Surround your GH5 with this Protective Cage from CAME-TV and start building a 15mm LWS rig around it. The cage itself is form-fitted to the body of the GH5 and allows full access to the battery and camera controls, as well as operation of the flip-out LCD monitor. The exterior features 1/4"-20 threaded holes and a cold shoe mount for securing accessories and articulating arms. Lens accessories such as a follow focus, lens support, or matte box, can be mounted on separately available 15mm rods which can be secured to the cage using the included 15mm LWS rod clamp. The cage can be quickly detached from the rod clamp for convenient handheld shooting. Included with the cage is a rail-mounted top handle. Also, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads are available for further accessory mounting, as well as a 15mm rod clamp for attaching an EVF or monitor. The entire construction of the cage is tool-less, and the cage can be assembled and disassembled quickly before and after your shoot, respectively.
- Form-Fitted for the GH5
- 15mm LWS Rod Support
- Unhindered Battery and Port Access
- Won't Obstruct Flip-Out LCD
CAME-TV CAME-GH5 Overview
CAME-TV CAME-GH5 Specs
|Package Weight||1.735 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.05 x 8.25 x 3.15"|
CAME-TV CAME-GH5 Reviews
Very Restrictive Use
This is $300 I should have put towards a decent gimbal. The Came-TV cage design has significant flaws. #1 and most important for me is that you cannot mount a B4/micro 4/3rds adapter and use an ENG lens while the cage is in use, because the front part of the cage is too close to the lens mount. #2 It is very difficult to insert a mic plug into the camera, due to the frame being too close to the port. #3 The quick release system is worthless since the cage itself, is attached to the camera via a flat-head screw. You can quick release from the base, but still have to grab a screwdriver to move the camera to another platform! #4 Another Biggie! With the cage attached, there is very restricted movement of the lcd screen. Bottom line... should have returned it!
not for me
I bought this cage after several years of use with the Came TV cage with the GH4. I liked the GH4 version in terms of secured hotshoe / handle / rail system. However after initial inspection, I did chose to return this. The GH5 version has apparently gone in a slightly different direction for the GH4 cage. There must have been a revision already because the handle mount is very different and not pictured here. That was one reason. I can say that the GH5 cage will not tightly mount onto the GH4's cage's quick release base if you are buying one to swamp or use with one another. That was a major drawback for me too. And if you are simply wanting a hotshoe on the cage with no handle, you will have to buy that too. I think it's well made but not best for my needs - their are other options.
Not full access
As per the first review and other online reviews, this cage with the baseplate, does not allow allow full access to the battery compartment. Try explaining to your client why you missed a shot because you had to dismantle your rig to change the battery! If retailers and manufacturers are going to make performance claims, they should be accurate.
Pretty good cage for the GH5
The cage is solid, easy to hold and exactly what I needed. The only issue is popping the battery out of the camera requires sliding the camera off of the rig to the right, otherwise the door gets caught on the cage. That means moving your follow focus and anything else on the rails as you slide the camera to the side. So that sort of stinks, but overall, not bad.
Limited use / Expensive Price! forget using B4 lenses
Really expected more from such an expensive DSLR cage. It is well built, but I wanted something that I could mount to my new GH5 and then be able to swap out various formats of lenses. Which you can do as long as you are using DSLR type glass. I have several B4 ENG lenses that I plan on using, but the face plate of this very expensive cage prevents the mounting of the B4/mciro 4/3rds adapter! And part two of my beef with this product is the quick-release mount. Yes, the cage quick releases from the base, but then you have to grab a screwdriver to remove the cage from the camera.. before moving the camera to a different type mount. Came-TV did not put very much forethought into the design of this cage. Learn my my expensive mistake and keep looking!
Serves its purpose. I had no problem taking the battery out on my rig. Note - if you do have a meta bones adapter on your gh5 you might have to unscrew the adapter support in order to fit the body in correctly.
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