The Zacuto DSLR Recoil Kit includes everything you need to create a comprehensive Recoil set up for your camera. Included in the bundle is the DSLR Recoil, a Zip Gear, Half Cage, QR Coldshoe Handle, Axis and Z-Finder EVF Pro. The DSLR Recoil is the perfect rig for starting to build your Recoil rig. It includes Mini DSLR Base plate with 6.5" rods, a QR Shoulder Pad and the Recoil Handgrip Kit - a unique mechanical handgrip follow focus set up. The Mini DSLR Base plate attaches to your camera with a single 1/4 20 screw and has one (1) 1/4 20 and one (1) 3/8 16 screw underneath for tripod attachment. 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 base plate. Directly underneath the Mini DSLR Base plate 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 base plate just like an ordinary tripod 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. Zacuto Universal Zip Gear is a .8 pitch strap that can be connected to any lens for use with a Zacuto .8 pitch follow focus gear. This enables you to use non-pitched lenses with a follow focus. All straps are 13.5" in length and are pitched to .8. The Zip Gear Universal will work with any lens, prime or zoom. Just wrap the Zip Gear around the lens and cut to size, press on gear locking housing and tighten. Installation takes one minute.
The Zacuto Half Cage creates a solid, adjustable, universal cage structure around the side and top of your camera rig. The Half Cage is rod mounted so it works independently of your actual base plate allowing you to adjust its position. It can be positioned and locked via an Allen onto 15mm lightweight rods. The Half Cage features a special magnetic indentation along the side for storing the included Allen key. The handle side has two rows of 1/4 20 tapped screw holes to attach accessories such as a Zacuto Zud, for Zacuto quick release parts, or threaded accessories like a standard articulating arm or sound recorder etc.. At the top of the handle is a 15mm rod port to attach a Zacuto American articulating arm, Zud or rods . The handle itself is hand tooled, fine, three quarter maple. The top portion of the Half Cage is double sided Z-Rail. There are also four threaded 1/4 20 screw holes for threaded accessories. The Z-rail is double sided so accessories can be mounted up top or under slung.
The QR Coldshoe Handle is a quick release handle that will work with any Z-Rail to give you a top handle with two unique cold shoe accessory mounts. The cold shoes (one vertical & one horizontal) are secured with Zacuto's new quick release clamp onto the shoe of your accessory. You can mount two cold shoe items at once with a half turn of a Zacuto lever. The top handle itself is hand tooled fine three quarter maple. The Axis the most adjustable, universal EVF mounting option! Designed to come from the top of your camera set up, it leaves plenty of room at the lens for focusing and will work with the widest of lenses. It can be easily adjusted and has a wide range to go from a compact shoulder mounted rig like a Recoil to a rear extended position for a comfortable tripod operating position. The Axis EVF mount attaches to this kit via the Half Cage. Just slide the Axis on the Z-Rail and lock into place with the red, quick-release, ratcheting lever.
The Axis has three main pivoting points that can spin 360 degrees and are controlled independently by red tension levers. Release all three levers to completely reposition the mount or release just one to make single segment adjustments. This allows you to dial in the exact amount of tension on each segment to allow adjustment on the fly without the need to manipulate a lever. Just grab and move. These three independent rotating pivot points give you unlimited positioning options. Attach your EVF with a 1/4 20 screw via the included quick release mount. This quick release EVF mount can slide on and off any of the four sides of the Axis EVF mount rail. No matter the position of the Axis Mount, the four-way Z-Rail keeps your EVF the right way up and in the perfect spot for you. It allows for cradling, under-slinging or standing of your EVF on the rail. The possibilities are endless and the adjustments are super-fast. The Axis can be installed or packed away in seconds.
The Zacuto Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is a 3.2" high resolution monitor designed to be used in conjunction with any Z-Finder model. The EVF is compatible with all cameras that have an HDMI output. The Z-Finder EVF Pro is a complete EVF with diopter. It includes the EVF Flip model and an optical viewfinder which can snap onto the frame of the monitor and also flip up 180 degrees. The optical viewfinder contains high quality 2.5x optics with anti-fog shields and a diopter. It also includes three extender frames. The Z-Finder Extender Frames allow you to further adjust the focal point of the Z-Finder by semi-permanently stacking the frames via a snap fit onto the skirt of the Z-Finder until the LCD screen is in focus for you. You can then dial in closer with the diopter wheel.