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TiltaUniversal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Highly compatible (7)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (9)
  • Complex projects (5)
  • In the studio (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (6), Professional artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving mine

By fear4fun

from Vancouver Canada

About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

    I am loving this rig. Whether with a C100 or tiny little camera body people are going to take you serious with this rig! That self-serving reason aside though, it is very well built and very functional. I was able to pull this from the case, build it, rig it and be shooting within an hour.

    There are lots of accessory mounting threads so be sure to pickup extra arms. I mount my iKan monitor, my Rode mic and my H4n all on this thing when I head out.

    The follow focus is smooth and adjustable stopping points make it really easy to use photography designed lenses that don't have focus stops built in.

    Don't forget to pick up some 4x4 NDs or a polarizer as this has the drop in filter slots and frames included!!

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    5.0

    Wow!

    By Chris

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

        I've only had this for a week now but was so impressed by the build quality and the completeness of this kit. Using with a Canon 5D iii.

        There are no instructions included but it's pretty intuitive. Best things:

        - build quality
        - ease of adjustments
        - quality of joints - from the rosettes to the ratchet lock downs - so much better than "cheaper" ones on the market. When they are tight, they are tight!
        - value of the kit -- if you need an entire starter kit you can't really beat the value of this - it's so complete. Lots of little treasures in here from the case, extra gears, 2 whips, extra hardware, nuns knickers etc. Even came with an articulating monitor arm.
        - follow focus is butter smooth and the hard stops are very handy.
        - carbon fiber mattbox is great.

        Bad things:

        - shoulder pad is not the best -- might be upgrading that down the road.
        - lack of instructions for newbies.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Buy

        By Brushesofdoom.

        from Monterey,CA

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

          I was skeptical at first even though I know it was a solid deal, I was worried for the price it would be cheaply made or they would skimp in a few places but honestly I have no complaints. The case with the title could have been done better as far as the inserts but all and all 110% worth it

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome!

          By William

          from Williamsburg, VA

          Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

          This thing is by far the best purchase I've made it is unbelievably efficient. There are so many spots to mount accessories or add rails etc I will eventually utilize every nook of this gadget. And it looks amazing, literally looks like a decepticon from the transformers movie. It went together easily, you can tell when you open the box this thing is built well and engineered to perfection! My 5D MKIII fit like a glove along with everything else. And the case is awesome, everything fits snug with the camera attached. The case alone is easily worth $. I got it while it's on sale and upon receiving it, I know I made a good choice going with tilta. What you see is what you get. And thanks to B&H for the sale price, fast processing and fast shipping they never disappoint. The pictures don't do it any justice. Solid little rig, I'll be using this for a very long time.

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          4.0

          EASY TO USE!

          By Franni

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All You Need In 1
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Case For It
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • No Counterweight
          • No Manual

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • Tv Production

          Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

          Great product... comes with the cage, matte box, shoulder pad, and the ff unit. I really enjoy using this on my shoots. Was a little upset it didn't come with a manual and had to pretty much figure how to put everything together on my own. But overall, this is worth the investment.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Rig

          By GRJ

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Director of photography

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Limited Screw Mounts

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

          Very sturdy and versatile camera rig. Follow focus w/ hard stops, a two-filter matte box, adjustable hand grips, and an adjustable shoulder pad make this a perfect all-in-one rig. My only complaint is the articulating arm screw is easy to break w/o applying too much pressure, as I did. The cage could use a few extra 1/4" holes for mounting accessories as well. But overall, I'm very happy with the purchase.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Tilta DSLR rig

          By Scratch

          from Vancouver, Canada

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

            Used in Prosumer capacity... Have used similar rigs from Shape - I feel this rig has everything Shape does but provides more bang for the buck.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Near Perfect

            By MuBoPro

            from New York, NY

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Price And Great Value
            • Pricegreat Value
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy But Manageable

            Best Uses

            • Commercial
            • Complex Projects
            • Corporate
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

            I bought this as my first DSLR rig. It is absolutely perfect for a starter. Its made of metal, which makes it heavier than the Carbon Fiber models but it has everything you need without having to buy modular. If you'r shooting with DSLR/Small cameras, this is a great place to start for a rig as it has everything you need to get going (minus a monitor). It even comes wit ha pretty heavy duty hard case, which i would think is AT LEAST $150 in value. Nothing compares to the bang for this buck!

            If purchasing, I would recommend a counterweight for stability, as it does become a bit front heavy once everything is set up, and a monitor, as it is difficult to see the little dslr screen at the angle it provides.

            The follow focus is pretty top notch, btw. No need to replace it. If using a Zoom Lens, I would probably go for an additional zoom wheel.

            Downside: There are no assembly instructions so you are kind of on your own as far as the set up is concerned. Not really difficult to figure out though. The package is kind of self explanatory.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best Deal for DSLR rig

            By SV

            from New York City

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Can be heavy

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

            Pros : if you buy the bundle you ll save max $$ for pro quality.. zacutos or red rock are big time rip off and they know it..
            Cons: if you keep the whole cage on shoulder it can be heavy.

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            • No

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            THE BEST PRODUCT I'VE EVER BOUGHT BLIND

            By Number 1 DP

            from Central Oregon Coast

            About Me Pro Cinematographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

                This is simply the best product I have ever bought from B&H without seeing it in person first. It is very good quality and really unbelievable for the price! If you need this kind of rig, look no further, this has everything you could want and the build quality is fantastic! I LOVE THIS RIG, you will too.

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great kit

                By Tim D

                from Toronto

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit:

                  This is a great kit. Has everything you would need. It's very solid and flexible. Follow focus is smooth. Shoulder pad with handles feels great. Matte box is solid. Also, the case it comes in is very durable, has a handle and wheels for easy portability and everything is very secure inside.

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                  • No

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