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Movcam a7S Cage

BH #MOMCSTHSA7S • MFR #MOV-303-2201
Movcam
Movcam a7S Cage
Key Features
  • Formfitting Camera Cage
  • Removable Top Handle
  • Maintains Access to Video Functions
  • Electronic Accessory Shoe Access
Machined of aluminum, this Movcam Cage is formfitting to securely hold the Sony a7S. Having the a7S inside the cage protects it from the rigors of professional production while providing extra mounting versatility for grip equipment and accessories. Around the camera's controls the cage has openings for access and visibility and the electronic accessory shoe is also left open for attaching Sony audio accessories. The cage's surface is peppered with 1/4"-20 tapped accessory holes along the sides, the front, the top, and on the included removable top-handle. 3/8"-16 tapped holes can also be found on the top-handle. The top handle has a single 15mm rod clamp for mounting an EVF, a monitor or a recorder. Furthermore, two cold-shoe mounts, one on the top handle, the other on the cage itself, are available for other shoe-mounted accessories. For an added measure of protection, an HDMI cable clamp secures an HDMI cable connected to the camera to prevent damage to the cable and the HDMI port. The bottom of the cage is open around the battery access door and has 1/4"-20 tapped holes for connecting to tripod plates, jibs, stabilizers, or other grip equipment. With the optional riser block and LWS baseplate, the cage will accept 15mm rods for building a full 15mm LWS setup using separately available lens accessories and matte boxes.
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Movcam MOV-303-2201 Overview

Machined of aluminum, this Movcam Cage is formfitting to securely hold the Sony a7S. Having the a7S inside the cage protects it from the rigors of professional production while providing extra mounting versatility for grip equipment and accessories. Around the camera's controls the cage has openings for access and visibility and the electronic accessory shoe is also left open for attaching Sony audio accessories. The cage's surface is peppered with 1/4"-20 tapped accessory holes along the sides, the front, the top, and on the included removable top-handle. 3/8"-16 tapped holes can also be found on the top-handle. The top handle has a single 15mm rod clamp for mounting an EVF, a monitor or a recorder. Furthermore, two cold-shoe mounts, one on the top handle, the other on the cage itself, are available for other shoe-mounted accessories. For an added measure of protection, an HDMI cable clamp secures an HDMI cable connected to the camera to prevent damage to the cable and the HDMI port. The bottom of the cage is open around the battery access door and has 1/4"-20 tapped holes for connecting to tripod plates, jibs, stabilizers, or other grip equipment. With the optional riser block and LWS baseplate, the cage will accept 15mm rods for building a full 15mm LWS setup using separately available lens accessories and matte boxes.

Movcam MOV-303-2201 Specs

Support TypeCage, Handheld Support
Grip TypeTopside Handgrip
Camera CompatibilitySony a7S
Mounting
Rod Standard15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Accessory MountingTop Handle: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread, Multiple x 3/8"-16 Thread
Cage: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Baseplate, Base: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Camera Mounting1/4"-20 Screw
Tripod Mounting1/4"-20 Thread
Rod PortsBaseplate, Base: 2 x 15 mm Rod Port
Shoe MountingTop Handle, Top: 1 x Cold Shoe
RosettesNone
General
Dimensions7.25 x 6.1 x 2" / 18.4 x 15.6 x 5.1 cm (Cage)
4.75" / 12.07 cm (Top Handle)
Weight1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.06 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 8.2 x 6.1"

Movcam MOV-303-2201 Reviews

Very Good Product

By Gerrit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-09-08

I bought this product to have more hot shoe mounts so that i could mount an Atomos Shogun and a Zoom h6 on the top of the camera. It works very well fot this purpose. My only complaint is that it is dificult to use all three hot shoe mounts. The handle gets in the way of the mount on the camera. All things considered, it is compact light and solid. The designers really thought about everything when making it.

Awesome Cage

By Festejo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-13

Solid quality

Buy the kit version.

