Designer: Yetta White
Co-designer: Gregory Gillaspie
SmallRig Advanced Half-cage Kit for Panasonic Lumix GH5 with Battery Grip 2024
SmallRig Advanced Half-cage Kit 2024 is exclusively designed for Panasonic Lumix GH5.
1. 1/4’’ threaded holes on the top could attach Top Handle 1984 or attach NATO Rail 1409 for QR Cheese Handle 1649.
2. Cold shoe could attach Articulating Rosette Arm 1497 for monitor.
3. Arri 3/8’’ holes on the side could attach Anti-rotation Magic Arm Adapter 1978.
4. 1/4’’ threaded holes on the side of top are used to lock Panasonic Lumix GH5 DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017.
5. An array of 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes at the bottom of baseplate are compatible with quick release plates of different standards.
1/4’’ threaded holes on the top could attach Top Handle 1984 or attach NATO Rail 1409 for QR Cheese Handle 1649. The integrated cold shoe could attach Articulating Rosette Arm 1497 for monitor. Arri 3/8’’ holes on the side could attach Anti-rotation Magic Arm Adapter 1978 and attach Articulating Rosette Arm 1497 for monitor. NATO rail on the side could attach EVF Mount 1594 for monitor. It is equipped with an abundance of 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes for DIY operations as per your needs. Rubber cushions at the bottom are utilized to prevent the battery grip from scratches. A 1/4’’ screw is used to lock the battery grip via a threaded hole at the bottom. The camera could be detached from the battery grip via the dial, which is very convenient during operation.
Two M4 threaded holes at the bottom of half cage are utilized to connect the cage and baseplate to ensure 85mm rod height. 15mm rod clamp could attach Black Aluminum Alloy Rod 1051 for Shoulder Pad 1485 and Battery Plate 1547. 1/4’’ threaded holes on the side of top are used to lock Panasonic Lumix GH5 DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017. This cage that is anti-twist designed locks camera firmly and is good for heat dissipation as well. The cage fits the camera and battery grip completely. An array of 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes at the bottom of baseplate are compatible with quick release plates of different standards.
Panasonic Lumix GH5 with Battery Grip
1 x Baseplate
1 x Half-cage
2 x M4 Screw
1 x Hex Spanner
Product Dimensions: 79x108x165mm
Net Weight: 290g
Package Size: 160x120x68mm
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
I like this setup, it's a head turner, looks and feels professional. I get a ton of comments about my setup and I'm happy to break it all down to people I meet when I'm shooting. I don't have my setup fully rigged out but pretty darn close with just a few more purchases. Really the cold shoe mount could use some tweaking in it's positioning once I add a shotgun mic to the cold shoe I'm fighting for a good hand position on the top handle. There is an easy remedy for this for me and it's to simply mount the shotgun mic somewhere else on the rig. I've used plenty of cages with different camera setups and this is a great one with ease of setup and overall feel, super stoked on my purchase. Keep it up SmallRig.
I just love it! I love being able to change the battery from the side without taking the camera of from the tripod, and also being able to mount some accesories. It´s comfortable enough so I just leave it always on the camera. I´m buying a left-hand grip soon to improve handheld operation.
Nel complesso è un buon prodotto, rispetto ad altri cage, non protegge molto la macchina, ma offre diversi agganci supplementari che sono molto utili a chi fa video sul set cinematografico. Per chi come me fa molte riprese per eventi sarebbe stato interessante avere un cage che si può staccare dal supporto per binari 15mm, in questo caso invece è un blocco unico. ma fa il suo lavoro, non si può avere tutto.
Overall the Cage is okay, but I miss an attacking point at the top so it would become even more robust. But my main complain is the attaching screw in the bottom, it is very poor and it is difficult to fasten and unfasten when you are using multiple setups on a shoot.
It matches my Panasonic Lumix GH5 perfectly. The cage leaves the ports and buttons of the camera available. It is anti-twist designed and the built-in cold shoe could be mounted with magic arm for monitor. Rubber cushions at the bottom are utilized to prevent the battery grip from scratches. The designer is really thoughtful and full of imagination, considering every detail in the design.