Next Generation Recoil® Rigs

for Canon C100,C300,C500

Zacuto offers two different style rigs for the Canon C100, C300 & C500. The Z-Finder Recoils use Z-Finders to utilize the cameras built-in LCD screen. The EVF Recoils use an external EVF (electronic viewfinder).

The Canon C100, C300 & C500 cameras are compact and versatile solutions for the professional filmmaker. When converted to a Zacuto Recoil, the Canon C series cameras become powerful tools for capturing motion picture with portable operation.

Next Generation Recoil rigs are designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point is approximately where the lens meets the camera body. In a Recoil rig, the balance point needs to be directly over your shoulder which puts the camera behind you. This requires focus, monitoring and camera controls to be relocated forward, creating a lighter and shorter rig.

Next Generation Recoil Rigs for Canon C100,C300,C500

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C100 Z-Finder Recoil

The C100 Z-Finder Recoil is the only Next Generation Recoil rig designed for use primarily on a tripod, dolly, or slider. The kit includes only two items, the VCT Universal baseplate and a C100 Z-Finder Pro.

The C100 Z-Finder Plus magnifies the LCD screen by 1.8x and includes a diopter for specific optical correction. Included is the secure C100 Z-Finder Bracket mount that allows full articulation of Z-Finder LCD display, as well as providing several mounting screw holes on top of your camera handle for accessories.

This rig is not compatible with the C100 MkII. If you’re looking for a rig for the MkII or prefer a shoulder mounted option we recommend the C100 EVF Recoil.

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C100 EVF Recoil

The C100 EVF Recoil includes a VCT Universal Baseplate and a Zgrip Relocator to position the camera control grip forward in a comfortable position. This rig is compatible with the C100 and C100 MkII.

Unique to this rig is the addition of a EVF Mount Bracket for C100s. This bracket attachs to the handle of your Canon C100 camera and to provide multiple accessory attachment points. Along the top of the Bracket are screw holes for accessories.  The included quick-release 15mm rod lock is perfect for adding an Axis Mini for an EVF (not included).

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C300 Z-Finder Recoil

The C300 Z-Finder Recoil can be used straight out of the box. It starts with the VCT Universal Baseplate and includes the Zgrip Relocator to bring the camera control grip down and forward to a comfortable position.

The included C300/500 Helmet Kit with the Recoil Handle mounts directly to the top of the camera in place of the Canon top handle making for a rock solid connection. Attached along the side of the Helmet Kit is a C300/500 Mounting Kit with Z-Finder. This kit allows you to position the camera’s own LCD screen forward and off to the side to better enable shoulder-mounted shooting. The C300/500 Z-Finder slides and secures onto the camera LCD and offers superior focus ability.

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C300/500 EVF Recoil

The C300 EVF Recoil rig includes the VCT Universal Baseplate. Inspired by traditional ENG cameras, it truly is the last baseplate you’ll ever need. Instead of a standard handgrip we’ve included the Zgrip Relocator for the Canon C100/300/500. This articulating grip incorporates the camera’s removable control grip, moving it forward and down to a comfortable handgrip position.

The included C300/500 Helmet Kit with the Recoil Handle mounts directly to the top of the C300/500 in place of the Canon top handle and offers multiple threaded accessory mounts.

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Here’s how these rigs break down:

Canon Recoil Rig Breakdown

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Thank you for your interest in Zacuto’s Next Generation Recoil rigs for the Canon C100, C300, C500 cameras. Have questions about any of these rigs or components? Please contact our sales and customer service team at (312) 863 3452 or Live chat is also available during Chicago business hours.