by Nino Leitner (website) | 14th April 2016 The #Sony #FS7 is a very popular #camera which comes in a shoulder-mount shape and form, straight out of the box, which often isn’t the case with #cameras that didn’t get the third party rigging treatment.
However, the built-in shoulder pad and handle aren’t perfect. The shoulder pad can’t be moved much to adjust for different balance points depending on the type of #lens you use – a movable baseplate with built-in shoulder rig is required. Many manufacturers, including Shape, have come up with great solutions. My current baseplate of choice is the #Zacuto Recoil baseplate for the FS7.
The handle is another story – while the shape of the #grip is actually perfect for #larger hands like mine, the handle itself has always felt like something that was built before the design was perfected. The two big issues: a thumbscrew to attach the angle of the handle is cumbersome to operate while you have the camera on your shoulder, and having to use a screwdriver for the adjustment of the length of the handle is a downright usability nightmare.
Canadian camera accessory maker Shape discovered this problem early on (and yes, this product has already been on the market for a while, but I just found it too good not to cover!). They made a replacement part for the upper part of the handle that gives you a push-button adjustment of the handle angle plus a thumbscrew for the length adjustment. And just like that, it becomes something you don’t want to miss from your FS7 ever again.
For the rest of the story, visit https://www.cinema5d.com/hands-on-video-review-shape-fs7-extension-handle/
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