SmallRig has announced their FUJIFILM X-T4 cage. It is a one-piece construction made of aluminum alloy, and features cold shoe, 1/4″-20, and 3/8″-16 accessory threads with ARRI locating pins, anti-twist pin, NATO rail, a built-in Arca Swiss quick-release plate, and an integrated flat head screwdriver. SmallRig has also introduced a version of this cage for the camera with the battery grip attached. The cages are compatible with a wide variety of SmallRig accessories.
FUJIFILM has announced their new flagship mirrorless APS-C camera with in-body image stabilization and if you missed it, make sure to take a look at Johnnie’s FUJIFILM X-T4 hands-on review and mini documentary shot with that camera. Because the dimensions of the new X-T4 are a bit different than the X-T3, the current cages won’t fit the new camera. The Chinese camera accessories manufacturer SmallRig reacted very quickly – and have already introduced their cage for the X-T4. Let’s take a short look at it.
SmallRig FUJIFILM X-T4 Cage
This full cage is machined from a single piece of aluminum alloy, and with 202g it is quite lightweight. For those familiar with SmallRig’s four-digit product numbers, it is CCF2808 for this cage. The cage has been designed to fit quite tightly around the FUJIFILM X-T4, but according to SmallRig, all the vital dials, buttons, and compartments should be well accessible.
The cage offers multiple 1/4″-20, and four 3/8″-16 accessory threads. Three of the 3/8″-16 threads even feature ARRI locating pins. There is an integrated cold shoe on top and a NATO rail on the left side of the cage. On the bottom inside the cage – in addition to the 1/4″-20 screw – there is a small retractable anti-twist pin, which locks the camera in place and prevents it from twisting.
The lower part of the cage features a built-in Arca Swiss quick-release plate. There is also a flat-head screwdriver integrated on the bottom within the cage, which is held with magnets. Additionally, the cage provides a strap slot on each side.
Even though FUJIFILM has redesigned the grip of the X-T4 to be slightly larger and more ergonomic than the X-T3’s, SmallRig decided to further enlarge the right-hand grip with an aluminum extension on the cage itself.
The cage is compatible with the dedicated HDMI & USB cable clamp (BSC2809), top handle (2165), side handle (2093), monitor mount (BSE2348), and NATO handle (2187). The dimensions of the cage are 150.3 x 59 x 106mm.
Smallrig FUJIFILM X-T4 Cage – with Battery Grip
SmallRig has also designed a version of the cage for the camera, with the VG-XT4 battery grip attached. It does not have the anti-twist pin on the inside, but I suppose it is secured against twisting by the tight fit around the area of the battery grip. The cage features two threads in the front for attaching SmallRig’s 15mm Rod Clamp (1943).
This version of the cage also does not have the built-in Arca Swiss quick-release plate on the bottom. SmallRig’s serial number for the cage is CCF2810.
Price and Availability
Both versions of the new SmallRig FUJIFILM X-T4 cage are now available for pre-order. According to SmallRig, the shipping should start after March 28th 2020. The full price of the simple cage is supposed to be US$79, yet during pre-order, it is available for US$54.90. For the larger cage (camera with battery grip), the price has been set to be US$99, while the pre-order price is US$69.90.
Are you planning to get the new FUJIFILM X-T4? What do you think about these SmallRig cages? Do you have any experience with SmallRig cages in general? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.