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CAME-TV DSLR Cage Rig Kit

BH #CAZBTL01 • MFR #ZBTL01
CAME-TV
CAME-TV DSLR Cage Rig Kit
Key Features
  • Fits DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
  • Fits Canon 5D/7D, Panasonic GH4, Sony a7
  • Anti-Twist Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Push-Button Safety Pin for Camera Plate
The DSLR Cage Rig from CAME-TV is a universal camera cage designed to fit DSLRs such as the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D, as well as mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and Sony a7 series. A quick release plate is used to attach your camera, making it easy to transition to handheld shooting when a cage isn't required. The plate features a back stop to prevent your camera form twisting while operating, and is secured in place using a push-button safety pin to prevent it from accidentally coming off the cage.
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days
$399.00
$67/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
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CAME-TV ZBTL01 Overview

The DSLR Cage Rig from CAME-TV is a universal camera cage designed to fit DSLRs such as the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D, as well as mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and Sony a7 series. A quick release plate is used to attach your camera, making it easy to transition to handheld shooting when a cage isn't required. The plate features a back stop to prevent your camera form twisting while operating, and is secured in place using a push-button safety pin to prevent it from accidentally coming off the cage.

A cutout at the bottom of the cage provides access to the battery compartment of your camera, facilitating easy battery swaps without having to remove the camera from the cage. The cage has built-in 15mm rod clamps at the bottom and includes a pair of 13.8" long rods, useful for mounting optional accessories such as a follow focus, matte box, or external battery solution. For tripod mounting, the entire cage mounts onto an included dovetail plate, giving you sliding range to help balance out front- or rear-heavy rigs.

The aluminum cage features 1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads along the top and sides, with each threaded hole lined with stainless-steel Heli-Coils to prevent the aluminum threads from stripping. The included top handle assembly adds a shoe mount and attaches to the top of the cage for carrying the camera rig.

Features

  • Universal cage fits popular DSLR and mirrorless cameras, such as the Canon 5D/7D, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7 series
  • Quick release plate for quickly attaching and removing camera
  • Back top on plate to prevent camera twisting
  • Push button safety pin to prevent accidental release of the camera plate
  • Cut-out in cage for access to camera's battery compartment
  • 15mm rod baseplate
  • Dovetail plate
  • CNC milled from billet aluminum
  • 1/4"-20 accessory-mounting threads lined with stainless-steel Heli-Coils
UPC: 602766007585

CAME-TV ZBTL01 Specs

Support TypeCage, Handheld Support, Rod Support System
Grip TypeTopside Handgrip
Camera CompatibilityCanon EOS 5D Mark III, Panasonic DMC-GH4, Sony a7S
Mounting
Rod Standard15 mm (Unspecified Spacing)
Included Rods2 x 13.8" / 35 cm 15 mm Rod
Accessory MountingCage, Top: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Cage, Sides: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
Baseplate, Base: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread, Multiple x 3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting1/4"-20 Screw
Tripod MountingDovetail Plate: 1/4"-20 Thread, 3/8"-16 Thread
Rod PortsBaseplate: 2 x 15 mm Rod Port
RosettesNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.95 x 10.75 x 6"

CAME-TV ZBTL01 Reviews

For DSLR, its okay

By Daniel
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-30

My Canon 6D fit well inside the cage, and it's pretty easy to connect everything together. The problem I have with this cage is the cold shoe mount on the top handle is screwed in with 4 tiny screws that can't seem to hold my 7 inch SmallHD monitor. They just keep coming loose and I have to tighten them, but everytime I do they become more and more stripped. Also, it is a bit heavy. I can't imagine going handheld with this long with all my accessories attached. Yes thats without the split-bridge plate. So after over a year of using this, I've decided to upgrade to the Sony A7III and Tilta cage for it. You should too.

Awesome product

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-10

I bought this cage after buying a poorly designed one on Amazon. This cage is everything I needed and it is easy to use. I like the fact there are multiple places to mount all of my accessories. The cage is also built really well and feels sturdy. Very pleased with this purchase!

ZBTL01 DSLR Cage Rig Kit for /Sony a7S/

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-26

Great bang for the buck. For the other units in higher costs bracket the CAME-TV cage is a well built and designed unit. It has room for DSLR add on's, and is very durable and lightweight.

Good Quality/Easy Assembly

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-24

This guy is my first rig. It's fairly light. Works well with my 5D Mark III as far as accessing the battery. It's a little awkward trying to slip out the door for the SD/CF card slots. Camera easily slides out. The HDMI lock does get in the way of connecting an AUX cable into the mic jack. I use this to record from my Tascam into my 5D. There's very little hassle adjusting any other parts of this. So far so good and looking forward to shooting with it.

Usless Item

By jobdrums
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-20

This is a useless item. The camera plate will not screw all the way on a Metabones, nor Sony a7S ii. The screw is larger than standard. Also the rods are 45mm one from the other . . . which makes it useless. I want my money back and B&H has not taken responsability. This is affecting my production.

Useless Item!

By jobdrums
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-19

The Camera Plate is larger than the standard and will not hold a Sony Alpha nor a Metabones. The distance between the Rods is 45mm which makes it useless since the standard is 60mm. . . . This was a waste of money and BH has not taken responsibility for this. I want my money back and a product I can use.

Cage Rig Kit

By LomiDoc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-31

Im elated by the versatility and ease of use of the Cage Rig with my camera and accessories. Mounting my iPhone to remotely view and control the camera functions was simple and effective. The shotgun mic fits on top of the cage. The slider mount is heavy duty and helps to stabilize the rig on the tripod. Now I will add a small LED light for fill-in.

Great cage for A7s ii

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-07

I like the functionality of this cage. It's solid and has everything I need. The only issue I had was that the base of the handle assembly had a slight machining error and it wouldn't slide into the groove in the cage. It looked like it got dropped or hit while it was being manufactured so it had a slight protrusion of metal blocking its entry. After taking a rasp to it and smoothing out the bump, it fits fine though. Everything else is machined very precisely. Also, there's an old review video out there saying that the battery compartment door doesn't open on the A7s. However, they addressed this issue in this latest version of the cage.

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Does this rods have a standard distance between centers, 60mm?
Asked by: Roberto
Yes, this adheres to the 15mm LWS standard.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Will a Canon EOS R5 fit in this rig
Asked by: chad
Yes it will.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-08-29

question

Will a Nikon D810 fit in this cage?
Asked by: Chris
According to CAME-TV, yes this will accommodate a Nikon D810.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Does this comes with dovetail plate?
Asked by: Shuamain I.
With this cage no quick release dovetail is provided.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will a C100 fit in it?
Asked by: Lo L.
No, sorry this is too small for a C100. Try this instead. Wooden Camera Cage NATO Arm for Canon C100/300/500 B&H # WO197700 and Wooden Camera Top Plate for C100, C300, C500 B&H # WO161200. Or this one: SHAPE Paparazzi Handle for Canon C100/C300/C500 B&H # SHPAC300
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can i use it with canon 700D?
Asked by: Nachiketh
Yes you can. This is a Universal Cage that will work with a variety of different cameras, including the Canon 700D/T5i.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will this work nicely with 80D//70D?
Asked by: Carter L.
Yes, this cage will work with the 80D and 70D.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

does this stabilize the camera ?
Asked by: Marvin F.
The primary purpose of a cage is to connect additional accessories to a camera, this does not really offer any stabilization. You could however mount this Cage Rig on to a Tripod, Monopod, Shoulder Rig or Stabilizer for added stability.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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