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walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage

B&H # WAUXLCC Mfr # 19884
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Price: $399.00
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You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Adjustable Height Design
  • Hot Shoe Stabilizing Adapter
  • Multiple Accessory Mounting Holes
  • Corrosion Resistant Finish
  • Included Handle & Cold Shoe

The Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage from walimex is a height-adjustable camera cage for DSLR cameras. It protects the camera while providing multiple attachment points for included accessories such as a cold shoe and a handle, as well as available accessories. The cage is made from anodized aluminum for a smooth, corrosion resistant finish.

The cage features over two inches of height adjustment allowing you to use it with a variety of available DSLR cameras. Your camera mounts to the cage via a 1/4"-20 captive mounting screw, and two included stoppers can be mounted to the base to prevent your camera from twisting on the base. If your camera's hot shoe is vertically aligned with its mounting screw you can use the included hot shoe stabilizer to lock your camera to the cage using your cameras hot shoe, providing a second attachment point. The cage protects the camera body from the stress of attaching accessories directly to the camera. The included two-part handle attaches to the cage via rails, which can be positioned in many different configurations on the cage. The included cold-shoe adapter is likewise positionable in many different positions on the cage, providing you a wide range of flexibility in attaching accessories.

The cage attaches securely to your camera with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw to the base of the unit, which features a rubberized mounting surface.
The mounting screw rides in a channel, which provides you forward and back adjustment on the base. This allows you to adjust camera so that it presses against the removable stoppers and prevent the camera twisting on the base.
The included hot shoe stabilizer allows you to attach the cage to your camera, using your cameras hot shoe for additional stability. Your camera must have a hot shoe that vertically lines up with the threaded mounting screw on your camera's base.
The cage features multiple 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes for attaching available accessories. Attaching accessories to to the cage instead of the camera body itself protects your camera body from stress caused by the weight of the accessories.
A 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole is included on the base of the cage, so you can attach it to a camera plate, tripod head, or the included rod module plate.
The rod module plate allows the Universal XL to interface with available Aptaris accessories that allow you to mount 15m LWS rods, follow focus units, shoulder support rigs, and matte boxes.
General
Material of Construction Anodized aircraft aluminum
Mounting Holes 3/8"-16
1/4"-20
Dimensions Inside
Height
Min: 3.19" (81 mm)
Max: 5.27" (133 mm)

Width
4.1" (104 mm)

Depth
2.8" (72 mm)

Outside
Height
Min: 3.98" (101 mm)
Max: 6.10" (155 mm)

Width
No information from manufacturer

Depth
2.8" (72 mm)
Weight With handle: 13.1 Oz(370 g)
walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage
  • Minirail
  • Cold Shoe
  • Hot Shoe Stabilzer
  • Rod Module Plate
  • 7 x 1/4"-20 Screws
  • 2 x Stoppers
  • Handle
  • L-Shaped Connector
  • Allen Wrench
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    walimex ProAptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Professional quality (3)

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        5.0

        Walimex Pro XL DSLR cage

        By Theo

        from Johannesburg, South Africa

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              Comments about walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage:

              This is a very well made, high quality, piece of gear for any "DSLR" type camera. Now you can carry your camera rig with ease.

              Moreover, it's simple to mount and use, with no gimmicky design features. It's quite pricey but, in my estimation, worth it!

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              5.0

              Excellent Compact Cage

              By Andrew Bromfield

              from Toronto, Ontario

              About Me Business Owner

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

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                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage:

                I purchased the Aptaris Universal XL cage after watching Caleb's review of it on dslrvideoshooter.com. This is an extremely lightweight and well-made cage. I do not mind paying this price for great quality and German manufacturing.Please note that you will have to purchase the extension accessory if you plan on using this cage with a D800 + battery grip.Below are a few photos of my setup, the monitor is 7" and the shotgun mic is a Rode NTG-2 attached to a SM3 shock mount. The monitor is mounted to the cage using a Pico plate combo kit.

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                4.0

                Awesome, solid cage

                By Felix Rodriguez

                from Anchorage

                About Me Business Owner, Promotions Producer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                  Comments about walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage:

                  I bought this because I can use it with both my Panasonic GH4 and my Canon 5D Mark III. It's adjustable so it can fit lots of different camera models and brands.

                  It's very well made, it looks great, it's sturdy and solid, and it's functional.

                  The baseplate works with some manfrotto tripod heads which is a welcome bonus.

                  Even though it is pricey for what it is (a hunk of metal with no electronics or advanced components, hence only 4 stars) I am still very happy, highly recommended.

                  BH is awesome as always.

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                  4.0

                  Expensive but worth it.

                  By Bob

                  from Woodstock, Il.

                  About Me Hobbyist

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

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                    Best Uses

                      Comments about walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage:

                      I purchased this because I needed a way to mount an electronic view finder on my 70D.This product is very well made and I will be able to use it for years to come. It is very adjustable and can be used on may camera models.It is also more compact and lighter than I had thought it would be.I only gave it 4 stars because I think it could be priced a little lower that being said the quality and workmanship is top notch.

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