SmallRig Cage 2049 is designed specifically for Panasonic Lumix GH5/GH5S. The GH5 cage benefits your Panasonic GH5 camera in video production by strengthening protection and stability and providing more mounting options. The cage fits the camera perfectly, and it does not block any access to the SD card slot, battery compartment, and all camera controls. It is equipped with an array of 1/4’’ threaded holes on the top for Top Handle 1984/1638.
The integrated cold shoe on the top could attach microphone or accessories with cold shoe adapter. It features NATO rails on both sides for NATO handles to extend more mounting possibilities. Cold Shoe 1241 could be mounted on the cage via 1/4’’ and M2.5 threaded holes for microphone, LED lights and so on. NATO rails on the sides of cage could attach NATO Clamp to Arri Rosette 2046 and then Wooden Handgrip 1941 for quick release. HDMI Lock 1822 could be mounted on the side via 1/4’’ threaded hole for the protection of HDMI cable. At the bottom are an abundance of 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes for Manfrotto and Vinten QR plates or Quick Release Baseplate Kit 2035. Lens Adapter Support 2016 could be mounted at the bottom of cage to support Metabones lens adapter. Additionally, on the right side of cage is an eyelet for wrist strap for your convenience. The cage is good for thermal dissipation of camera and prevents it from twisting. Apart from that, it could attach Panasonic Lumix GH5 DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017 on the top for handheld shooting and protection of XLR.
1. It does not block any access to the SD card slot, battery compartment, and all camera controls.
2. At the bottom are an abundance of multiple 1/4’’ and 3/8’’ threaded holes for Manfrotto and Vinten QR plates or Quick Release Baseplate Kit 2035.
3. The cage is good for thermal dissipation of camera and prevents it from twisting.
4. It could attach Panasonic Lumix GH5/GH5S DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017 on the top for handheld shooting and protection of XLR.
Designer: Jeff Rock
Panasonic Lumix GH5/GH5S
1 x GH5 Cage
1 x 1/4’’-20 Screw
Product Dimensions: 154 x 71 x 109mm
Net Weight: 195g
Package Size: 170 x 73 x 110mm
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
I had already the first version of this cage in use on my other GH5 for over a year, and there are a few welcome improvements. The right side is now contoured to fit the camera’s grip, and it’s thus much more comfortable to hold.
The mode dial and on/off switch are now a bit more fiddly to use because of this design change, but I still prefer the new version: it’s practical that the mode dial is now better protected against impact and unwanted position changes, even when unlocked.
The original helmet kit and the new one can be used without problems; I strongly recommend it when the XLR module is in use, for protection of the camera’s hot shoe and the plastic foot of the module. All in all, a near perfect cage that is very tidy and quite light, can be pimped into a full rig, if needed and stays on my camera all the time!
standard SmallRig design and build quality, which both are top-notch.
the only thing I would say is missing is maybe a single 2.5mm thread socket, such as 1889 Sony cage has, allowing to mount the camera even more securely.
I liked this cage so much I've got the same model on both of my GH5 cameras. It fits snuggly and doesn't wobble. I also have the helmet kit. Very happy with my purchase, I think the more expensive 8Sinn cage is the only real competitor if you're a GH5 owner. Also delivery is fast from China. It's a key part of my kit, helping to protect my cameras and allowing me to add all sorts of things to my rig.
It is delivered to my yesterday, and I instantly try it on my Panasonic Lumix GH5. It is a great surprise for my personally speaking because of its excellent features. For example, it does not block the ports and buttons of camera; the built-in cold shoe could be mounted with microphone; it is anti-designed and the camera mounted on it never shakes. It is good value for money. And u will never know how good it is unless you buy one.
I bought it half for the function and half for the looks on set. Relatable? Sturdy and versatile cage. I bought it with the cheese handle and a small nato safety rail for swapping the handle from side to on top. Adds another degree of stability to my handheld shooting. Would definitely recommend it.
Fits very well the GH5, light weight, nice design