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PNC Fhugen Honu Cage GH3 4 DSLR VIDEO follow Focus Film Shooting Canon 5D Mark2

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  • Unique, Fresh & Innovative Design.
  • HotShoe Lock
  • Monitor and Cables Fit
  • Anti Twist and Battery Access
  • Media Access and Dovetails
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PNC Fhugen Honu Cage GH3 4 DSLR VIDEO follow Focus Film Shooting Canon 5D Mark2 + Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Panasonic DMW-BLF19 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, DMC-GH4 + SanDisk Extreme Pro 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 95MB/s SDSDXPA-032G-AFFP
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00E82IN6E
  • Item model number: GB-2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 18, 2012

Product Description

Unique, Fresh & Innovative Design--> This unique, fresh and innovative design is the calumniation of extensive research coupled with forward looking vision. Our design process is a series of precise steps that the engineers engage with that fosters innovative results. HotShoe Lock --> The Honu Cage - {GH-3} is designed to wrap around the GH-3 camera body as closely as possible while locking into it by fastening to the bottom of the camera and on the top via the HotShoe LockTM. This double fastening system ensures a rock steady mount of the camera even under demanding situations such as using a follow focus. Monitor Fits---> There is plenty of room to swivel and tilt the OLED display monitor to facilitate shooting from high or low angles. Cables Fit-->We made sure that all of your cables can still be routed into the GH3. There are plenty of hole mounts to add on our optional HDMI lock or any other accessories such as a microphone. Anti Twist--> We have included anti-twist front stops on the forward edge of the cage that aligns the GH3 camera parallel to the cage. In addition, on the base of the cage we have provided a pin hole for the Manfrotto 501PL Quick Release plate. The pin hole will keep the QR plate perpendicular to the cage. Battery Access---> Battery access is crucial during a shoot and we ensured that the battery can be serviced with the Honu Cage - {GH3} attached. Media Access -->The SD Card door is fully accessible with the Honu Cage - {GH3} attached. Dovetails--> There are three hotshoe dovetails on the top of the cage, one on each side and one in the center. Accessories with hot shoe mounts on them can be easily attached to the cage. The center dovetail is great for a hotshoe mount handle or microphone. Fhugen GH3 Video Cage includes: (1) Honu GH3 Video Cage (1) 1/4"-20 Camera Tripod Screw (2) Blocking Screws (for anti-twist) 14-days money Back and 1 Year factory Limited Warranty!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David J. Patterson on October 24, 2013
This cage is specifically made for the Panasonic GH3, and is priced far less than most camera cages on the market. The build quality is top notch, and should outlast your camera. The finish appears to be powder coat paint, so I presume this will show scratches with use. Although specifically made for the GH3, I'm sure many other cameras will fit into this cage.

The cage has cut away areas that allow access to the battery door and media card, so you don't have to remove the camera from the cage to replace these items. The media card door on the GH3 is notorious for popping open, so the cage adds a bit of protection. There is a cut away to allow access to the side ports for mic, headphone and hdmi cables, but it gets cramped once you add any cables. The same cut away area provides some tilting of the GH3's OLED, but it does restrict it somewhat. I wish this cut away area was more spacious, to provide more room for cables and full tilt range of the OLED. A product like this should add to the functionality of a camera, not restrict it.

There is room to access all the GH3's controls, but some controls are obscured a bit and can be awkward to get to. I typically don't need frequent access to these controls when shooting video, but it can slow down making fast adjustments when shooting stills.

The cage has a lot of threaded holes (1/4" and 3/8") and 3 cold shoe mounting points. The holes on the sides of the cage are 1/4" only. Although some cameras seem to support large hot shoe mounted flash units, the cold shoe mount points on the GH3 cage are a much safer alternative for heavier items (lights, microphones, monitors, top handles). View the product photos and use your imagination to figure out how you would customized this for your needs.
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Multiple mounting options for gear and it is light but feels strong. My only regret was not buying it sooner..... I was using a previous cage and figured it was ok, but when you use a specific item designed for another one then it's perfect.

In the future maybe they could possibly add a side handle option so we can grip it better for handheld video work. Overall though Excellent and I recommend for anyone doing video production work with the Panasonc GH3
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Let me start by saying for a DSLR filmmaker this is perfect! The cage adds incredible protection to your camera. There is also the added protection of the hotshoe mount which, in addition to the bottom screw, secures the camera to the cage from both top amd bottom.
I purchased this cage knowing it was designed for the GH3 but i have a canon T3i. After comparing the cameras i recalled that the bodies were not much different. I received the cage and inserted my T3i, i noted two things, the T3i is taller and at a glance would not be compatible with the hotshoe mount... after removing one of the two rubber gaskets the mount fit perfectly and the added support REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The cage also has two removable pins that stop the camera from spinning, the canon is too thick for these pins and without removing them the canon will sit at an angle and most likely wont line up with any mattebox you have. The last and BIGGEST difference is that this cage has extremely useful gaps for the battery door, and the SD card, LUCKILY the T3i and the GH3 have both of those doors IN THE SAME PLACE... almost. No infact while they are in similar places you cannot open the battery door at all. This was so frustrating because every time tye battery died i had to remove the entire camera from the cage... UNTIL
With a hand held drimmel i ground down the aluminum that was blocking the battery door and now it works perfectly!
Was all this work worth it? Comparing the price to other cages making this sub-300$ cage bend to my will was WELL WORTH the added elbow grese, and i highly recomend it to other T3i users!
I will add that i am sure sanding down the cage even as minimally as is required lessesns the strength and yadda yadda yadda, but seing as how the cage comes with no guarantee or waranty i think your safe.
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