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The Sony FS7 Recoil from Zacuto is a shoulder-mounted rig for the Sony FS7 that includes the VCT Universal Baseplate, Rosette Minimount for the FS7 handgrip, and Axis Mini for mounting the FS7's monitor. Part of Zacuto's "Next Generation" Recoil rigs, the Sony FS7 Recoil is designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With modern lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point is often where the lens meets the camera body. Zacuto's Recoil rigs place the balance directly over your shoulder, relocating focus, monitoring, and camera controls forward, and creating a lighter and shorter rig.
The VCT Universal baseplate features an integrated, curved shoulder pad for comfortable shoulder-mounted shooting, and a V-lock tripod connector for interfacing with V-lock tripod plates. The baseplate also provides 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw options, and includes removable 6.5" long 15mm rods with internal threading for adding optional extensions. The Rosette Minimount slides on to the 15mm rods, providing ARRI standard rosettes for relocating the FS7 handgrip arm to better suit the Recoil setup. The Axis Mini attaches to the 15mm rod on the FS7's top handle to mount either a rosette mounted EVF, like Zacuto's Gratical HD, or the FS7's included monitor. It is adjustable to position the monitor/EVF for shoulder-mounted or tripod shooting.
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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
Upgrade your camera rig with ARRI M6 rosette adapters with the Zacuto Rosette Minimount. Secure the Rosette Minimount to standard 15mm LWS rod pairs and get right- and left-side rosettes for attaching compatible handgrips and other accessories.
Axis Mini for Sony FS7
The Axis Mini for Sony FS7 from Zacuto is an adjustable ENG-style mount used to attach the FS7's monitor, or a separately available EVF like Gratical HD. With four adjustment points and independently controlled red tension levers, the Axis Mini makes changing the position of the monitor/EVF quick and easy, whether the camera is shoulder mounted or on a tripod. It mounts to the camera using an included FS7 Rod Lock, which screws into the body in front of the top handle. The Axis Mini simply slides into the extra 15mm rod port on the Rod Lock and clamp it into place.
Rosette for mounting FS7 monitor, Gratical HD, or other compatible monitor/EVF
Four points of adjustment
Three independently controlled red tension lever with 360° rotation
Mounts on top of camera body using the included FS7 Rod Lock