Mere hours after the announcement, SmallRig and Picket Digicam launched their cages and rigging options for the brand new FUJIFILM X-H2S. For SmallRig, step one consists of two cages for the X-H2S with or with out battery grip. On the upper finish of the size, Picket Digicam launched a cage, baseplate, and V-Mount/Gold Mount battery plates for the brand new FUJIFILM APS-C flagship digital camera. So let’s take a more in-depth take a look at all of the rigging options!
The very spectacular FUJIFILM X-H2S was launched yesterday, and the least we will say is that it has exceptional video recording capabilities: inside 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes HQ/422/LT/Proxy recording, exterior 12-bit ProRes Uncooked and BRAW recording in 6.2K, a full-size HDMI port, and far more.
If you wish to be taught extra about this new flagship APS-C digital camera from FUJIFILM, you possibly can watch our interview with FUJIFILM. Additionally, as a cherry on the cake, now you can WIN a FUJIFILM X-H2S and $1000 by getting into the FUJIFILM x CineD contest (submissions finish June 14th!)
Again to our matter, SmallRig and Picket Digicam already launched their rigging options for the FUJIFILM X-H2S to make it an excellent higher filmmaking software.
SmallRig FUJIFILM X-H2S cage
Let’s begin with probably the most reasonably priced piece of apparatus, the SmallRig FUJIFILM X-H2S cage (codename: 3934). This all-in-one full cage is made solely of aluminum which is fairly light-weight at solely 165g/5.8oz.
The cage attaches to your X-H2S by way of one 1/4 “-20 screw, one finding pin on the backside, and one screw within the digital camera’s strap eyelet. Additionally, there’s a built-in magnetic flat-head screwdriver below the cage for simple meeting and disassembly.
This cage options a number of 1/4 “-20 and three/8 “-16 threaded holes throughout the cage and a built-in chilly shoe on prime of the cage. Additionally, you’ll discover a NATO rail on the left aspect and a built-in ARCA-Swiss plate on the backside, suitable with the DJI Ronin RS2 gimbal.
SmallRig additionally launched one other multifunctional model if you wish to rig your FUJIFILM X-H2S with an FT-XH or VG-XH battery grip. Many of the options of this multifunctional cage (codename: 3933) are an identical, however it’s heavier at 241g/8.5oz.
Nonetheless, you’ll achieve one chilly shoe mounting level on the left aspect of the SmallRig multifunctional X-H2S cage, which is all the time good to have.
Picket Digicam FUJIFILM X-H2S cage
Picket Digicam has a strong fame for creating high-end rigging options, and all these new merchandise for the FUJIFILM X-H2S don’t appear to be an exception. Let’s begin with the core of the system, which is one piece full wrap cage.
This cage is solely made out of aluminum and weighs 219g/0.48lbs. Not like the SmallRig choice, this Picket Digicam FUJIFILM X-H2S cage attaches to your digital camera by way of a 1/4 “-20 screw on the backside and the highest chilly shoe mount of the digital camera.
Nonetheless, I’m the type of filmmaker that if a third-party accent producer takes one thing out of my digital camera, you higher give me the identical factor elsewhere. So even when this Picket Digicam cage has an array of industry-standard 1/4 “-20 and three/8 “-16 mounting factors with finding pins alongside the highest and aspect of the cage, there is no such thing as a built-in chilly shoe mount. After all, you possibly can mount a 1/4 “-20 or 3/8 “-16 to chilly shoe adapter to the cage, however that’ll be an additional.
Moreover, you’ll discover a removable cable clamp on the left aspect of the cage. Additionally, there are engraved markings to point the digital camera’s focal aircraft and placement tabs to ensure the digital camera is sq. to the cage.
Picket Digicam FUJIFILM X-H2S kits
Picket Digicam additionally launched a number of Unified Accent kits for the FUJIFILM X-H2S. Let’s begin with the Base equipment, which incorporates, on prime of the cage:
- One Mini Prime Deal with that attaches to the highest of your digital camera with a 3/8 “-16 screw
- A light-weight 15mm baseplate. The highest of the baseplate options an ARCA-Swiss mount, and the underside is an ARRI dovetail
- Two 9″ 15mm rods
Subsequent is the Superior equipment that provides an 8″ ARRI-standard security dovetail.
Final however not least, two Picket Digicam PRO kits for the FUJIFILM X-H2S can be found in both V-Mount or Gold Mount variations. These kits have longer 12″ 15mm rods and a 12″ security dovetail.
Moreover, you’ll get a Micro Battery Slide Professional module with a D-Faucet to NP-W235 battery dummy cable. The battery plate options an unregulated 12V to a 3-Pin LEMO connector for digital camera energy. It additionally options two D-Faucet (5.8 Amps) ports for accent energy.
The plate attaches to 2 15mm rods by way of an built-in 15mm rod clamp. The place and angle of the battery plate and battery itself might be adjusted shortly with a lever flip. This modularity is useful to attain an ideal steadiness in your shoulder.
Pricing and availability
The SmallRig commonplace cage for the X-H2S retails for $89.99, and the multifunctional model that matches the digital camera with the grip is $119.99. Each cages are out there now on SmallRig’s web site.
The Picket Digicam FUJIFILM X-H2S cage is $399.00, the Base equipment is $924.00, the Superior equipment is $1,104.00, and the PRO kits are $1,728.00. For extra info, please go to Picket Digicam’s web site right here.
What do you concentrate on these new rigging options for the X-H2S? Are you getting your self an X-H2S? Don’t hesitate to tell us within the feedback down under!