The DSLR Kirk Neff Rig from SHAPE is a 15 mm rod, shoulder-mount solution designed for DSLR or other compact cameras. Centered around the DSLR Kirk Neff Baseplate 2.0, the bundle features a pair of 18″ long 15 mm rods that supports the included Quick Handle Rod Bloc and Mini Composite Shoulder Pad with Back Pad. You can also expand your rig with the addition of optional accessories such as a matte box and follow focus. The shoulder pad and handgrips can be removed for mounting the rig onto a tripod.
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.
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DSLR Kirk Neff Baseplate 2.0
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
18″ aluminum 15 mm rods included