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ikanEV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Highly compatible (11)
  • Professional quality (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (10)
  • In the studio (7)
  • Complex projects (4)
  • Home movies (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional artist (7), Professional (6), Business owner (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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

 

Such a Headache

This baseplate came with my Ikan Flyweight Offset should rig and it is definitely the least functional piece in the kit. It's reasonably well built and sturdy. It works great with a full size...Read complete review

This baseplate came with my Ikan Flyweight Offset should rig and it is definitely the least functional piece in the kit. It's reasonably well built and sturdy. It works great with a full size DSLR and a relatively heavy lens. Anything bigger, though, and it begins to sag a bit. I've used this with a C300 and it struggled to stay rigid. Furthermore, the design is quite poor. The placement of the tripod plate on the bottom makes it incredibly difficult to screw the camera in by hand with the D-ring screw and nearly impossible to use a screwdriver to tighten the camera firmly. I find myself carrying around a set of hex wrenches and removing the plate before each shoot to firmly secure the camera (if not tightened with a screwdriver, the torque of my follow focus will often twist the camera and cause the gears to lose contact). If you were to purchase a separate quick release system to semi-permanently attach to the top of the plate, it would significantly improve its functionality, but that's a pricy addition considering the other, better baseplate options out there, and adds weight to an otherwise lightweight component. I would recommend spending a few extra bucks and getting a better baseplate.

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5.0

Works as expected

By The argentinian guy

from Santa fe,AR

About Me Film Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

    Works like its supposed to do. The range of adjust its great and works really good.
    The only bother its to screw the camera to the plate, because you dont have much space to spin the screw.

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    4.0

    Solid, but for one thing...

    By DaddySlammin

    from Vermont

    Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

    I got this and it seems really solid. Heavy, but solid. Only thing wrong with it that I've noticed right out of the box is that the d-ring screw provided to attach the camera was messed up. It wasn't really a screw, the threading was completely useless, and was really poorly made. It was an easy thing to replace, but still annoying to have to run to the hardware store for something that should have been provided with what I paid for. Also what was further annoying was that there was a Paper included that suggested the product had been inspected. Not closely, as it turns out.

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    4.0

    Solid base plate

    By Rudi the Photographer

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

    • Awkward Tripod Connect

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

    I use this baseplate along with Ikan's DSLR follow focus system. It integrates well enough though the screw connection to a tripod mount is a bit awkward and thus a weakness. Still a good deal for the price.

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    5.0

    Truly adjustable

    By Bhprod

    from Montpelier, VT

    About Me Documentary Filmmaker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

      This is a solid piece, well machined and very adjustable, yet still lightweight.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Support My Canon

      By Tre

      from Erlanger, Kentucky

      About Me Business Owner, Freelancer, Photographer, Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Photography
        • Wedding videos

        Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

        I got this support rig specifically for mounting my monitor for now but soon will be adding a matte box and follow focus.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great with my Ikan follow focu

        By hozer22

        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

          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

          Fits really nicely with my Ikan ELE-FGK follow focus. It is really solidly made and is compact...just what i needed. took off a star because like others have noted, that darn D ring screw is really hard to access!!

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          2.0

          Such a Headache

          By junkfoodvegan

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Design
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

          This baseplate came with my Ikan Flyweight Offset should rig and it is definitely the least functional piece in the kit. It's reasonably well built and sturdy. It works great with a full size DSLR and a relatively heavy lens. Anything bigger, though, and it begins to sag a bit. I've used this with a C300 and it struggled to stay rigid. Furthermore, the design is quite poor. The placement of the tripod plate on the bottom makes it incredibly difficult to screw the camera in by hand with the D-ring screw and nearly impossible to use a screwdriver to tighten the camera firmly. I find myself carrying around a set of hex wrenches and removing the plate before each shoot to firmly secure the camera (if not tightened with a screwdriver, the torque of my follow focus will often twist the camera and cause the gears to lose contact). If you were to purchase a separate quick release system to semi-permanently attach to the top of the plate, it would significantly improve its functionality, but that's a pricy addition considering the other, better baseplate options out there, and adds weight to an otherwise lightweight component. I would recommend spending a few extra bucks and getting a better baseplate.

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          5.0

          Exactly as stated

          By Tracy

          from Great Barrington, MA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fair Pricing
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mount A Teleprompter

            Comments about ikan EV2 Adjustable DSLR Baseplate:

            I had been searching for a solution to mount a teleprompter onto my tripod. I had no rail system and amateur skills at figuring out what I needed. After several false starts, I finally called B&H directly and a staffperson pointed me to this. It is perfect. Solid, easy to adjust, and does exactly what I needed. Thanks B&H and Ikan.

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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

                              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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