SmallRig shows off new cages for the Sony A6400 and Blackmagic Pocket 4K
Whenever a new camera is released, the first company to produce cages and accessories for them is usually SmallRig. We use a lot of SmallRig kit here at DIYP, too. We caught up with them on their booth at NAB 2019 to find out about their latest offerings for the Sony A6400, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Zhiyun Weebill LAB gimbal.
This is SmallRig’s first time attending a big show like NAB, so we took the time to have a chat with them about the company and their philosophy towards product development. SmallRig takes a lot of feedback from customers in order to figure out what products to develop next, and they try to bring those products to market as quickly as possible. And this is why they’ve started attending trade shows, in order to be able to speak to their customers face to face.
SmallRig showed off several cage rigs at the show, including their Sony A6400 cage, configured for vloggers and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K cage. While the camera cages have been the products that SmallRig is typically known for, they’re branching out now into accessories for gimbals, including dual handles for the Zhiyun Weebill LAB.
While some items are designed with specific cameras or other devices in mind, many of their accessories are modular, allowing them to be used on multiple different cage rigs. And they have a lot of cages and accessories available now.
Don’t forget to check out our NAB Giveaway, where we’re offering over $8,500 worth of cinema goodies.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.