A few months ago I reviewed the Lanparte cage for the 4K Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and really liked it. You can find the full review for that here. What could they have possibly improved for the 6K version? (B&H | Amazon)
A handy feature of the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is that it is pretty much the exact same size and shape as the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. So most cages made for the 4K will fit the 6K. That is true in this example too – the 4K cage will fit the 6K camera and the 6K cage will fit the 4K camera.
So what have Lanparte done to change or improve on their 4K Cage? Because improve it they have. My top three in reverse:
The Lanparte BMPCC cage for the 6K fits tight on the body of the camera and immediately feels secure but light at the same time. This is similar to the previous model but still a definite winner.
The top handle
This is easy to add to the cage and slides on without a fuss. There is also an option to attach it on the side of the camera for portrait mode (if that’s the way you roll).
The quick-release system
This is the winner for me. As a general rule, cages can give us a lot of options to add accessories but sometimes, getting the camera in and out can be, well, a challenge. Moving from cage to gimbal or tripod and back can often mean a complete stop to disassemble the cage, but not with the Lanparte cage. They’ve cleverly added a quick-release system that is, as it states, quick but without feeling like you’re compromising anything. There’s a latch on one side and then a quick-release button and voila, out of the cage. It does also come with a thumbscrew to secure it on top of the camera if you know that it’s going to be in the cage all day so you get the benefit of security too.
The Lanparte BMPCC 4K/6K Camera Cage retails for US$89.