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GH5 Cage
Product ID : Z-G5C
Price: $495.00
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Description

The GH5/GH5S Cage is our “no-cage” cage for the Panasonic GH5 and GH5s - lightweight and compact, it packs in a ton of features! The GH5 Cage screws into the bottom of the camera with a provided ¼ 20 screw. It also attaches to the sides of the camera, using the Panasonic eyelets neck strap connection with provided screws. It includes a Zacuto camera hand strap for a secure and comfortable grip on the camera. The cage ends at the eyelet neck strap connection, allowing you to use the camera's built in handgrip, keeping the cage small and light and have easy access to all camera controls.

The top of the cage includes numerous ¼ 20 for mounting accessories. It also has a built in Z-Rail for mounting an optional top handle or other accessories. The bottom of the cage has 2 ¼" 20 threads and a 3/8" 16 thread for a tripod plate and a built in dovetail to slide into a VCT Pro shoulder mount baseplate or VCT Pro dock so you can quickly move your camera from handheld, to shoulder mount, to tripod shooting. The dovetail connection point is also where you will connect the optional 15mm lightweight rod support for attaching matte boxes, follow focuses, motors, etc. It will also slide onto our VCT Pro and VCT Pro Dock.

The cage is designed for full access to the camera’s battery door, hotshoe and full button control. There is also an optional Metabones adapter support. Included with the cage is a left wooden handgrip with a built in cold shoe. Putting the coldshoe on the left gets it out of the way of the XLR cables for the optional Panasonic audio module mounted to the camera’s hotshoe. For those using the HDMI output, the cage includes an HDMI cable clamp to hold the full size HDMI cable steady to reduce strain. The cable clamp screws directly into the camera - so you can use it without the cage!

Features:

Ultra Slim & Lightweight
Cage with side handle .9 lbs, Cage without side handle .6 lbs
Includes a Zacuto camera hand strap for stability and comfort while using the camera’s grip
Access to camera’s battery, hotshoe and full button control
Attaches to camera’s neck strap eyelets for  secure connection
Top Z-Rail for top handle or accessories
Can slide into the VCT Pro shoulder mount baseplate or Dock
HDMI cable clamp for strain relief
Removable Wooden side handle with built in coldshoe
Optional non-rod based Micro 4/3rds to EF Metabones support
Optional Top handle with built in cold shoe
HDMI pincher that screws directly into camera
Optional 15mm rod support base
Optional Atomos Inferno Mount 

*To attach a Z-Finder with the GH5 Cage, you can use the 3.2" Adhesive Frame

*Purchase a custom Portbrace bag here

Product Reviews

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Reviewed by albodoin
01/24/2018 - 11:28:46 AM
Solid cage!
This is the ultimate cage for this camera! I have seen a lot of people trying different companies because of the price or availability, but honestly it's nothing compared to this one. My only problem so far was the installation, most of the screws were not perfectly aligned with the strap rings so I had to force it and at the same time scratch the top of the camera. Altough once it's fixed it doesn't move at all!
Reviewed by cmoore
11/13/2017 - 09:31:09 AM
Great Product!
Well built, well thought out. It fits perfectly into the professional "cinema" workflow for this camera. Great adjustable handle, all metal HDMI cable clamp and more. For me the ergonomics are perfect!

What carlosman said about the negative points is true, but thats all pretty minor stuff.

Other then flying the camera with a gimbal, as a video shooter, there is no reason to take your GH5 out of the cage.
Reviewed by carlosman
10/05/2017 - 12:35:47 PM
Extremely well built
Positive points:

It is a snug fit on the GH5. It is the lightest I have used, given the feature set. The engineering and craftsmanship are evident. It is the only cage for the GH5, that I have seen and touched, which fits like a glove on that camera, while letting you use the XLR adapter and keeping the battery door free. It also allows access to the false battery cable door in front. The anchor points make it a rock-solid attachment and it adds very little to the camera footprint and weight. The HDMI clamp is SOLID.

Negative points - All things considered, these are very minor disadvantages, but here:

It blocks the remote port window and the function button on the side of the lens mount (Fn6).

Conclusion:

Given the rich rigging ecosystem afforded by this cage to the GH5, I would recommend this one well above all others I have looked at and over those I have evaluated by specifications only.
Reviewed by rmassoud
09/05/2017 - 10:46:52 PM
Solid fit !
Wow this cage is rock solid, built very well this is the only cage that I know of that you can use the xlr module and the Ninja Inferno at the same time. Nice job Zacuto.

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