The OConnor Genuine Accessory Cinema Camera Bundle from B&H is a comprehensive starting point for accessorizing the most popular cinema cameras and DSLRs. Featuring items made in high quality by a company focused on quality since 1949, the bundle consists of three main components for camera rigs: the Universal Camera Baseplate, the O-Box WM Mattebox and the O-Focus Dual Mini Follow Focus Photo Set. These come together to create a reliable, professional cinematography platform.
The Universal Baseplate was designed to adapt small to medium size cameras to the thousands of standard professional accessories available in the industry. It provides a sturdy camera platform and allows optical axis centering of a camera's accessories to a lens. Two horizontal 18" 15mm rods are securely held in place by dual adjustable 15mm LWS brackets.
The O-Box WM is a two-stage mattebox built around the 16:9 format full-size sensor. O-Box is a wide-angle system, compatible with lenses up to 18mm and in some cases even wider. O-Box accepts up to three filters, accommodating two in top-loading filter frames, and a third, a 138mm round filter, in a bellows ring. The rear frame is rotatable 360°. Four frames come included: two 4 x 4s and two 4 x 5.65s. O-Box also features a flexible rubber ring that interfaces with lenses of various-sized front diameters and eliminates thus much of the need for additional hard light trap rings.
The O-Focus Dual Mini is a double-sided, direct drive follow focus that's optimized for both still and cine lenses. The gear drive of the main bridge has a gear ratio of 1:0.75 so that 360° of input (rotation of the handwheel) results in 270° of output (rotation of the drive gear) -- an industry first. O-Focus works by toothless rubber friction for native compatibility with still lenses, and it comes with toothed focus gear rings for incorporating cine lenses.
The bundle can optionally be upgraded to conveniently integrate batteries, handgrips, monitors, recorders, and other accessories, whether by OConnor or third party accessories. As it is, or after an upgrade, the bundle is compatible with the following cameras:
- Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
- Canon 5D, 7D, 60D, T4i, T3i
- Nikon DSLRs
- Panasonic AF-100, GH2, GH3
- SONY DSLRs, FS-100, FS-700, EX1, EX3, PMW-F3
OConnor C1245-1001 Universal Baseplate
The OConnor C1245-1001 Universal Baseplate adapts small and medium-sized video cameras for use with both cine-style accessories and lenses. This sturdy support system connects your DSLR, mirrorless MFT camera, or camcorder to a 15mm or 19mm studio bridge plate, providing proper optical axis–centering even when using even larger, heavier cine lenses. The Universal Baseplate also supports a pair of industry-standard lightweight 15mm rods (not included). The 15mm LWS support rods can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally, offering precision support for cine-style accessories such as lens supports, follow focus and wireless F/I/Z systems, matte boxes, on-board monitors, etc.
This Universal Baseplate includes four 2.7" upright rods, top and bottom camera plates, two 1/4” and one 3/8” 3-way camera screws, and dual 15mm LWS horizontal rod brackets. The 3-way camera screws can be tightened by hand, with a tool, or by inserting a slotted screwdriver through the flip-up bottom plate access panel.
OConnor 15mm Rods (18")
Mount accessories to your rig with this pair of 18" OConnor 15mm Rods. These rods will attach to rigs, rod clamps, baseplates, or cameras that support the 15mm LWS or 15mm studio standards, allowing the attachments of industry standard equipment including follow focuses, lens supports, lens control motors, and more.
OConnor O-BOX WM Set (15mm LWS)
The OConnor O-BOX WM Set (15mm LWS) is a package that includes the O-Box WM matte box, a wide mini sunshade, top flag, two 4 x 4" filter frames, two 4 x 5.65" filter frames, and a 15mm LWS rod bracket.
You are provided with the sunshade that is manufactured using OConnor's rugged composite that provides augmented rigidity and impact resistance resulting in reduced sunshade replacements in professional production environments. A top flag fitting into the integrated top flag mounting bracket shields the lens from excessive sunlight.
Also included are two 4 x 4" and two 4 x 5.65" filter frames that act as fixed as well as 360° rotatable filter holders allowing the matte box to accept two filters. You are also provided with a rod interface for the 15mm LWS standard.
OConnor 150-114mm Threaded Bellows Ring
This OConnor Bellows Ring is a 150-114mm threaded ring that reduces the opening of an OConnor O-Box WM, enabling you to use lenses with a 114mm outer diameter. A threaded retaining ring supports mounting 138mm round filters.
OConnor O-Focus Dual Mini Photo Set
The OConnor O-Focus Dual Mini Photo Set is a follow focus system equipped with a Hard Stop Handwheel and designed double-sided to optionally also accommodate a Cine Handwheel.
The Dual Mini attaches to a lens by sliding dovetail and is adjustable thus to various lens diameters. Its main bridge is very low-profile and has a gear drive ratio of 1:0.75, which produces 270° of rotation for every 360° that the handwheel is turned, and which hence affords longer, more exacting pull on limited rotation still lenses.
The Hard Stop wheel features a transmission ratio of 1:1 and so maintains the gear driver's longer pull. The wheel offers also the benefit of setting minimum and maximum focus points for infinite rotation lenses, and of performing hard stop pulls, and, moreover, of an on/off switch it has that at the employ of a hand instantly disengages end stops so that important adjustments can be made during sudden moments in a scene.
The Dual Mini is made of lightweight, durable black anodized aluminum. Its bridge can be used with an included LWS rod bridge or optionally with 15/19mm studio rod systems. It can also be used with interchangeable gears and with a handwheel extension. Its low-profile design with no swing arm and with a direct-drive gear box is ideal for large barrel diameter lenses.
Hard Stop Handwheel
OConnor Reduction Ring for OConnor O-Box WM Matte Box (114-110mm)
The OConnor Reduction Ring (114-110mm) enables a lens with an outside front diameter of 110mm to fit into an OConnor Obox WM Matte Box equipped with a bellows ring (not included). This configuration prevents light from leaking from behind the matte box and flaring filters in front of your lens; this ring is not suitable for use as a clamp-on ring.
Chrosziel Flex-Ring Flexible Step-Down Ring (110 to 75-98mm)
The Chrosziel Flexi-Ring Flexible Step-Down Ring is a 110 to 75-98mm adjustable step-down ring. The ring is designed to work with the MB-450 matte box series and will fit a variety of wide angle attachment lenses.