Tilta Camera Rig for Canon EOS C70 offers a black aluminum alloy design with multiple 3/8″-16 and 1/4”-20 threads with locating pins, dual cold shoe receivers, NATO Rail, and ARRI Rosettes. It is also compatible with all Tilta handles, adapters, baseplates, and accessories. The cage is available for pre-order from $89.10.
The EOS C70 from Canon is an interesting camera that kind of bridges the gap between cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras, when it comes to the body form factor. Announced in September 2020, the Canon EOS C70 offers a Super35 DGO image sensor paired with a Canon RF mount. It can record up to 4K120 in 10-bit 4:2:2 internally to SD cards, which is quite impressive. The camera, of course, takes advantage of Canon’s Dual Pixel AF system. A nice bonus is the Canon’s RF-EF 0.71x focal reducer adapter, which virtually transforms the C70 into a full-frame EF-mount camera.
When it comes to cages and rigs for the C70, there are a handful of choices already available – for example, Kondor Blue, SHAPE, Wooden Camera, or Zacuto. The Chinese camera accessories company Tilta now joins the pack, as well. Let’s see what they offer the EOS C70.
Tilta Camera Rig for Canon EOS C70
This full camera cage from Tilta is made out of black anodized aluminum alloy and it weighs 278.5g (9.82oz). It provides additional protection as well as mounting points for the camera. It features several 3/8″-16 and 1/4”-20 threads with locating pins, dual cold shoe receivers, and a NATO Rail for Type IV and VI Side Handles.
It also features two ARRI Rosette Connections as well as a Rod Attachment Port for Tilta’s optional Single Rod Holders. One of the ARRI Rosettes is located on the bottom of the cage, which allows for the Adjustable Top Handle to be mounted more comfortably for vertical shooting. An additional Security Attachment with an anti-slip cushion is located in the top left corner of the cage. This creates an additional point of contact between the cage and camera body.
The bottom plate provides 1/4″-20 threads for attaching the camera to various quick release plates and is compatible with the ARCA Receiver of the RS2 Mounting Plate. The included EF Mount Lens Adapter Support mounts to the front of the cage to provide an additional point of contact to support the RF to EF Adapter. Naturally, this cage is compatible with a wide variety of Tilta’s handles, baseplates, mounts, and accessories.
Price and availability
Tilta Camera Rig for the EOS C70 is available for pre-order now and shipping should start in the beginning of June 2021. The full price for the cage only is $99, but Tilta offers a 10% discount for all pre-orders, so that makes it $89.10. As always, the company also offers pre-configured kits:
- Lightweight Kit that includes the cage and a 15mm baseplate with rods. It costs $145 ($130.50 with the preorder discount).
- Handheld Kit that includes the cage and the Left Side Advanced Power Handle with Run/Stop (F570 Battery) with the handle mount and a cable. It costs $219 ($197.10 with the preorder discount).
- Advanced Kit that includes all the accessories from both above-mentioned kits plus an additional single 15mm rod mount. It costs $329 ($296.10 with the preorder discount).
Do you use the Canon EOS C70 for your work? Do you have a cage for it? What do you think about the Tilta Camera Rig? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.