Vocas announces a new range of accessories dedicated to the new Canon EOS C200, including a new viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a sliding system, a cage, and a handgrip relocation.
Hot on the heels of the release of the Canon EOS C200, Vocas has clearly seen the camera as a hot ticket, and have produced a number of new accessories designed specifically for it. These include a new viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a sliding system, a cage, and a handgrip relocation.
Vocas is known for its hihigh-qualityccessories such as matte boxes, follow focus units, and cages. It is clearly anticipating high sales of the C200 based upon its rather tempting specification and relative affordability.
The new accessories that are being introduced by the company aim to solve some of the limitations of the new camera, such as being able to adjust the viewfinder fore and aft, for use on the shoulder, as well as adjusting the centre of gravity more easily for use with different rails systems, drones, and gimbals.
Such products are sure to make life easier for serious users. However it is easy for those of us on the sidelines to ask why Canon didn’t just address these limitations in the design phase. It is a common criticism of manufacturers that we often need to purchase a whole raft of additional accessories to make the product versatile enough for everyday use.
It is an unfortunate reality that the design and construction of such a camera has to face limitations in order to reach a certain price point. This is why you pay $50,000 or more for an Arri Alexa, which doesn’t need such ergonomic modifications. Companies such as Vocas therefore serve a very useful purpose, enabling companies like Canon to produce a camera such as the C200, which can shoot 4K raw video, and up to 120fps in FHD without the need for cropping for around $8000.
The new accessories from Vocas are available right now, and the full press release follows after the break.
Vocas introducing new accessories for Canon EOS C200.
Vocas introduces accessories specifically developed for the Canon EOS C200 camera! These accessories will be shown at the IBC show in Amsterdam, 15 – 19 September 2017. Vocas developed a C200 viewfinder bracket, top cheese plate, camera adapter plate for the Vocas Sliding System, a special C200 cage and a handgrip relocation.
Vocas will provide a complete C200 viewfinder solution based on NATO rail, because the original Canon viewfinder bracket is not adjustable in forward and backward direction. This is required when using the camera on shoulder. The 15 mm viewfinder adapter fits the original C200 top handle directly, and provides a 15 mm horizontal rod to mount any NATO accessory. The Vocas viewfinder bracket provides a rigid and stable mounting solution for the C200 LCD and prevents the LCD from twisting, which can result in a crooked horizon of the image. An adjustable friction mechanism is integrated to tilt the LCD up and down.
Top cheese plate
The new Vocas top cheese plate for the C200 has integrated holes for 15 mm rails and to this cheese plate, both the original C200 handgrip and the Vocas top handgrip low can be mounted. A top handgrip kit for the Canon EOS C200 consisting of the top cheese plate, top handgrip low and the viewfinder adapter is available as well.
Vocas Sliding System
Vocas has made a dedicated C200 camera adapter plate with four attachment points which gives the camera more stability. The Vocas dedicated camera adapter plate makes it possible for the C200 to be part of the Vocas Sliding System. It provides the C200 of compatibility with 15 mm setups, 19 mm setups, drones and gimbals.
When using heavy set-ups, some extra steadiness and stability is required. Therefore Vocas has developed a light weight camera cage for the C200. This cage is connected to the Vocas top cheese plate and the Vocas camera adapter plate on both sides of the camera. On the operators side, a standard rosette is integrated in the cage.
Handgrip relocation for Canon EOS C200
When shooting from the shoulder, a relocation of the handgrip is required. The Original C200 handgrip is equipped with standard rosette. Via the Vocas handgrip extenders the Canon handgrip can be positioned at any place you wish. Vocas provides an extension cable for the Canon EOS handgrip series, because the length of the integrated cable of the C200 is far too short. Now the handgrip can be fully relocated with Vocas gear.
The new Vocas accessories for the Canon EOS C200 camera are available right now. Vocas will show the new C200 accessories at the IBC show in Amsterdam, 15 – 19 September, booth 12.D56.