SmallRig Half Cage with Arca L-Bracket for Sony A7III A7RIII 2236
1.World’s first cage with the function of Arca L-Bracket;
2.Custom designed for Sony A7III and A7RIII, formfitting and anti-twisting.
3.Arca compatible base plate and side plate;
4.Quick release button on the base plate for battery switch ;
5.Multiple 1/4 and 3/8 threaded holes and ARRI anti-twisting holes.
SmallRig Half Cage with Arca L-Bracket for Sony A7III A7RIII 2236 is an innovative product combining features of a cage and a L-Bracket, which meets the needs of hybrid shooters. Both the side plate and base plate is of Arca-Swiss standard allowing quick switch between horizontal and vertical orientation shooting. The base plate extends 20mm in height and fits the camera body perfectly, ensuring it is comfortable to hold for hand-held shooting. It features a quick release button around the battery door so the battery switch is unobstructed. The side plate can be extended to left by 25mm if you need more room for tethering or cable release. Attach SmallRig HDMI Cable Clamp 2259 if you need to protect your HDMI cable and port. On the top are multiple 1/4’’-20 and 3/8’’-16 holes and Arri locating holes, so you can mount SmallRig Top Handle 2165 and SmallRig Ball Head Magic Arm 2115 to shoot videos.
Designer: Tracy Joy
1 x 2236
3 x Hex Spanner
Product Dimensions: 138.4 x 115.5 x 57.9mm
Package Dimensions: 165 x 155 x 85mm
Net Weight: 315g
Package Weight: 396g
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
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I have used this mainly with the cage and L bracket removed. It gives me the extra length under the battery grip I was looking for with an ARCA plate. There is a little wobble on the unit's flip down battery access, but unit feels great in the hand. I did use the cage for a video shoot, it worked very well too. It would be nice if there were a way to store the screws on the cage when not in use.
The 2236 is actually a sectional multi purpose unit that becomes a Cage when the Arca Base, the Arca Left Side Bracket and the Top are in use all at the same time: so for that reason I think the short description doesn't do it justice. This is a great versatile product, it works exactly to fit my needs. A tiny bit of weather stripping, that would also eliminate some slight movement for the battery door, could be the only thing missing in the unboxing for this otherwise perfect solution to fit a multitude of uses. I can pair my 2236 with a left hand grip  for video, or, for 'run and gun" when I want the ability to make extremely fast settings adjustments.
Please do not forget to consider that many people will need to use this L-Bracket's built-in Arca plate to slide the camera into a Zhiyun Crane Gimbal. In this case, it will not work because the gimbal has a motor on the right side, and this plate needs to slide into the Arca Quick Release System from the right side as well.. That would make it impossible. I would be happy to work with SmallRig to develop a solution for this problem. Thanks!