The Hague CFSLR Camframe Camera Cage has been specifically designed to hold DSLR cameras and small handheld camcorders. These HD digital cameras, such as the Canon EOS 5D MK III and Lumix GH5, produce great HD video but are difficult to hold for handheld filming.
The Camframe has a large camera plate area with plenty of adjustment from side to side to enable the "flip out" screen to be used, this also helps if the cameras mounting hole is "off set" to one side.
In the base of the steady cam frame are mounting holes for a monopod or a tripod quick release plate, which enables you to quickly go from handheld to tripod mounted with the camera still attached, together with any accessories you may have fastened to the frame. The Camframe has handgrips on the right, left and top of the frame, giving various holding positions. On either side of the top handgrip are accessory shoes onto which you can add an external light or microphone.
Greater stability is achieved when the frame is held by both hands, with your arms slightly out in front of you. It is this that gives the camera a stabilizing effect. The handgrip on top of the frame is used for low shots and carrying the camera between shots.
Frame Size:- W30cm x H20cm x D3cm.
Designed and manufactured by Hague Camera Supports | Nottingham | England
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Our Cycling Club purchased this cage last week and used it to shoot, hand held, The Irish Senior & U23 Men -National Road Cycling Championships 2021. It is a brilliant piece of kit. YOu get very steady shots and allows you to mount a light and a mic. In addition, you can mount a Tri-pod bracket under the frame and it allows you to use it in both modes. i.e. Hand -held or tripod. It only takes a few seconds to switch from one to the other. It's so steady we never used the tripod all day.
Excellent bit of kit which I wouldn't have known about but for seeing it on the flyer enclosed with the Hague pan and tilt powerhead that I bought recently. I've fitted my Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 to the Camframe and have off-set it so that the flip out screen can flip out. I've also fitted my Rode Videomic to one of the accessory shoes on the top bar and that fits perfectly. I wanted to clip the remote control for my Sony Handycam to the top bar but the other accessory shoe was in the way. No problem as it was easy to remove the other accessory shoe from the top bar - it simply unscrews. The balance of the Camframe is perfect. The only slight quibble is that you can't put the Camframe down on a surface without its tilting forward onto the front of my Handycam or back onto the battery of the Handycam. It doesn't have any legs. I, therefore, intend buying a small inexpensive tripod with legs of no more than about 6 inches and attaching that to the bottom bar so that I can put the Camframe down without its toppling over. I'll simply leave the tripod permanently attached as the legs will fold together when I'm using the Camframe. There is, thank goodness, a hole on the bottom bar that is threaded so that it will take a standard tripod screw i.e. the same size as the threaded hole on the bottom of every camera and videocam.
Sturdy, well made and does what it's intended to do.