This Shoulder Mount Cinema Kit from SHAPE is a complete handheld shooting system for Sony's a7 Mark II series of mirrorless cameras. The kit includes a camera cage with top handle, quick-release baseplate with a pair of 18" long 15mm rods, delta adapter, 4 x 4 matte box, follow focus friction and gear clic, quick handle & rod block, mini composite shoulder pad, and back pad.
The cage leaves access open to all camera controls and ports, including the Multi Interface Shoe on top. It provides several 1/4-20" and 3/8-16" threaded holes for accessory attachments. It also features a shoe mount on the top for attaching the included top handle. This top handle features 360° rotation for multiple positions and camera balance options.
A delta adapter plate is installed underneath the cage for interfacing with the quick-release baseplate. The pair of 18" 15mm rods support the included matte box and follow focus. The follow focus attaches onto the rods via a clamp system and features a reversible gearbox for precise focusing. The matte box features a swing-away system for easy lens changes as well as two 4 x 4" rotating filter stages.
To complete this shoulder mount setup, a mini composite shoulder pad and a padded back pad are included for a comfortable and stable position while shooting. The quick handle & rod block installs at the front of the rods and can easily be adjusted during setup.
This Bundle Includes:MATT44 2-Stage 4 x 4 Matte Box
The SHAPE MATT44 2-Stage 4 x 4 Matte Box is for light control and a means of deploying and adjusting filters. It features a swing away system and two 4 x 4" rotating filter stages. This matte box comes with french flag / side wings and 4 matte box rings.Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker
The Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods of shoulder support rigs and other rigs. It attaches onto them via a clamp system, with simplicity. You would sit the Clic atop the rods, and then slide and close a Shape-patented lever clamp underneath the rods, and the lever locks and holds the Clic securely on the rods.
The Clic's focus mechanism also works with a clamp system, which when unlocked loosens the focus mechanism and allows it to be moved horizontally. It moves so to adjust itself closer to the lens. As it moves, its main feature -- the focus disk -- moves with it, and the focus disk is what reaches the lens. The focus disk can either be a friction wheel, as you see in the photo above, or a gear wheel. Both are present in this package, and replacing one with the other is accomplished with the help of the included Allen wrench. The friction wheel has a rubber outer surface that would press up against the lens, keep firm contact with it, and ensure accurate and slip-free focusing. The friction wheel would serve well for most lenses and is made of high-quality rubber that in cold temperatures won't get too cold to lose its grip. The gear wheel would accommodate those lenses that specifically have teeth on their focusing rings, and it would do so without any ring gears, by pressing its .8 pitch gears into the teeth.
The focus mechanism can be used on either the left or the right side of the lens, depending on the direction you place the Clic onto the rods in. And the focus disk itself can be used either in front of the focus mechanism, as you see in the photo above, or behind it, so to accommodate a wider variety of lens lengths. To move the disk to the rear, you would first just unscrew two screws from a cube-shaped gearbox that you can't see in the photo above because it sits behind the focus disk. Once the screws are off, the focus disk can just be flipped over for use with longer lens constructions.
In the photo above, the white mark disk that you see to the right of the red knob is made of highly resistant Delrin thermoplastic. It can be written on with non-permanent markers to mark up focus measurements for various predetermined shots, and it is interchangeable and thereby many predetermined measurements can be kept ready at your side. Additionally, a slide-adjustable marker made of aluminum is included to be attached beside the mark disk and to be moved and tightened into positions along the disk.
The Clic is CNC machined and made of lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability.