Tilta has just announced a couple of rigging solutions for the Sony Alpha 1: a full camera cage, a half camera cage, and some basic/pro kits that include an extra top handle, baseplate, and power handle. Let’s take a closer look at all these new products!
The Sony Alpha 1 was released back in January, this year – with impressive recording capabilities up to 8K at 30fps and 4K100p, this little full-frame beast is a nice option for filmmakers. If you missed it, my colleague Johnnie did a review of the Sony Alpha 1 that you can watch here.
After rigging solutions for the Sony FX6, Sony FX3, Canon EOS C70, and the announcement of an upcoming price increase (that will come into effect on June 17!), Tilta is back with its solutions for the Sony Alpha 1.
Tilta half cage for Sony Alpha 1
Let’s start with the Tilta half cage for the Sony Alpha 1: mainly targeted at content creators looking for a minimalist option to add a couple of mounting points to their camera. This half cage is entirely made of aluminum, and it is pretty lightweight at only 151g.
The half cage features multiple 1/4″-20 mounting points with locating pins, a built-in NATO rail on the left side of the camera, as well as an extra cold shoe mount on top.
At the bottom of the half cage, you’ll find what looks like a built-in Arca Swiss plate. But the Tilta half cage for the Sony Alpha 1 also comes with a Manfrotto quick release plate.
If you want to mount your own quick release plate, don’t worry, the bottom of the cage features multiple 1/4″-20 mounting points as well as a slotted screwdriver for easy disassembly.
Tilta full cage for Sony Alpha 1
The Tilta full cage for Sony Alpha 1 has a lot in common with the half cage: it is made from aluminum, it’s only slightly heavier at 184g, it comes with the slotted screwdriver at the bottom, and the Manfrotto Quick Release plate.
However, there are a couple of differences in features and design. First, on the right-hand side, you’ll find a built-in ARRI standard rosette mount along with two 1/4″-20 and one 3/8″-16 mounting points with locating pins. Also, the right side of the cage still doubles up as a NATO rail.
On top of the cage, you’ll find two half-NATO rails, as well as a cold shoe with a 3/8″-16 mounting point to attach a top handle securely. Also, there is another angled cold shoe on the right side.
Last but not least, the left side of the Tilta cage contours the Sony Alpha 1’s grip and adds a couple of 1/4″-20 mounting points if needed.
Basic kit and Pro kit
Tilta offers two kits to go along its cage for the Sony Alpha 1: a Basic kit and a Pro kit. The Basic kit includes:
- A quick-release top handle that attaches to the cage’s top cold shoe via a screw and cold shoe. The handle features two cold shoe mounts, a 15mm rod adapter, and multiple 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting points.
- One HDMI cable clamp attachment.
- An HDMI male to female cable to further protect your camera’s HDMI port.
The Pro kit adds several other items, including:
- The Tiltaing Left Side Advanced Power Handle with Run/Stop (F570 Battery). This handle extends your camera’s battery life. The Power Handle comes with a run/stop cable and a NATO rail mount, so you can attach it to the left side of your camera.
- One 15mm LWS Baseplate Type II (TA-BSP2-15-B) which has a Manfrotto-style quick-release mount. The bottom of the baseplate mounts on Tilta standard dovetails.
- Two 20cm 15mm rods.
Price and availability
All products are available for pre-order now and should start shipping in two to four weeks. The Tilta half-camera cage retails for $45.00, the full camera cage is $85.00, the Basic Kit is $149.00, and the Pro-Kit is $435.00. If you pre-order one of the products now, you’ll get 10% off.
For more information, please visit Tilta’s website here.
What do you think about these new Tilta rigging options for the Sony Alpha 1? Did you make the switch to the Alpha 1? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!