Have you preordered the Nikon Z8? Before you head out into the field to take full advantage of its pro-photo and pro-video features, outfit your new camera with a protective camera cage while adding mounting options for your additional gear. SmallRig’s Camera Cages for the Nikon Z8 protect your new tech while offering full customization of your handheld camera configuration.
The full Camera Cage is custom-fit to the Z8 and locks your camera in place using 1/4"-20 and locating screws. Maintain access to your controls, card slots, battery door, and tilting LCD touchscreen with the cage’s form-fitted design. Multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads throughout the cage offer places to attach articulating arms and cable clamps to your camera. An ARRI 3/8"-16 thread, NATO rail, and cold-shoe mount can support side/top handles or a shotgun microphone.
Transitioning from handheld to stabilized shooting is a breeze, thanks to the cage’s built-in Arca-type base, which is compatible with DJI RS series gimbals and select tripod base plates. Integrate a hand strap or QD (Quick Detach) strap buckle into the cage’s strap holes and QD mounts.
If you’re looking for improved handheld stabilization to perform low-angle shots, look no further than the Handled Camera Cage Kit. The kit includes the main camera cage and a top handle, which attaches to the cage via ARRI 3/8"-16 anti-twist screw. Not only does it add an additional handgrip, but the handle boasts additional mounting threads, cold-shoe mounts, and a single 15mm rod bracket.
The Z8 camera’s upgraded design renders the use of a vertical battery grip optional for easier gimbal mounting. But, if you do want that additional power boost and choose to equip it, SmallRig has you covered with a Camera Cage that accommodates the MB-N12 Power Battery Pack. This cage boasts a lot of the same mounting features as the main cage, while offering access to the battery grip’s door. The bottom and side of the cage have integrated Arca-type mounts for portrait and landscape shooting. Your entire camera and battery grip unit are secured inside via M2.5 locking screws and single 1/4"-20 screw.
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