in pairs to create U-shapes, and attached them to the front of this Papparrazi rig. Because of multiple hole options, I was able to configure the U-shaped brackets to where they were supporting the lenses. Cheaper, yet comparably effective, method compared to rod support.

                      In all, I'm able to mount my 60D, 24-70 L lens, Beachtek XLR adapter, shotgun mic, and wireless receiver. Love this product a lot.

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                      5.0

                      I love it!

                      By B Man

                      from Ooltewah, TN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about SHAPE PAPARAZZI I:

                        I got this for my 7D and have loved how great it works as a top handle grip. The different sized threads placed all over this thing is so great! I have been able to attach anything I want to it and the possibilities are endless.

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                        • No

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