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Mini DSLR Baseplate


Product ID : Z-M-DSLRB
Price: $275.00
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The Mini DSLR Baseplate was designed in tandem with and includes the Gorilla Plate V2. The Gorilla Plate V2 acts as the quick release to take your camera off the main section of the Mini DSLR Baseplate. It attaches to your camera with a single ¼ 20 screw. It quick releases from the main section of the Mini DSLR Baseplate via the red quick release ratcheting lever. The quick release plate and base connect via a 15mm port and a locking pin for a sturdy connection.

The Mini DSLR Baseplate includes a pair of 4.5” female/female 15mm diameter lightweight spaced rods that slide into the front of the plate and are clamped in place with an Allen screw. Move these rods up and down to accommodate your accessories, such as a matte box, via two Allen screws at the front of the unit. These rods are threaded to accept male rod extensions for longer lenses and other accessories.

The Mini DSLR Baseplate has two lightweight spaced threaded rod ports at the back of the unit. Add any length male/female rods to support a shoulder pad or Zwiss Plate (cheeseplate) for your batteries and other accessories. A 15mm female rod port (tightened with an Allen) can be found at the left side of the Mini DSLR Baseplate to attach an EVF Standard Mount or Zamerican articulating arm to hold an EVF Pro or other accessory. A 15mm rod port, which tightens with a red quick release ratcheting lever, can also be found on the underside of the unit. You can use this port to attach a handle or to put the full Mini DSLR Baseplate with rails on your Run’n’Gun Gorilla rigs– eg. Marauder or Enforcer.

The Mini DSLR Baseplate has a single 3/8 16 and two ¼ 20 screw holes underneath to attach to your tripod, monopod, etc..

Looking for a basic docking station for your Gorilla Plate V2 and don't need rods? check out the Gorilla Tripod Dock.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mini DSLR Baseplate is only compatible with standard small body DSLRs like the Canon 5D M2/M3, T2i/3i/4i, 7D, 6D, Nikon D800, D3000, and Panasonic GH3. It is not ideal when a battery grip is in place or on tall body cameras like the Nikon D3s or Canon 1Dc/x because the rods may not be able to get in the proper position for centering a matte box. For those cameras, we recommend our standard DSLR Baseplate.

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Reviewed by barrett@i-leadonline.com
11/13/2015 - 05:08:10 PM
Strong Design
Build quality is 5/5

Super solid with very few complaints.

Main user problems I encounter are the Gorilla plate blocks the battery door on smaller DSLR bodies (e.g. CanonT4i). And I wish the bottom part was detachable since I won't use it for mounting to a tripod and would like to reduce weight.
Reviewed by zedd
10/24/2015 - 08:18:50 AM
Finally landed on this baseplate
I've been using the Gorilla plate and tripod dock because at the heart of my DSLR shooting was a Z-finder. But I was using other brand components as well to add rods, and it just wasn't allowing me the flexibility to move quickly from shoulder to tripod, etc.

Enter the Zacuto Mini DSLR Baseplate. With additional tripod docks, I'm now able to move my DSLR rig quickly, make adjustments on the fly...

This is a great solution for me, extremely well engineered. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by cameraenthusiast1984
10/08/2015 - 02:20:43 PM
great design, but wish the old design still stuck
I love the new design of this baseplate, and while it works beautifully with the mini dslr, it DOESNT have the older dslr baseplate lockin gmechanism. That mechanism is the new 'standard' for a lot of overseas mirrorless cages mounting points, and it'd be really nice to have the option of both the original baseplate's locking mechanism and this new 'gorilla tripod' mount. I also wish zacuto would bring back the 'quad rail' front design where there was 4 rails in the front... 2 for the mattebox/follow focus which can be independently adjusted, and 2 rails for the bottom as shown in the product photo above.
Reviewed by wigercj
08/13/2015 - 11:29:00 AM
just what i needed
this baseplate is just what I needed for my set up. Extremely strong build quality yet lightweight and compact. I love how i can remove my camera from the rail base with ease using the gorilla plate. This product adds so much versatility to any dslr.
Reviewed by threadandanchor
08/05/2015 - 08:21:54 AM
Simple and Efficient
I wanted to keep my A7s rig simple. I spent a lot of time looking at different cages that added bulk. But this was an elegant solution to what I needed â
Reviewed by mliu1983
06/26/2015 - 12:55:34 PM
Much better than the original!
The Mini DSLR Baseplate is a great enhancement to the already great original DSLR Baseplate.

I've used zacuto rigs for 6 plus years now and still can't go with any other support company because the quality is so high at Zacuto. The mini dslr baseplate allows you to adjust the height for the matte box independently of the actual baseplate which seems small but it actually allows you to keep perfect level with your tripod/support gear which the original baseplate didn't.

It also is smaller and more lightweight which makes it easier to put over your shoulders for longer periods of time.

Definitely a great product.
Reviewed by mliu1983
06/26/2015 - 12:55:34 PM
Much better than the original!
The Mini DSLR Baseplate is a great enhancement to the already great original DSLR Baseplate.

I've used zacuto rigs for 6 plus years now and still can't go with any other support company because the quality is so high at Zacuto. The mini dslr baseplate allows you to adjust the height for the matte box independently of the actual baseplate which seems small but it actually allows you to keep perfect level with your tripod/support gear which the original baseplate didn't.

It also is smaller and more lightweight which makes it easier to put over your shoulders for longer periods of time.

Definitely a great product.
Reviewed by bpass222
bpass222 bought "Mini DSLR Baseplate" on our website
02/10/2016 - 05:15:21 AM
Brilliant Product - My New Setup, FINALLY
I finally decided to transition from my previous setup (Canon DSLR/Cinevate Duo/Cinevate FF) to a different setup for my Panasonic GH4 due to the lighter setup. The mini-DSLR baseplate was one of the first I tried, and it is AMAZING. It's lightweight, quick, and solid. The flexibility with the quick release is more sturdy than I would have imagined given my sensitivity to tilt.

I was hopeful to use a cage mount with the set up (had previously tried the Varavon Armor II), but after trying this along with a Gorilla Rig rental (Enforcer), it is unquestionably going to be the basis of my filming from this point forward and I have no further concerns about forgoing the cage.

I strongly recommend anyone thinking about if it's worth it - to try this one against any other on the market.
Reviewed by PhilippeChery
02/03/2016 - 11:32:46 PM
Great Design/ Great Quality
I was really surprised at how great the quality was. It's simple, compact and can surely take more than just a few bumps.

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