New HDSLR Cage from SmallRig

CoolLCD (coollcd.com) has just started shipping an updated camera cage: The SmallRig DSLR Quick Cage 1510.

This all metal design has an adjustable height and works with all DLSRs that measure less than 130 mm — which are most of the cameras on the market today.

The cage also features a cold shoe lock — providing a second point of contact which prevents any twisting of your camera — securely locking it in place.

The extended top plate is tapped with 7 rows of threaded 1/4 20’s — extremely handy for mounting accessories.

While they offer multiple cage handle designs, we purchased the all metal, 1526 Nato Cheese Handle. It quickly mounts securely with a Nato plate — and offers even more threaded 1/4 20’s.

The handle is also very well made with 4 locking bolts at the joint. What’s nice is you can locate it wherever it is most comfortable and convenient.

The 1521 HDMI cable clamp — which retails for just $26 — mounts to the side of the cage, securely locking your cable.

We liked this design and its robust construction so much we purchased 2 … one for our shoulder rig and another for our tripod rig.

The price of the cage is less than a third of similar designs on the market, only $129.

SmallRig also manufactures similar cages designed to fit Sony A7 and Black Magic Cinema Cameras — also at low prices.

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KAMERAR VF-4 PLUS UNIVERSAL LCD VIEWFINDER

The Kamerar VF-4 Plus LCD Viewfinder is a great value AND a great solution for video shooters.

The eyecup can be reversed for either left or right eye operation and offers an additional point of contact for more stable shooting.

No sticky frames or magnets here … it attaches to your camera with a quick release baseplate.

This 3.2″ viewfinder is compatible with a wide variety of cameras with front to back, horizontal as well as vertical adjustments

The 3x power magnifying loupe has a built-in, adjustable diopter offering precise focusing for your vision.

Also very handy is the ability to flip the loupe out of the way … the angled hood works great as a sunshade.

The shallow design allows for easy access to cameras with touchscreen controls — like this EOS-M from Canon.

As with any loupe, you must avoid direct sunlight thru the viewfinder – it can damage your LCD … in order to solve this problem, simply engage the lens cover with this sliding switch when not in use.

While the baseplate can be mounted directly on your tripod with either 1/4 20 or 3/8 holes, the VF-4 Plus has been redesigned and modified to fit the Manfrotto 501 QR plate.

This is a great feature, one that makes purchasing this viewfinder a no-brainer.

All in all — a great looking, excellent performing addition to your DSLR Kit.

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Check out their website kamerar.com for more information.

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