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Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage

B&H # DOCSGB2 Mfr # CS-GB2
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You Pay: $129.00
Product Highlights
  • Handheld or Tripod Mount DSLR Cage
  • Two 15mm 8" Long Threaded Rods
  • Rubber-Grip Handles
  • Numerous 1/4" Threads
  • Nine Pass Through Holes
  • Bottom Cutout for Battery / Media Card
  • Non-Slip Camera Support Pads
  • 1/4" Camera Mounting Screw with Knob

The Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage is for small cameras and DSLRs and can be handheld or tripod mounted. An adapter holds two 15mm rods at the bottom of the cage and features three 1/4" threads underneath for mounting tripods. The adapter attaches to the bottom by four included screws. The rods are 8" long and female-threaded on both ends for further extension. You can attach a follow focus and matte box onto the rods. The cage itself is made up of a cheese plate on top, one on the bottom, and rubber-grip handles on the sides.

The top plate has fourteen 1/4" accessory mounting threads and nine pass-through holes. The bottom plate has five 1/4" threads and also has a cutout for the battery or memory card door that most cameras have on their bottoms -- accordingly, you won't need to remove your camera from the cage to change a battery or card. On the top surface of this bottom plate, where you would attach your camera, you'll find two non-slip pads that will better support the bottom of the camera. A 1/4" screw with a red knob on one end comes included for attaching the camera. The screw fastens from underneath the cage.

Rod Length 8" (20 cm)
Material Metal black anodized CNC plates
Weight 2 lb (.9 kg)
Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage
  • 2 x 8" 15mm Rods
  • 1/4" Camera Screw Knob
  • Set of Screws for Rod Adapter
  • Allen Wrench
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Dot LineGearBox 2 Accessory Cage
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (4)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for!

      By Bald Eagle Ray

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

        This accessory cage from Dot Line is solid, well laid out, and provides the platform I needed for all my gear. Excellent product!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works as intended

        By Ted

        from New Lebanon, NY

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Slight Learning Curve

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • Interviews
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

        I use this to attach and organize an audio device and external video display to my DSLR. It is very functional for its intended purpose. It took me a while to figure out how best to attach and organize everything.

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        5.0

        Something you need to know about...

        By teluproductions

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None That I Noticed

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

        This is the second review about the Dot Line Gear Cage. I am writing about it because I love this device as much as I love video taping the events I get to tape. Audio, Lights, Camera...if you want to get another call from the client you better have it all. Today there is so much equipment in the inventory, and needless to say, we want it all; but, where do I put it, some of it is too heave for the hot shoe devices out there, oh well I guest I'lll have to do without it, can't afford a cage that the professionals use...Well, Dot Line did it!! See the attached picture I took on 11.11.2014---Also, I'm writing this because I help others from my own experiences, that you become better videographers and photographers!!

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        5.0

        A Highly Recommended Piece of Equipment!

        By teluproductions

        from Boston

        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

              I purchased my Dot-Line Accessory Cage after almost tearing off the hot shot on my video camera with additional equipment. First it tipped the camera forward with too much weight, then the 'Y' adapter changed the center of gravity with the additional light and audio transmitter. Reading several video magazines I then noticed this device called a 'cage'. However, after pricing cages across the board they were too much for my pocket. Then I came to the Dot-Line accessory cage, in expensive, well made and just want I needed. There was one point and I over came that with the purchase of two Impact Short Adapter Spigots, I did not like the frame resting on the camera and wanted more room for the movement of my figures.Dot-Line has produced a piece of equipment that I am very seriously considering the purchase of two of them for the price. This cage works with either the DSLR or a video camera; I've added more hot shoes and everyone who passes my camera stops and ask questions or adds comments about my professional equipment...

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              4.0

              Finally a simple well made cage

              By TW

              from Ohio

              Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

              Works great. Simple, well made and at a Bathon price.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Finally

              By X-Man

              from New York, NY

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Dot Line GearBox 2 Accessory Cage:

                Finally there's a well built cage that's affordable and sturdy. I'm primarily a run and gunner and after switching form a camcorder to DLSR, I needed a rig that I could add all my\h accessories to without breaking the bank or that looked cheesy. This rig is pretty solid, customization and is the foundation for my entire rig system now.

                They don't specify this in the details, but it comes with 2 15 inch rods and the adapter. That means you can attach a follow focus, matte box or anything else your heart desires.. Plenty of screw up top as well. One of my best all-time purchases.

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