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ikanEV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Highly compatible (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (5)
    • In the studio (4)
    • Complex projects (3)
    • Home movies (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (6), Professional artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is adjustable in so many ways.

    It looks like the unit was shipped to accommodate a dslr without a battery pack. But with a little fooling around, it fit my 60D with the battery pack on - very cool -...Read complete review

    It looks like the unit was shipped to accommodate a dslr without a battery pack. But with a little fooling around, it fit my 60D with the battery pack on - very cool - no drilling or tapping.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Basic 15mm Baseplate

    I really just needed a baseplate for a simple DSLR shoulder set up. You get what you pay for with the Ikan. The 1/4 20 situation could be a little more thought out...Read complete review

    I really just needed a baseplate for a simple DSLR shoulder set up. You get what you pay for with the Ikan. The 1/4 20 situation could be a little more thought out but gets the job done. If you know what you need and what you don't this is a great, in-expensive solution. Nothing fancy, just gets the job done.

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    4.0

    Solid unit

    By GPLLC Videographer

    from New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

        I use this with my GH4 and it works well. The only inconvenient things are that the screw slot doesn't catch the screw when you unscrew the camera from the baseplate - so if you're not careful you could lose your mounting screw. Also keep your hex nuts handy as the nuts have come lose on me a few times.

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        5.0

        Great problem solver!

        By Joseph Armillas

        from Los Angeles, California

        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 ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

          I bought the IKAN EV2 DSLR baseplate to accommodate my Sony FDR AX1 on my DLC DSLR rig. The matte box didn't fit the Sony camera, but with the adjustable IKAN EV2, the matte box centered correctly around the Sony G lens. Great product, I would recommend it to a friend or colleague.

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          2.0

          Not stable

          By A Lacomblez

          from New York, NY

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility
          • Poor Design
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

          The screw was longer than standard screw path of DSLRs so the camera was not stable

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Leo

          from NYC, NY

          About Me Filmmaker, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • Rigging

            Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

            This little piece of equipment was the start of an amazing rig. You can pretty much do anything you want with this baseplate. Can't beat the price for the versatility of this product. I highly recommend it!

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By James

            from Minnesota

            About Me Professional Artist

            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 ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

              Very solid baseplate! I swapped the 6" rods with 12" rods and I'm surprised how well and rugged it is! Very well built and I definitely recommend it.

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              5.0

              Can't beat the price and funtionality

              By Mark and the Trhee Muchachos

              from Reno, Nevada

              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 ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                I needed rods to mount the role focus attachment I bought.

                This was perfect for the price and fully adjustable to boot.

                And did I mention price? For what you get it's an awesome bargain!

                Why spend hundreds? Get quality for less.

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                5.0

                Affordable Rail Solution

                By Mike Capson

                from Saint John, Canada

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                  This is a pretty affordable DSLR rail setup. Will allow for simple things like follow focus and matteboxes. Overall I am pretty satisfied with this purchase. The only thing that sort of sucks is the thumb screw to attach the camera to the plate. Its a bit tricky at times.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Only1DP

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                      I've been looking for a decent baseplate as I've never owned one and only need for a teleprompter set up. After a quick set up and test I believe it's exactly what I need and I'm excited to have it. I also ordered longer rails to complement it.

                      I really like the adjustability of the height. Unexpected. Very cool.

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                      3.0

                      Basic 15mm Baseplate

                      By stumpe480

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                            I really just needed a baseplate for a simple DSLR shoulder set up. You get what you pay for with the Ikan. The 1/4 20 situation could be a little more thought out but gets the job done. If you know what you need and what you don't this is a great, in-expensive solution. Nothing fancy, just gets the job done.

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                            4.0

                            great plate for the price!

                            By victorgiovanni

                            from Recife, Brazil

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                              I've had it for about two weeks and it's really good for the price. I use it with a 5D Mk II, and I'm really pleased with how it has improved the way I interact with my camera.

                              It feels very solid. There's only one thing I don't like about it: the mounting screw that goes in the camera. Not the screw, actually, the slot where it goes. It's not very accessible, and you'll probably have a hard time on the first few times, but you'll get the hang of it.

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                              5.0

                              Small Camcoder Perfect

                              By Qikfingers

                              from Kansas City, MO.

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable
                              • SOLID BUILD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Camcorder
                                • Videofilm

                                Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                                After a wild gear goose chase trying to mount both a field monitor and shotgun mic atop my XA10 with various horrible brackets and even worse advice from Canon, I came to the conclusion that if I ever wanted to pan without the monitor wobbling or tilt my rig without a loud creak of plastic, I'd need a better solution, i.e. a rod system built for a smaller camcorder. The EV2 is awesome, built like a tank but compact. It locks onto a standard Manfrotto-style plate on the bottom and affixes the camera on top with a D-Ring screw. (You might want order a few extra.) I use a JAG35 articulating arm to attach my monitor to the right rod and mount the light shotgun atop the camera. It all goes onto my tripod or monopod with sweet satisfaction.

                                I have not had the need to adjust the EV2, but it seems fairly easy as long as you have the tools.

                                The D-Ring screw requires a little maneuvering to affix the camera. You might need to slide the rods out of the way to do so, but that's so simple.

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                                5.0

                                This is adjustable in so many ways.

                                By Brent at Red D Film

                                from Ontario Canada

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Variable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                                    It looks like the unit was shipped to accommodate a dslr without a battery pack. But with a little fooling around, it fit my 60D with the battery pack on - very cool - no drilling or tapping.

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                                    4.0

                                    Only game in town

                                    By Matt Wightman

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Professional

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

                                          I tirelessly looked for a DSLR baseplate that adjusted both up and down and left to right center. No one makes a DSLR baseplate that you can adjust a left to right center- except Ikan. I was skeptical having had an IKAN 5" monitor and being disappointed with both picture and build quality. I also don't care for Ikan's very public company politics with regards to religion. Nevetheless the EV2 is everything it claims to be. I have several lenses for my Canon 60D that require adjustment to use a mattebox effectively and the EV2 will adjust height and center for proper use. The baseplate does require some patience to adjust for a lens change. But I believe that to be the trade off for such versatility.

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