GH5 cage and top handle
The Panasonic GH5 cage from SHAPE is a formfitting, lightweight, robust cage built and designed to protect the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 camera. It wraps securely around the camera body, preventing unwanted rotation while providing an abundance of 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads for accessories. 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. The cage provides quick and easy access to the lens release button, battery door, and memory card. It features an open access on top for mounting accessories onto the GH5’s electronic hot shoe. A second built-in shoe on the side offers an additional accessory mounting point. The cage for the Panasonic GH5 is designed to be compatible with the full-size HDMI cable protector lock on the side, to secure the use of your HDMI 4K cable. 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 (EVVF).
Offset bracket, Quick release baseplate and rod bloc system
The 15 mm Offset bracket 15 mm allows you to have better control. The adjustable Rod Bloc system allows for optimal adjustment of your camera’s optical center, matte box and follow focus. Its travel height can be adjusted with the help of an Allen key. The included 10″ and 12” rods can be inserted into the Rod Bloc system to attach more equipment. The Quick Release Plate can be used as a table stand or can be attached to a tripod.
Quick handle rod bloc (HAND5)
The SHAPE Quick handle rod bloc is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handle grips, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360°. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A simple Push-Button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal. Combined with the anodized aluminum rod bloc, the quick handle offers composite camera support for all 15 mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Bloc. The rod bloc is designed with 2 screw-threaded holes allowing the mounting of the Quick Handle. SHAPE is well known for its patented Push-button handle, now used by so many professionals in the industry. The technology was developer to give filmmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handle or top handle in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its lock.
Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3) and back pad (PAD1)
The SHAPE mini composite shoulder pad is padded for superior comfort and is made of slip-free material. It is designed with a 15 mm rod block on top allowing to hold 15 mm rods for camera and accessories to be attached. The screw knob allows to attach SHAPE counter-weight (PAD1, PADCW1). By adding extra male-female rods at the back, you can also attach a counter-weight behind the same rods. This way, your body can easily supports the weight of the camera and its accessories. The shoulder pad is also the perfect solution for switching rapidly from shoulder to tripod without having to remove the shoulder pad. It can remain on the camera rig permanently.
The back pad features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. The back pad is compatible with the SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3) and can be attach or remove easily from your rig via a 1/4-20 camera screw knob. Additionally, the back pad’s position can be adjusted to the user’s preference – up to 2″ vertically and 360° horizontally. The bottom of the back pad is designed with (2) 1/4-20 threaded holes, allowing to attach other accessories or counterweights.