SHAPE has long been known for its design, innovation, and quality machining, and its recent accessories for the Canon C70, RED KOMODO, and Sony FX3, FX6, and FX9 cameras continue in that tradition. As you consider your accessory purchases, from just a cage, up to fully kitted-out rigs, remember one of the great advantages is the lifetime warranty on all of SHAPE’s CNC-machined gear. Additionally, most of the components found in the rigs are designed to be used with multiple cameras, essentially since they’re universal components that you can adjust to fit your specific camera or configuration. Thus you can tweak the setup to suit you, instead of having to adjust your style to accommodate the gear.
SHAPE has so many accessories to choose from, all CNC machined to exacting tolerances, so they won’t let you down in the field, and will last you through this camera, and your next, and your next―remember that lifetime guarantee. You can always start small with a cage, and then build up to a full-blown camera-support rig. Take, for example, the half cages for the Sony FX3, FX6, or FX9, which are form fitting, with multiple accessory-mounting points, and ARRI-compatible rosettes for adding a variety of handgrips and extensions. Plus, the FX6 and FX9 cages work with your camera’s top handle. Likewise, the cages for the C70 and RED KOMODO are the base protection option, allowing you to build a rig piece by piece, or jump to full rigs.
Just take a look at SHAPE’s full rigs for the Sony FX3, FX6, and FX9, as well as the rigs for the Canon C70 and RED KOMODO. It is clear to see that you can easily switch most of the accessories, such as handgrips, matte box, and shoulder pads between cameras―which is extremely useful when you have more than one camera that you pick from, depending on the needs of the shoot. This way you can create a familiar rig for each camera without having to duplicate gear, making for more flexibility and speed since you don’t have to get used to the peculiarities of a new piece of gear just because you switched to using a different camera. It is important to take a moment to consider the advantages of this workflow both in time and in cost savings in not having to duplicate gear. Once you do, you will find a lot to like about SHAPE gear, and what you can do with it.
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