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ZacutoGorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

OMG! Brilliant!!

OK, so I use the GlideCam HD4000 A LOT! I used it almost exclusively on my last production shoot. The so-called 'quick release' function on the GC is not really that quick,...Read complete review

OK, so I use the GlideCam HD4000 A LOT! I used it almost exclusively on my last production shoot. The so-called 'quick release' function on the GC is not really that quick, especially when the light is fading. I had tried several quick release plate adapters, like the Manfrotto 577 QR Plate Kit, but once attached, it was nearly impossible to turn the release knob due to proximity of the GC top plate to which it was attached. I resigned myself to just having to take the top plate off the GC, and use a quarter to remove the 1/4-20 holding my camera to it each time I wanted to go handheld.

THEN, someone at Zacuto showed their genius! This little lightweight tripod dock is the PERFECT solution for marrying Zacuto Finder products to the Glidecam HD. I just bolted this thing on (once, PERMANENTLY), and with a gorilla plate already on my DSLR, it requires only a simple twist of the red knob on the gorilla plate to either lock my camera in place, or remove it for a quick hand-held shot. And for those wondering if the camera might slip off that shiny little black post: I carried my GC with camera attached over my shoulder for three days of shooting, and even did a couple of running follow shots with the GC upside down (camera hanging from this thing), and it stuck like glue. Yeah, the person who thought of this... I'd like to shake their hand. THIS is a no-brainer. Get one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Functions adequately, but clunky to use

I enjoy the satisfying "click" of locking in my devices to their docks. This plate requires an awkward twist (especially with the V1 mount) and gives me very little confidence that...Read complete review

I enjoy the satisfying "click" of locking in my devices to their docks. This plate requires an awkward twist (especially with the V1 mount) and gives me very little confidence that my expensive equipment is safe. Having a Z-finder with a Gorilla Plate, I guess I have little other choice.

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5.0

The Missing Link

By Matt

from Redondo Beach, California

Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

Marauder-Z Finder OR Tripod were my options shooting with my A7s but this gives me both. Brilliant.

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5.0

Zacuto makes it easy

By PMan

from North Carolina

Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

This is perfect if all your rigs use a gorilla plate. Strong build. Smart design.

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5.0

Solid and useful

By Live sound and video

from Rockville, MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

      Let's me quickly go from tripod to handheld with a Gorilla baseplate.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A great little system for your DSLR

      By Tach

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

          I have a couple of these because I like the Zacuto Gorilla Plate and Mini DSLR Baseplate. The system allows me to move quick from one set up to another.

          And they're well made like all Zacuto stuff.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Functions adequately, but clunky to use

          By Jaleeb Caru

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

          I enjoy the satisfying "click" of locking in my devices to their docks. This plate requires an awkward twist (especially with the V1 mount) and gives me very little confidence that my expensive equipment is safe. Having a Z-finder with a Gorilla Plate, I guess I have little other choice.

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          5.0

          A handy little tool

          By David in LA

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          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 Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

            Great for getting a DSLR between rigs quickly and securely without adding much weight (I use it between a Zacuto rig set up w/ Matte Box, Follow Focus, Etc in a "Studio" configuration and a small Zacuto half-cage set up as a hand-held rig).

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            4.0

            Excellent addition

            By Bryan

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

            Love this little thing. I added it to my tripod for a quick way to go back and forth with my zacuto marauder. Saves me a lot of time.

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            5.0

            Ingenious

            By GrizzlyAK

            from Eagle RIver, AK

            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
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

              This is my second one of these. If you use a Zacuto Finder, then you need several of these to make it ridiculously easy and convenient to move from Steadicam, to tripod, to handheld with the twist of a knob.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great plate!

              By maxwellduryea

              from Berlin

              Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

              I love this for my mini rig and the ability to pull off my rig and shoot handheld with my Z finder. Lovely piece, kind of expensive, but worth it!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OMG! Brilliant!!

              By GrizzlyAK

              from Eagle River, AK

              About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

                OK, so I use the GlideCam HD4000 A LOT! I used it almost exclusively on my last production shoot. The so-called 'quick release' function on the GC is not really that quick, especially when the light is fading. I had tried several quick release plate adapters, like the Manfrotto 577 QR Plate Kit, but once attached, it was nearly impossible to turn the release knob due to proximity of the GC top plate to which it was attached. I resigned myself to just having to take the top plate off the GC, and use a quarter to remove the 1/4-20 holding my camera to it each time I wanted to go handheld.

                THEN, someone at Zacuto showed their genius! This little lightweight tripod dock is the PERFECT solution for marrying Zacuto Finder products to the Glidecam HD. I just bolted this thing on (once, PERMANENTLY), and with a gorilla plate already on my DSLR, it requires only a simple twist of the red knob on the gorilla plate to either lock my camera in place, or remove it for a quick hand-held shot. And for those wondering if the camera might slip off that shiny little black post: I carried my GC with camera attached over my shoulder for three days of shooting, and even did a couple of running follow shots with the GC upside down (camera hanging from this thing), and it stuck like glue. Yeah, the person who thought of this... I'd like to shake their hand. THIS is a no-brainer. Get one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Awesome1

                By James

                from Minnesota

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                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 Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

                  These plates are awesome. They're really solid and easy to use. I have 4 of them, one on my rail/follow focus rig, one on my jib/crane, one on my slider and one on my shoulder rig. I can change between rigs in seconds. A HUGE time saver for setups.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Work as espected.

                  By mark

                  from Genova, Italy

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

                      In the top of my monopod Manfrotto MVM500A Kit, is perfect for place my canon d5 mark II with zacuto wiever in a fast and secure way.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellence from Zacuto

                      By JB in Atlanta

                      from Atlanta, Ga

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

                        Hard to write a thorough review on a tripod dock, but as always, Zacuto delivers a fine product. The quick release system they've developed is excellent and I love their products. This little adapter is no different and works flawlessly.

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By Marshall Arts Media

                        from Dallas

                        Comments about Zacuto Gorilla Tripod Dock for Gorilla Plate V2:

                        This works great with the corresponding plate. Love it.

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