The SHAPE Cage with 15 mm Lightweight Rod System for Panasonic GH5 includes a form-fitting cage, REVOLT top handle grip, quick release plate, adjustable Rod Bloc system, and a pair of 10" 15 mm rods. The cage wraps securely around the GH5 camera body, preventing unwanted rotation while providing an abundance of 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 accessory threads. The camera is fixed to the cage by a 1/4"-20 screw under the unit, and the position is secured with the back and sides of the cage, so it will not move forward when equipped with a heavy lens.
The SHAPE Quick Release Plate Adapter gives you the freedom to remove your camera from your tripod, stabilizer, or support rig without having to detach it from the plate. It includes a Manfrotto 501PL style sliding plate, meaning that the plate will also work with any Manfrotto system that accepts a 501PL plate. A 1/4"-20 screw and a 3/8"-16 screw are included so you can use the plate with various cameras. 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes on the underside of the adapter allow you attach the plate to a tripod, stabilizer, or support rig. Three bubble levels are available to assist in leveling your camera.
- Manfrotto 501PL compatible sliding plate
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws
- Spring-loaded locking pin
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads
- Three bubble levels
The SHAPE Top Handle Cold Shoe for DSLR Camera is CNC machined from aluminum and features a wooden finger grip made from Canadian maple. The handle mounts onto the shoe of your camera or cage and can be inserted to face forward or rearward. It incorporates a total of (15) 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes with ARRI anti-twist mounting threads along the length of the handle and (2) cold shoe mounts, one at the front of the handle and one at the back. There is also (1) EVF mount bracket to attach our 15 mm rod clamp (15CTH) or our Push-button arm View Finder Bracket (C2VVF, EVVF).
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.
The SHAPE mini composite shoulder pad is padded for superior comfort and is made of slip-free material. It is designed with a 15 mm rod block on top allowing to hold 15 mm rods for camera and accessories to be attached. The screw knob allows to attach SHAPE counter-weight (PAD1, PADCW1). By adding extra male-female rods at the back, you can also attach a counter-weight behind the same rods. This way, your body can easily supports the weight of the camera and its accessories. The shoulder pad is also the perfect solution for switching rapidly from shoulder to tripod without having to remove the shoulder pad. It can remain on the camera rig permanently.
The back pad (PAD1) features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. It is compatible with the SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3, SHPAD2, SHPAD1) and can be attach or remove easily from your rig via a 1/4-20 camera screw knob. Additionally, the back pad’s position can be adjusted to the user’s preference – up to 2″ vertically and 360° horizontally. The bottom of the back pad is designed with (2) 1/4-20 threaded holes, allowing to attach other accessories or counterweights.
Pair of 15 mm rods 18" long that fit studio and LWS 15 mm rod clamps, allowing you to use available rod mounted accessories. The rods are machined from hollow aluminum tubes and feature chamfered ends that make it easier to insert into 15 mm rod clamps, even if the rod isn't perfectly aligned or is at a slight angle to the rod clamp.