SHAPE Paparazzi Riser/15mm Rod System

SHAPE Paparazzi Riser/15mm Rod System

SHAPE Paparazzi Riser/15mm Rod System


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Product Highlights

  • Riser Adds 2" to Camera Height
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Mounting Holes
  • 15mm Rods Included
  • Rod Block Adjusts 1.375" Vertically
  • CNC-Machined Aluminum Construction
  • Thumbscrew Rod Lock
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SHAPE ROD2 overview

  • 1Description

Use the SHAPE Paparazzi Riser/15mm Rod System as a base to attach accessories to your DSLR or small camcorder. This system displaces the weight of accessories from the camera to the rods/riser. The Paparazzi riser adds 2" to the camera height while its mounting-screw slot allows for up to 4" of front-to-back adjustment. The 15mm rod system offers thumbscrew-locking 8" rods with Allen key vertical adjustment (up to 1.375"). This riser/rod system can work with various on-camera accessories such as a lens support, matte box, lens adapter, or follow focus.

  • Paparazzi Riser

    The Paparazzi Riser from SHAPE is a 2" fixed-height camera riser offering either parallel or perpendicular camera support. The riser's top surface includes a 4" sliding screw slot that enables the camera to be adjusted front-to-back or side-to-side, depending on the riser's orientation. This Paparazzi Riser features several 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes. The hole located on the base is used to attach the riser to a camera support, while the front and rear holes can be used to attach various accessories such as a sliding rod block.

    The Paparazzi Riser is suited for use with small camcorders and DSLR cameras. Constructed of CNC-machined, anodized aluminum, this riser is the common component of all SHAPE Composite camera support systems.


    Four-inch, fixed-height riser is compatible with small camcorders or DSLRs
    Can be placed either parallel or perpendicular for camera placement centered on the support or offset to the right or to the left
    Multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes for mounting the riser onto a camera support and for attaching accessories
    Lightweight, durable riser made of CNC-machined anodized aluminum
    UPC: 629266001066
  • 15mm Rod Riser System

    The Shape 15mm Rod System provides support for rod-mounted accessories such as matte boxes, lens adapters, lens supports, and follow focus mechanisms. By supporting these accessories, the system transfers additional weight away from your lens. The 15mm Rod System is composed of a Sliding Rod Bloc and a pair of 15mm aluminum rods. The rods' threaded female ends enable the attachment of 1/2"-13–threaded extension rods (not included).

    This system can be easily attached and removed from the front of the camera using a 4mm hex key (not included). The 15mm Rod System uses a small thumb lever for horizontal adjustments of the bracket along the rods. The same 4mm hex key can be used to adjust the bracket up to 1 3/8" vertically to correspond to the height of the accessory. This system features an aluminum bracket and aluminum rods with stainless steel screws.


    UPC: 629266001417
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Thumbscrew
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Sliding Rod Block
  • Pair of 15mm Female - Female Rod (8")
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Paparazzi Riser
    Material of Construction Riser: Anodized CNC aluminum
    Screws: Stainless steel
    Accessory Mounting Threads 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16
    Slot Size 4" (10.2 cm)
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 5 x 3 x 2" (12.7 x 7.62 x 5.08 cm)
    Weight 8.8 oz (249 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"
  • 15mm Rod Riser System
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 4.6 x 4.4"

SHAPE ROD2 reviews

Paparazzi Riser/15mm Rod System is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A foundation to build on This is a very sturdy, adaptable foundation that holds a DSLR camera, follow-focus unit, a bracket for an external monitor--and also allowed me to add an extra set of rods on the back to hold audio gear (mixer/preamps and audio recorder). All of this goes nearly on a tripod. I use a Manfrotto Quick Release plate to mount the camera to the Shape riser. Works well, solid. The equipment is very clean and professional; things tighten down securely with no problems. It is not petite but I like the solidity and being able to bring multiple pieces of equipment together into one package with a good form factor.
Date published: 2011-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It does the job. I bought this product for a DSLR rig. It does the job to hold follow focus and matte box. The metal parts are in good quality.... (I'm still waiting for the replacement knob coming) The biggest draw back is that no 3/8 screw capability. In order to put a video camera on it, I had to buy a Manfrotto 577 quick release system putting on top of it. It got 2 starts due to the price, as a DSLR riser/base plate, I gotta admit it's cheaper than Zacuto, Redrock or Letus. You definitely want to have other choice if you had bigger budget for a riser.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really well made, versatile product Bought this to mount a cheap follow focus (DeFocus) for the 7d. I didn't want to go down the Zacuto / Redrock Micro path where the rig cost more than the lens and camera combined. What I found with the Shape piece is that you don't have to. Really solid construction with plenty of holes for adding arms, battery holders, or whatever craziness I may choose. Shape has a bunch of stuff that you can add, and after seeing the quality of this I wouldn't hesitate to try. Good stuff.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Clever design. Works great. Does exactly what I need it to do. I can mount a follow focus and a small matte box for my Canon T3i, even with a 300mm lens. Simplifies the process of using 15mm rods and mounting to a tripod for DSLR cameras. I don't like the hand held rigs, they are too complicated. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Excellent product quality and very well built, this baseplate riser helped me to fit my Cinematics Mattebox on my Canon XF100. I've been able to lower the mattebox in order to fit the center of the mattebox with the camcorder' lens. Works well with DSLRs too.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me this product works well for me for DSLR cinematography, and most of all is price right. I cant see spending 3x the price for a name... a little bulky but well worth it
Date published: 2011-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to the pricier coparts This support system works magic. So many uses and a fraction of the cost of many others. This was a great find for me and my Redrock Micro mattebox.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for small cost Was just the price I was hoping for. Great product!
Date published: 2011-11-19
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