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SmallRig DSLR Action NATO Handle

BH #SM1955 • MFR #1955
SmallRig DSLR Action NATO Handle
Key Features
  • Mounts to Standard NATO Rail
  • Balances Front-to-Back & Left-to-Right
  • 2 x Anti-Twist ARRI Accessory Mounts
  • 2 x Cold Shoe Adapters
The versatile DSLR Action NATO Handle from SmallRig quickly mounts to a standard NATO rail to provide a balanced gripping point for your camera or camcorder. The handle features both forward-to-back and side-to-side adjustment to help balance your camera rig.
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SmallRig 1955 Overview

The versatile DSLR Action NATO Handle from SmallRig quickly mounts to a standard NATO rail to provide a balanced gripping point for your camera or camcorder. The handle features both forward-to-back and side-to-side adjustment to help balance your camera rig.

Additional features include two cold shoe adapters, multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads, and two ARRI-style anti-twist accessory mounts.

SmallRig 1955 Specs

Item TypeTopside Handle
RotationNo
Mounting
Attachment MethodAttaches via Rail Clamp
Accessory MountingHandle Shaft
Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Multiple x 3/8"-16 Thread
1 x ARRI Anti-Twist 3/8"-16 Thread
Handle End
1 x ARRI Anti-Twist 3/8"-16 Thread
Shoe Mounting2 x Built-In Cold Shoe Slot
RosettesNone
Rail Mounting1 x NATO Rail Clamp
General
MaterialsAluminum
Dimensions4.6 x 2.6 x 1" / 118 x 66 x 25 mm
Weight5.3 oz / 151 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 3.3 x 1.7"

SmallRig 1955 Reviews

Very good

By Harutyun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

Very good

well made little handle

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-23

Nice strong little handle. Basic but well thought out. Used as a side handle on Komodo.

Nice little handle

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

Perfect size for lightweight setups. Solid hold on nato rail. the adjustable centerpoint is really nice for moving around the camera as needed.

Perfect for switching from tripod to gimbal.

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

I have the SmallRig cage for my BMPCC4K. I wanted to have a handle with hot shoe mounts that had a NATO rail system to work with the NATO rail on the front of my BMPCC4K cage. This would enable me to quickly remove the monitor from the top of my camera, so I could attach the camera to my gimbal. Thankfully there is a hot shoe mount at the front of the handle, and on the back. The back hot shoe mount enables me to add my RODE Wireless GO mic unit to the handle so I can shoot wirelessly when on a tripod. The SmallRig cage has hot shoe mounts so I can also add my Wireless GO unit to the cage when shooting on a gimbal. All in all, this is the best handle I found for my camera cage for shooting videos.

Well build and light

By Ck
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-04

It looks heavy from the photo but it is not. The metal is hollow out inside to reduce weight. It is very well constructed and machined. I like the adjustability which really helps in the weight distribution of when carrying the top handle. The only thing that I don't like is the Allen key that is provided. It is slightly smaller than the actual fit, so it doesn't work well with the screws.

Fits poorly on BMPCC 6K

By Alexander
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-12

I recently purchased the Pocket 6K and many accessories to build out the rig for the camera, this handle being one of those parts. When used in conjunction with the Smallrig full cage, 2203, the handle only fits far off on the side of the top nato rail as the knob for tightening gets caught on the camera and can't move forward when the handle is placed in the center. Really like the features of the handle, but was just a little confused about how it works with the 6K.

It is where you want it to be.

By Reto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

I had another one, and was happy but not really satisfied. Then i searched for a handle which you can position where you like it. The balance of my rig is now better, because the Atomos is more to the back. This handle is perfect for that. On the right side i put a NATO rail so i can detach my wooden grip from the right side of the camera and put in on the top handle, so it perfectly fits my camera bag. This top handle is the best i could imagine.

Solid

By steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-25

Love that you can slide the handle forward and back.

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Will this handle fit on the Smallrig cage ...

Will this handle fit on the Smallrig cage designed for the Sony A6400?
Asked by: Rohan
Not that we are aware of. The SmallRig Formfitting Cage for Sony Alpha a6300/a6400/a6500, BH #SMCCS2310, is compatible with BH #SM1984 instead. A6400 Cage - https://bhpho.to/2I7SO25 Top Handle for Cage - https://bhpho.to/2SLmJ3P
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-28

What payload does this handle support?

What payload does this handle support?
Asked by: Jean Marcel
This handle has a 25 pound load capacity.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2022-04-07

Will this mount to an Arca Swiss style plate?

Will this mount to an Arca Swiss style plate?
Asked by: Walter
Unfortunately no. Nato rail fittings have never been compatible with Arca Swiss style plates and clamps.
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2019-06-14

Can the NATO clamp mount parallel with the ...

Can the NATO clamp mount parallel with the handle? i.e 90 degrees around from the product photos?
Asked by: Mark
The clamp can't be moved 90 degree. Unfortunately it can only move up and down the handle bar.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2019-08-20

Is there a longer version of this nato rail ...

Is there a longer version of this nato rail handle?
Asked by: Philipp
Unfortunately no, but you can add the SmallRig Top Handle Extension Rig. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1738628-REG/smallrig_4067_top_handle_extension_rig.html
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-12-13

Does the rod clamp shown in gray on the front of ...

Does the rod clamp shown in gray on the front of the handle come with the handle or is that an accessory that must be purchased separately?
Asked by: Terry
It's separate. You only get the handle.
Answered by: Esmond
Date published: 2022-09-09
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