If you want steady shots and want to be able to shoot all day you need to realize that your hands are not there to support the camera, that’s what your shoulder is for. Your hands should be guiding the camera, controlling the camera and focusing the camera. If you are supporting the weight of the camera with your hands you cannot move your hands to engage a button or focus without shaking the camera. Be able to shoot steady shots all day with Zacuto's Next Generation Recoil–The only perfectly balanced rig for all cameras!
Sony FS7 and FS7 II Recoil Rig
Sony’s FS7 top handle is an excellent tool with a ton of features built into it, so you never want to exchange that for another handle. Zacuto have adapted their Axis Mini EVF mount to work in tandem with the Sony camera handle and the Sony monitor. The Sony loupe included with the camera is very long. You can’t get it far enough forward to balance the camera without seeing the actual viewfinder when shooting wide angle shots. By using the shorter Zacuto Z-Finder instead, or an EVF like the Gratical HD, the rig can easily be balanced. The slim profile of the Zacuto Z-Finder or Gratical EVF will never appear in your shot, even when using an 18mm lens.
VCT Pro – this baseplate has a sliding top plate for quickly removing the camera from the rig or fast lens changes, a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a v-wedge tripod connector (with ¼” 20 and 3/8" 16 screw option). It has removable and extendable 6.5” iris rods and rows of ¼” 20 screw holes along the sides for accessories. It has quick release 15mm rod parts in the rear. The recessed rod mount offers maximum accessory capable space under your camera lens.
Axis Mini for Sony FS7 - Attaches to the 15mm rod on the Sony FS7 Top Handle to mount either a rosette mounted EVF like the Gratical HD or the Sony monitor itself. The Axis Mini will not mount to the FS7 II monitor. Adjustable positioning for shoulder mounted shooting or tripod shooting.
|Axis Mini for Sony FS7||1|
|- Allen Key||1|
|- Small Red Thumb Screw / Small Red Thumbs Screw x 2||4|
|- Instruction Sheet||1|
|- Allen Bolts||2|
|- 3 inch rod (for linking to Zacuto rigs) and attaching hex bolt||1|
|- Black thumb screw||1|
|- Supplement section (for attaching rod mounted viewfinders).||1|
|- U-Shaped top plate with rod mount.||1|
|VCT Pro Baseplate||1|
|- Allen Key||1|
|- Small Red Thumb Screw / Small Red Thumbs Screw x 2||1|
|- Large Red Thumb Screw||2|
|- 1/4 Screw||1|
|- 3/4 screw||1|
|- USB Drive (Containing Manual)||1|
|- Allen Key Screws (attached)||7|
|- Sliding Red Plate (Quick Release)||1|
|- 15mm Rod||2|
|- VCT Wedge Tail (with 2 cross head screws)||1|
|- Tail Hook (with 4 cross head screws)||1|
|- Cross head screws to main unit (under slip plate)||3|
|- Side mounting bracket (with 3 connecting screws)||1|
This kit does not come supplied with a monitor or EVF, please see the accessories below.