The SHAPE Cage with 15 mm Lightweight Rod System for Panasonic GH5 includes a form-fitting cage, REVOLT top handle grip, quick release plate, adjustable Rod Bloc system, and a pair of 10″ 15 mm rods. The cage wraps securely around the GH5 camera body, preventing unwanted rotation while providing an abundance of 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 accessory threads. The camera is fixed to the cage by a 1/4″-20 screw under the unit, and the position is secured with the back and sides of the cage, so it will not move forward when equipped with a heavy lens. Also, the baseplate section of the cage is designed with a removable Metabones® Support Bracket. When there is no Metabones® adapter, the ¼-20 screw is captive so you don’t have to remove it from the cage and simply slide the bracket from under the cage.
The SHAPE Top Handle Cold Shoe for DSLR Camera is CNC machined from aluminum and features a wooden finger grip made from Canadian maple. The handle mounts onto the shoe of your camera or cage and can be inserted to face forward or rearward. It incorporates a total of (15) 1/4″-20 threaded mounting holes with ARRI anti-twist mounting threads along the length of the handle and (2) cold shoe mounts, one at the front of the handle and one at the back. There is also (1) EVF mount bracket to attach our 15 mm rod clamp (15CTH) or our Push-button arm View Finder Bracket (C2VVF, EVVF).
This pair of SHAPE 15 mm Aluminum Rods (10″) connect into your camera rig, extend it, and let you add various SHAPE and third-party accessories compatible with 15 mm rods. With these two rods and with a few fundamental accessories, you can most certainly even begin building your own rig from scratch. The rods are each 15 mm in diameter, 10 inches long, hollow, non-threaded, and made of reliable aluminum coated with a clear finish.
The SHAPE Quick Release Plate Adapter gives you the freedom to remove your camera from your tripod, stabilizer, or support rig without having to detach it from the plate. It includes a Manfrotto 501PL style sliding plate, meaning that the plate will also work with any Manfrotto system that accepts a 501PL plate. A 1/4″-20 screw and a 3/8″-16 screw are included so you can use the plate with various cameras. 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded holes on the underside of the adapter allow you attach the plate to a tripod, stabilizer, or support rig. Three bubble levels are available to assist in leveling your camera.
- Manfrotto 501PL compatible sliding plate
- 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 camera screws
- Spring-loaded locking pin
- 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting threads
- Three bubble levels