Cinevate Inc Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit

Cinevate Inc Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit

Cinevate Inc Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit

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Cinevate Inc Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit

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  • Articulating Shoulder Stock
  • Articulating Shoulder Stock Rod
  • 2 Articulating 1/4-20 Hand Grip
  • Cyclops Viewfinder
  • Cyclops Articulating Mount
  • Simplis Quick Release Plate
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The Cinevate Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit consists of an articulating Shoulder Stock, articulating shoulder stock rod, 2 articulating 1/4-20 hand grips, Cyclops Viewfinder, Cyclops Articulating Mount and Simplis Quick Release Plate.

With an articulating shoulder stock and an articulating shoulder stock rod (available in 3 lengths - 3, 5, & 7" / 7.6, 12.7 & 17.8 cm), you can support the camera against your shoulder. The 2 articulating 1/4-20 Hand Grips ensure stable efficient shooting.

Offering +5 power magnification, the Cyclops Viewfinder ensures high-quality zoom when attached to the front of a camera via 72mm threads. Equipped with 3 axes, the viewfinder can accommodate large cameras such as Nikon D3s and Canon 1D MkIV. With a large size (8 x 5.5 x 3" / 20.3 x 14 x 7.6 cm), the viewfinder enables you to use both your eyes for focusing the lenses up to a distance of 36" / 91.4cm.

In addition, it allows you to adjust the focus without removing your eyeglasses. The riser enables you to elevate the viewfinder while using cameras with low LCD screens such as Canon 7D and T2i. You can mount the viewfinder onto an HDSLR camera with a flip-out LCD using the Cyclops Articulating Mount.

The Simplis Quick Release Plate is an upgradeable DSLR Support System that can be customized and scaled according to the camera system.

Consists of an articulating Shoulder Stock, articulating shoulder stock rod, 2 articulating 1/4-20 Hand Grips, Cyclops Viewfinder, Cyclops Articulating Mount and Simplis Quick Release Plate
Articulating shoulder stock and an articulating shoulder stock rod enables you to support the camera against your shoulder
2 Articulating 1/4-20 Hand Grips ensure stable and efficient shooting

Cyclops Viewfinder

Offers +5 power magnification
Ensures high-quality zoom when attached to the front of a camera via 72mm threads
Equipped with 3 axes - can accommodate large cameras such as Nikon D3s and Canon 1D MkIV
Large size (8 x 5.5 x 3" / 20.3 x 14 x 7.6 cm) - enables you to use both your eyes for focusing the lenses up to a distance of 36" / 91.4 cm
Allows you to adjust the focus without removing your eyeglasses
Includes a riser that elevates the viewfinder while using cameras with low LCD screens such as Canon 7D and T2i
Simplis Quick Release Plate - upgradeable DSLR Support System that can be customized and scaled according to the camera system
In the Box
Cinevate Inc Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit
  • Simplis Quick Release Plate
  • Articulating 1/4-20 Hand Grip (qty 2)
  • Articulating Shoulder Stock
  • Articulating Shoulder Stock Rod (3 lengths of rod - 3", 5", 7"/ 7.6, 12.7, & 17.8 cm)
  • Cyclops Articulating Mount (1/4-20 mount)
  • Cyclops Viewfinder
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.0 x 12.3 x 6.6"
    Simplis Pro DSLR Support Rig Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good not great I got the rig for my GH3 but it can handle much larger than that. The rig is solidly built, I think robust is the word. If you're scared to get the rig, here are the negatives. The ball-joint articulating system that makes the grips and the shoulder stock so customizable also makes them very bulky. The rig is precise and agile but the opposite of delicate. The tightening knobs are large so they're always running into things (There is a clever knob-release spring so you'll never run into a situation in which you CAN'T turn them, but it's never easy in close quarters). The baseplate is cheesy and everything screws directly into it. To use double grips you will screw them into the sides, but you actually have to overtighten them or else the grips work against each other: you turn slightly and one grip loosens forward, one backward, and suddenly you are stabilizing your camera with loose grips. If you prefer double grips, you may want to screw them in tightly, once, and keep them there. The cheap wrenches they provide you do not even fit the hardware, neither the nut wrenches nor the allen wrenches. I don't know why they bothered to include them. As for the Cyclops with articulating mount, it is both great and a disappointment. On shorter cameras like the GH3, the Cyclops will not line up with your LCD screen, UNLESS you use a battery grip to raise your camera, or else buy the Cinevate sled separately to replace the articulating mount. I have one of those Chinese knockoff battery grips and that makes it tall enough to work. The Cyclops glass is truly special in clarity and magnification (It moonlights as a macro lens). Be aware though, that because your LCD is a rectangle and the Cyclops lens is a circle, you'll only be seeing a circle in the center of the picture with clarity... the corners are very awkward to see. Also if you want to press the Cyclops to your face (and you CAN immerse yourself this way although it's not the main intention) the plastic edge will be uncomfortable on your face. Positives that I haven't mentioned include: The baseplate gives you many options for mounting your grips. There are at least two threadholes on all four sides as well as underneath. Because my knockoff GH3 battery grip has an unfortunate offset tripod mount, I like to sidemount the baseplate, putting the grips on the short sides. The price point at the time of this review is the most persuasive aspect. If it were the price of other rigs of comparable quality, I would say the quirks might disqualify it... but at this price, it is a smart buy. There is a wealth of options for handheld and shoulder rigs out there, but none of them are the golden ticket. The identity of this one is strength, customizability, potentional for expansion, and professional appearance.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
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