After posting our recent Element Technica F3 Riser & Shoulder Pad Kit blog video, many clients had questions on how to mount it to a tripod and adjust front-rear balance. The ET F3 Riser’s clever universal design allows it to attach to all popular mounting options. 3/8” threaded holes are available for directly attaching ARRI bridgeplates, both in the 19mm studio standard with the BP-8 and in the 15mm studio standard with the BP-9. By removing a thin shim plate on the base of the ET F3 Riser, the unit can also be mounted to the Element Technica Hybrid Bridgeplate. If you are using smaller lenses and don’t need a sliding bridgeplate system, standard tripod plates can attach directly to the ET F3 Riser. In smaller configurations, the mounting point is very close to the center of gravity, with the mounting options for the shoulder pad also quite close to the center of gravity for comfortable handheld shooting.
Watch the video above for a full explanation of the mounting options for the Element Technical F3 Riser.