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The Zacuto Sony EVF Recoil is a shoulder-mounted rig that includes the VCT Universal Baseplate, a handgrip, and the F5/F55 top plate, which features a wide array of accessory mounting options. This rig is compatible with the Sony F5 and F55. It is designed to provide optimal balance whether shoulder mounted or on a tripod. When lenses and cameras are similar in weight, the balance point is where the lens meets the camera body. In this recoil rig, the balance point is directly over your shoulder. This requires focus, monitoring, and camera controls to be relocated forward, creating a lighter and shorter rig.
The VCT Universal Baseplate has a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a v-wedge tripod connector, 6.5" (16.5 cm) iris rods, and rows of 1/4"-20 threads along the sides for accessories. The recessed rod mount offers maximum accessory space under your camera lens.
The Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel is a fully articulating handgrip that attaches to a single 15mm rod with a Zwivel mount that can be set at multiple different angles for comfort and ease of use.
The F5/F55 Top Plate attaches to your camera frame and provides numerous 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads, as well as a quick-release 15mm Z-Lock port, a single 4.5" (11.4 cm) female/female rod, and the Recoil Handle. The Recoil Handle is a solid top grip that accepts two cold-shoe accessories and has a quick-release 15mm rod port.
Note: This rig requires the addition of a monitor or Zacuto EVF.
VCT Universal Baseplate
The Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate features a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a V-lock plate, removable, 15mm LWS spring-loaded rod clamps with 1.6" of vertical adjustment, and rows of 1/4"-20 mounting threads along the sides for accessories. The contoured and cushioned shoulder cavity allows your camera to sit only three quarters of an inch above your shoulder, and you can mount the VCT Universal Baseplate to a tripod with a VCT14 QR plate. The shoulder pad is made of soft-gel polymer and a two-piece shoulder pad accounts for the natural slope in shoulder, and is designed to balance your camera on the operator's right shoulder only. The V-lock tripod connector also incorporates 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads for direct connection to your tripod quick release plate.
The spring-loaded rod clamps are set far back in the baseplate. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate, thus keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 0.87" of vertical adjustment. The riser can also be flipped to offer up to 1.57" of adjustment from the lowest point. The shoulder pad is set as far forward on the plate as possible in order to maximize your accessory capable rod area and help with balance. This baseplate is designed to provide balance and comfort for every camera.
Designed to work with virtually any camera
Enables you to go from hand held/shoulder shooting to tripod shooting without changing mounting plates
Attaches to any VCT14 QR tripod adapter system
Vertically adjustable 15mm LWS rod clamps with spring-loaded locking levers
Rear mounted screw thread sockets for 15mm rods following the Light Weight Rod Standard (LWS) of 60mm on-center distance between rods
Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip
The Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip from Zacuto comes with a black 4.5" rod and a Z-Mount Zwivel. It easily mounts on any 15mm rod with the quick release handgrip. The Zwivel allows you to change the angle between two 15mm rods by loosening the single lever that controls both the 15mm holes. Adjustments to achieve the desired angle are possible by the separation between the parts induced by the integrated spring.
The Zwivel allows you to change the angle between two 15mm rods by loosening the single lever that controls both the 15mm holes.
The Handgrip supports all 15mm rods with the quick release handgrip.
The integrated spring separates the parts for you to achieve the desired angle between the rods.
Sony F5/F55 Top Plate
The Zacuto Sony F5/F55 Top Plate attaches to the top of your F5 or F55 camera and provides numerous accessory mounting options. It includes a 5" Z-Rail, Recoil Handle, 15mm Z-Lock, and a 4.5" (11.4 cm) 15mm rod. The top plate offers rows of 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw holes across the top for accessories. Built into the back of the plate are two 15mm rod clamps with a small lip inside to stop arms or rods from falling through and damaging your camera.
The Recoil Handle top grip attaches to the included 5" Z-Rail with a spring-loaded locking lever. The handle incorporates two cold shoes offset by 90°, enabling you to mount more than one accessory at a time. The handle also incorporates a 15mm rod clamp 15mm rod port. The included 4.5" rod can be used in any of the spring-loaded rod clamps, including the removable 15mm Z-Lock at the front of the plate. A film plane marker screw and lens mount locking screw are also included.
The Recoil Handle mounts on the 5" Z-rail, which you previously attached to the top plate, this enables forward and back adjustment of the handle to find the optimal balance.
The plate features two built-in 15mm rod clamps that enable attaching 15mm rods vertically. The rod clamps incorporate a small lip that prevents the rods from sliding through all the way.
An included Z-Lock 15mm rod clamp can be mounted along the top plate to suit your needs.
The included 4.5" 15mm rod features female threads on both ends.