Next Generation Recoil® Rigs for DSLRs

and all cameras including mirrorless

Zacuto’s Indie Recoil and Docu Recoil are universal shoulder-mounted rigs. They work with all cameras from the smallest mirrorless to a camera the size of an Alexa.

Whether your DSLR is your main or back up camera, if you shoot run’n’gun style or in a studio, or you prefer Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Panasonic, there’s no denying these small cameras pack a big punch. The shallow depth of field, high resolution, full frame and in some cases 4K make them either your go to camera or companion piece to a full size cinema camera.

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 are compatible with all cameras from a tiny mirrorless to a camera the size of an ALEXA.

Next Generation Recoil Rigs for DSLRs

and all cameras including mirrorless

Indie Recoil

The Indie Recoil rig is compatible with all cameras including mirrorless and DSLRs. It includes the VCT Universal baseplate. Inspired by traditional ENG style cameras, it truly is the last baseplate you’ll ever need. Included is a QR Riser to raise your DSLR to a height compatible with matte boxes. It also allows you to quick release your camera, mount it to a tripod or Run’n’Gun Marauder Rig in seconds. The Zgrip Zwivel fully articulating handgrip gets your hand in the most comfortable position. There’s plenty of space to add a Z-Drive follow focus and Tornado grip (not included.)

Wrapping around the side and top of the rig is the Halfcage Rail and Recoil Handle. This solid, adjustable, universal cage structure offers a wide array of accessory mounts like ¼ 20 holes, Z-rail and a rod lock for mounting Zacuto Zamerican arms and or rod based accessories.

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Docu Recoil

This blank canvas rig is perfect for those of you who prefer to custom build a rig. Just like the Indie Recoil, the Docu Recoil is compatible with all cameras including mirrorless. It is built upon the VCT Universal Baseplate. We’ve included the QR Riser and fully articulating Z-Grip Zwivel handgrip. From there you can mix and match our other accessories to complete your rig.

Want a follow focus? Check out the Z-Drive. Already own the Z-Finder EVF Pro? Add a Recoil Handle and Axis Mini with Quad Rail to set your EVF in the perfect position. Add rods to the back of the rig to hold power accessories. Not sure how to start? Contact our sales and customer service team at (312) 863 3452 or and we can help.

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Here’s how these rigs breaks down:

DSLR Breakdown

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