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Z-Rail Accessories and Top Grips

The top of your camera can often be unused space, but it’s ideal for accessory placement and adding (or replacing your camera’s plastic grip with) a solid, secure, multi-purpose Top Grip. Complete your rig with our Z-Rail, Rail Accessories, Recoil Handle top grip, and camera specific top mounts.




Rails and Accessories

We offer three different rail options to fit your camera. Our 3″ Z-Rail attaches via (2) ¼” 20 screws (included) that are spaced 3/8″ screw center to center at their closest to 2″ 5/32″ at their furthest. The 5″ Z-Rail attaches via (2) ¼” 20 screws (included) that are spaced 3/8″ screw center to center at their closest to 4 1/8″ at their furthest. We also offer a ‘T’ style version combining two 3″ rails.

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3″ Z-Rail, 5″ Z-Rail, and Z-Rail T

Attach a Zamerican Articulating Arm, Axis Mini to mount a Gratical EVF, or a coldshoe or screw mount accessory. The accessories pictured below and all our other Z-Rail mounts attach at any point along any Z-Rail or our Halfcage Rail (pictured below). Use them to keep your accessories close and to quick-release them easily and quickly from your rig for set-up and break-down.

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Z-Rail Slide Mount, Z-Rail Rod Lock, Z-Rail 90 Degree Rod Lock, and Z-Rail Z-Mount

Zacuto dovetail accessories are adjustable to work with Z-Rail, NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA rails.

Grips and More

A top grip rounds out any rig. Use it to comfortably move your rig from shoulder to tripod, for low mode shooting, and much more. Our universal Recoil Handle attaches to any of our rail accessories – the three basic rails listed above, our Halfcage Rail which attaches to our VCT Universal Baseplate (perfect for DSLR and mirrorless set ups), and our camera specific top mounts.

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Recoil Handle, Sony F5/F55 Top Plate, Halfcage Rail with VCT Universal, and C300 Helmet Kit.

We offer camera specific mounts that incorporate the Recoil Handle for the Canon C100, Canon C100 Mark II, Canon C300 or C500, Canon C300 Mark II, and the Sony F5 and Sony F55. Use the Recoil Handle with a 3″ or 5″ Rail with the RED One, Epic, Weapon Dragon, Scarlet, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, ARRI ALEXA, Kinefinity Kinemax 6K, Panasonic DVX200, Blackmagic Ursa Mini, Sony FS700, Sony PXW-X200, AJA Cion and many more.




Z-Rails in Use

Canon C300 Mark II with Zacuto Next Generation Recoil Rig
Canon C300 Mark II with Helmet Kit incorporating 3″ Z-Rail, Recoil handle, and Axis Mini
Canon DSLR 5D with Zacuto Gratical HD EVF 3" Z-Rail, Z-Rail 90 Degree Rod Lock and an Axis Mini in use on a Panasonic DVX200
Indie Recoil DSLR Rig with Halfcage Rail, Recoil Handle, and Axis Mini 3″ Z-Rail, Z-Rail 90 Degree Rod Lock and an Axis Mini. Cine Mini Recoil in use on a Panasonic DVX200

Have questions about any of these rigs or Z-Rail and Top Grip components? Please contact our sales and customer service team at (312) 863 3456 or sales@zacuto.com. Live chat is also available during Chicago business hours.

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Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. It comes with an unparalleled lifetime warranty and our world renowned customer service. Our focus on high-end electronic equipment and universal balanced rigs is the future of Zacuto and the industry. Our iconic red and black gear has a loyal fan base around the globe. From Hollywood cinematographers to indie filmmakers to event shooters, there is only one choice—Zacuto, the industry standard. Zacuto’s original designs free filmmakers to focus on innovation, inspiration, and creativity.

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