The GH5/GH5S Cage is our “no-cage” cage - lightweight and compact, and compatible with Zacuto's own Arca Swiss- The 'Polaris'. 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 Arca Swiss compatible plate to mount to any Arca Swiss compatible quick release mounting base or Zacuto's own Polaris Mounting Plate. This allows you to move quickly from handheld, to shoulder mount, to tripod shooting.
If you’d like to add rods onto your cage, you can slide the cage into our Polaris Baseplate and from there you can also build a shoulder rig.
Optional Hand Grips:
Side Handle- The Side Handle is a rail compatible wooden hand grip intended for use on the left side of our cages. It features a built in cold shoe. This side handle allows for smooth movement up and down and a balanced grip on the cage. This handle can be mounted on the side of our mirrorless cages like the GH5 cage or Sony A7 series cage. This handle can be used on an Z-Rail or compatible rail NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA rails. By putting the cold shoe on the left, this gets it out of the way of the XLR cables for the optional Panasonic audio module mounted to the camera’s hot shoe. 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!
The Zarn, inspired by filmmaker Clinton Harn, is a railed mounted wood ball shaped handgrip. It slides onto any Z-Rail, or any compatible rail*. It was designed to be mounted on the side of our mirrorless cages like the GH5 cage or Sony A7 series cage but can mount on any cage with rails. The ball shape grip allows for smooth camera movement in the palm of your hand and is best utilized with a “ball and socket” technique.
*Compatible rails are - NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA rails.
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
Compatible with Polaris System
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 lock
Optional 15mm rod support base
Optional Atomos Inferno Mount
Optional Side Handle
*To attach a Z-Finder with the GH5 Cage, you can use the 3.2" Adhesive Frame