Gear Review: Supamods DSLR Rig Review

Alex Smith takes an in-depth look at the Supamods DSLR Rig Flight Series kit.

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Kit Specs and Accessories

DSLR RigThe core of the rig is made from 15mm industry standard rails to give you flexibility.  It gives you the versatility you need when adding on extra peripherals, monitors, mics, etc.

DSLR Base Plate
The DSLR rig comes with a height adjustable 1/4-20 baseplate that will securely mount just about any DSLR.  It features anti slip pads and can be configured in a number of ways to achieve the perfect balance for handheld use or while mounted on a tripod.  The arrays of 1/4-20 and 3/4 tripod mounts give you even more mounting options.

Shoulder Pad
The vibration dampening shoulder pad gives you comfort and control.  It’s made from CNC machined aluminum and synthetic rubber that will last under some of the toughest conditions.  The curved design of the shoulder pad securely wraps around the user while preventing unwanted slippage and vibrations.

Rosette Handles
The CNC machined weatherproof handles gives you the most secure grip in all weather conditions.  It works well under freezing cold conditions, or hot and sunny environments.  The rubber grip won’t make your hands freeze and won’t slip while you’re sweating.  It features a fully adjustable rosette locking system to give you the most range and comfort.  The locking axle also double up to work with 19mm rail systems so switching is a breeze.  Just unlock and go.

Versatile Battery Plate
We’ve included a V-Mount Battery plate that works with just about any V-Mount batteries.  The unit also has 1/4 threaded holes so you can customize or add on rod clamps, cheese plates, and more.  The plate is can be adjusted to slide up/down or simply tilted by using the locking knobs.  The Battery Plate not only gives you longer battery life but also works as the perfect counter balance for ultimate comfort.

Storage Case
The storage case is crafted from ultra high impact copolymer with a strong wall design featuring an open cell core.  It protects your gear from water, dust, and can also be pad locked to secure your equipment while traveling.  The storage case features sealed off ABS latches and O-ring with an automatic purge valve which allows for rapid equalization during air temperature and pressure changes.  The case is light yet heavy duty and can be customized to fit extra gear.

MB-20 PRO Carbon Fiber Matte Box is the perfect matte box for those who need the more light control.  It allows you to manipulate the light coming into the lens by using filters.  Ultimately, you’ll end up with the best quality footage before you go into post production.

The swing-away design allows you to have quick and easy access to your lens for efficiency while changing lenses.  It also features 2 Locking 4×4 filter trays to give you the flexibility you need.  It comes equipped with 2 fully adjustable side flags and 1 Top flag for full lighting control.  The matte box mounts on standard 15mm rails.  It’s constructed from CNC machined high grade aluminum and anodized in black for long lasting durability.  The MB-20 PRO Carbon Fiber Matte Box is super light only weighing in at 1.2kg.

Carbon Fiber Matte Box Features:
Made from high grade Carbon fiber and CNC machined aluminum
Swing away design for quick lens access
2 4×4 Removable/Rotating Filter Trays
Standard 15mm rod mounts
Fully adjustable top and side flags
Height adjustable
5 x Donut Rings
Bonus Carrying Case

Specifications:
Outer Dimensions 14x12x5 Inches
Inner Dimensions 12x9x3.5 Inches
Lid Depth 1.25 Inches
Bottom Depth 3.5 Inches
Weight 1.2 kg

Follow Focus
Being able to pull an accurate focus is essential to creating professional and sharp looking scenes.  The DSLR Follow Focus is made from CNC machined high quality Aluminum then anodized for longevity and durability.  It also comes with a magnetic detachable marking disc for systematically adjusting to the shots you need, and has a sturdy single rod clamping system that will fit with any of our DSLR Rigs.  It has a custom built in .8 gearbox comes with removable magnetic marking discs and allows you to add-on a follow focus whip to the dial for extra comfort and accessibility.

6 Gear Ring Set
It comes with 55mm-110mm gears to give you efficiency when swapping lenses.

Bonus 15? Focus Whip
For a limited time we’re throwing in a free 15? Focus Whip (12mm x 12mm) to give you even more freedom while pulling focus.

Compatibility:The Flight Series package will work with most all Canon, Nikon, Sony, Black Magic, and other DSLR’s with 1/4-20 mounts.