The rods on both sides let you go handheld right away. Both rods can be adjusted in height and position around the camera, and one side can even be completely removed if not needed. All camera connections, buttons, dials and the battery door remain fully accessible. Our custom hotshoe pinch connects your camera into one solid piece with the cage. Plenty of 1/4"-20 mounting threads allow for assembly of a full rig to your needs. This cage is very lightweight, and compatible with Canon 80D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 6D, 7D, 7D MarkII, 5D MarkII, 5D MarkIII, 5DS, 5DS R, Nikon D7000, D7100, D7200, D300S, D610, DF, Sony A99, and of course almost any medium-sized DSLR on the market. The height of the cheese rods is 145mm, the width of this cage is 196mm.
If you are using a small-sized camera, such as Sony A7/A7s, Panasonic GH3/GH4, Canon 550D, 600D, 700D, please take a look at small camera cage 1630.
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Net Weight: 400g
The versa frame cage is the basis of a rig I assembled from SMALLRIG and I am very happy with it so far. I am using a Canon 70d along with Tascam DR-60d for audio, and mount a shotgun mic and wireless lav on at all times, It works great so far for weddings, commercial shoots, and run 'n' gun video journalism type stuff. Highly recommended.
One thing I was worried about was battery access, the photo shows a possible lack of space on the bottom of the cage, but when you get the assembly you'll find you can adjust the side arms connect to the baseplate, giving you enough space to make for easy battery access.
I had trouble figuring out which rail base to go with, I chose the U-base (1674) and was able to secure that to my Manfrotto quick release plate. I had a lot of fun tinkering with the rig to get it just right.
Love this cage - extremely versatile which is great if you're like me and use any variety of cameras from shoot to shoot. Have used it on 5DMKIII, as well a7s - no qualms.
Thanks to the hot shoe clamp on the top plate, it's a snug fit that makes your camera a solid sturdy filmmaking machine. Build up and down as you please, hasn't failed, and doubt it will.
Fantastic product, that lives up to its name. Bonus is that it comes with a great price tag as well!
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