The DSLR Kirk Neff Offset Rig from SHAPE is a 15 mm rod, shoulder-mount solution designed for DSLR or other compact cameras. The offset design places your camera’s LCD screen in front of your eyes for easier viewing while shooting. Centered around the DSLR Kirk Neff Baseplate 2.0, the rig features a rod offset bracket, and a pair of 10″ and 12″ long 15 mm rods that support the included shoulder pad and handgrips. The shoulder pad and handgrips can be removed for tripod-mounted setups. Your camera attaches to the baseplate via a V-lock quick-release camera plate. The plate is also compatible with third party support systems that utilize the V-lock interface. The baseplate provides clamps to support one of the 15 mm rod pairs, allowing you to the dual handgrips in front of the baseplate, as well as the rod offset bracket behind it.
The Quick Handle Rod Bloc provides dual handgrip support and features SHAPE’s Push-Button rosette release, which allows you to adjust the angle of the handgrips without having to remove your hands from the rig. At the rear of the rig is the Mini Composite Shoulder Pad which provides padded shoulder support for the rig. It mounts onto the pair of 15 mm rods extending out the back of the rod offset bracket. A Back Pad is included which attaches to the shoulder pad for augmented camera support and comfort. A 1/4″-20 hole allows for additional accessories to be added.
DSLR Kirk Neff baseplate 2.0 (DSLRKNBPLT2.0) and Offset bracket
The SHAPE Off-Set Bracket can be mountd to the baseplate.The DSLR Kirk Neff Baseplate 2.0 from SHAPE is a 15 mm rod baseplate designed for DSLR cameras that utilizes a standard V-lock quick-release system. The quick-release plate provides a 1/4″-20 threaded camera screw and has rubber stoppers at the back to prevent your camera from twisting during operation. The rubber stoppers can be adjusted and removed using the included hex key. For alignment and balance adjustments, the V-lock delta adapter on the bottom of the quick-release plate can be also adjusted forward/backward, and the camera screw can be placed in a front or rear position – using appropriate hex keys. The baseplate itself features two 15 mm rod ports with thumbscrews. It’s design places the optical center of camera between the two rods and places the lens at a height suitable for use with a matte box. A pair of 8″ aluminum rods come included.
- 15 mm rod baseplate for DSLR cameras
- V-lock quick-release system
- Adjustable and removable rubber stoppers on quick-release plate prevent camera for twisting
- 1/4″-20 camera screw
- Baseplate respects DSLR optical center
- 10″ & 12″ 15 mm rods included
Quick handle rod bloc (HAND5)
The SHAPE Quick handle rod bloc is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handle grips, 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 bloc, the quick handle offers composite camera support for all 15 mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Bloc. The rod bloc is designed with 2 screw-threaded holes allowing the mounting of the Quick Handle. SHAPE is well known for its patented Push-button handle, now used by so many professionals in the industry. The technology was developped to give filmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handle in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its lock.
- Provides professional video stabilization with 2 handles
- Each handle offers 360° individual rotation
- Offers easy attachment/removal
- Rod Block
- Composed of anodized aluminum
- Offers composite camera support for all 15 mm rods
- Provides precise positioning of the Quick Handle along the rods via the tightening of the small red knob
- With 2 screw-threaded holes, the Rod Block provides for attachment of components
Mini Composite Shoulder Pad and back pad
The SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad is a shoulder pad for the back of your camera rig. Outfitted with a 15 mm-mount SHAPE Rod Block, the pad attaches right onto a pair of 15 mm 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.
15 mm Aluminum Rods (Pair, 10″ and 12″)
This pairs of SHAPE 15 mm Aluminum Rods (10″, 12) connect into your camera rig, extend it, and let you add various SHAPE and third-party accessories compatible with 15 mm rods. With these two rods and with a few fundamental accessories, you can most certainly even begin building your own rig from scratch. The rods are each 15 mm in diameter, 10 inches long, hollow, non-threaded, and made of reliable aluminum coated with a clear finish.