Element Technica Ships F3 Accessories
Element Technica has begun shipping a pro-quality interface for the bottom of the Sony F3.
The new riser kit includes a form-fitting bottom plate that reinforces the F3 body and provides a stable mounting point for bridge plates, risers, Steadicam, and remote heads. It also included is a unique riser that provides iris rod support in the LW-15 standard making it compatible with professional FF (follow focus devices) remote lens drive motors, MB (matte boxes) and any other rod based accessory, and is also features a riser that raises the camera’s height so as to be compatible with all major 15mm and 19mm studio bridge plates from both ET and ARRI.
Additionally, the kit includes a form-fitting shoulder pad that is magnetically fastened to the interface plate.
Other accessories compatible with the interface plate include the optional low-profile LW 15 rod mount which attaches quickly to the rear of the interface plate allowing the user to extend 15mm rods out of the rear of the camera for more accessory mounting options like V-Lock or AB battery mounts.
The kit is expected to be the first of many Sony-F3 specific accessories from Element Technica. The company is also prepared to released a set of Sony-approved top and right side body replacement panels machined out of 6061 billet aluminum. These precision panels turn the light duty F3 body into a ruggedized professional imager with many 1/4″ and 3/8″ standard mounting points. They also eliminate the built in handle with a strong low profile top surface with provision for a removable, professional handle system.
Element Technica will also launch other F3 accessories at IBC in September.