New FALCAM Camera Cage for Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Introduced
Chinese company FALCAM has recently released yet another camera cage for the Panasonic LUMIX GH6. It features an aluminum construction (198g) and offers 1/4”-20 mounting points, two extra cold shoe mounts, and F22/F38 quick-release interfaces. It is available now for $89.90.
Panasonic’s flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera – the LUMIX GH6 (review/Lab Test/Q&A with Panasonic) – has been receiving a lot of attention lately. The camera just got cuddled by Panasonic with firmware update v2.0 (all about it here) and many third-party manufacturers have been developing accessories to improve its operability.
Here at CineD, we covered pretty much every rigging solution currently available on the market, including products from SmallRig, Zacuto, 8Sinn, Tilta, SHAPE, and Kondor Blue. Now, Chinese manufacturer FALCAM – a sub-brand of Shenzhen Ulanzi Technology Co. – joins the list with a simple, budget-friendly option. Let’s take a closer look.
FALCAM cage for Panasonic LUMIX GH6: features
With a weight of only 198g, the new FALCAM cage for Panasonic LUMIX GH6 is one of the lightest options in its class. The cage is made of aluminum parts and features a sandblasted anodized surface treatment, which results in a sleek gray finish.
From what I can see, it attaches to the camera via a single 1/4”-20 screw at the bottom. This basically results in a single point of contact with the camera. Hence, I hope the anti-skid pads and anti-deflection pin actually help prevent the GH6 from accidentally rotating inside the cage.
The accessory seems to nicely wrap around the body, leaving all buttons and card/battery bays easily accessible, while several 1/4”-20 threads populate its surface. However, it seems like there are no 3/8”-16 holes, which is a major shortcoming, in my opinion. The camera’s native cold shoe mount remains free to use, while the cage provides additional top and left-side cold shoe interfaces.
Finally, since this product is part of the company’s proprietary quick-release ecosystem, it features built-in F22 (top and left side) and F38 (bottom) QR interfaces. The former makes it compatible with existing FALCAM F22 accessories – including a Side Hand Grip, Dual Quick Release Pan Head, Quick Release Top Handle, and Dual Quick Release Magic Arm – while the latter allows users to quickly move between handheld, gimbal, and tripod setups.
Price and availability
Overall, despite the new FALCAM Camera Cage for Panasonic LUMIX GH6 doesn’t shine for its features, it can still be a good option for users looking to build an extremely lightweight camera setup.
The cage is now available for purchase from the company’s website. Its official retail price is $89.90, but the company is currently offering a 10% discount.
For more information, please visit the manufacturer’s website here.
Which is the best cage for the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 in your opinion? What do you think of this new rigging solution from FALCAM? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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