The Shoulder Mount Kit with Matte Box and Follow Focus from SHAPE includes the components necessary for protecting and mounting the Sony a7R III or a7 III camera. Included in this kit is a formfitting ergonomic cage which protects the camera and features a horizontal 15mm rod clamp on both sides. It provides access to all controls and ports, as well as multiple attachment points for accessories. Included in the kit are a wooden push-button top handle with 15mm LW clamp, a quick release Delta rod base system, a Metabones adapter support bracket, a pair of 18" 15mm rods, a Quick Handle Rod Bloc, a mini composite shoulder pad and back pad, a follow focus friction and gear clic system with adjustable marker, and a 4 x 4" matte box.
The Ergonomic Cage for Sony a7R III/a7 III from SHAPE is a formfitting cage designed for the a7R III or a7 III 4K camera. It protects the camera by securely locking it to the cage. It provides access to all controls and ports, as well as multiple attachment points for accessories. It is equipped with a cable retainer system for securing the three left side cables, and is compatible with a full-sized HDMI cable protector lock to secure the use of your HDMI cable.
There are multiple mounting options for accessories including two cold shoe mounts on top of the cage. These include thirteen 1/4"-20 anti-rotating hole patterns, five ARRI 3/8"-16 anti-rotating hole patterns. 3/8"-16 anti-rotating hole patterns, and two UNC 3/8"-16 threaded mounting holes. This cage is made from CNC Machined aluminum and is compatible with the Sony XLR-K2M audio unit. It features an ARRI rosette that can be mounted in four different locations.
The clamp is made of CNC aluminum and can be attach to the REVOLT Top Handle. The clamp is designed to support a 15 mm stud, like the REVOLT EVF Mount Bracket. The ratchet knob device let you adjust and strongly fix the position of the stud to top handle.
These Shape's 15mm Rods are a pair of 18" long rods that fit studio and LWS 15mm rod clamps, allowing you to use available rod mounted accessories. This pair of rods are approximately 18" long and machined from hollow aluminum tubes. The rods feature chamfered ends that make it easier to insert into available 15mm rod clamps.
The Shape Quick Handle + Rod Block is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handles, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360°. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A simple push button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal.
Combined with the anodized aluminum Rod Block, the Quick Handle offers composite camera support for all 15mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Block. With 2 screw-threaded holes, the Rod Block provides for attachment of components such as the Quick Handle.
The SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad is a comfort-padded and comfort-shaped shoulder pad for the back of your camera rig. Outfitted with a 15mm-mount SHAPE Rod Block, the pad attaches right onto a pair of 15mm rods, slides into the best position on them, and tightens in place by a quality lever. It also has a black Screw Knob under which you can add a SHAPE Counter Weight or a SHAPE Back Pad, both optional and both back-supported accessories that work as extensions of the shoulder pad. The Screw Knob's screw is a 1/4"-20 screw. If you remove the Screw Knob, you'll have yourself a 1/4"-20 screw-hole to add various 1/4"-20-mount accessories into.
The Back Pad from SHAPE is a standard rig component included with most SHAPE camera rigs. Its design features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. The pad is easy to both attach and remove from your rig, and it supports the SHAPE BOX attachment. Additionally, the pad's position can be adjusted to the user's preference – up to 2" vertically and 360° horizontally.
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.
The SHAPE 2-Stage 4 x 4" Matte Box accepts lenses with up to a 100mm front outside diameter. It mounts to 15mm LWS rods and utilizes a swing-away design, which lets you perform quick lens changes without having to remove the matte box from your rods. You can adjust the height of the matte box in relation to the rods, which comes in handy when your lens center to rod center height is slightly off from the standard.
Two rotating filter stages support the use of 4x4" filters. The matte box comes with a top flag (eyebrow), side flags, six matte box donuts in 65, 77, 85, 88, 100, and 105mm sizes, and elastic donut.
|Compatible Cameras||Sony a7R III and a7 III|
|Material||CNC Machined aluminum|
|Dimensions||5.2 x 6.3 x 3.0" / 13.1 x 16.0 x 7.6 cm|
|Weight||10.6 oz / 300 g|
|Package Weight||1.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.6 x 7.4 x 4.3"|
|Accessory Type||15mm rail clamp|
|Intended For||Camera rig|
|Package Weight||0.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.1 x 4.4 x 0.9"|
|Length||18" (45.7 cm)|
|Weight||0.4 lb (181.4 g)|
|Package Weight||0.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||18.5 x 2.992 x 0.236"|
|Package Weight||1.985 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||12.7 x 11.3 x 2.55"|
|Package Weight||0.9 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.5 x 4.3 x 3.4"|
|Material of Construction||Anodized aluminum|
|Adjustments||Up/Down: 2" (5 cm)
|Weight||0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)|
|Package Weight||0.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.3 x 4.8 x 4.5"|
|Package Weight||1.13 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.55 x 5.8 x 4.1"|
|Filter Stages||2 x Rotating Stage (4 x 4")|
|Lens Compatibility||105 mm Opening|
|Rod Standard||15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing (Slide-On)|
|Flags||1 x Top Flag
2 x Side Flag
|Material||Hood: Carbon Fiber|
|Vertical Adjustment||0.6" / 15.2 mm|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||10 x 8 x 4" / 25.4 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm|
|Weight||2.6 lb / 1.18 kg|
|Package Weight||3.2 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||20.9 x 7.5 x 5.6"|