Quick Take: Letus 1D Mark IV Cage and Small HD DP6 Firmware V1.2

October 12th, 2010

Here is a quick Take on the brand new Letus DSLR cage for the Canon 1D Mark IV. The cage is a great way to add accessories to the 1D Mark IV. Most HDSLR AKS is sized for the Canon 5D Mark II and the 7D. The 1D MK IV has a completely different battery system and this has been addressed with the Letus cage. The top plate is mounted via 15mm rods with great spring loaded tie downs. This system makes it very easy to remove the camera from the cage. There is also a quick release plate on the bottom of the cage. There are plenty of 1/4 and 3/8 inch mounting points on the cage for accessories. The quality is top notch. It also comes with a really cool micro arm. That might not make it back to them for the return.

Small HD has been making HDSLR monitors for a little while. The company out of North Carolina has finally added a “False Color” feature to the Small HD DP6 5.6″ monitor. Small HD has also figured out how to not have the image squeeze when in Record mode with the 5D MK II when it downsizes to SD. This is a great feature of this monitor. I think a first. Click here for a video about the DSLR Record Feature from Small HD.

The DP6 comes with a ton of very well made and useful accessories. The demo we have came with an on board battery, a Canon LP-E6 batter adapter, an HDMI splitter box, battery charger, 1 battery to monitor power cable, a neoprene monitor cover and one of the best sunshades I have ever seen. If only this worked on other monitors! It is so tough that you can carry the monitor with it. The new yet to be released Firmware Update 1.2 will add a “False Color” feature and an additional function button.We are checking out the new Firmware V1.2 for another Quick Take comparing the Marshall 5″ and Small HD DP6. Stay tuned for that.

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