Movcam Announces Strong, Lightweight Magnesium Camera Cage for Panasonic’s Lumix GH5

Movie camera accessories maker Movcam has announced its camera cage kit for the Panasonic Lumix GH5 hybrid stills/video camera, made of magnesium rather than the more familiar aluminium, “to provide the ultimate in strength while being incredibly lightweight.” 

Movcam’s GH5 kit includes the main cage element, top handle, rod riser block and baseplate supporting 15-gauge rods. Movcam also announced a full-featured camera cage kit for Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K Super 35 cinema camera and a camera cage kit for the Canon CinemaEOS C700 flagship Super 35 camera.

Magnesium is commonly used in manufacturing the bodies of contemporary digital cameras but this is the first time I have seen it mentioned in connection with camera cages.

Aluminium, the metal most often used in cage construction, is itself not exactly heavy as indicated by another brand’s GH5 cage received for tryout and review last week.

I am intrigued by Movcam’s description of its GH5 and especially its construction from magnesium, and hope to see one in the flesh, as it were, sometime soon.


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