Vincent Laforet's Low Profile DSLR Kit is a specially packaged B&H Kit that gives you the ability to move quickly and easily while shooting stable DSLR photos and video. This basic, lightweight kit provides additional points of contact between you and the camera via a Redrock Micro body pad, baseplate, and single handgrip. Similar to the company's Running Man rig, Laforet's version adds a Zacuto Z-Finder Pro. This is essential when shooting video with DSLRs that don't have swiveling LCD screens or electronic viewfinders (such as the Canon 7D and 5D MkII), at the same time providing a fourth point of contact for increased stability. This simple kit is perfect for solo photojournalists and documentary filmmakers needing to stay light on their feet.
Redrock Micro 2-073-0001 Nano DSLR Baseplate
The Redrock Micro Nano DSLR Baseplate allows you to conveniently attach and detach a camera to or from the Nano DSLR series rod support systems. Equipped with a set of screws, the DSLR baseplate supports Nikon and Canon cameras. The baseplate comes standard in the 2" configuration, but can be further upgraded to the 4" or 8" configurations.
Allows you to conveniently attach or detach the camera to or from the Nano DSLR series rod support systems
Comes with set of screws to support cameras from Nikon as well as Canon
Comes standard in the 2" configuration and can be upgraded to the 4" or 8" configurations
Redrock Micro microHandGrip (Blue)
The Redrock Micro microHandGrip (Blue) combines a rubberized handgrip with an integrated all-metal rod clamp and thumb screw to provide a comfortable, non-slip handle. Attaches to 15mm rod/rail support systems such as Redrock's microShoulderMount and its DSLR support rigs.
Redrock Micro microBrace Body Pad
The microBrace Body Pad from Redrock Micro is an accessory that sits against your chest and provides a comfortable support for video DSLRs or other shoulder- and front-mount rigs. It offers an additional point of contact to stabilize rigs. This unit can be added to existing rigs with the microBrace accessory kit.
This unit sits against your chest and provides a comfortable support for video DSLRs or other shoulder- and front-mount rigs
It offers an additional point of contact to stabilize rigs
This unit can be added to existing rigs with the microBrace accessory kit
Redrock Micro Grip Rod - 4"
With its integrated rod clamp and thumb screw, the Redrock Micro 4" Grip Rod is ideal for attaching rod-mounted accessories to any 15mm rail system. Forming a perfect combo with Redrock's microMount, the Grip Rod can be used to attach such accessories as monitor clamps, hand grips, and microphone shock mounts.
Redrock Micro Grip Rod - 8"
With its integrated rod clamp and thumb screw, the Redrock Micro 8" Grip Rod is ideal for attaching rod-mounted accessories to any 15mm rail system. Forming a perfect combo with Redrock's microMount, the Grip Rod can be used to attach such accessories as monitor clamps, hand grips, and microphone shock mounts.
Redrock Micro microMount (w/out Spud)
The Redrock Micro microMount (w/out Spud) is a flexible connector that allows just about any item to be connected to 15mm rods. microMounts can be used to configure entirely new camera support configurations by connecting additional rods and other microMounts.
Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5x
Zacuto's Z-Finder Pro 2.5x optical viewfinder is a necessary tool for shooting sharp, stable video on DSLR cameras like the Canon 5D MkII, 7D, Nikon D90, D300s and others. Whether shooting handheld or on a tripod, the Z-Finder Pro turns your camera's 3" LCD screen into a clear, easy-to-focus viewfinder that lets you see your image in magnified detail even under the brightest sunlight. Just as crucially, the Z-Finder Pro provides an extra degree of handling comfort and a crucial point of contact--between camera and eye--that adds stability to any handheld video.
The Pro 2.5x version offers an adjustable diopter that enlarges the LCD image by a factor of 2.5, so you can see every detail for pinpoint focus. The diopter's extended range of -4.75 and up makes it especially useful for those who are nearsighted. The Z-Finder attaches to your camera via the included Gorilla Baseplate and mounting frame, which mount to the bottom of your camera using a standard 1/4"-20 screw. A non-stick rubber backing ensures a tight fit and prevents scratching of the LCD screen, so that the entire Z-Finder snaps off easily when not in use. Once detached, the unit can hang conveniently around your neck from the included lanyard.
Note: For use with taller-bodied cameras such as the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3S, an optional Z-MFT mounting frame is required.
40mm diameter lens for excellent light throughput
Allows DSLR cameras to have correct form factor for video
Field of view perfectly matches 3" LCD screen size
Diopter range is -4.75 and up (unlimited with extender frames)--ideal for nearsighted shooters
The Z-finder is a magnifier and as such will magnify the sun and could damage the LCD screen if the sun is allowed to shine directly through the Z-finder lens. This is not a defect but a physical property. Caution should be taken to avoid sun magnification.