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Zacuto Sony FS7 Recoil II

Abel Code: ZA-Z-S7R-V2
Mfr. Code: Z-S7R-V2
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Build a shoulder rig for your Sony FS7 or FS7 II to balance the camera behind you with the center balance point directly over your shoulder. The rig includes VCT Pro Baseplate + Axis Mini EVF mount.
Key Highlights
  • For your Sony FS7 or Sony FS7 II
  • VCT14 compatible v-wedge
  • Adjustable ENG style mount


Zacuto Sony FS7 Recoil is a shoulder-mounted rig with the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate and Zacuto Axis Mini for your Sony FS7 and FS7 II camera which can be used with either your Gratical EVFs or your Sony monitor. This camera rig allows you to relocate the Sony camera grip to the side of the VCT Pro via M6 Rosette for optimal usability and comfort.

This is a Next Generation Recoil rig designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on your tripod. With lenses and cameras of similar weights, the balance point is 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.

VCT Pro – this baseplate has a sliding top plate for quickly removing the camera from the rig or fast lens changes, a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a v-wedge tripod connector with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 screw option (screws are included). It features removable and extendable 6.5" iris rods (included) and rows of 1/4-20 screw holes along the sides for accessories. It has quick release 15mm rod parts in the rear. The recessed rod mount offers maximum accessory capable space under your camera lens.

Axis Mini for Sony FS7 - Attaches to the included Sony FS7 Rod Lock to mount either a rosette mounted EVF like the optional Gratical HD or your Sony monitor itself (Sony 15mm round rod insert required for FS7 II compatibility is sold separately). Adjustable positioning for shoulder mounted shooting or tripod shooting. 


Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate 

This Baseplate is compatible with all cameras including Canon EOS C-series, Sony FS5 and FS7, AJA CION, Blackmagic, RED cameras, ARRI AMIRA, many DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, and more (though this kit is designed specifically for your Sony FS7 or FS7II). The VCT Pro has a built-in, curved shoulder pad, plus an ARRI M6 rosette for accessories and grips. It comes with quick-release, extendable 6.5" rods at the front and lightweight spaced quick-release rod ports at the back. The v-wedge tripod connector is compatible with VCT14 tripod adapter plates or you can use the 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw holes for direct connect to your tripod quick-release plate.

The red sliding top plate offers easy adjustability for lens changes, removing your camera, and balancing your rig correctly on your shoulder. This sliding plate, combined with a double screw track, offers 10" of camera balance sliding range. You can quickly release your camera from the rig by sliding the red plate completely off and using the Zacuto VCT Pro Dock (sold separately) to quickly transition it to a tripod, slider, etc.

A lightweight, adjustable rod mount is set far back in the plate, which offers plenty of accessory-capable area under the camera lens. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate. This keeps the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 25mm of vertical adjustment.

The shoulder pad portion of the VCT Universal is set as far forward on the plate as possible, also to maximize your accessory capable rod area and aid with balance. The VCT Universal Baseplate is the core of Zacuto's Next Generation Recoil rigs.

Lowering your camera on a rig prevents already tall cameras from being too top heavy. With the Zacuto VCT, the distance from the bottom of your camera to your shoulder is just 3/4".


  • 14.25 x 4.25 x 2.0" (LxWxH) with 6.5" rods
  • Two quick releasable 6.5" rods included
  • Weighs 960 grams
  • One ARRI M6 rosette on right side of VCT Pro
  • Two quick-release rod ports in the back
  • Wide gel-polymer shoulder pad
  • One ¼-20 and ⅜-16 removable screws included
  • Lightweight adjustable rod mount
  • Over 10" of camera balance sliding range
  • Up to 25mm of vertical adjustment
  • Unique sliding top plate to quickly adjust for lens changes or to release the camera from your rig
  • Unique design creates more accessory rod capable area
  • V-wedge style tripod connector or directly mount your tripod plate via ¼-20 and ⅜-16 screw holes
  • ¼-20 screw holes along the side for accessory mounting options


Zacuto Axis Mini

The Zacuto Axis Mini is designed to attach to the top of your camera set up, leaves plenty of room at the lens for focusing, and will work with a wide range of lenses. It can be adjusted with one hand while the camera rig is on your shoulder. The Axis Mini has extensive articulation for use with a variety of cameras, both shoulder mounted or in tripod operating position.

The Axis Mini attaches to your rig via a 15mm rod port at the top of a kit positioned perpendicular to your camera lens. Slide the Axis Mini into the 15mm rod port and clamp into place. The Axis Mini attaches to the EVF via a secure rosette mount.

The Axis Mini has three red tension levers that are controlled independently with 360 degree motion. Release all three levers to completely reposition the mount or release just one to make single segment adjustments. You can dial in the exact amount of tension needed at each lever to adjust on the fly. 

NOTE: If you are left eye shooter an additional extension is required (not included).

What's in the Box

  • Zacuto Axis Mini EVF Mount
  • 3/8"-16 Camera Screw
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Screw
  • 2 x 15mm Rods - 6.5"
  • VCT Pro Baseplate


Key Highlights

  • For your Sony FS7 or Sony FS7 II
  • VCT14 compatible v-wedge
  • Adjustable ENG style mount
  • 10" of sliding camera balance range
  • Maintains a low center of gravity
  • 2x 6.5" 15mm rods included
  • For rosette-mounted EVFs

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Standard Rod Size:
15mm LWS
Baseplate Options:
Quick Release
Mount Points:
3 x 1/4-20 - threaded holes along side for mounting accessories
ARRI Rosette - on right side of VCT Pro
VCT14 compatible V-Wedge

Compatibility - Camera

Sony PXW-FS7 II - Recoil rig + - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Sony PXW-FS7 - Recoil Rig + - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
RED RAVEN - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
RED DRAGON - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
RED WEAPON - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
RED SCARLET-W - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C100 - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C300 - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C300 MK II - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C100 MKII - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C700 - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Canon EOS C500 - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Blackmagic Design:
Blackmagic URSA - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate
ARRI AMIRA - - Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate

Lens Accessories

Rod Clamp Size:

Shoulder Rigs

Shoulder Rig Rod Type:
2 x 15mm - 6.5" rods
Rig Type:
Rig Features:
Baseplate - ONLY, no grips or arms included
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