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SmallRig Nikon Z 9 Cage Announced

SmallRig Nikon Z 9 Cage Announced

SmallRig has just announced its cage for the Nikon Z 9. This cage features a built-in Arca-Swiss plate at the bottom, an additional cold shoe at the top, as well as multiple mounting points all around the cage. Let’s take a closer look at it!

The Nikon Z 9 was officially announced a couple of weeks ago, and the least we can say is that it made a lot of waves on the internet thanks to its incredible photo and video recording capabilities. Indeed, the camera can record internally in up to 8K30p and 4K120p in various codecs, including Apple ProRes ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-bit. Next year, Nikon promised that the Z 9 will be capable of “internal 8K 60p capture in the new 12-bit N-RAW high-efficiency video format, 12-bit ProRes RAW, and other pro-level video features.”

Like with every camera launch, third-party accessory manufacturers are usually fast to announce their dedicated cages and rigging options for every camera that comes out. However, SmallRig is the first company to launch its cage for the Nikon Z 9.

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SmallRig Nikon Z 9 cage features

The SmallRig Nikon Z 9 is entirely made out of aluminum alloy and stainless steel. It attaches to your camera via two screws at the bottom and one on the top right side on the shoulder strap hole. The cage will be solidly attached to the camera, and it won’t come loose.

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If that’s wasn’t enough, all around the inside of the cage, there are multiple rubber cushions to prevent your camera from twisting and getting scratched.

The top of the SmallRig cage leaves the Nikon Z 9’s cold-shoe entirely free, which means you’ll be able to use flashes and other accessories. Furthermore, the cage also gives you a second cold-shoe mount on the right side of the camera.

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On the top, left, and right sides, you’ll find multiple 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 with ARRI locating pins mounting points to attach various accessories to your Nikon Z 9. Also, all the ports/dials/screens/battery and memory doors remain unobstructed and easily accessible.

At the bottom of the SmallRig Nikon Z 9 cage, you’ll find a built-in Arca-Swiss plate. DJI Ronin RS2 users, don’t worry – there are also dedicated 1/4″-20 mounting points correctly spaced for you to easily mount the Z 9 on your gimbal. Last but not least, there is also a built-in magnetic slotted screwdriver & Allen wrench at the bottom of the cage.

Image credit: SmallRig

Price and availability

The SmallRig Nikon Z 9 cage is available for pre-order now for $84.90. It’ll start shipping on December 10th.

For more information, please visit SmallRig’s website here.

What do you think about this cage for the Nikon Z 9? Did you pre-order the Z 9 already, or are you waiting for more real-world reviews? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

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