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Halfcage Rail
Product ID : Z-HCR
Price: $395.00
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The Halfcage Rail attaches to the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate. It creates a solid, universal cage structure around the side and top of your camera rig and is adjustable to work with all camera shapes and sizes. It creates great stability, giving your camera a sturdy side grip and the ability to add a top grip.

An included 3" Z-Rail attaches along the side of Zacuto's VCT Pro Baseplate with two ¼” 20 screws. The Halfcage Rail then attaches via a ratcheting, quick-release clamp at any point along the 5” Z-Rail.

At its most compact height, the Halfcage Rail has a clearance of 5.5”. Expand the cage via four Allen screws on the handle side and the maximum clearance grows to 9”. The handle side has two rows of ¼" 20 tapped screw holes and a quick-release 15mm rod port to attach accessories. The handle itself is hand tooled, fine, three-quarter maple.

The top portion of the Halfcage is a double-sided Z-Rail to attach a top handle or Z-Rail accessory. There are four threaded ¼" 20 screw holes for threaded accessories. The Z-rail is double-sided so accessories can be mounted on top or under slung. If you want to use the Half Cage Rail with the ColdShoe lock, please email to make sure your model is compatible.

Recommended Accessories:
Zamerican Articulating Arm
Recoil Handle
Axis EVF Mount
Z-Rail Accessories
Zacuto Z-Rail accessories are compatible with NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA type rails.

Zacuto products are proudly made in the USA and non-electronic products have a lifetime warranty.

Product Reviews

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Reviewed by Jenn94
11/15/2018 - 09:04:48 AM
Almost Perfect
I am using this with my VCT Pro Baseplate and Recoil Handle. This combination makes for a beautiful, professional rig. I love that it has tons of flexibility, which fits with future camera upgrade plans. My only quibble is that the 3" rail that attaches to the baseplate leaves very little room to slide the half cage on and off the rail. the baseplate lever has to be in just the right position. If the rail was 1/16" shorter, or if the rail corners were slightly rounded, I think it would be perfect to use with the VCT Pro Baseplate. Still, this won't stop me from buying the same setup for my other camera.

PS. Taylor at Zacuto provided great customer service. Thx.
Reviewed by professor.z
professor.z bought "Halfcage Rail" on our website
11/11/2015 - 04:34:25 PM
better and better
You can break this down so fast from the VCT plate! It is really compact to put your kit away! I use it to mount my monitors, lights and microphone with full confidence that they will stay put and be supported just fine. It is really easy to adjust the height and as I have small hands I simply took off one of the wood handles to fit my grip comfortably. Zacuto products just get better and better!

Reviewed by brothersfan
08/06/2015 - 02:33:42 PM
Like the video states, it is the last cage you need to buy!
Use this primarily on my sony mirrorless with the xlr audio hotshoe attachment, the combo with this cage is a great setup. Part of my studio setup, making it easy to mount various items like mics, lights, and the seinheiser receiver. Wood handle are reversible and sturdy without being slippery. The height adjustment makes this compatible with all your different cameras.

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