The Matthews Lazy Suzy (mitchell based) provides the cinematographer/ videographer with more creative opportunities through the use of an articulated double-swivel platform. This heavy-duty camera positioning device allows you to place the camera anywhere within a 25" diameter circle without having to reposition the dolly, tripod, or car mount rig.
The camera can be secured firmly for traveling shots, process trailers, or lock-off shots with the series of strategically placed 1/4" and 3/8" tapped holes. The Lazy Suzy will support camera packages up to 70lbs (30kg). Additional accessories and adapters are available, making the mounting possibilities limitless.
Each unit is made with 6161 T-6 black hard anodized aluminum. All steel parts are type 304 stainless steel. Bushings are made from black Acetal. All bolts, nuts, and washers are grade 18-8 stainless steel. The adjustment keys are made from steel with black power coat finish. Lazy Suzy is weather proof from minus 40f to plus 180f or minus 40c to 80c. Lubricant is never necessary. Mild soap and water is all that is needed for cleaning.
Disclaimer: Like all such devices, common sense and judgment must be used. The Lazy must be properly locked down when used on moving vehicles. Triangulating the system on moving vehicles is highly recommended to ensure safety of those around as well as for camera stability. Both top and bottom plates have strategically placed 1/4" and 3/8" tapped holes for triangulation.
- (1) Lazy Suzy swivel platform "Mitchell Base/Top"
- (1) Mitchell Nut
- (4) 2" Riser Posts w/ mounting screws
- (1) Mitchell top
- (1) Flat base Adapter w/ set screws
- (1) Fluid Head Tie Down
Weight Capacity at Full Extension: 70lbs (30kg)
Diameter Parameters: 0"-25" infinite increments
Unit Height (Base to Top) w/ out Mitchell Riser: 2.75"
Unit Height (Base to Top) w/ Mitchell Riser: 5.25"
Unit Weight w/ Mitchell Riser: 13lbs
Unit Weight w/ out Mitchell Riser: 11lbs
Package Shipping Weight: 17lbs
Shipping Package dimensions: 11"x11"x11"
- Mitchell Nut: PN# 1880
- Elemac to Mitchell Adapter/Riser PN# 395329
- 3/8" thread to 5/8" baby PN# 429779
- 5" riser post PN# 4 required (1) 20000-10
- 75-100mm bowl adapter PN# 12065-02
- 150mm bowl adapter PN# 377714
- Mitchell to Sachtler Adapter PN# 377710
- Mini Mitchell 4 way level head
- Low Profile Mitchell Tie Down PN# 1062-3
- Pelican Case