This handle feels great in the hand with the wood insert and looks slick. I shoot a lot of ski footage and the wood grip is awesome - even with gloves, holding onto an aluminum rail all day gets really cold. The double push button on the EVF mount is also critical. Quick to shift position and holds well enough to support the weight of the rig. After reading some of the comments, I decided to go with the Shape batteries - the top plate doesn’t get in the way as it does with bigger batteries
Great quality BUT-
Rated 3 out of 5
It is solidly built and very high quality, but if you're using a typical V-mount battery (like Sony, IDX, Swit, Blue Shape, Lanparte), the rear portion of the handle prevents you from putting a battery on the camera. Some low-profile batteries (Anton Bauer Cine batteries, Dracast, etc) clear it, but mine did not, so this is unfortunately not usable.
Nice feature, great price
Rated 4 out of 5
I finally decided on an aftermarket solution for the F5's poorly designed viewfinder cable attachment. As a bonus, I got a better than expected handle and viewfinder mount that can be adjusted to much more comfortable positions. The Shape viewfinder mount allows you to position it along the top of the handle so that you can position the viewfinder for interviews as well as handheld. The multiple 1/4-20 holes in the plate are handy for mounting a monitor on an arm or my shotgun mic mount. The only problem I've encountered is detaching the viewfinder from the camera. The guard makes it difficult to get my large fingers in the slots to release the cable. I would rather have that problem than risk breaking the camera port, it has been bullet proof so far.
Do you think this would work in conjunction with ...
Do you think this would work in conjunction with the Zacuto Z-finder mounted to the monitor?
Asked by: Karen
Hello Karen, Thank you for contacting us! If you are able to mount the Zacuto Z-finder on the C200 monitor itself, not the Shape part, then yes it should work. Once the C200 monitor is installed on our bracket, you can adjust the different angles. It's definitely worth trying. We hope this helps and we thank you for your interest in our products. The SHAPE team
Answered by: SHAPE Team
Date published: 2019-09-03
Would this possibly work as well with the new ...
Would this possibly work as well with the new canon C500mk2 to extend the LCD?
Asked by: Corey
No it will not the camera body types are different so the top plate will not mounton the c500MKii
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-16
Does he Shape F55 top handle come with the cheese plate and Sony EVF shoe mount?
Asked by: Jeff R.
mine came with everything you see in the picture, so yes.