New entry-level shoulder-mount camera rig is lightweight, compact and easily configurable, and contains everything DSLR shooters need to stabilize their cameras, achieve better focus pulls, and prevent unwanted light from hitting the camera lens
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed source of digital content and professional camera accessories, today announced the release of its all-new Sharpshooter DSLR Camera Support System. Specifically designed to accommodate DSLR cameras, shoulder support systems like the DJ Sharpshooter provide a stable platform for capturing video. This entry-level shoulder-mount camera rig is lightweight, compact and easily configurable. It contains everything you need to stabilize your camera, achieve better focus pulls and prevent unwanted light from hitting your camera lens.
The DJ Sharpshooter camera rig is comprised of three main components: the gear-driven reversible Digital Juice Standard Follow Focus which can be mounted to the left or right of the camera lens, a lightweight height-adjustable standard matte box, and the 15-mm rail and camera base plate support system with 1/4 20 tie-down, two padded front grips and a curved ergonomic shoulder pad.
The gear-driven DJ Standard Follow Focus unit included with the Sharpshooter rig includes an adjustable lens gear belt that can be fitted to nearly any lens girth to ensure accurate repeatable focus pulls without slipping. The unit mounts to 15mm rail rods and has a wet-erase type china wheel surrounding the drive knob which allows you to mark accurate start and end points for your focus pulls.
The lightweight standard matte box attaches to the rails in front of your camera lens and helps to block the sun or any other light source in order to prevent glare, light spill or lens flares. It has two side flags and one top flag, all of which are both adjustable and removable. The entire matte box assembly is also height adjustable to accommodate different lenses and cameras.
The camera base plate itself is 3 inches square with rubber traction pads and a ¼-20 tie-down to keep your camera tightly attached. On the bottom of the base plate are four ¼-20 threaded through-holes so you can secure it to a tripod or attach other accessories to the rig such as an articulating arm for an external monitor.
The front grip handles on the camera base unit of the Sharpshooter are padded with soft rubber and form-fitted for maximum ergonomic comfort. These handles are positioned under the base plate for load bearing and stabilization.
“Every aspect of the DJ Sharpshooter can be configured to your exact shooting requirements,” says Viv Beason, President of Digital Juice. “Every part of the shoulder pad and rail system can be adjusted to your body size and position to ensure the best fit and maximum stability – while the matte box, follow focus and camera plate components can be adjusted to accept a wide variety of cameras, lenses and accessories. It is the perfect starter kit for DSLR shooters looking to maximize and improve their shots without breaking the bank!”
DJ Standard Follow Focus with one adjustable lens gear belt
Height-adjustable standard matte box with top flag, two side flags and 15-mm rail adapter
15-mm adjustable rail system with two padded hand grips, curved shoulder pad and camera base plate
Weight: 3.6 lbs / 1.63kg (complete Sharpshooter rig setup with all components installed)
Pricing & Availability
The new DIgital Juice Sharpshooter DSLR Camera Support System can be purchased through Digital Juice’s online store at http://www.digitaljuice.com. The product’s retail price is $699 but can be purchased in special promotions for as much as 25% off. Check the website for details on specials.
Both new Digital Juice Follow Focus products mount easily to industry standard 15mm rails and are compatible with a wide variety of lenses and cameras (such as the Nikon D90, Canon 550D, 7D, 5D MKII and many more) as well as a wide variety of shoulder rigs
Digital Juice Matte Box PRO features adjustable, detachable top and side flags that can be easily angled, added, removed and locked into position.