By Otto Dixxx
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-25

I really want to give this a 5 star, but it comes with a major design flaw. The bottom of the cage has an integrated arca-type plate and the screw mounts are located right at the edge of it so that when you try to attach it directly to a standard manfrotto tripod mount or camera rig baseplate, the hole camera tilts forward because it only rests on a tiny rectangular shape instead of the hole bottom area. And it makes the setup very wobbly and unstable. This thing was obviously designed to be used with the kit option, which includes their propritary rod mount adapter. But since there is not image of the bottom part of the cage... well it's very hard to figure out beforehand i guess. It just seams weird to me that they would design a cage this way... The whole point of this thing is to make your setup modular, but because of this feature you have to commit to a particular type of plate. I just wish they would have but some regular tripod threads and a large flat bottom surface so that people can mount it with an arca plate OR anything else. So treat yourself and get the kit option. Or, if you're like me and don't have a ton of money buy something like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1007336-REG/sunwayfoto_dac_02_60mm_quick_release.html Since I added this arca-type quick release to my rig, the camera is rock solid. Otherwise I mean it's a great product. It adds just the right amount of weight and heft to the body. The handle is comfy, everything is where it should be it adds loads of attachement points. Now I leave it on all the time and I just take out the handle and the right portion when I go shoot stills. Would I recomend this: Yes... BUT only if you get either the kit or an arca-type quick release plate.

Awesome Cage!

By juiceman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-24

This is a great cage! Very happy with the build quality and performance. The top handle is in a great position and can be removed if needed. Lots of mounting points for equipment.

Great Value

By James W.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-10

This product is exactly what I needed. It's durable and sturdy and allows me to nicely mount to any surface using a quarter 20 screw. It really helps to steady my handheld shots and is a great value for the price. Don't settle for imitations. This MovCam cage is the real deal!

Excellent Great Cage

By aleja
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-04

Wonderful cage. Very solid .

Great setup for A7s

By Josh
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-22

Very happy with this setup for my A7s. I love the multiple hot shoes, which is perfect for using the Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit. Very solid build and will protect your camera as well. The only down side is that I wish it was faster to build and take down. For the most part, I always keep my camera in this cage, but for certain rigs like a glidecam or movi/ronin it's best to have the camera as light and small as can be so I have to take it out of the cage. I also wish the handle had a quick release rather than having to get out a screw driver to take it off. If I could take off the handle with quick release it would store better in my camera bags.

Great cage!

By Bernd
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-30

This is a great cage for the A7s. Very sturdy, small, 3 cold shoe mounts (one of them on camera), cable holder and you can take the right side off if you want easier access to shutter button for photography. The handle comes off fairly quickly with two hex screws. The only thing I'm still wrestling with is the Arca attachment at the bottom. I would have preferred just a flat surface to attach a Manfrotto style plate. You can still do that but the surface area is fairly small and you can only attach it with one screw, so it can still twist.

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question

Anyone know which (if any) side handles can be attached to this cage.?
Asked by: carter
Hi,That would be hard direct on this cage.Svein
Answered by: Svein O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have a sony battery grip on my a7s. Is there any way to configure this cage to somehow still fit on my a7s?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry, not there is not a way to configure with a grip.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this cage work with the A7II?
Asked by: Riley G.
Not sure. I personally use it with an a7s. But movcam would just have to make a different base for which shouldnt be too hard for them
Answered by: Andrew P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this work with my A7? Also, will it mount on to a Glidecam, without any other accessories? I would use it to help add extra weight and protection. Thank you!
Asked by: Stephen R.
My understanding is that the body for the A7 and A7S (which I own) are identical; therefore, this cage will fit your Sony A7. Also, the cage will fit on our GlideCam perfectly - for convenience, I'd recommend buying a quick release plate - but you already know that.Best of luck...
Answered by: william e.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

is the cage black or bronze??
Asked by: Derek
Black
Answered by: Boris B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Can anyone confirm that the integrated plate on the base of this cage is an standard arca Swiss type and if it is will this attach directly to a quick release such as the Kessler quick release system ?
Asked by: Michael P.
The dovetail is not compatible with Arca Swiss.
Answered by: 16x9 Inc. Noga Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

What size hex key is needed for the screws included with the cage?
Asked by: samir
Hi,There are no hex screws on this cage. Just ordinary screws for a flat drive. Best!Svein Ommundsen
Answered by: Svein O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is there a HDMI cable clamp built into the left side of the cage or should I purchase a separate one?
Asked by: Luke
Yes, it includes an HDMI cable clamp that mounts with a 1/4 20 screw. Just be sure to purchase an hdmi cable with a slim head.
Answered by: Jason M.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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