(Chicago, Illinois--March 27, 2013) Through the expansion and publicity of the Canon Cinema EOS line for the C100, C300 and C500, Zacuto has been very busy coming up with rigs and accessories to accommodate these cameras. Zacuto is known for designing gear that is universal between cameras, so creating a rig and accessory that was inclusive to all three cameras, was the goal. With that, Zacuto made and manufactured the ENG Grip Relocator and the C-Shooter rig working with the C100, C300 and C500 camera.
Like a traditional ENG style camera, the ENG Grip Relocator is composed of the Zacuto Grip Relocator (for the Canon C100-300-500) with a 15mm rod mount intended to put the grip directly to the side of the rods. To mount this combination to a rig, just slide the mount onto a set of 15mm rails that run below the camera and tighten. The Canon C100-300 removable grip attaches directly to the Zacuto Relocator handle and the right angle cable connects to the port of the camera.
"The new ENG Grip Relocator is a simpler design that puts the C100 or C300 grip where most operators want it, on the rods, close to the lens and near the centerline of the rig," said Patrick Fee, Product Designer at Zacuto. "For customers looking to add more ergonomics and functionality to a C100, C300 or C500 shoulder rig, the ENG Grip Relocator is a no-brainer."
The C-Shooter rig is a shoulder mounted rig that centers on the Zacuto Studio Baseplate with 12" rods for the Canon C100, C300 and C500 cameras. The kit is made up of a soft shoulder pad, that just slides on the 12" rods, has a 3.5lb weight that sits behind the shoulder pad (to create counterbalance) and comes with the Zacuto ENG Relocator! With the removable camera grip attached directly to the Grip Relocator and the cable connected to the port of the camera, users have trigger or on/off control, lens aperture control, and a programmable function button that can be set to a number of things including waveform, 1 to 1 zoom, zebras, my menu, and many more.
Fee went on to say, "The C-Shooter has all the essentials: baseplate, shoulder pad, fully functional handgrip and a counterweight for balance. It's a great low cost shoulder rig with a lot of benefits and room to expand or accessorize. There has been nothing but positive feedback on this one. "
Want to get more information regarding the new products? Check out the ENG Grip Relocator or the C-Shooter rig by visiting the Zacuto store located in Chicago, IL or contact your local authorized Zacuto reseller.
Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming with EMMY's won in 2010, 2011 & 2012 (Midwest region) Follow @Zacuto on Twitter.