SHAPE Sony A7R III Cage A73CAGE
The SHAPE Sony A7R III Cage is targeted at filmmakers, videographers and photographers who want a simple, hassle-free and ergonomic cage design that really works.
Specifically designed for the Sony A7R III camera, the form-fitting cage offers additional protection and securely locks the camera to the cage. It provides easy access to all controls and ports as well as multiple attachment points for accessories. It also features an ARRI Standard Rosette that can be mounted in four different locations on the cage which is compatible with several world-renowned SHAPE Push-Button Handles such as WL-HAND1, WR-HAND1, HAND1.
For handheld shooting, the side 15mm rod clamps, located at the back of the cage, are designed for quickly securing the new ergonomic 15mm Rod Indexable Mini Push-Button Wooden Side Handles with Padded Straps using a single ratchet knob on each side (sold separately).
The SHAPE Sony A7R III Cage enables easy access to all of the camera’s features such as the control buttons, the side outputs, the memory card, the battery compartment and the lens release button, allowing you to save time while shooting. Further, the support between the lens and the camera grip is designed to anticipate a clearing for the fingers when the camera is handheld, allowing an ergonomic grip.
This ergonomic cage is easy to assemble and disassemble and the components don’t need to be removed to install the camera that is fixed with a 1/4"-20 captive slotted base screw integrated into the cage, using the threaded hole underneath it. The position is secured with the back and sides of the cage, so it doesn’t move forward when equipped with a heavier lens. You can also attach a delta adapter plate underneath the cage to mount it on a quick release plate to rapidly switch from a tripod to a handheld setup.
Additionally, all the doors and latches are fully operable when the camera is in the cage. Its easy-to-use and clever design enables you to operate the camera without having to remove the cable doors, and the strap hooks can remain attached to the camera while inserted in the cage. It is also equipped with an effective cable retainer system for all three of the left side cables to secure their use, including the full-sized HDMI cable protector lock to secure the use of your HDMI 4K cable.
By leaving an open access to the hot shoe on top of the camera, you can mount many accessories using several mounting options including two cold shoe mounts located on the top of the cage as well as many SHAPE Standard 1/4"-20 anti-rotating hole patterns, ARRI Standard 3/8"-16 anti-rotating hole patterns and 3/8"-16 threaded mounting holes. Made from CNC machined aluminum, the cage allows the camera to be held securely in place and restricts it from rotating by being attached with two anti-rotating tabs at the front.
Furthermore, the cage is compatible with the Sony XLR-K2M audio unit, thus providing great sound for your videos. It is also equipped with a Metabone® Holder Bracket. Changing the objective or adding a Metabone® Adapter can be done easily while keeping the camera in the cage.
SHAPE Sony A7R III Horizontal 15mm Rod Clamps
The SHAPE Sony A7R III Cage provides a 15mm Rod Clamp on both sides, allowing convenient positioning of the Horizontal 15mm Rods on each side of the cage.
For handheld shooting, the side 15mm rod clamps, located at the back of the cage, are designed for quickly securing the new ergonomic Mini Push-Button Wooden Side Handles with Padded Straps using a single ratchet knob on each side (not included, sold separately).
NEW SHAPE Wooden Push-Button Top Handle with 15mm LW Clamp A73ATH
The new ergonomic and easily removable SHAPE Top Handle was designed to provide the required space for mounting the Sony XLR-K2M audio unit. It offers a comfortable and secure wooden grip for carrying your camera and securing accessories. It also features the SHAPE Push-Button Technology, enabling you to balance the weight and rotate the handle in the position you need on a 360° axis.
This nicely crafted Top Handle provides multiple mounting options, including ARRI Standard 3/8"-16 anti-rotating hole patterns on the top, SHAPE Standard 1/4"-20 anti-rotating hole patterns on the top and side, cold shoe mounts, and a 3/8"-16 UNC threaded hole at the front. It also features the SHAPE Rod Clamp Holder positioning system at the front, allowing you to directly mount a 15mm rod onto the handle.
SHAPE 15mm LW Clamp for Top Handle 15CTH (included with Top Handle)
Made of CNC Aluminum, the 15mm LW Clamp for Top Handle can be attached to our new SHAPE Push-Button Wooden Top Handle. The clamp is designed to support a 15mm rod such as the SHAPE REVOLT EVF Mount Bracket. The ratchet knob clamp lets you adjust and strongly fix the position of the 15mm rod to the Top Handle.
SHAPE Sony A7R III Quick Release Delta Rod Base System A73BASE
The cage can easily snap in and be quickly removed from its 15mm LW base by pressing the release button at the rear of the mount for handheld shooting.
The cage is connected to its base via the new SHAPE Quick Release Delta Rod Base System using a specifically designed 15mm rod bloc system for the optical center of the Sony A7R III camera. It allows quick mounting and dismounting of the camera.
SHAPE Metabones® Adapter Support Bracket
SHAPE created a removable Metabones® Adapter Support Bracket specifically designed for the Sony A7R III camera that is integrated in the cage. Fixed with 2 screws, the bracket’s height is easily adjustable and provides 15mm of vertical adjustment. It supports the weight and reduces the stress on the camera lens mount.
When there is no Metabones® Adapter, simply unscrew the 1/4"-20 screw to quickly remove the bracket.
SHAPE 15mm Rods (18") 15TUBE18
The 15mm Rods are a pair of 18"-long rods, allowing you to use available rod mounted accessories. The rods are machined from hollow aluminum tubes and feature chamfered ends.
