At NAB 2016 I talked to Bas from Vocas about their new Spider System rig for DSLR, mirrorless and small sized cameras, including the Sony FS5. The Spider System looks like a good solution for run-and-gun shooters who don’t want to build up a large, heavy shoulder rig.
The Spider System consists of an extendable arm, a universal camera base, a shoulder brace, a belly brace and a new rubberised handgrip. The extendable arm can be adjusted in length and is rotatable 360 degrees. On the end of the arm accessories can be mounted to a standard rosette.
The Spider System centres around the universal camera base. Up to four extendable arms can be mounted to the camera base so you can configure the rig to your individual shooting needs. The Spider System looks similar in design to the Zacuto Marauder, but with the added benefit that you can fold down while still attached to the camera. This makes it into a very compact solution for travel.
Like all Vocas products it has been well thought out and designed. All the metal parts are made out of machined aircraft grade aluminium.
Vocas expects that the Spider System will be available to purchase in July this year. The starter kit that includes a handle and shoulder brace will cost 795 Euro, with each additional arm being 195 Euro. Extra handles and braces will cost 120 Euro.
You can find out more about the Spider rig on the Vocas website.