The Zacuto Recoil Rig is the ultimate balanced rig for the C300/100/500, Scarlet and Epic Cameras. In the Recoil concept, the camera sits directly on your shoulder like a typical ENG camera. The Recoil is super light and stripped down (if you are looking for something even more stripped down, check out the Recoil Lite). The Recoil starts with our Studio Baseplate. It attaches to the camera with 3/8 In. 16 and ¼ In. 20 screws*. There are 12 In. lightweight spaced 15mm threaded rods running through the Studio Baseplate.
These can be extended to hold additional accessories at the front or back of the kit. The can slide back and forth through the plate to accommodate different lens lengths by loosening the two levers on the side of the plate. The Studio Baseplate also features lightweight spaced rod holes on either side of the plate. They accept a female rod end (or Zacuto Zamerican Articulating Arm ) and tighten with an Allen. When sitting on a tripod, you can mount a Zwiss Plate from the rod ports on the side of the baseplate (via two short female/female rods, not included) for better balance.
Unique to the Recoil is the use of the Zacuto Q-Release and Shoulder Pad. The Q-release allows you to mount the shoulder pad directly underneath the camera and be able to quickly release the shoulder pad from the rig by flipping two levers. This gives you two things: the ability to quickly attach the rig to a tripod and vice versa, and the ability to have the camera sit directly on your shoulder eliminating the front heaviness. Coming off the front of the Recoil is our dual handgrip system, the Zgrips V3.
The Recoil requires the use of an EVF. We recommend using the Z-Finder EVF Pro and the EVF Rod Mount to mount the EVF to the Recoil. Our Grip Relocator for the C100/300/500** would be a great addition to this kit. The Recoil is a great kit for run & gun style or all day shooting with the EOS C300, Epic or Scarlet. It is an extremely versatile kit.
* NOTE: The screw hole pattern on the Studio Baseplate is ¼ In. 20, ¼ In. 20, 3/8 In. 16, 3/8 In. 16. The first ¼ In. 20 and 3/8 In. 16 screw holes are for mounting the C300. The last ¼ In. 20 and 3/8 In. 16 screw holes are for mounting the Epic or Scarlet. The plate will ship with one ¼ In. 20 screw and one 3/8 In. 16 screw.
**The Grip Relocator can be used with the C500. However, the C500 camera does not come with the Canon Grip. You must purchase that separately from Canon.