SHAPE Introduces Handheld, Shoulder Rig Options for Canon EOS C500 Mark II Cinema Camera

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The Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera provides professional cinema video quality in a compact size, but it still requires portability and accessory options to live up to its truly powerful capabilities. To fulfill these needs, SHAPE has created numerous modular handheld and shoulder rig options for your C500 Mark II. Rig options include camera baseplates, shoulder mounts, 15mm rods, a top handle, a top plate, an EVF mount, handle and cable extensions, a follow focus, a shoulder mount, a matte box, a camera cage, as well as convenient partial and full kits that combine multiple components.

You can start small with the adapter plate, which can be added to the bottom of the camera to mount it on a baseplate or quick-release plate using its 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads, and add a top plate for more threads on the top of the camera to utilize a top handle or additional extensions. The lightweight camera baseplate forms the core of the shoulder or handheld rig by providing camera base, standard 15mm LWS rods, and it includes the adapter plate.

SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II 15mm Lightweight Baseplate
SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II 15mm Lightweight Baseplate

To form a shoulder-mounted rig, you can employ the V-lock baseplate that offers a quick-release plate and a comfortable, built-in shoulder pad installed below the baseplate to form a solid base, and it also provides two rosettes. You can relocate your original camera handgrip using the remote extension handle and extension cable by connecting it to the baseplate or cage. The C500 Mark II camera cage steps up your rig by adding numerous 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, and ARRI-style accessory threads to the top and sides of your camera, so you can add even more components. The cage bottom allows you to mount on the baseplate or tripod plate of your choice, and it features a rosette on one side so you can add a handgrip or the articulating pushbutton EVF.

SHAPE Camera Cage for Canon C500 Mark II
SHAPE Camera Cage for Canon C500 Mark II

When you start to put the individual components together, a variety of rigs begin to form. Add the top handle to the cage for a basic handheld option, or put the cage, baseplate, top handle, and EVF mount together for a more complete handheld rig. If you're looking for the shoulder-mounted rig option, the basic shoulder mount features a baseplate, 15mm rods, a basic shoulder pad, and handgrips. The offset shoulder rig features the same options as the basic rig but its offset block puts the camera centered in front of your body, rather than off to the side.

SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II Offset Rig
SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II Offset Rig

If you have even more accessories and need a more advanced compact rig with additional mounting options, the V-lock baseplate pairs with the top plate, extension handle, and handgrip. Or advance that basic rig by adding a cage, or add the cage and a follow focus for lens control. Finally, if you need everything for the ultimate camera rig, try the advanced rig that includes the V-lock baseplate with shoulder mount, additional 15mm rods, cage, handgrip extension, quick-release plate, top handle with angled extension, matte box, follow focus, and EVF mount.

SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II Baseplate, Cage, Top Handle, Follow Focus Pro
SHAPE Canon C500 Mark II Baseplate, Cage, Top Handle, Follow Focus Pro

Explore the full range of SHAPE products for the Canon EOS C500 Mark II on the B&H Photo website and be sure to stop in the B&H SuperStore for all your photo and video needs when you’re in New York City.

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