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Wooden Camera Master Top Handle with Universal Center Screw Channel on Handle

BH #WO253200 • MFR #253200
Wooden Camera
Wooden Camera Master Top Handle with Universal Center Screw Channel on Handle
Key Features
  • Two Center Screw Channels
  • Shoe Mount
  • 15mm Rod Opening with Thumbscrew.
  • 15mm LW Rod Bracket
The Master Top Handle from Wooden Camera is a modular handle system designed for large camera builds and back-of-camera operation. The handle features two center screw channels that can accommodate spacing up to 3.6" apart and can be installed on select cameras. The main handle section has a shoe mount in front, as well as a 15mm rod opening with a thumbscrew. Also attached to the front is a 15mm LW rod bracket for adding pass-through top rods or AIR EVF systems. The rear portion of the handle features a 15mm opening and is clamped down using an M4 screw. Both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting points are available on three sides, as well as an ARRI accessory mount.
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Wooden Camera Top Handle Overview

The Master Top Handle from Wooden Camera is a modular handle system designed for large camera builds and back-of-camera operation. The handle features two center screw channels that can accommodate spacing up to 3.6" apart and can be installed on select cameras. The main handle section has a shoe mount in front, as well as a 15mm rod opening with a thumbscrew. Also attached to the front is a 15mm LW rod bracket for adding pass-through top rods or AIR EVF systems. The rear portion of the handle features a 15mm opening and is clamped down using an M4 screw. Both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting points are available on three sides, as well as an ARRI accessory mount.

Attaches to the top of a camera via 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 screws, making it secure
ARRI locating pins can be installed to match the MAP-2 on ALEXA Mini and Top Plate (VariCam LT)
Extensions are available separately
UPC: 606184855094

Wooden Camera Top Handle Specs

Item TypeTopside Handle with Cheeseplate-Style Handle
RotationNo
Mounting
Attachment MethodAttaches via 3 x Included 1/4"-20 Screw / 3 x Included 3/8"-16 Screw
CompatibilityAttaches Directly to Camcorder:
ARRI ALEXA Mini
Panasonic VariCam LT
Rod Standard15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
15 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports3 x 15 mm Rod Port
Accessory MountingMultiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Multiple x 3/8"-16 Thread
Shoe Mounting1 x Built-In Cold Shoe Slot
RosettesNone
Rail MountingNone
General
Dimensions7 x 2.75 x 2" / 17.8 x 6.9 x 5.1 cm
Weight0.68 lb / 306 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 3.85 x 3.7"

Wooden Camera Top Handle Reviews

Expensive but good handle

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

It does the job but way too expensive.

Does the job

By Oscar
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

Overpriced as most filmmaking tools

Solid handle

By Josh
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-21

I got this for my FX9 and it works great! Could have done without the swivel feature but as long as I keep the swivel knob tight it's fine. Other than that it's perfect

Professional Grade Top Handle

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-05

I have two of these because they are that good. Out of all the top handles released for the Komodo, I keep coming back to this because it's A) Practical B)Solid and C) provides built in top rod mounts so I can mount a motor for Low profile configurations. I've used pretty much all of the available Komodo top handles and this is the only top handle I see handle a tough work environment.

Handle may loosen

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-21

It’s a great handle, however I’ve found that if you don’t crank the tightening lever REALLY HARD, the handle can rotate when you don’t want it to.

Amazing quality !!!

By Calvin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-13

Feels great in your hand. Highest quality finish that doesn’t scratch. Very solid and has many mounting options for accessories. I love the fact that it screws in very tight and even comes with a wrench to tighten it more. My first product from Wooden Camera and I will definitely be buying more items from this great company.

The best for Red Komodo!

By Zachary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

Purchased this in the full top handle kit for the Komodo. I tried many set ups and hands down this far exceeds anything else. It is very low profile. Small footprint and top tier quality. Feels good in hands. Mounts with locating pins for Small HD monitors and keeps full range of motion. A+ all around system.

Solid and Sleek

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

This is not the best or innovative handle on the market, but one that I enjoy the look and feel of each day I use it. Much of camera work is finding efficiencies and tools that help make the experience more enjoyable, and this little handle makes it just that. I like the attention to detail that makes this work in my FX9 ecosystem, and that to me speaks volumes about the design and cleverness that went into this product.

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Asked by: Robert
Since this uses a NATO international standard type rail to attach the handle to the rig, odds are very favorable that it is indeed compatible.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

is it compatible to mount on top of the Red ...

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Yes, but you need to buy the Wooden Cameras Arca Swiss base plate to mount on top of the Red Komodo Outrigger handle first. See instruction below: https://support.woodencamera.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500002539202-Outrigger-Handle-RED-KOMODO-
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Will this handle (in either orientation) get in the way of still photography, ie hit your forehead, if you leave the handle on the hot shoe?
Asked by: Anonymous
Depending on the camera being used, in the front-facing orientation, the grip of the handle rests about 3 above the eyepiece, and extends about 2 past the back of the camera body. When rotated the other direction, the silver thumbscrew sits in a lower position compared to the grip of the handle. Therefore, it will most likely make contact with the forehead.
Answered by: David W. Wooden Camera Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this handle fit on top of the Redrock Micro ultraCage Black for the c100?
Asked by: David G.
Unlike the standards for placement of 15mm rods, there is no standard for handles and unfortunately we are not able to test the compatibility of these two different brands of handles. That being said they do look very similar and the swap may very well work.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
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Is the hole spacing also compatible with the "RED DSMC2 TACTICAL TOP PLATE" or only with the WC DSMC2 Top plate ?
Asked by: Mark
this is compatible with the WC DSMC2 Top plate
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-09-23

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Can this only be mounted with the longer part towards the lens (front)?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Sean
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question

Has anyone mounted this on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera?
Asked by: Frank M.
This particular handle is for an ARRI ALEXA. The screws I would believe would not match up. I would suggest the following handle instead. This handle is made for the BMCC. Yes it is more expensive but Wooden Camera makes outstanding quality items and once on set you will appreciate in the long run the ability of swiftly changing the handle.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this work with the RED Epic DSMC1 ?
Asked by: Tanner
Tanner, This will not work with the DSMC1 due to the hole spacing, but we do have our Master Top Handle (Universal Center Screw Channel) (Main Section Only).
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Date published: 2019-08-07
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