Designer: Yetta White
SmallRig Camera Cage for SONY a7/ a7S/ a7R 1815 is designed to enhance the video-making capabilities of your Sony A7 series camera by increasing many mounting points for your camera rigs. The CNC-machined aluminum cage protects your camera and you have access to SD card slot, battery compartment, and all camera controls.
For accessory attachment, the built-in cold shoes are provided to attach microphone, monitor mounting etc. On the top and at the left side of the cage are the holes for ARRI accessory mounting. For easy handheld shooting, you can attach a top handle or mount ARRI compatible wooden handgrip 1941. To protect the camera HDMI port, we specially offer HDMI lock mounting interface. The front of the cage is designed for anti-deflection. It comes with several 1/4’’ threaded holes that enables to mount small-sized follow focus. The cage features an Arca Swiss quick plate on the bottom, so it is fast and easy to mount it onto Arca Swiss base. With the bottom 1/4’’ threads, you can also attach it to other QR plates. With a bottom screw and a side screws locked, it is extremely secure.
1.Inherent shoe mounts, ARRI locating holes, ARRI rosette
2.Enables to mount HDMI cable clamp
3.Has access to SD card slot, battery compartment, and all camera controls
4.Features a bottom Arca quick release plate
5.Front 1/4’’ threads enable to mount small-sized follow focus
6.Abundance of 1/4’’-20 & 3/8’’-16 threaded holes
Sony A7/ A7S/ A7R
1x A7 Cage
1x 1/4’’-20 Screw
1x M2.5 Screw
Product Dimensions: 149x49.5x105mm
Net Weight: 185g
Package Size: 160x120x68mm
Package Weight: 272g
Material: Aluminum Alloy
The cage fits my Sony a7R, and meanwhile it leaves all ports and buttons available.
The cage is designed anti-twist in the front and it is good for heat dissipation. It is equipped with an abundance of 1/4" threaded holes for additional accessories. It could be mounted with a wooden grip on the right side for a better gripping experience during shooting. That is really a good choice for us! It think it is very well designed and its advantages are numerous. Good, good, good!
I've been using the 1815 cage for a few weeks now on a lot of shoots. first things first ...I love it!! The cage fits beautifully around the body, while allowing easy access to buttons and dials.
The way the top plate of the cage is curved on the right hand side means it's almost like a handle and fits in my hand really well with my thumb nicely locked in the bend. (kinda hard to describe but works very well)
I've been using another high profile brand cage and while it was good, it wasn't great. Too wide to go in my Ronin-M, didn't hald the camera firm enough when using a follow focus, and the top dial was hard to use, impossible to see.
None of these issues exist with the Smallrig cage. It has a locking system to stop the camera rocking back and forth. It hugs the camera body so well I can slide it into my Ronin-m, and the dial is easy to see and use (great for using the 1 & 2 presets)
It also has plenty of mounting holes underneath so you can put a quick release plate on with 2 screws to prevent any twisting.
All in all a fantastic piece of kit.