This extremely versatile camera cage is designed for the Sony a7 series of cameras (a7S, a7S II, a7R, a7R II, a7R III, a7 III) as well as the Sony a9. It provides a high quality aluminum, CNC-milled protective armor for your camera that has several ¼”-20 and ⅜”-16 mounting points for attaching accessories. It’s designed to fit around the camera’s hot shoe mount as well as the battery and side input/output compartments.
A detachable top handle is included and features a cold-shoe mounting point (an additional cold shoe mount is on the top of the cage itself). This handle easily slides on and off of a small NATO rail that’s attached to the top of the cage.
On the bottom of the cage is a quick release plate that is attached to a 15mm LWS baseplate. This baseplate allows you to attach various accessories via 15mm rods and can mount to a Tilta Standard Lightweight Dovetail Plate to allow you to easily slide on and off of an operating setup. The baseplate also has a lens adapter support bracket built in to allow a way to mount various lens adapters (support screws for Metabones EF and PL mount adapters are included).
An optional right-side wooden handle can be added to your order. This handle is beautifully hand-carved from solid wood and features a very ergonomic design. It includes a recording run/stop button built in as well as a R/S cable for the Sony a6/a7/a9 **. The wooden handle is attached via an Arri Standard Rosette connection on the right side of the camera.
Fill out your kit with the optional package that includes the Tilta 4×4 Lightweight Matte Box, Single-sided DSLR Follow Focus, and 10″ Tilta Standard Lightweight Dovetail Plate.
**An additional baseplate can be purchased to adapt the Tilta standard baseplate to an Arri standard baseplate to allow you to mount your camera rig onto an Arri standard-sized dovetail.
** Note that there is currently no wooden handle run/stop cable that is compatible with the Sony a7 III or a7R III.