Vocas is one of the leading camera accessories manufacturer, and we certainly love their kit. With plenty of very well built and affordable professional accessories for popular cameras like the Sony PXW-FS7 and the A7s, if you are not familiar with their products, we highly recommend you check them out.
Vocas will be exhibiting at IBC, the the most important industry trade show occuring in Europe, from September 11 until 15, 2015 at the RAI in Amsterdam. The Dutch company will show its newest products and prototypes, and this year special attention goes out to the new Canon C300 MKII accessories, a complete NATO system, a 6,6” x 6,6” matte box, newly designed Universal Shoulder Base Plates (USBP), the wooden handgrip now included with a magnify function based on Lanc protocol.
Vocas will be located at the usual spot, hall 11 stand E34, with an exciting stand so make sure you stop by if you are attending the show.
The Canon C300 Mark II was announced earlier this year at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, and has been the talk of town ever since then. We had a chance to see the camera, and have been blown away by the innovation and some ground breaking features the camera has. We've been taking pre-orders ever since the announcement, to place yours you can do so here. But what good is a camera these days without the proper accessories to make it fully functional in the ever increasing demands of modern HD and beyond HD acquisition.
This is the new top handle Vocas have developed for the C300 Mark II, which attaches to the new top helmet/cheeseplate, which cleverly features holes for 15mm rods for mounting additional accessories like matteboxes and follow focus units as sometimes bottom 15/19mm rods can get pretty crowded with shorter lenses and protruding base plates.
Vocas have a newly developed cheese plate and a clever viewfinder extender. A new top hand-grip is now also available, which can be attached on the new cheese plate.
During the process of developing accessories for the Sony PXW-FS7, Vocas used the NATO system for the viewfinder bracket. Having the NATO system in sight again Vocas produced a complete range of NATO accessories to expand their assortment. Nice to mention is the double sided NATO bracket, a NATO bracket with a rosette and even a NATO cable clip!
Honoring a request from Vocas’ Asian distributors and as a manufacturer of matte boxes with their own patents, Vocas introduces a 6,6” x 6,6” matte box. The very lightweight 6,6” x 6,6” matte box can be used for wide-angle lenses starting at 12 mm. The new matte box contains the Vocas patented eyebrows, which makes the Vocas matte boxes very comfortable in use.
Vocas also improved on their already very well built and designed Universal Shoulder Base Plates (USBP in short)! The camera can easily be removed by quick release using the dovetail principle! In this way the camera using the dovetail plate can be exchanged in seconds between the different base plates (15 mm and 19 mm), gimbals, tripods or even studio carts!
Other improvements on the next generation Vocas USBP plates are: The range of the height adjustability is enlarged, the stability when using a VCT-14 is improved, the rigidity of the plate has been increased, the shoulder pad is removable and adjustable without tools, the rear clamping block has been integrated, the camera can be removed by quick release and above all the design has been refreshed!
Vocas most popular handgrips, the wooden, and in this case the one with start/stop function has been updated. The wooden start/stop handgrip now works with the Lanc protocol. In addition to that, an extra function has been added, namely a magnify button. So cameras using Lanc can be operated by the new Vocas wooden handgrip!
Throughout 2015, Vocas also introduced and released released their new MFC-2S follow focus system, a complete range of Sony PXW-FS7 accessories, a range of viewfinder brackets, beautiful walnut handgrips, Limited Edition matte box MB-435 wood, MB-435 tailor-made matte boxes, adapter plates for the Panasonic Varicam HS/35 cameras, adapter plate for the new JVC cameras like GY-LS300 and a new follow focus, the MFC-1B.
For more from Vocas head over to their website, and be sure to check out their booth at IBC (Hall 11, Stand E34).