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.