SHAPE Quick Handle Rod Bloc HAND5
The unique patented SHAPE Quick Handle Push-Button Technology features two handles that can rotate individually on a 360° axis. The SHAPE handles can be rotated by pushing the red buttons. Once the buttons are released, the handles are firmly secured in place. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the SHAPE Quick Handle Rod Bloc along the rods and secure the handles by tightening the single red knob on the Rod Bloc. Compatible with all 15mm rod systems, the SHAPE Quick Handle Rod Bloc can be attached at the front of any type of camera support. All CNC machined, high-quality aircraft grade aluminum parts are hard anodized for a resistant finish and assembled with stainless steel screws to prevent rusting. It also features a stainless steel locking mechanism for more durability.
Mini Composite Shoulder Pad SHPAD3 and Back Pad PAD1
To complete this shoulder mount setup, SHAPE included an ergonomic, foam and gel Mini Composite Shoulder Pad made of non-slip material, and also a cushioned Back Pad for stability and comfort while shooting. The SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad is the perfect solution for switching rapidly from the SHAPE camera rig to tripod without having to remove it. Cushioned for your comfort, the Shoulder Pad rests on your shoulder, and can remain on the camera rig permanently. This way, your body supports the weight of the camera and its accessories. The Rod Bloc on top is used to hold 15mm rods to attach the camera platform.
Follow Focus Friction & Gear Clic with Adjustable Marker FFCLIC
The SHAPE Follow Focus Friction & Gear Clic with Adjustable Marker features a reversible gearbox and the unique SHAPE Lever Clamp System to be attached on the 15mm rods. You can quickly mount the SHAPE Follow Focus Friction & Gear Clic on the rods by simply locking the lever. It provides precise focus, quick adjustments and great durability.
The Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods of shoulder support rigs or other rigs. It can be easily mounted and dismounted from the rods using the SHAPE patented Lever Clamp System.
Firstly, simply sit the Clic atop the rods, then slide and close the Lever Clamp System underneath the rods, and finally the lever locks and holds the Clic securely onto the rods. Once the lever is locked, the focus mechanism stays firmly in place.
Additionally, the focus mechanism can be used on either the left or the right side of the lens, depending on the direction in which you place the Clic onto the rods. The focus disk itself can be used either in front of the focus mechanism or behind it to accommodate a wider variety of lens lengths. To move the disk to the rear, first just unscrew two screws from a cube-shaped gearbox. Once the screws are off, the focus disk can just be flipped over for use with longer lens constructions.
Furthermore, the Clic's focus mechanism also works with the SHAPE Lever Clamp System which, when unlocked, loosens the focus mechanism and allows it to be moved horizontally. It moves so to adjust itself closer to the lens. As it moves, its main feature -- the focus disk -- moves with it, and the focus disk is what reaches the lens. It can either be a friction wheel or a gear wheel. Both are present in this package, and replacing one with the other is accomplished with the help of the included Allen Key. The friction wheel has a rubber outer surface that would press up against the lens, keep firm contact with it, and ensure accurate and non-slip focusing. The friction wheel can serve well for most lenses and is made of high-quality rubber that, in cold temperatures, won't get too cold to lose its grip. The gear wheel can accommodate those lenses that specifically have teeth on their focusing rings, and it can do so without any ring gears, by pressing its 0.8 pitch gears into the teeth. The white mark disk is made of highly resistant Delrin thermoplastic; it is interchangeable and you can write on it using non-permanent markers.
CNC machined, it is made of lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability.
SHAPE 4 x 4” Matte Box MATT44
The SHAPE 2-Stage 4 x 4" Matte Box fits lenses up to 100mm, and uses 15mm LWS rods as well as a swing-away support arm which lets you perform quick lens changes without having to remove the Matte Box from your rods. You can adjust the height of the Matte Box with respect to the rods which comes in handy when your lens and rod center heights are slightly off from the standard. Two 360° rotatable filter stages support the use of 4x4" filters. The matte box comes with a top French Flag (eyebrow), two Side Wings featuring a safety hook design, four matte box donuts in 66, 72, 82, and 90mm sizes and elastic donuts. SHAPE’s sturdy and highly durable products are proudly manufactured in Canada, and come with a lifetime warranty on all CNC machined parts.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
(1) SONY A7R3 CAGE (A73CAGE), (1) PUSH-BUTTON WOODEN TOP HANDLE (A73ATH), (1) 15MM LW QUICK RELEASE DELTA ROD BASE SYSTEM (A73BASE), (2) 15MM RODS (18") (15TUBE18), (1) PAIR OF PUSH-BUTTON QUICK HANDLE (HAND5),
(1) SHOULDER MOUNT (SHPAD3), (1) BACK PAD (PAD1), (1) FOLLOW FOCUS FRICTION & GEAR CLIC (FFCLIC), (1) 4X4 MATTE BOX (MATT44)
MATERIALS: CNC Machined Aluminum
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS (W-H-L)
in: 17.56 x 11.73 x 23.6
cm: 44.60 x 29.79 x 59.94
PRODUCT WEIGHT: 6.70lbs (3.04kgs)
PACKAGING DIMENSIONS (W-H-L)
in: 21 x 7 x 5
cm: 53.34 x 17.78 x 12.7
PACKAGING WEIGHT: 7.10lbs (3.22kgs)