Canadian accessories maker Shape has announced a new cage for the Sony a7s III featuring their awesome push-button technology. Pricing for their basic cage starts from $225 USD.
In addition, Shape offer further kits, which expand the system further to include 15mm rods, a matte box, top handle, battery plate and more.
As most of you out there still waiting for their a7s3 pre-order to arrive, I am also torn between which cage to get as there are more and more 3rd party manufacturers entering the market.
Shape Cage for the A7s3 – Form-fitting with Plenty of Accessory Mounting Options
The Shape is made out of high quality CNC-machined aluminium with a precise design to fit the shape of the a7sIII.
Furthermore, the cage is designed plenty of expandability in mind thanks to a cold shoe mount, several 1/4-20 threaded holes and a seven 3/8″-16 threaded holes with anti-twist ARRI hole patterns.
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Moreover, the cage design also allows for easy access to all control buttons, side outputs, memory card compartment, and battery. Needless to say, the hot-shoe on the top of the camera is unobstructed as well.
Secures your HDMI cable when recording or monitoring externally
In addition, the Shape cage for the a7s III also comes with a detachable lock system to secure and hold in place the HDMI cable. Also, the bottom of the cage has a couple of 1/4-20 threaded holes to mount a quick release tripod plate for easy swapping between tripod and a shoulder setup.
Furthermore, when you go up to the 15mm LW Rod System Cage kit (priced at $549 USD), you get the very ergonomic Shape push-button top handle.
Shape are known for their patented push-button technology, which is quite popular among camera pros. As it makes it very easy to make 360-degree adjustments on the fly, with a simple push of the red button.
Push-Button Top Handle Option
Additionally, the ergonomic and easily removable Top Handle was designed to it does not block the hot-shoe. Thus allowing you to mount a K3M XLR adapter or a microphone (such as the new Sony ECM-B1M). Audio Unit. It offers a comfortable and secure wooden grip for carrying your camera and securing accessories.
The technology was developed to give filmmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handle in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its locked.
Sony a7s III Cage by Shape (with 15mm LW Rod System)
- Purpose-built for the A7s3
- Wooden Push-Button Top Handle (does not block the hot-shoe)
- Push-button technology
- Multiple mounting options with industry standard sizes
- Strap hooks can remain attached to the camera while inserted in the cage
- Quick Release 15mm Rod Base System
- Quick release plate included
- Comes with ARRI rosettes included to mount compatible accessories
- Adjustable Metabones Bracket
- 2 x 10-inch 15 mm lightweight rods
- Price: $549 USD
- Pre-order at B&H Photo and Shape direct.
Head over to Shape to browse through their a7s III cage options here.