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SHAPE Baseplate with 15mm Rods for Sony PXW-FS5 and FS5M2

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SHAPE Baseplate with 15mm Rods for Sony PXW-FS5 and FS5M2
Key Features
  • Baseplate for Sony PXW-FS5 and FS5M2
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Screws
  • 15mm LWS Rod Block 2 x 10" 15mm Rods
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Base Mounting Threads
Mount your Sony PXW-FS5 or PXW-FS5M2 camera on a tripod or shoulder rig using this Baseplate with 15mm Rods from SHAPE. The baseplate kit includes a baseplate for the Sony PXW-FS5 or PXW-FS5M2 and two 15mm rods that measure 10" in length.
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SHAPE FS5BASE Overview

Mount your Sony PXW-FS5 or PXW-FS5M2 camera on a tripod or shoulder rig using this Baseplate with 15mm Rods from SHAPE. The baseplate kit includes a baseplate for the Sony PXW-FS5 or PXW-FS5M2 and two 15mm rods that measure 10" in length.

The durable baseplate features 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads on the bottom for mounting on a tripod or rig, and the plate features 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 captive camera mounting screws for securing your camera to the baseplate. Rubber pads on the top of the camera plate prevent your camera from scratches, as well as preventing twisting.

Multiple 1/4"-20 threads on the side of the baseplate allow you to mount additional accessories, and two threads on the front can be used to install a separately available lens support bracket. The baseplate also features a 15mm rod block to mount your camera onto a 15mm LWS rod system. The two 10" 15mm rods are secured in the block with locking levers.

The Sony PXW-FS5 or FS5M2 mounts onto the camera plate with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws
Multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads on the baseplate bottom are for mounting on a tripod or rig
The 15mm LWS rod block secures the two included 10" 15mm rods
Rubber pads at the top of the base protect and secure your camera
1/4"-20 threads on the sides and front can be used for additional accessories such as a lens support
Rubber padding on the camera plate protects the camera from scratching and twisting
UPC: 629266005125

SHAPE FS5BASE Specs

Support TypeBaseplate, Rod Support System
Grip TypeNone
Camera CompatibilitySony PXW-FS5
Mounting
Rod Standard15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Included Rods2 x 10" / 25.4 cm 15 mm Aluminum Rod
Accessory MountingMultiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Camera Mounting1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
Tripod MountingBaseplate: 1/4"-20 Thread, 3/8"-16 Thread
Rod PortsRod Blocks: 2 x 15 mm Rod Port
Shoe MountingNone
RosettesNone
General
ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions4.5 x 4 x 1.31" / 11.43 x 10.16 x 3.33 cm
Weight11.29 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 4.4 x 2.4"

SHAPE FS5BASE Reviews

Great Inexpensive Rig

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-30

For the money it’s hard to beat. Baseplate is sturdy and rods that come with it are adequate. My main use is for mounting a follow focus and lens support. It’s also relatively light weigh and has minimal bulk so hand hold and run & gun can still be done.

Affordable and does the trick

By Jacob
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-14

For the price, this set up is great. I had to get some extra long 15mm rods to support my old cine zoom lens, but compared to any other support baseplate - you pay half the price and get the full bang.

Standard

By Christian
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-15

I bought this base plate for it's simplicity and low profile. I dislike rails mounts that raise the camera significantly and this keeps it slimmed down. I did like that it came with metal rods which I wasn't expecting. I gave it three stars because it's lack of other mounting options and that you need a flat head screw driver to attach it to the camera. The screws to attach it to the camera are deep down so you can't reach them with a coin or any other convenient flat thing you would have lying around. Just requires more stuff to have. Although for the cheap price and to just get some rails on your rig to attach a matte box, follow focus, etc. this does the job.

Great companion accessory for the Sony FS5

By Fred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-14

While the FS5 is a great camera its weak point is the lens mount. Particularly when using either cinema style lenses or larger E mount lenses, this unit is a must. Without it you run the risk of having the weight of the lens cracking the mount off the camera front. The bigger lenses need added support from a rail system to get the stress off the lens mount. Understand that even with the lens properly supported you have to be careful . I never transport the FS5 with a lens attached. I have read of horror stories where owners have done this only to find when they took the camera out of their bags the lens fractured the lens mount off the camera front. And yes, Sony will not fix this damage so you have $5600 of junk on your hands. Buy this unit and properly support the lens to the camera. Small investment to make given the price of the camera body

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There are 3/8 and 1/4 screw holes on the bottom of this plate. It is our feeling that while the FS7 could be mounted to this plate, it would probably be too small to be practical. We suggest that you use the Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate if you need one for both.
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