New FUJIFILM X-T2 Cage – LockCircle Kinetics XT2
LockCircle is introducing their new FUJIFILM X-T2 cage called Kinetics XT2. Its asymmetrical design approach lets you hold the original grip of the camera, and features various threads for accessories as well as a baseplate, and HDMI and USB ports protectors.
FUJIFILM X-T2 Cage – LockCircle Kinetics XT2
FUJIFILM X-T2 is a very interesting mirrorless camera for filmmakers that is especially capable in 4K. We tested this little camera couple of months ago, os if you haven’t yet, make sure to take a look at our real world video test and also our Lab test where we compared it against the Sony a7S II. LockCircle is now introducing their ergonomic cage for the FUJIFILM X-T2, which is designed to fit around the camera with an “asymmetrical design approach” for a right-handed camera grip. This means it is possible to hold the camera using the original grip even when the cage is mounted, as visible in the product photos. The weight of the cage itself is 300g (10 oz).
All camera controls remain visible and available as the FUJIFILM XT-2 cage has many cutouts, and offers multiple threads to mount various accessories – 79x 1/4”-20 threads and 3x 3/8”. The cage has also several threads to mount the AC tape measurement titanium hook.
This FUJIFILM X-T2 cage integrates the MicroPort micro HDMI / USB 3.0 locking connectors as well as the LockPort, a micro to full-size HDMI and micro to full-size USB 3.0 output, thus offering protection for these fragile port output ports.
It is worth noting, however, that as with most cages, the new LockCircle cage can accommodate the camera body only, but not the battery grip. This is a bit of a pity, since the headphone jack for this camera is located on the battery grip. That means it won’t be possible to monitor audio via headphones when using this cage.
The Cage Kinetics XT2 baseplate has a Meta-Block mount for Metabones adapters and an IMS-Block for IMS-Mounts. Mounting with a 1/4”-20 and 3/8” threads (titanium camera screw supplied) is available.
The cage should be available by the end of April. Information about pricing will follow.
LockPort XT2 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 ports protector for FUJIFILM X-T2
In addition, LockCircle is introducing their HDMI/USB protector as a separate product. It uses a solid clamp that locks to the camera, and micro to full-size HDMI and a micro to full-size USB 3.0 90° rear adapters.
The LockPort XT2 thin camera plate is designed to fit any head, baseplate or sliding plate using the original camera screws. The HDMI/USB 3.0 adapters have gold plated contacts (4K tested/5 Gbps high speed transfer rate) and full-size female outputs for use with standard HDMI and USB 3.0 cables.
The LockPort HDMI/USB protector is available now.