Designer: Tracy Joy
1. It does not block the hot shoe on the camera.
2. A Cold shoe is used to attach the microphone or attach LCD Monitor Adapter.
3. It is compatible with Sony VGC2EM and VELLO BG-S3.
4. Arca Swiss clamp at the baseplate for the quick release and attachment of the camera.
5. Arri rosette on the right side is compatible with a wooden handle.
6. NATO rail on the left side is attachable to QR Cheese Handle.
SmallRig Camera Cage for Sony A7II/ A7SII/A7RII with Battery Grip 2031
SmallRig Camera Cage 2031 is designed exclusively for Sony A7II/ A7SII/A7RII camera. It is compatible with Sony VGC2EM and VELLO BG-S3 to maximize battery life and extend shooting time. The cage features an Arca Swiss clamp at the baseplate for the quick release and attachment of the camera.
On the top of the cage is an array of 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes, an Arri locating hole, and a cold shoe. 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes are for DIY options as per your needs, such as mounting Top Handle 1638 or Top Handle 1984 for handheld shooting. The Arri locating hole could attach Magic Arm 2026 for monitor or wireless video transmitter, and the cold shoe is used to attach a microphone or attach LCD Monitor Adapter 1639 for monitor or wireless video transmitter. The cage fits the camera well and does not block the hot shoe on the camera, thus the hot shoe could attach Sony XLR K2M successfully.
Arri rosette on the right side is compatible with wooden handle 1941, which provides a more comfortable experience for handheld shooting. 1/4’’ threaded hole on the front side could attach 15mm Rod Clamp 1266 for wireless follow focus. NATO rail on the left side is attachable to QR Cheese Handle 1688, which is also beneficial for handheld shooting. 1/4’’ threaded holes on the left side could attach HDMI Lock 1679 for the protection of HDMI cable. In addition, the cage blocks no card slots, buttons or ports of the camera.
Sony A7II/ A7SII/A7RII
1 x Cage 2031
1 x Hex Spanner
2 x Quick Release Plate
Product Dimensions: 182 x 182 x 82mm
Net Weight: 495g
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
The cage is very well designed. The cage fits the camera well and does not block the hot shoe on the camera. Top handle could be mounted on the top for handheld shooting. The built-in cold shoe could be mounted with magic arm for monitor. Arri rosette on the right side could be mounted with wooden handle with Arri rosette for handheld shooting. It is really thoughtful for the designer to come up with amazing design!
+It fits perfectly and allows a lot f options to your rig & it isn't too heavy.
-I can't leave the camera out of the tripod on any surface cause the base is to small.
-Due the added piece with screws at the front right side, it's impossible to fit some adapters like LA-EA4. I've made a thiner one with a bent meccano piece in order to use some adapters.
I think it is heavy, but to be in a tripod mode, i think this cage does his work. The thing i didn´t like it that, if you work with an adapter lens, like metabones, i have always to remove it because it does not enter just sliding the base plate. The base plate also don´t slide like it should.