New Sony FS5 Rigs and Accessories From SHAPE

It was only a matter of time before third party manufacturers started making dedicated accessories and rigs for Sony PXW-FS5 – the latest 4K Super 35 camcorder named by some as the “baby FS7”. Whether this moniker lives up to its heritage, one thing is for certain – the Sony FS5 has been making the rounds and getting more and more out there producing some lovely 4K and slow-motion footage. Last week we posted about the latest Sony FS5 accessories and kits from Zacuto, and now Canadian filmmaking gear and accessories maker SHAPE has just released their latest rigs and accessories for the popular sony FS5 budget 4K Super 35 camcorder.

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New SHAPE accessories for the Sony FS5 include – a top base plate, an LCD screen mounting accessory, FS5 shoulder mount, a Metabones Adapter Support plate, FS5 base plate, and an FS5 remote handle extension.

You can read more details on each below.

Shape Sony FS5 baseplate

SONY FS5 BASEPLATE ($197 at B&H)

  • 1/4-20 treaded holes for side mounting
  • 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 captive screw to secure the camera position both rotation and translation
  • 4 x 1/4-20 and 2 x 3/8 holes under the baseplate for tripod mounting
  • Rods are positioned to reach optical centre
  • Rubber pads on top of the baseplate to cushion camera base
  • Lightweight and solid
  • Made of CNC-ed aluminium
  • Support for Removable bracket for a Metabones SpeedBooster (FS5MA approx. $39 USD)

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SONY FS5 TOP PLATE KIT ($217 at B&H)

  • Includes two rod clamps with a Sony LCD mount adaptor to install and adjust the position of the screen
  • 1/4-20 & 3/8-16 threaded holes on the top plate
  • Top plate can be installed on one side if required
  • Rod clamp can be rotated 90°
  • CNC aluminium with lifetime warranty

SONY FS5 REMOTE EXTENSION HANDLE ($371 at B&H)

  • Includes our patent red push button with 360 degrees of rotation for several positioning options
  • Knob screw to adjust the arm length
  • Fixed on the camera with a SHAPE standard ARRI rosette (included with the extension arm) and a ratchet knob screw
  • The SONY handle is fixed on the extension arm with the same system as on the camera
  • Adjustment length up to 5 cm (2 inches)
  • Male-female extension LANC cable included
  • Easy to install and adjust, no tools required after the installation

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SONY FS5 METABONES ADAPTER ($39 at B&H)

  • Support bracket for Metabones adaptor 
  • Will support weight and reduce stress on the camera lens mount
  • Installed in front of the the Sony FS5 baseplate (FS5BASE)
  • 3 mm of vertical adjustment to provide the best support
  • CNC Aluminium

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SONY FS5 SHOULDER MOUNT ($593 at B&H)

  • 1/4-20 treaded holes for side mounting
  • 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 captive screw to secure the camera position both rotation and translation
  • 4 x 1/4-20 and 2x 3/8 holes under the baseplate for tripod mounting
  • Rods are positioned to reach optical centre
  • Rubber pads on top of the baseplate to cushion camera base
  • A removable bracket for Metabones adaptor can be installed (FS5MA)
  • Lightweight and solid / CNC aluminium
  • Patent red push button 360 degree QUICK HANDLE ROD BLOCK, for fast set-up adjustments
  • Ergonomic and compact padded shoulder pad and back pad with 1/4-20 threaded hole to attach accessory

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SONY FS5 TOP PLATE ($78 at B&H)

  • 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes are available on the top plates for accessory attachment
  • Can be installed on one side only
  • Space between the plate and the camera to pass cables
  • Lightweight (70g)
  • Rod clamps with rods and a SONY screen mount adaptor can be installed on the top plate (FS5VF)
  • Perfect for drone and gimbal application, designed with lightweight system for mounting any standard 15 mm accessories

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And finally you are looking to fully rig your PXW-FS5, Shape also have a SONY FS5 Bundle Rig + Follow Focus Pro ($1,542 at B&H) which consists of the following:

  • 1/4-20 treaded holes for side mounting
  • 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 captive screw to secure the camera position both rotation and translation
  • 3x 1/4-20 and 2x 3/8 holes under the baseplate for tripod mounting
  • Rods are positioned to reach optical centre
  • Rubber pads on top of the baseplate to cushion camera base
  • Lightweight and solid, CNC aluminium
  • A removable bracket for Metabones adaptor can be installed (FS5MA)
  • Follow Focus Pro included
  • Precise focus , reversible arm, hard stops with adjustable markers, 0.8mm PITCH 28 & 43-tooth aluminium gears
  • Red push button 360 degree QUICK HANDLE ROD BLOCK for fast set-up adjustments
  • Ergonomic and compact padded shoulder pad and back pad with 1/4-20 threaded hole to attach accessory
  • The Sony FS5 Remote Extension Handle (FS5RH) can be added on the right side of the Quick Handle

The new Shape accessories and rigs for the FS5 are said to be available to order now and available shortly from authorised resellers worldwide and directly from Shape.

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  • Chad Johnson

    Any chance you have a video showing this FS5 rig in more detail?