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The Lanparte Starter DSLR Camera Rig Kit is a 15mm-rod shoulder-mount solution for DSLRs or mirrorless cameras and comes complete with a clamp-on follow focus and a height-adjustable bridge plate. The bridge plate includes a pair of 11.8" 15mm rods to support the follow focus and a Universal Grip V2, which is an adjustable dual handle system that lets you position each rubberized handgrip at the desired height, angle, and distance from the rods. To complete the shoulder-mounted rig, a shoulder support with 7.9" 15mm rods is included, which attaches to the rear of the rig using a height riser clamp. This lets you position the camera slightly above or slightly below the level of the shoulder pad.
Both the Universal Grip V2 and follow focus utilize a clamping design that lets you attach them to the 15mm rods without having to remove other optional rod-mounted accessories, such as a matte box. The follow focus features integrated A and B hard stops that let you set start/end points on DSLR lenses with continuously rotating focus rings. The follow focus features a 0.8 pitch drive gear, which can be positioned on either side of the gear box. For use with DSLR lenses that lack an integrated focus gear rings, an adjustable gear ring comes included.
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Universal Grip V2 for 15mm Rods
The Lanparte Universal Grip V2 is an adjustable dual handle system for 15mm LWS rod support rigs. Each handle features three points of adjustment, letting you position each handgrip at the desired height, angle, and distance from the rods. Silica-gel surface on the handles provide a comfortable, non-slip grip. For easy attachment and removal of the system without having to remove other rod-mounted accessories, the Universal Grip V2 utilizes a quick-release 15mm rod clamp, which locks in place using a single lever.
Three points of adjustment for grip placement
Spring-loaded steel spindle joint locking system
Quick-release 15mm rod clamp with single tightening lever
1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes on each arm for mounting accessories
CNC-machined aluminum construction
Hollow-out design to reduce weight
Follow Focus V2 with Hard Stops for 15mm Rods
The Lanparte Follow Focus V2 clamps onto 15mm LWS rods, allowing you to smoothly and accurately pull focus with cinema and DSLR lenses equipped with gear rings. Its quick release design that lets you easily snap it onto the rods without having to remove other rod-mounted accessories, such as a matte box. Integrated into the follow focus are A and B hard stops, letting you set start/end points on DSLR lenses that have continuously rotating focus rings. Additionally, the follow focus features an ARRI standard accessory port for using optional focus whips and speed cranks. A standard 0.8 pitch gear comes includes, which can be positioned on either side of the gearbox, as well as a removable magnetic marking disc. Also included is an adjustable gear ring for use with DSLR lenses that lack integrated focus gear rings.
Clamps onto 15mm LWS rods
Integrated A/B hard stops
Copper gear and precision bearing
Standard 0.8 pitch drive gear included
Drive gear can be flipped to either side of gearbox
Sliding dovetail design for adjusting to different sized lenses
Removable magnetic marking disc
ARRI standard 12mm accessory port
CNC machined aluminum components
Adjustable lens gear ring included
The Lanparte Bridge Plate features a height-adjustable baseplate with dual 15mm LWS rod clamps and a quick-release camera plate. The height of the baseplate is adjustable up to 1.6" by loosening a single knob, allowing you to achieve proper lens height when using a matte box or follow focus. A pair of 11.8" long 15mm rods come included.
The quick-release plate features a dovetail design that slides or drops onto the baseplate, locking into place using a release lever. The plate includes 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws, with threads on the side of baseplate provided for storing the unused screw. A safety lock prevents the plate from sliding off the baseplate when attached. For mounting on tripods and other equipment, there are 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes on the bottom of the baseplate.
Baseplate with 1.6" height adjustment
15mm LWS rod clamps threaded ends for rod extension
Pair of 11.8" 15mm rods included
Quick-release dovetail plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws
Release lever with integrated safety trigger
1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 holes for storing unused camera screw
1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod screws
CNC machined aluminum construction
Shoulder Support for DSLR Camera Rig
Carry your rig on your shoulder by incorporating this Shoulder Support from Lanparte. Using dual 15mm clamps, the Shoulder Support secures to 15mm LWS rigs. A riser clamp is included for height adjust-ability. The shoulder pad is arced to comfortably sit on your shoulder for long periods of time. A pair of 15mm rods are also included in order to more easily incorporate this shoulder plate into your existing rig or extend it further back to fit more accessories.
Compatible with 15mm rod systems
Power supply system can be mounted on it
A standard Height Raiser Clamp is included
Compatible with Offset Clamp and Adjustable Offset Clamp (sold separately)
Hollow design makes unit lightweight at 21.9 oz
Precision CNC machined
Use the Lanparte Offset Clamp to offset the shoulder mount from the rest of your 15mm LWS rig, allowing your camera to be within your line-of-sight for checking focus and composition without the aid of an external monitor or EVF.