The Zacuto DSLR Recoil for Offset Monitor or Viewfinder is the perfect rig for starting to build your Recoil rig. It includes Mini DSLR Baseplate with 6.5" rods, a QR Shoulder Pad and the Recoil Handgrip Kit - a unique mechanical handgrip follow focus set up. This Recoil kit is designed to be used with an offset monitor or viewfinder like the Zacuto EVF.
The Mini DSLR Baseplate attaches to your camera with a single ¼ 20 screw and has one (1) ¼ 20 and one (1) 3/8 16 screw underneath for tripod attachment. The Mini DSLR Baseplate has two lightweight spaced threaded rod ports at the back of the unit, a 15mm female rod port (tightened with an Allen) can be found at the left side and a 15mm rod port, which tightens with a red quick release ratcheting lever, can also be found on the underside of the unit. It has a built in quick release for just your camera that is released with a red quick release ratcheting lever. This kit comes with 6.5" rods to attach to the front of the baseplate.
Directly underneath the Mini DSLR Baseplate is the Zacuto QR Shoulder Pad. The QR Shoulder Pad puts the camera directly on top of your shoulder for balance and comfort. The QR Shoulder Pad is a two part system that includes the shoulder pad itself and a separate dovetail plate that screws into the bottom of your camera or baseplate just like an ordinary tripod plate. The QR Shoulder Pad attaches, changes positions and detaches from the dovetail plate with a quick release lever. The dovetail plate can act as a traditional tripod plate and snap directly into a tripod, monopod, slider or other standard piece of equipment with the Zacuto Tripod Adapter Plate (not included) or other quick release plate.
Instead of traditional handgrips, this rig includes Recoil Handgrip Kit. The Recoil Handgrip Kit is comprised of a Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel handgrip, a Z-Drive follow focus and the Zacuto Tornado grip. The Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel is a complete single handgrip set up that slides and clamps onto a single 15mm rod. The rod attached to the handle is 4.5" long. The Zacuto Z-Drive is a unique, universal follow focus, perfect for a Recoil rig set up. It curves away from the operator at a 60 degree angle creating space and distance from the lens for comfortable use when the camera is on your shoulder. It comes with a fixed 1 ¾" diameter .8 pitch gear to connect to your lens. The Tornado attaches to the Z-Drive whip port and works in tandem with the Z-Drive to create a unique mechanical follow focus handgrip perfect for single operator shoulder mounted work.