Tilta redesigned the front logo piece on their BMPCC 4K camera cage to fit the new BMPCC 6K as well. All new orders from Tilta directly (with other resellers please check the exact version) are going to include the new logo piece. For previously ordered BMPCC 4K cages Tilta is offering a free (customers only pay for shipping) redesigned logo piece to replace it.
As you probably already know, Blackmagic Design recently released (quite unexpectedly) their new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K ( BMPCC 6K). We already compared the new camera with the older BMPCC 4K and Johnnie also shot a short documentary with the BMPCC 6K to review how it performs in the real world. Right now, we are working on a Lab test (dynamic range, rolling shutter, etc.), which is going to round up our BMPCC 6K review articles. Stay tuned for that.
When I was testing the cages for our Ultimate BMPCC 4K cage review and shootout, of course I didn’t know that there is a new camera coming. When we received the BMPCC 6K I immediately re-tested all the cages we had available with the new camera and found out that only 8Sinn BMPCC 4K cage fits the 6K camera without any problems. The Smallrig cage was not in house anymore, but we received information that it also fits.
The Tilta cage, our shootout winner, seemed not to fit the BMPCC 6K at first, but then I removed the front piece with the Tilta logo and the small rubber piece on the inside of that cage and it actually did fit. Very tight, but it did.
Tilta Redesigned Logo Attachment for BMPCC 6K Camera Cage
It looks like Tilta was listening to all the user rquests about their BMPCC cage compatibility and they now introduced a redesigned Tilta logo front piece, which is a tiny bit smaller and can accomodate the slightly larger BMPCC 6K body.
Tilta promises that all new cage orders placed on their website after August 23rd will be compatible with the BMPCC 4K and 6K. That means all the BMPCC 4K cages now include the new redesigned logo piece. When it comes to resellers, like B&H for example, they might still have older versions of the BMPCC 4K cage in stock, so it might be better to ask your reseller before ordering.
However, even if you receive the older version of the cage and you want to use it for the BMPCC 6K as well, the redesigned Front logo piece can be ordered directly from Tilta for free. You only need to pay the shipping costs. Shipping is a flat rate of $8 in the US (exc. AK/HI) and $20 internationally for this item. It includes the necessary driver and screws to switch out the logo plate on the older cages.
This seems like a smart move from Tilta and I think many users like the Tilta cage and they will appreciate the flexibility of having one cage suitable for both BMPCC cameras.
Do you own a Tilta BMPCC 4K cage? Are you going to order this modification? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.