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LockCircle X-Cage for FUJIFILM GFX 100s Introduced

September 29th, 2021 Jump to Comment Section
LockCircle X-Cage for FUJIFILM GFX 100s Introduced

Italian manufacturer LockCircle has just announced a new cage for a beast of a medium format mirrorless camera: the FUJIFILM GFX 100s. The newly announced X-Cage for the said camera features the well-known modularity (and style) expected from LockCircle.

The new X-Cage for the FUJIFILM GFX 100s is a tailored and modular cage available in two finishes: either black anodized or the new anodized Dura-T finish.

LockCircle X-Cage
Image credit: LockCircle

LockCircle X-Cage

The X-Cage is not a singular product, but rather a complete line of matching components built around a custom base cage for the FUJIFILM GFX 100s. To quote directly from the press release:

One of its features is the exclusive combination between ergonomics, that offers an unique handheld feeling and rigging for heavy-duty productions, without limitations, offering a serious protection for the camera.

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The X-Cage offers 150 threads 1/4-20 and 7 threads 3/8-16 for mounting a myriad of accessories, should you need as much…

The X-Cage integrates with the original GX-PL mount using the CineBlock interface bracket, creating a rock-solid production camera designed for shooting with heavy high-end PL lenses.

Integrated into the cage are the MultiPort HDMI / USB 3.0 / Audio port savers. The LockPort (a LockCircle classic) provides a 90 degree HDMI adapter with full-size rear output to protect the ports when using monitors or 4K outboard recorders.

LockCircle X-Cage
Available in two finishes (Dura-T on the left). Image credit: LockCircle

The cage is quite light (245 g) and has several threads for mounting a measuring tape hook (titanium pin) exactly on the focal plane of the sensor.

An ultra-light MicroMega-M baseplate for standard 15mm rods is also available. An ARRI BP-8 Baseplate Adapter is designed to connect the X-Cage to the universal ARRI 19mm rod compatible range of accessories, follow focus, aperture/focus motors, and matte boxes.

To sum it up, the new LockCircle X-Cage is a very versatile (and customizable) device, even if it is “just” another camera cage. But most of the accessories can be used with other cages as well, so the only thing you really need to get started with the LockCircle ecosystem is the base cage. Everything else can be swapped out with equipment you already have. Pretty neat!

Specifications

The LockCircle X-Cage for FUJIFILM GFX 100s features:

  • Sophisticated cage design for enhanced still and motion feeling
  • Easy ON-OFF camera mounting
  • Right hand camera grabbing optimized
  • Ultra lightweight cage, weight is only 245gr. – 8.6 oz.
  • 150 threads 1/4-20 and 7 threads 3/8-16 for extreme rigging
  • Heavy-duty camera baseplate with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads
  • CineBlock mount for original GX-PL Mount
  • Evo Top Grip handle, compatible with BoomBooster grip handle
  • ARRI BP-8 Adapter Interface for 19mm rods system
  • CNC machined from billet aluminum- Organic Black anodizing finish
  • Mil-A 8625 Type III (Mil-Spec) surface anodized (Dura-T )
  • Genuine Titanium Grade 5 knobs and screws- Camera control display full visible (shaped design)
  • MultiPort HDMI / USB 3.0 / Audio / Interface port savers
  • LockPort 90 degree rear full-size HDMI output
  • Genuine Modular Titanium Grade 5 Rods 15mm
  • Focal Plane thread for AC measurement hook (titanium pin)
  • MicroMega-M modular ultra-lightweight baseplate (15 rods)
  • Designed and manufactured in Italy (Lake Como) by LockCircle

Pricing and availability

The “naked” LockCircle X-Cage for the FUJIFILM GFX 100s is priced at $899 (black anodized) or $1,029 (Dura-T). Additional accessories such as a grip, base plate, and GX-PL mount can be purchased separately.

LockCircle X-Cage
image credit: LockCircle

For more information visit the LockCircle website.

What do you think about the GFX 100s? Is it something you would shoot your next project with? Would this cage be useful for mounting additional accessories? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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