Zacuto, USA

February 16, 2011 13:38 ET

Zacuto, USA Offers Shoulder Mount DSLR Kits

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - Zacuto, USA offers two shoulder mounted DSLR kits, the Double Barrel and Fast Draw. Along with these kits, Zacuto also offers the option to build your own shoulder mounted kits by purchasing gear ala carte.

The Fast Draw, a single grip and shoulder mounted system, works with any DSLR camera and has the ability to connect to a tripod plate using a ¼ 20" and/or 3/8 16". To quick release your camera from the rig, turn the red knob on the plate and simply pull up on your camera. One great add-on option for the Fast Draw is the Z-Finder Pro, 2.5 or 3x magnification. This optical viewfinder enables DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for shooting video. A comfortable shoulder pad along with the counter balance weight allows the rig to be balanced, yet alleviate any discomfort of having the front part of the rig too heavy.

"Zacuto really paid attention to details on the Fast Draw. The counterweight and cushioned shoulder pad really make it comfortable to shoot with," says Jonathan Chema, DP & Director. "I was a bit worried that the 7lb. weight would be too much but it was perfect for balancing."

Unlike the Fast Draw, the Double Barrel uses a dual handheld system. It also includes the DSLR handle, follow focus unit, and the Z-Finder Pro 2.5x. Like the Fast Draw, your camera is quick-releasable by turning the red knob and pulling up on your camera.

"Some great things about the Double Barrel is that it comes with the dual handheld system which can be points on a tripod if I choose to set it down, the 7lb. counterweight which allows you to move the camera very steadily when you're handheld, and the DSLR handle that enables you to shoot low level tracking shots," says Jeff Hutchens, Host of National Geographic Channel & Still Photographer. "This is a finely crafted piece of equipment."

All products from Zacuto, USA are covered under the Lifetime Warranty. Learn more on Zacuto's DSLR kits.

Zacuto, USA located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed DSLR filmmaking accessories. Zacuto Films is an Emmy Winner on webisodic program: "The Great Camera Shootout 2010". Follow @Zacuto on Twitter.