SHAPE Sony FS7 Lightweight Bundle Rig
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- 15mm Rod Baseplate
- Top Plate with 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16 Threads
- Rosette Arm for FS7 SmartGrip
- Maintains FS7 Shoulder-Mount Design
- Push-Button Grip Angle Adjustment
- Ratcheting Lever for Grip Arm Adjustment
- V-Lock Adapter Plate Included
- 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 Camera Screws
- 15mm Rod Pair (8″)
Machined from one block of aluminum, the FS7LW caters for users who require a small and solid 15mm rods solution.
Thanks to its compact nature, the FS7 is well-suited to a 'run and gun' filmmaking style. This often means sourcing accessories suited to this 'stripped down' setup can be a challenge.
The FS7LW offers all the features expected of a full-size baseplate in a small form factor. As well as providing 15mm rods for accessory mounting, it also adds a pair of Arri-style Hirth rosettes. The rosette's are not only compatible with the Sony SmartGrip, but can also be used to attach a second handle, such as the Shape HAND3, when extra stability is required.
Underneath is a 'delta' quick release wedge which is fully compatible with all standard 'VCT' tripod adaptor plates. The wedge can be removed to expose standard 1/4" and 3/8" threads for mounting on other tripod plates.
The FS7TP is a simple solution for mounting accessories to the body of the FS7.
It works in conjunction with the cameras' original top handle, fitting snugly around the handle and allowing full operation of the handles' features.
The plate offers an array of 1/4" and 3/8" threads which can be used to attach options around the camera.
One of the unique features of the FS7 is the SmartGrip provided with the camera. It allows users to adjust zoom, initiate record and operate the menus without removing their hand from the grip.
It does however have a few ergonomic drawbacks. First of all, adjusting the reach of the handle involves the use of a screwdriver. This can be awkward in many situations, especially when out in the field.
Additionally, to change the angle of the handle requires users to loosen the rosette which can take up precious time.
The FS7RH addresses both of these issues, seamlessly combining with the original SmartGrip, with the one-time install taking less than a minute.
Like the standard SmartGrip, Shape's FS7RH attaches to the camera or any separate baseplate which uses a Hirth rosette. When attached to the camera, users are able to adjust the reach of the handle using a single wing-nut, which can be operated by hand.
It also incorporates Shape's push button technology, allowing users to alter the angle within seconds. This is especially useful for docking the handle along the side of the camera for storage, or for operation from the back of the camera.