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Zacuto Marksmen/Sharpshooter Shoulder and Bridge Plate Kit

DSLR Shoulder Mount

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This fully customizable rig allows a DSLR camera to be shoulder-operated complete with eyepiece optic. Suitable for EOS 7D or 5D MkII.

The Marksman/SharpShooters are universal, quick-releasable, extremely lightweight and great for run’n gun type shooting, as well as indie filmmaking. They also create the correct form factor for filmmaking by utilizing Zacuto’s Optical Viewfinder (Z-Finder)* for precision focus.

It can be used with any 15mm lightweight accessories, follow focuses & matte boxes. They can also be used with or without counterbalance. The addition of a Gunstock gives users another point of contact, making this kit more stable. Just like the Sharp Shooter, the Marksmen uses the Zacuto shoulder pad and the Z-finder, allowing users to quickly get their eye in the viewfinder and the kit on their shoulder.

The Marksmen weighs 7 lbs. 

Optional Power kit for added counterbalance and ease of use

VMI have also invested in the Anton Bauer clips for these shoulder kits which when used in conjunction with Anton Bauer batteries, can help to balance and power the entire rig. VMI can supply custom powering solutions so that you can power both the DSLR camera, Marshall Monitor and mini converters from one Anton Bauer battery...

Hire the full kit

Hire the ARRI MFF1 follow-focus and ARRI MMB1 for a complete kit. The image below shows the kit complete with follow focus and matte box (though made by Zacuto, not the higher quality ARRI accessories).

*This kit is completely customizable, so it needs to be assembled before use and this can be a bit tricky the first time! Also, the Z-Finder eyepiece optic has an adhesive mount which needs to be attached to your camera body.If you are hiring this kit to use with your own camera, then you will need to buy the adhesive frame for £10 and then stick it onto your camera and leave it with a weight for 24 hours to harden.

Fully customizable rig allows a DSLR camera or mini HD camera to be shoulder-operated complete with eyepiece optic.


  • Rate:
    £60/day £180/week Add to Shoot Kit

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