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Tilta15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (5)
  • Professional quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (3)
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    • Business owner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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2.0

Not Great.

By Pedro

from Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

They have missed some rosettes and mounting holes on this unit. It is also a bit heavy and not 100% firm on the back. For a bulky design like this, it is missing a lot of features. Better to chose a slim, lightweight baseplate.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The best I've owned

By Chris D

from Singapore

About Me Director of photography

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentary
    • Hand-held Work

    Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

    I'd spent a long time looking for the right rig until I found this for my C300. It works perfectly - solid build, positioning the camera nicely over the shoulder and allowing for my battery pack to sit on rods behind with plenty of access to the back of the camera. And the fact it works with a proper v-lock plate is awesome.

    The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that the nob for locking the camera onto the adapter has a knurled surface which is hard to tighten firmly, particularly with sweaty hands. Having said this though I haven't has any problems with it... but I have to be careful.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Decent Unit, but missed opportunities

    By Julian Peter

    from Toronto, On

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

      I bought this rig for my 5D. I wanted a shoulder rig, as well as production rig. I bough the full kit, that this baseplate is a part of.

      Couple issues I've had with this baseplate.

      - the rig has tons of holes throughout, but none with threading, so I can't mount anything to the baseplate itself.

      The back shoulder plate is essentially held on by on screw. If you ad anything to the back such as counter weight, it doesn't seem fully secure.

      If you are buying this with the intention of using it as a shoulder rig.
      Don't.

      It's too heavy, too front weighted, Counted weighting makes me nervous because of the single screw holding everything together.

      If you need to go for a long time, your going to be in a ton of pain.

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      5.0

      Great Value For The Money

      By Johnny C

      from Boston Massachusetts

      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 Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

        I bought this to use with the new Sony FS7. Works like a charm.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great shoulder mount

        By J Productions

        from Boston

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

            I recently purchased the Tilta for my Sony PMW F3 after using other other types of shoulder supports. I found this probably on par with the Vocas and other similar systems at about 1/3 the cost. It's very well constructed and seems to be designed to be a universal plate that can adapt to other cameras, therefore reducing the necessity to purchase a camera specific baseplate. I highly recommend someone needing a Vocas or similar shoulder baseplate to check this out and do additional research.

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            4.0

            just what the doctor ordered

            By camera guy

            from greensboro, nc

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

            it's the only rail system that i'm aware of that allows you to go from the classic sony quick release plate to a shoulder mounted dslr or cine style camera quickly. it's cheap, but with that comes the hassles of matching up your current rail gear with your camera's height, etc and your matte box. i am in the process of trying to find a taller focus pull now to complete my new rig.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Nice unit, but stripped screw.

            By Scott

            from Oregon

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

            This unit works for holding my C100 and 300K, but a set screw was stripped when I got it. I replaced it with another 1/4 20 and they are sending me a replacement. Still!There are many holes drilled in the unit to lighten the weight I assume. Why didn't they just tap them for accessories. They said if I put a helicoil in the predrilled hole it would cancel my warranty. I'm not impressed.

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            5.0

            Well Engineered, great balance

            By Rob Rebecca

            from Melbourne Australia

            Comments about Tilta 15mm Quick-Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter:

            Nice piece of gear, light weight, strong and does the job

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