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CAMVATE Nato Top Handle with 100mm Safety Rail for DSLR Camera Cage Camcorder Rig

BH #CAC1611 • MFR #C1611
CAMVATE Nato Top Handle with 100mm Safety Rail for DSLR Camera Cage Camcorder Rig
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CAMVATE Top Handle Overview

The Nato Top Handle is a quick release handle with black thumbscrew. It allows various accessory configurations with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes. The grip is made from aluminum alloy, covered with high quality leather. You can hold comfortably with leather patch on the grip.

Key Features

  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 mounting holes
  • 2 additional side threaded holes
  • Nato-compatible rail clamp
  • Non-slip leather grip
  • 100mm quick release safety rail
UPC: 619125206213

CAMVATE Top Handle Specs

Item TypeTopside Handle
Accessory MountingMultiple x 3/8"-16 Thread
Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread
MaterialsAluminum, Leather
Weight8.8 oz / 250.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.68 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 3.35 x 2.9"

CAMVATE Top Handle Reviews

well built, solid mount

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

This handle attaches nice and easy to the top NATO rail on my rig. Feels secure and has a plethora of mounting locations in all the right spots. The rail holder is a fantastic addition.

Cold shoe stuck

By Thong
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-23

I used this on a Tilta cage. I tightened the cold shoe too tight so then the cold shoe wouldn't move any more, and then when I tried to unscrew it, the cold shoe would unscrew from the handle. When i tightened the cold shoe screw back on the bolt stripped on the inside and then I couldn't get it off again. This would have been ok, except the cold shoe was locked at an angle. Too many points of failure.


Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-20


versatile and gets the job done

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-23

Basically a NATO handle is a NATO handle but this clamp rotates 180 degrees allowing the clamp to be inline or 90 degrees with handle. It's well made with lots of 1/4X20 attachment holes plus 2 cold shoes, rail, and 15mm rod clamp. Works great on my Smallrig cage for my GH5. It is also 30.00 cheaper than the Smallrig handle that has a rotating clamp and a built-in rod clamp.

Get a Grip Pal!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-08

This handle does the job. strong grip professional construction and excellent locking mechanism. I also add other accessories to it when need to with out worries.

Solid Piece

By Rodney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-12

Have not had a chance to use it much. This thing is very solid and easy to mount. Lots of room to hang stuff both sides. Nice piece of work.

stripped screws

By Thong
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-08

Maybe it's my fault, but when I tightened the wheel too tight, the screw stripped and I could no longer align the handle to the camera perpendicularly.

Simple, reliable design

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-31

I wanted a larger, more comfortable handle for my RED weapon for handheld as well as easy rig work. I also wanted it to be universal as I still rent and rig a variety of cameras, so this option felt perfect. The nato rail is a nice add because I often have to balance left to right with handle placement. This option of quick-shifting is helping me have more balanced rigs and shots in a fraction of the time. As well the handle not only being softer and more comfortable it's also longer, so again I'm finding the center of gravity for better placement far quicker. This handle is quite the time saver and it has additional cold shoe and mounting points. I'm a big fan for the incredibly affordable price point.

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Will this work with DSMC2 camera bodies?

Will this work with DSMC2 camera bodies?
Asked by: Jacob
Yes, the CAMVATE Balancing 1/4"-20 Mount Top Handle with 15mm Rod Clamp (B&H# CAC2487) can be attached to cages for various RED DSCM2 BRAIN cameras.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-02-27


Will this work with a Movo Photo SCG-30 Universal Aluminum DSLR Camera Cage with Top Handle, Shoe Mount and 15mm Rods?
Asked by: Jim D.
The product you are asking about is not sold by B&H so we cannot speak to the efficacy of your request. In other words, we cannot know for sure that it will work. However, 15mm/cage systems are made to basic standards so with that and the fact the screws on the CAMVATE cheese handles are in adjustment slots, we feel that this handle will probably work on the cage you are asking about.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


does it fit on the red raven?
Asked by: antonio v.
Yes, if you are using the Red Raven in a Camvate cage. This handle is designed to connect to the top of a Camvate Cage. It is actually included with the Camvate Pro Shoulder Rig Full Frame Cage Kit for RED DSMC2 Cameras, B&H # CAC1913.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-27

what's the material of this handle? aluminum? is ...

what's the material of this handle? aluminum? is the black paint or anodized? thanks!
Asked by: Gualbert
The product is made of aluminum and the black color is anodized.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-09-03


What is the weight capacity that this can handle? I want to use it for a rig over ten pounds.
Asked by: Carter M.
We would say this is good for 20 lbs.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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