Sony Alpha a7S III, a7 IV cage
Made from CNC-machined aluminum, the cage is specially designed for the Sony Alpha a7S III, a7 IV & A7R V. The camera is strongly mounted to the cage using a 1/4-20 screw and an Allen key. The cage is designed with the following mounting options: (1) cold shoe, several 1/4-20 threaded holes and (7) 3/8″-16 threaded holes with anti-rotating Arri hole patterns. The design of the cage also allows easy access to all control buttons, side outputs, the memory card, the battery compartment, the lens release button and the camera hot shoe for the audio unit system. All doors and locks are fully usable when the camera is in the cage and its intelligent design allows you to operate the camera without having to remove the cable doors. In addition, the strap hooks can remain attached to the camera while being inserted into the cage. A detachable lock system to secure and hold in place your 3 left cables as well as your 4K FULL HDMI cable is included with the cage. The bottom of the cage has (2) 1/4-20 threaded holes to mount a quick release tripod plate to switch from a tripod to a shoulder configuration. A DELTA adapter (included in this package) can be added to mount on 15 LWS baseplate, an ARRI rosette can be added on the right side to mount compatible accessories.
Wooden Push-Button Top Handle
The ergonomic and easily removable SHAPE Top Handle was designed to provide the required space for mounting your Audio Unit. It offers a comfortable and secure wooden grip for carrying your camera and securing accessories. It also features the SHAPE Push-Button Technology, enabling you to balance the weight and rotate the handle in the position you need for a 360-degree axis. SHAPE is well known for its patented Push-button handle, now used by so many professionals in the industry. The technology was developed to give filmmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handle in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its locked.
This nicely crafted Push-Button Top Handle provides multiple mounting options, including ARRI Standard 3/8″-16 anti-rotating hole patterns on the top, SHAPE Standard 1/4″-20 anti-rotating hole patterns on the top and side, cold shoe mounts, and a 3/8″-16 UNC threaded hole at the front. The SHAPE Rod Clamp at the front (15CTH) can be added, allowing you to directly mount a 15 mm rod onto the handle. Made of CNC Aluminum, the 15 mm LW Clamp (15CTH) can be easily attached to the top Handle. The clamp is designed to support a 15 mm rod such as the SHAPE REVOLT EVF Mount Bracket. The ratchet knob clamp lets you adjust and strongly fix the position of the 15 mm rod to the SHAPE Top Handle and (2) cold shoe mounts, one at the front of the handle and one at the back.
Steve HJ from HJ-Films.com –
This is our third different DSLR camera cage purchase from Shape. To me, this cage is the gold standard. We have this cage on all four of our Sony A7S III cameras. The unique push-button wood handle, the integration of the Sony hot-shoe mounted mic, the ability to add wood side handles, and especially the quick release mount to the rod system. When I’m on set, I get more more filmmakers to gawk at the cage than anything we own. Really really well made with so much care. Buy it, you’ll love it.