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Wooden CameraQuick Kit for DSLR (Medium)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (5)

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Pros

  • Professional quality (10)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves performance (5)
  • Highly compatible (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (9)
  • In the studio (7)
  • Complex projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (4), Professional artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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4.0

solid and pro

By Skull Muffin

from LA, CA

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

    I use this with my 7D. It adds a good amount of weight and bulkiness to smooth out run-and-gun shots, as well as being the perfect building block for rigging out a studio style setup.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Fit

    By Mone8

    from New York

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

      This cage was easy to assemble on and off. I use this camera for video and photography. Its a perfect fit and feels very solid.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid, Stable, No Regrets!

      By Jason the Freelancer

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Freelance Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio
      • Run Gun

      Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

      For my 7D mark ii, needed a cage that I could add a monitor, rails, battery, etc to & this was the perfect choice! The price is steep, but it's gonna last longer than the camera! I'd buy it again in a second.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Worth the price of admission

      By Kent

      from Andover, MA

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

        I needed a way to mount a Zacuto Zfinder Pro electronic viewfinder and Rode microphone to my Nikon D810 for a client video shoot. I chose this Wooden Camera cage for its minimal design, quick release, and high praise from other owners. The quality is superb. I mounted a Manfrotto dovetail and easily moved from tripod, to slider, to glidecam quickly which kept the production moving along. I plan to add a Kamerar follow focus to the 15mm rod, and love that I can quick-release the camera leaving the rod, follow focus, Matt box on the tripod while handholding a minimal package for creative shots.
        I found the directions a little confusing, and needed to study photos and reverse engineer to get it mounted. Once on, I realized there is no way to quickly remove it in the field, once it is on, it is on for good till you get back to the workbench and use the 2 different Allen wrenches to break it down. I thought I could shoot photos with it on the D810, but the handle hit my head and prevented eye to viewvinder. (I now think the handle should flip around to jut out over lens). I ended up bringing my D800 for the photo shoot leaving the 810 and Wooden Camera rig for video only.
        I love this cage, top quality design and manufacturing, looks sexy as heck on the camera and offers lots of mounting options. If you can work with it's limitations I mentioned, I highly recommend it.

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        5.0

        Solid Build

        By Mike

        from New York, NY

        Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

        The quality of this cage is phenomenal. Solid build and the weight helps the sensor peform better when running handheld. Plenty of holes for attachments. You can't go wrong with this one.

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        4.0

        Sturdy product!

        By Kyle

        from Fort Collins, CO

        About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

          this product is great! It holds the camera very well. The only criticism I have for it, is that the directions are not very clear and it takes a while to put together. It also is hard to interchange parts sometimes. To me the fact that it holds my camera safely is more important than risking a loose point for the sacrifice of convenient interchangeability.

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          5.0

          Used with Nikon D800

          By Gary from Maine

          from Maine

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

            Love the number of attachment holes - great way to lose weight and have the perfect place for fitting accessorites.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good kit for your DSLR

            By LaFilm

            from New Orleans, LA

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

              This cage, while not a full "cage" fits beautifully on my Canon 6D and Canon 60D. I have full and easy access to the battery compartment and to the SD card slots.
              I like the fact that I can quickly remove the camera from my rails component without having to remove the rig itself. Plenty of 1/4-20 holes ready for accessories!

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              4.0

              Solid, well-built cage

              By Shane

              from Cincinnati, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

              Yes, this cage kit is expensive, but you get what you pay for. And in this case you get a very solid, very well built cage. I use it with a 5D mkiii and it has functioned beautifully.

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              5.0

              Great DSLR Accessory

              By Brendan

              from Johannesburg, South Africa

              About Me Cinematographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

                This is an extremely practical accessory for DSLR shooting. It protects the camera body and speeds up my workflow on set. The quick release plate is genius, there are multiple points to attach other accessories like monitors and having a handle to carry the camera is a pleasure!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Expensive but very high quality

                By RJohn

                from Los Angeles, CA.

                About Me Business Owner, Pro videographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Wooden Camera Quick Kit for DSLR (Medium):

                  I really like this camera cage and quick release. It fits my Nikon D800 perfectly. I have this D800 as a dedicated video camera so I never take it out of it's cage. I use it with the Atomos Ninja 2. I film a lot with this setup and so far have had no problems at all. The build quality is excellent. I had a few questions and Ryan at Wooden camera answered my emails within a few minutes. I gave it four stars because of cost. If it was a little cheaper I would have given it five star.

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