As a filmmaker or videographer, having the right tools and equipment is essential to capture the perfect shot. One important aspect of your setup is the camera cage and the way you mount your accessories to it. Tilta has recently introduced several new options for mounting 15 millimeter rods to your camera cage. Expanding upon the existing 15mm rod holders, these new ones take advantage of the expansion points on our more recent camera cages. In the video above & this article, we’ll take a closer look at the features and benefits of each of these rod holders.
15mm Rod Holder to NATO Adapter
The first option is a 15mm Rod Holder to NATO Adapter that can be securely mounted to your camera system via one of Tilta’s full or half camera cages that feature NATO rail. Its design helps prevent the rod from rotating and supports accessories such as the Nucleus Nano Wireless Follow Focus Motor. This extremely secure connection helps prevent the rod from rotating and the height can be easily adjusted. The rod holder can also be mounted on the top of some cages that feature NATO rail or have enough threads to support an external NATO attachment.
15mm Rod Holder to Dual 1/4″-20 Adapter
The second option is a 15mm Rod Holder to Dual 1/4″-20 Adapter that can be securely mounted to your camera system via two 1/4″-20 screws. This design also helps prevent the rod from rotating and supports heavier duty accessories such as the larger Nucleus M Wireless Follow Focus Motor. Like the first option, this rod holder can also be top-mounted on larger cages that have enough threads to support it.
15mm Rod Holder to 1/4″-20 Adapters (Front or Side Mounted)
The third option is a 15mm Rod Holder to 1/4″-20 Adapter (Side Mounted) that can be side mounted to your camera system via a 1/4″-20 screw that use locating pins. This rod holder can be mounted to the side of the cage as well as the top in both parallel and perpendicular configurations in relation to the width of the camera body. The locating pins help limit rotation while the single screw makes this one of our most universal options. The fourth option is a 15mm Rod Holder to 1/4″-20 Adapter (Front Mounted) that can be front mounted to your camera system via a single 1/4″-20 screw that utilizes locating pins. This design helps get the rod closer to your lens which is especially helpful when using smaller, compact lenses with Wireless Follow Focus Motors such as the Nucleus Nano.
Tilta has you covered with a range of new 15mm rod holders that are perfect for securely mounting various rod-based accessories to your camera system. With options to mount rods on the side or top of most camera cages, you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your needs. Use these new rod holders to effectively mount accessories to your camera rig, we think that they will be a valuable addition to your camera setup.