In previous articles, we talked about cages options for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from LockCircle and 8Sinn. At BSC Expo 2019, Vocas – the Dutch manufacturer well-known for his third-party camera accessories – released their new cage for the BMPCC4K. Let’s take a look at Vocas’ cage.
The Vocas C-Cage is a half-cage design, which means it covers only the left side of the camera, which gives you free access to the controls and right side of the camera.
Like many other cages, there are multiple 1/4″ mounting points on top and side of the cage. Also, there is a built-in cold shoe on the top.
The C-Cage consists of 3 parts, bottom, side, and top piece. The camera is held onto place by one screw at the bottom, and one screw at the top. To keep the camera from twisting there are two locating pins at the bottom of the C-cage. Mounting a BMPCC4K to the cage seems pretty easy, but you have to use a hex key.
The Vocas C-Cage is lighter than the 8Sinn cage at 223g vs. 291g for the cage only.
You can buy the C-Cage as a cage only, or in a package that includes a Top Handgrip Mini, an SSD holder, and an HDMI protector. Also, all accessories are available separately.
The Top Handgrip Mini features a 15mm rod adapter – to mount a viewfinder for example – but also a cold shoe and multiple 1/4″ mounting holes. I like the design of the handle, but I would have preferred a NATO-style mount rather than the two provided screws you have to use to mount it on the cage.
The Vocas SSD holder is a plate that uses two rubber bands to hold your SSD into place. A 1/4″ screw at the bottom is used to mount it on the cage.
Finally, in a nice touch, Vocas adds to the cage an angled HDMI connector, that acts as a camera connector protector.
Pricing and Availability
Regarding pricing :
- The Vocas C-Cage Kit for the BMDPCC4K with everything included is €425 ex. VAT
- The C-cage only is €225 ex. VAT
- The top handgrip Mini is €150 ex. VAT
- The SSD holder is €75 ex. VAT
All products should be available on February 8th.
What do you think of the new Vocas C-Cage? Do you use a cage for your Pocket Cinema Camera 4k? Let us know in the comments below!