The Perfectly Balanced FS5 Shoulder Rig – Zacuto FS5 Recoil

January 20th, 2016 Jump to Comment Section 1
The Perfectly Balanced FS5 Shoulder Rig - Zacuto FS5 Recoil

Universal camera support continues with the Zacuto FS5 Recoil. Based around the VCT baseplate, the FS5 Recoil kit adds grip relocation, viewfinder stability as well as a loupe for the native screen for what Zacuto bill to be a perfectly balanced FS5 shoulder rig.

The Ultimate FS5 Shoulder Rig

sony fs5 shoulder rig

It’s nice to see the FS5 Recoil officially announced, Zacuto has been teasing via social media for some time.

Like all “recoiled” camera packages, Zacuto has addressed a handful of ergonomic challenges set by camera manufacture and refined them to add stability and universal support.

There are a few package options for the FS5 Recoil (mostly surrounding your choice of monitoring). Here’s a list of the separate items.

FS5 Shoulder Rig_Zactuo_Recoil_2Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate

The heart of every Recoil system. As the name suggests it offers a VCT tripod plate mount on the bottom, as well as a soft shoulder pad and a short distance between camera mounting and rail support to ensure universal camera support.

FS5 Top Plate

Secures around the existing top handle, offering a few threads for mounting as well as a 15mm receiver on the front to mount the native FS5 monitor rod or Zacuto Axis Mini.

FS5 Z-Finder Pro

FS5 Shoulder Rig_Zactuo_ZFinderUsual Z-Finder feature list. Adjustable diopter, anti-fog coating, optics cap, however, this is slightly different to other Z-Finders in that it has an x2 magnification to account for the larger screen. It will flip up, and utilizes a very sturdy mount that attaches to the native FS5 rod or Zacuto Axis Mini.

FS5 Grip Relocator

This attaches to the baseplate via 15mm rod and relocates the native hand grip further down for perfect balance. Adjustment can be made to the length, as well as the twist of the rod—and full 360-degree rotation of the grip can be made via a ball joint.

Sony FS5 Recoil Packages:

FS5 Shoulder Rig_Zactuo_Recoil_Packages

Sony FS5 Z-Finder – $565.25
Free Top Plate ($125 value)

Sony FS5 Recoil – $1282.50
Free VCT Tripod Plate ($300 Value)
Includes VCT Baseplate, Grip Relocator, Top Plate, and Axis Mini. (Need to add Z-Finder or EVF like Gratical HD)

Sony FS5 Z-Finder Recoil – $1425
Free VCT Tripod Plate ($300 Value)
Includes VCT Baseplate, Grip Relocator, Top Plate, and Z-Finder

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