Build up your DSLR or mirrorless camera for professional video and cinema production with the large Manfrotto Camera Cage. The cage itself surrounds your camera on three sides, adding a measure of protection to larger DSLR cameras like Canon's 1D series or Nikon's D3, D4, and D5 bodies. Smaller DSLR or mirrorless cameras with battery grips can also fit. 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes line the top and sides of the cage for securing accessories such as articulating arms. The top of the cage leaves the space above the camera's accessory shoe unobstructed for mounting audio accessories, such as XLR adapters. An HDMI cable clamp is integrated with the cage's vertical post to protect the camera's HDMI port from cable snags, as well as all necessary mounting screws and an articulating wooden top handle.
Included with the cage, the reversible top handle has a wooden handgrip which provides additional ways to comfortably handhold your camera. A cold shoe at the top can be used to mount a microphone, monitor, or other camera-top accessory. The handle folds down when packing your bag and can be alternately secured onto the left vertical rod for a secondary grip.
The base of the cage is a Manfrotto quick release dovetail which can directly secure your camera to Manfrotto standard quick release plates and tripod heads. Quick release functionality works the same as existing Manfrotto plates. Simply turn the thumbscrew and depress the release pin to slide the plate backward out of the base.
15mm LWS rods can be secured using the integrated rod clamp. The rod height is adjustable to ensure correct optical axis placement for matte boxes and follow focuses.