Introducing the Letus TaG System and a discount

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Our good friends over at Letus have announced the Letus TaG System – a universal dovetail mounting system. Since there are a lot of pieces to any rig, we've also included some descriptions of some of the other pieces shown in the video supplied by letus.


Introducing the Letus TaG System

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MCS Top Dovetail

Letus TaG System_MCS Top Dovetail

The dovetail rail is designed to work with our Top Quick Release Clamp or the TaG Tiny Receiver. Typically mounted to a camera cage, the dovetail allows you to easily position a quick release clamp anywhere along the rail. A great accessory for items you need to quickly remove and/or position quickly along the dovetail. The dovetail is tapped 1/4-20 mounting holes for alignment on a wide variety of bases.

Letus Cheeseplate V2

Letus TaG System_Letus Cheeseplate V2

The Letus Cheeseplate is the perfect accessory for the Master Cinema Series bundles. The cheese plate can be hard mounted to the Letus TaG baseplates. The cheeseplate can also be mounted to standard 15mm or 19mm rods. The angle of the cheesplate is adjustable with its rossette knuckle, allowing you to potion it however is most usefull and comfortable for you. It has two female 15mm threads for adding support rods, and has a myriad of mounting holes. It is also tapped for mounting a Letus Battery Plate, Anton Bauer Gold Plate, Sony V-Mount plate, and the Codex S.

The cheeseplate can also be used a lighter alternative to the MCS padded long weight for those using heavier cameras on their shoulder.

The locking knuckle and rod bracket are not included in the base price.

TaG Dovetail – 5″

Letus TaG System_TaG Dovetail - 5

5″ dovetail plate for the Letus TaG system. Plate is machined from a solid peice of aircraft grade Swiss aluminum. Sandblasted with a type III, hard anodized finish. The bottom of the plate features recessed velcro strips for attaching the MCS shoulder pad. Two, spring-loaded safety pins prevent the dovetail from sliding out of the TaG receiver.

Each end of the plate has 4 1/4-20 female threads for attaching the TaG rod drop downs. This allows you to attach support rods directly to the TaG dovetail for an ultra low profile rig.

TaG Dovetail – 8″

Letus TaG System_TaG Dovetail - 8

8″ dovetail plate for the Letus TaG system. Plate is machined from a solid peice of aircraft grade Swiss aluminum. Sandblasted with a type III, hard anodized finish. The bottom of the plate features recessed velcro strips for attaching the MCS shoulder pad. Two, spring-loaded safety pins prevent the dovetail from sliding out of the TaG receiver.

Each end of the plate has 4 1/4-20 female threads for attaching the TaG rod drop downs. This allows you to attach support rods directly to the TaG dovetail for an ultra low profile rig.

TaG Tiny Receiver

Letus TaG System_TaG Tiny Receiver

The TaG Tiny is a smaller version of our full size TaG Receiver. This is a great way for setting up quick release accessories or for mounting smaller cameras. It is a standard arca-swiss size so compatibility with other brands of dovetails is not an issue. We use this for mounting our top handle to the top of a camera cage via the MCS dovetail. This is also a great companion to our “Simple Cage” which uses the same arca-swiss dovetail spacing on its entire perimeter.

Like the full size TaG, the TaG Tiny Receiver has a safety release pin to prevent accidental un-locking. Simple drop in and go functionality eliminates the hassle of trying to perfectly align a sliding dovetail type system.

This product is the TaG Tiny Receiver ONLY. You will need an arca-swiss sized dovetail to complete the setup. Our MCS Dovetail and Simple Cage are also compatible.

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TaG Rod Riser

Letus TaG System_TaG Rod Riser

The TaG Rod Riser allows you to attach 15mm rods directly to the TaG dovetails. This item includes 30cm carbon fiber rods. The riser has 34mm (1 and 3/8″) of vertical adjustment. It is attached to the dovetail using two 1/4-20 screwsd (included).

MCS Shoulder Pad

Letus TaG System_MCS Shoulder Pad

The Master Cinema Series shoulder pad is made out of genuine leather and memory foam. Designed for all day comfort, this shoulder pad features a built in velcro mounting surface. You can quickly attach the shoulder pad to virtually anything you can stick velcro on. Although designed for the Master Cinema Series baseplate, this pad will certainly find a home in many places due to its extreme comfort and durability.

