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Hire Zacuto Next Gen. Sony FS5 Z-Finder Recoil Rig

Zacuto Next Generation Recoil Rigs are designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod.

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This is a Next Generation Recoil rig designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point is where the lens meets the camera body. In a Recoil rig, the balance point needs to be directly over your shoulder which puts the camera behind you. This requires focus, monitoring and camera controls to be relocated forward, creating a lighter and shorter rig. 

FS5 Z-Finder Recoil

This complete rig is for shooters who prefer to shoot with a viewfinder on the camera LCD screen. Just like the standard Recoil rig, it includes a VCT Pro baseplate, FS5 Grip Relocator, and the FS5 Top Plate. The FS5 Top Plate comes with a 3” rod that acts as an anchor for the Sony LCD screen and included Zacuto Z-Finder. The Sony FS5 Z-Finder mount slides onto the LCD. The viewfinder itself can either flip up or clip on and off the mount. The Z-Finder magnifies the screen by 2x and offers increased focusability, stability, and the ability to adjust for the shooters eyesight.

The Top Plate will position the Z-Finder and LCD in the correct spot for shoulder mounted shooting, but does not offer any articulation to adjust for specialty set ups or tripod work. If you want the articulation that the Axis Mini provides, we recommend you purchase the standard Recoil rig and add a FS5 Z-Finder or Gratical EVF.


VCT Pro – this baseplate has a sliding top plate for quickly removing the camera from the rig or fast len 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. 

Rosette Grip Relocator - fully articulating Grip relocator with rod cap. Attaches to a single 15mm rod with a Zwivel mount that can be set at multiple different angles for comfort and ease of use. Relocates the Sony grip to your hand for recoil shooting. Includes a 13.5" LANC extension cable. 

FS5 Top Plate - Designed to fit around the Sony top handle, this Top Plate gives you a side facing 15mm rod lock, 3" rod and multiple mounting screw holes.

FS5 Z-Finder - The FS5 Z-Finder comes with a flip up frame designed to slide onto the FS5 LCD and a locking mount to attach to the Top Plate. 


Zacuto Next Generation Recoil Rigs

Description Quantity
FS5 U Shaped top plate (inc one red thumb screw)1
  -  Small Red Thumb Screw / Small Red Thumbs Screw x 21
  -  Silver mounting screws (cross headed)4
Grip Relocator1
  -  Large Red Thumb Screw3
  -  15mm Rod Mount Bracket1
  -  Black Mounting Bolt1
  -  Small plastic container (containing FS5 grip plate and four small connection screws)1
VCT Pro Baseplate1
  -  Allen Key1
  -  Small Red Thumb Screw / Small Red Thumbs Screw x 21
  -  Large Red Thumb Screw2
  -  1/4 Screw1
  -  3/4 screw1
  -  USB Drive (Containing Manual)1
  -  Allen Key Screws (attached)7
  -  Sliding Red Plate (Quick Release)1
  -  15mm Rod2
  -  VCT Wedge Tail (with 2 cross head screws)1
  -  Tail Hook (with 4 cross head screws)1
  -  Washer5
  -  Cross head screws to main unit (under slip plate)3
  -  Side mounting bracket (with 3 connecting screws)1
Grip Extension Cable1
FS5 Z-Finder1
  -  Allen Key1
  -  Extender Frames2
  -  End Cap1
  -  Z-Finder Pro (main unit)1
  -  Eye Cup with Lens Door1
  -  FS5 Mounting Frame1
  -  FS5 Rod Adaptor with 2 Red Thumb Screws1
  -  Anti-Fog Shield2
  -  3" Rod1
  -  Instruction Sheet2
  -  Screen Latch (attached to Mounting Frame)1
  -  White Storage Box (cardboard)1
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