Multifunctional cage for Sony A7 and Panasonic GH4.

A Cage for two camera types. The Lanparte MCK-01 cage was developed for both, the hip Panasonic GH4 (and GH3) and the surprisingly good Sony A7 series camera.

The entire cage is made of metal and is very durable. Inside the cage, the camera is fixed in two spots: the tripod thread in the bottom and the hot shoe on the top. With this type of double fixation, the camera is secured really tightly inside the cage. Twisting is not possible, even when a follow focus is pressed against the lens.

While inside the cage, every single camera function is preserved and can be used as if there was no cage at all. It doesn't matter if a Sony or a Panasonic camera is used, you can push buttons, rotate screens and replace batteries as well as memory cards. Changing the lens is also possible and requires no thinging outside the box. However, reconsider your equipment if you are planing on using the cameras hot shoe, because in this cage, it is blocked. It is not possible to use a flash or, in case of the A7 series, the K1M / K2M audio adapter.

The MCK-01 cage consists of two parts, a cage and a base plate with 15mm rod support. The cage can be removed the base plate by simply releasing a locking lever. This is very handy if you want to quickly separate your camera and the rig for a quick handheld shoot near the ground. The ergonomic handle on top will guarantee a safe grip while holding your camera. You can even use the grip for mounting additional accessories as there are several threads, a cold shoe and a retractable arm. The arm can be used for mounting a monitor or and evf atop the cage and can also be used for mounting other equipment.

Your other accessories can be mounted on the ARRI compatible rosette (M6 thread) on the side or on the 15mm rods of the base plate. The rods are adjustable in height and have a M12 female thread. You can extend the rods by using additional Lanparte aluminium rods and rod connecting screws. Two screws are already included in the package.

At the bottom of the base plate, you will find some traditional tripod threads for mounting the cage on a photographic or video tripod head.

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dimensions: approx. 300 x 170 x 250 mm
weight: approx. 1,3 kg