I’ve been trying to build a shoulder mount rig ever since I purchased an AF-100. Take a look at this article to see how I got to where I’m now. This rig will work with so many diffrent cameras like the GH2 and 5DMKIII. Basically any camera that wasn’t meant to be put on your shoulder can be configured with this system. I also purchased the Hand Grips with 15mm/19mm rail handle bar UH-T03 and a monitor mount with 15mm rail support MA-T03. Both are as impressive as the base plate.
I decided the best way to show the Tilta is by making a quick video and showing the kit to you. I hope this helps you see how versatile the Tilta really is. I haven’t found a better and more economical way to get the camera in a hand held configuration yet until now.
I have used several different baseplates and most of them are designed to only add rails to your camera. If you want to add a shoulder set up then you’ll need to spend even more money on several more components. The Tilta is designed around the shoulder pad. That’s what makes this the perfect baseplate or core of your rig.
Now a little bad news. It’s hard to get this shoulder rig in the USA. I can’t find any distributers. I bought it direct from Tilta and that also seems like it’s getting harder. I’m reaching out to Tilta to see if they have a better way of selling the rigs. I will update this post when I get a reply from them.
If your interested in purchasing Tilta products Tilta has a new retail website now. Sort of. Here is how it works. You need a referral to register for access to the retail site. Then you can buy Tilta products including the base plate. It seems Tilta is trying to roll out slow because they cant handle the demand so this is what they decided to do. If you want to buy Tilta products I have 10 referrals I can give out. The best way for me to do this is for you to post a comment below with your email address and I will submit it to Tilta and they will send you a link to register. It’s kind of complicated but that’s how it is. I wont post your email address if you add DONT POST in the comment. Tilta processed the registration fast. For me it took less than five minutes.
Tilta special going throughout the weekend 8-5-2012
$100 off Follow Focus– $320 after coupon.
$100 off Tilta Runner Rig– $749 after coupon
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