Chrosziel has announced new lightweight support accessories for two new Sony camcorders, the NEX-FS100 and PMW-F3, writes David Fox.
The layout of the LightWeightSupport (LWS) 401-429 (pictured top) for the Sony NEX-FS100 ensures that a follow focus can be added to all relevant lenses. The platform has been adjusted to the camera base and allows the camera to move as far as possible to the front edge of the supporting rods.
Alternatively, Chrosziel will offer an HD (Heavy Duty) version, as is the case for all single-chip cameras featuring a PL lens mount. The LWS 401-429HD will be equipped with a double tube guide and 440mm tubes with 15mm diameter.
It has also introduced an improved HD version lightweight support for Sony‘s PMW-F3 camcorder, the LWS 401-415HD. Its platform now stretches out as far as the camera base, making use of all points of support the camera body offers as well as the third thread in the back of the camera bottom.
All HD versions offer sufficient space for handles, shoulder pads and external viewfinders (pictured above left), and cost €450 each. The regular LWS 401-429 and LWS 401-415 cost €290. The items will be released between July and September.