eBay Listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/112426545385?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Selling my universal DSLR half cage. Height adjusts to fit many styles of DSLR, or Mirrorless camera. Any camera with a 1/4" female screw thread in the bottom and a hot shoe mount on top. Sturdy metal German construction, never felt loose or flimsy. Very happy with compatibility to multiple cameras. Used on my a7 series cameras. Included sliding plate is sized to standard Manfrotto 501 series.
The cage offsets the center of the lens from the center of the Manfrotto plate. If you plan to use this cage with a rail kit, the lens will be positioned off center. (Annoying for matte box, follow focus, etc.) For this reason I'm also including the Tripod Adapter which re-aligns the camera with rails. This was purchased separately.
Will send all original parts and box.
The Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage from walimex is a height-adjustable camera cage for DSLR cameras. It protects the camera while providing multiple attachment points for included accessories such as a cold shoe and a handle, as well as available accessories. The cage is made from anodized aluminum for a smooth, corrosion resistant finish.
The cage features over two inches of height adjustment allowing you to use it with a variety of available DSLR cameras. Your camera mounts to the cage via a 1/4"-20 captive mounting screw, and two included stoppers can be mounted to the base to prevent your camera from twisting on the base. If your cameras hot shoe is vertically aligned with its mounting screw you can use the included hot shoe stabilizer to lock your camera to the cage using your cameras hot shoe, providing a second attachment point. The cage protects the camera body from the stress of attaching accessories directly to the camera. The included two-part handle attaches to the cage via rails, which can be positioned in many different configurations on the cage. The included cold-shoe adapter is likewise positionable in many different positions on the cage, providing you a wide range of flexibility in attaching accessories.
The cage attaches securely to your camera with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw to the base of the unit, which features a rubberized mounting surface.
The mounting screw rides in a channel, which provides you forward and back adjustment on the base. This allows you to adjust camera so that it presses against the removable stoppers and prevent the camera twisting on the base.
The included hot shoe stabilizer allows you to attach the cage to your camera, using your cameras hot shoe for additional stability. Your camera must have a hot shoe that vertically lines up with the threaded mounting screw on your camera's base.
The cage features multiple 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes for attaching available accessories. Attaching accessories to the cage instead of the camera body itself protects your camera body from stress caused by the weight of the accessories.
A 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole is included on the base of the cage, so you can attach it to a camera plate, tripod head, or the included rod module plate.
The rod module plate allows the Universal XL to interface with available Aptaris accessories that allow you to mount 15mm LWS rods, follow focus units, shoulder support rigs, and matte boxes.
Min: 3.19" (81 mm)
Max: 5.27" (133 mm)
4.1" (104 mm)
2.8" (72 mm)
Min: 3.98" (101 mm)
Max: 6.10" (155 mm)
I already have one (did a review on this forum here - not the advanced one) so thought i would share this to others.
Taken from their facebook
"We are at it again! We are giving away another rig, this time our most popular setup, the Advanced Extreme 17 (worth $499 - http://ow.ly/kax4d). To be in for a chance, like our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/GiniRig - and share this post or read the image for alternative ways."
A link to the Facebook post is here - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=519380728126446&set=a.407518442646009.98779.400859699978550
And here is a link to the Tweet - https://twitter.com/GiniRigs2013/status/324647732327378944
Good Luck and if you win let me know :)
So I just got my extreme 17 rig from http://www.ginirigs-usa.com/75-new-extreme-17-follow-focus-weight.html and I couldn't be happier!
I have heard many good and bad things about gini so did my research about them before ordering. Found they had a new site and brought of there (one listed above) and was surprised that it came in just 3 days from Korea.
So it came all in one small box all seperatley packaged as you can see from the photo below.
Wasnt quite sure how it went together but just checked a photo out from the site and after a while I got it together. The quality of the parts is just insaine. I have used and owned a few other rigs in my time but nothing even comes close to how good this is made. And the best thing was, this is the cheapest rig I have ever brought! I have another rig at the moment but was very curious about Gini so I got this one. I think i am happy to say I will be selling my other rig now because it doesnt compare at all.
I payed $399 for the extreme 17 in their sale and $85 postage. Pretty steep postage but for under $500 this is the best thing I have brought.
Anyone else had any experiences with them?