This premium cage for the Leica SL camera (full review here) caught our attention. Not only is it functional and ergonomic, but also lightweight, machined out of titanium and equipped with a PL mount for cinema applications. The Lockcircle Full Metal Jacket is designed with cinematographers and “video photographers” in mind. It has a premium price tag of up to $3000 for the PL mount version, but also offers premium functionality, a well though through design and an ultra lightweight body construction. If only all camera accessories were made with this much attention to detail… We also reported about the new Lockcircle RodRocket 15mm rods just recently. These beautiful, lightweight titanium rods don’t come bundled with the Metal Jacket cage, but are available as an optional add-on. It is clear that this cage and the accessories are boutique products. But so is the Leica SL camera itself. The Lockcircle Metal Jacket and Full Metal Jacket cages for the Leica SL camera are available now at lockcircle.comRead more
by Jared Abrams | 4th June 2010
Seeing Double? Seeing Double Barrel. Planet 5D is reporting a new sponsor and new gear from Letus. It seems like they are charging into the HDSLR gear game now that DOF adapters are going the way of the horse and buggy. I can’t help but say that when I saw the post it felt like I had seen all this gear somewhere before. It looks like the manufactures are staring to catch a grove with some of this stuff. Check out this rip from the Letus Direct web site. “A full line of DSLR accessories are now available from Letus. Our Letus Hawk carbon fiber viewfinder with our Talon micro rod support systems are available for pre-order. The view finder can be left attached to the camera plate or the main support rod base. A great quick release solution from going from video to stills. We will be providing the highest quality possible without the insane price tag. Prices start at only $385 USD.” They also have a cage that looks very familiar. Letus also released a cool line of carbon fiber view finders with quick release base plates. This stuff looks familiar too. Choice is always a good thing. Thanks to Planet 5D for posting this. Letus View Finders Zacuto View Finders Letus Cage Viewfactor CageRead more
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