Designer: Yetta White
Co-designers: Aleem Ahmed, Greg O, Steven Seagondollar
SmallRig Cage Kit for Sony RX100 III IV V 2105
1. The world's 1st cage for Sony RX100 M3/M4/M5/M5A.
2. It seats the camera firmly with the lens ring and blocks no access to ports and buttons.
3. Removable wooden side grip for a comfortable gripping experience in shooting.
4. Versatile interfaces (1/4” and 3/8” threaded holes, NATO rail and Arri holes) for external accessory attachment.
SmallRig Cage Kit 2105 is designed for Sony RX100 M3/M4/M5/M5A. It seats the camera firmly with the lens ring in the front of the cage. There are several holes on the top to attach Top Handle 1984, and meanwhile Cold Shoe Extension 2879 can be attached on the right side. On the left side, it features a NATO rail and Arri holes, whereby Magic Arm 2115/2071 could be used to attach your monitor. If you want better protection for your HDMI cable, HDMI Lock 1693 is your best choice. Mounting threads at the bottom of the cage are compatible with different QR plates and thus provide the best shooting experience for vlogging shooting and the bottom design blocks no access to the battery compartment. Wooden grip on the right side provides enough room for hand-held and offers a better shooting experience. There is enough room for Sony AG-R2 Grip for the RX100 series after removing the wooden grip.
Sony RX100 M3/M4/M5/M5A
1 x Cage 2105
2 x Hex Spanner
Product Dimensions: 118.2x49x75.5mm
Package Size: 135x100x50mm
Net Weight: 105g
Package Weight: 150g
Material(s): Wood+Aluminum Alloy
Beautiful engineering and attention to detail. After my first months of using the cage on several trips, I'm extremely happy with the additional protection this cage provides. I would like to ask for one change or option for the cage. Can you design a wider wooden grip? I'm OK with losing the right side mount points for a larger/wider grip. I have a large hand, not huge. Having a wider grip would provide better comfort and stability when shooting by hand. THX
It is very thoughtful of the designer to combine the cage with the wooden grip together. The screen could be flipped and blocks no access to all ports and buttons on the camera. The wooden grip feels very smooth and ensures a comfortable gripping experience.
The mechanical craftwork of the small cage is magnificent. The cage allows for my camera to be a camera first and still a fully functioning camcorder when I need it to be. I like taking pictures primary and I like to add video in the slide shows to bring a multi-media presentation by bringing my pictures to life in short video clips. The Cage is well designed and it barely add any size to the camera keeping it a perfect pocket camera with the cage on. If you get the stabilizer handle then you are ready to snap and shoot! I don't think you will be disappointed. You can mounted external mic and recorder and even a light with the accessories.
During the Co-design period, the cage comes with a built-in cold shoe. But I find it hard for manual operation after it is mounted with external accessories. Thus, I say we may skip the built-in cold shoe in this part. If we need a cold shoe, we could mount it on 1/4”-20 threaded holes on the top of cage. The designing team listens to my idea and all agree. To show their gratitude, they even send a re-designed sample to me!
Great quality. Very robust Build. No issues so far. Very ergonomic and well thought out design. Hands down the best cage out in the market for the RX100.
High quality and very close fit. Allows for arca plate and access to battery/card at the same time. Brilliant.
It's high time to do such a good thing
A slight change in idea, from my last comments, I would consider actually putting a slight edge at the top of the wooden handle on the metal frame like the top of a grip stock, especially since the person's index finger will be behind the coldshoe to access the shutter-button. This definitely is an important area to consider the ergonomics of the grip.
Looking at the design I would highly recommend not rounding the front-bottom-right corner of the metal frame and keeping it as tight as possible to the wooden handle rather than the rounding shown here both for cleanliness of the design for added strength and wear reasons on the wood in that area. Additionally I would be tempted to match the wood shape at the very top of the handle to either the metal frame, or try rounding of the coldshoe to match that of the top of the wooden handle. I no application of the coldshoe that I am aware of would the reduction on front edges limit its use. I think it would again help improve the cleanness of the design.