The center memory foam pads are removable and replaceable. The precision stitching is reminiscent of a high end sports car. This shoulder pad truly is a work of art in both form and function. Simplicity and comfort were the two main goals. Both were achieved with flying colors.

Features:

* Memory foam padding

* Black and brown genuine leather

* Simple velcro mounting

* Removeable center foam

* Wedge shaped to match shoulder contour

* Precision contrast stitching

NOTE: The MCS shoulder pad is designed to work with the MCS base plate. It can be adapted to other setups with the use of velcro. If you plan to use this pad on something other than the MCS baseplate, you will need to find a way to attach velcro to the item. We do not include extra mounting velcro with the shoulder pad.

TaG Tiny Receiver & Dovetail Kit

Letus TaG System_TaG Tiny Receiver & Dovetail Kit

The Letus TaG (touch-and-go) system is designed for quick, secure mounting of camera systems and accessories. This kit contains the smaller, Letus TaG Tiny receiver and a universal dovetail.

The Letus TaG Tiny receiver allows you to drop the dovetail in from the top. It snaps in with a positive lock so you know it is secure. Adjust it back and forth then slide the locking lever back to hold position. The locking lever has a safety pin so you can not accidentally disengage it. It can be released with a one hand operation.

We recommend using this system for mounting accessories you would like to quick release. It also works well on smaller cameras or with our Letus Simple Cage. The TaG Tiny receiver is compatible with any arca-swiss standard dovetail plate including Really Right Stuff.

TaG Receiver

Letus TaG System_TaG Receiver

The Letus TaG (touch-and-go) system is designed for quick, secure mounting of camera systems and accessories.

Use this system to standardize all of your tripods. No more trying to track down the right tripod plate. Eliminate the frustration of trying to slide a tripod plate in from the back. The TaG receiver is compatible with O'Connor plates and the MCS Baseplate.

The Letus TaG receiver allows you to drop the dovetail in from the top. It snaps in with a positive lock so you know it is secure. Adjust it back and forth then slide the locking lever back to hold position. The locking lever has a safety pin so you can not accidentally disengage it. It can be released with a one hand operation.

This product is for the TaG receiver only. You will need a TaG dovetail to complete the setup.

TaG Receiver & Dovetail Kit

Letus TaG System_TaG Receiver & Dovetail Kit

The Letus TaG (touch-and-go) system is designed for quick, secure mounting of camera systems and accessories. This kit contains the large Letus TaG receiver and a 5″ dovetail. Optional dovetail combinations available.

Use this system to standardize all of your tripods. No more trying to track down the right tripod plate. Eliminate the frustration of trying to slide a tripod plate in from the back. The TaG receiver is compatible with O'Connor plates and the MCS Baseplate.

The Letus TaG receiver allows you to drop the dovetail in from the top. It snaps in with a positive lock so you know it is secure. Adjust it back and forth then slide the locking lever back to hold position. The locking lever has a safety pin so you can not accidentally disengage it. It can be released with a one hand operation.

The TaG dovetails feature spring loaded safety pins on each side so they can not slide out of the TaG receiver once snapped into place. The dovetail features two, inset velcro strips in the underside of the plate. This allows our MCS Shoulder Pad to be easily attached and removed without interfering with any mounting points.

Letus Rosette Front Handles

Letus TaG System_Letus Rosette Front Handles

The Letus Rosette Front Handles are the next generation of hand grips from Letus. These handles feature rosettes that give you rock solid angle adjustment. The horiztontal rods are also designed to prevent any slipping forward or backwards. In short, once you have these bad boys tightnend down, they will not move.

These handles are compatible with any 15mm rods, including the MCS Rigs, and Talon rigs.

This kit comes with two handles, two rods, and the 15mm rod clamp.

TaG Simple Shoulder Rig

Letus TaG System_TaG Simple Shoulder Rig

Base bundle includes:

8″ TaG Dovetail

V2 Cheeseplate

V2 Cheeseplate Mounting Knuckle

TaG Rod riser kit with 30cm rods

MCS Rossette Front Handle Kit

Compact EVF Knuckle

MCS Shoulder Pad

Simple Cage

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