by Sebastian Wöber | 16th October 2011
We reported about the Vocas high quality gear rings last month, but I’m not getting tired to see more of their stuff. It might be more expensive than cheaper gear, but what’s amazing about this companies products for me is that their gear is trustworthy, durable and versatile so it will survive the generations of our equipment. The wooden handgrip is definitely a luxurious product, but it’s so useful as well. I’ve never felt so much control instantly over a camera rig. The new mattebox is a compact, lightweight solution for large lenses if you don’t wanna take a big Arri or Chrosziel version with you. And the “shoulder support underneath” as it’s called here brings what the rear end Vocas shoulder pad did over to cameras like the FS100 or F3. It allows the cameras to sit on your shoulder as opposed to in front of your face. So if you’re looking for balance in a rig this is definitely the item that will get you there more easily. No word on when these things will be available, but it looks like the shoulder support is already in stock. Prices by Bas Ladru (Vocas): Wooden Handgrip: about 500€ Mattebox: about 800€ – 900€ Shoulder Support: about 275€ Get more Vocas stuff here B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 28th September 2011
Philip Vischer, product manager of Arri showed us some new accessories they have for smaller cameras like HDSLRs or other large sensor babies like the FS100. The MFF-1 follow focus is a great device that has it all, the new MFF-2 will combines the features of other great follow focus solutions by making the knob exchangeable. The third knob Philip shows allows for different gear translation thus resulting in a better speed for photo lenses. The MMB-2 is a lightweight mattebox that also allows you to attach handles on the sides. This is particularly useful when there’s no space left on the rails, notice that the handles are a little short and might not fit everybody’s handheld style. Arri now also has a shoulder pad, the SP-1 which can transform into a cheeseplate and they also have new, specialized baseplate mounting adapters for the FS100 and ikonoskop d2 cameras. See the press release here. B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
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