Fhugen (Fusion) GH3 Video Cage Officially Available Today

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Newsletter went out today. The first Fhugen GH3 Video Cages are officially on sale along with teaser images of an upcoming Top Handle & HDMI Lock accessory. I've had my GH3 stuffed inside the Fhugen cage ever since I first mounted it.

The Fhguen cage is super lightweight and compact. I'm not sure how to explain it, but maybe because it was designed specifically for the GH3, it doesn't really feel like an awkward bulky piece of equipment screwed on to your camera. It actually feels quite natural as if it were already part of the camera.

A GH2 camera will mount inside of this cage, but battery door access will be blocked. Everything else lines up perfectly on the GH2. I'm still interested to hear how well it works with Sony NEX cameras, the Canon EOS-M, or possibly this new Panasonic GX7 everyone is talking about.

Definitely, If you're a Panasonic GH3 shooter, I suggest you take a peek at the product. Find out more about this at the product page over at http://www.photographyandcinema.com/.

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40 thoughts on “Fhugen (Fusion) GH3 Video Cage Officially Available Today

  1. Dave

    Does anybody else have a slight wiggle with the fhugen top handle when it's screwed down tightly on to the middle cold shoe with this cage? It's my only gripe with what spoils a really nice cage for the money.

  2. Iain Thomas

    Hadn't thought of that Emm, but yeah would be a simple solution and cheaper than buying a new pair of headphones!

    Have emailed PNC to see if they knew of the issue and was curious to see if any other users and had the problem?

  3. Iain Thomas

    Have received the honu cage, top handle and HDMI clamp, really impressed with the quality and service from PNC, delivery to UK in under 5 days and no additional taxes.

    The only slight negative I've discovered is that I'm unable to plug in my sennheiser headphones (HD215) with the GH3 in the cage due to the thickness of the plastic casing around the the 3.5mm jack on the headphones being too close to side of the cage?

    Wondered if anyone else had come across this?

  4. Emm

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    @Bernie H. - I love the sharpness and clarity of the GH3 screen. I love how it doesn't feel laggy and appears to display in realtime, but I can't say that is the most accurate representation of the video. I think Canon is more accurate at this.

  5. Hi Emm,

    This is off topic but have to ask you real quick, does the GH3 has the same gamma shift when pressing record? Same as the GH2? I am actually choosing between the Canon 70D and the GH3, but leaning more towards the GH3. If the GH3 doesn't have that gamma shift, then I'm sold.

    Also, how about the OLED screen? For me, it's better if what you're seeing on the screen is the same as what you're recording, kinda like the Canon DSLRs, what you see is what you get. For the GH2 it's a different story.

    I'll mainly use the GH3 for weddings. I'd really appreciate it if you can answer these questions. Please let me know. Thanks man!

  6. Emm

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    @Martin - There are so many other cages for a 5D Mark III. Is there something you like about Fhugen that other cages don't offer?

  7. Erik

    I just got this cage.
    And it's great. I really like it.

    It's light and well made just like in the review above.

    The only problem I have with it is the corners of the hotshoe/dovetail mounts are sharp. I can see myself cutting myself on this if I'm too much in a hurry and not mindful. I gaffed taped those corners.

    Otherwise I love it.

  8. Emm

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    @Teemu - This would not work because the tripod mount under the cage sits back under the LCD. So when mounting the QR base for the VF, it would sit away from the camera.

  9. Teemu

    @Emm - How about using CarrySpeed VF-4 with this cage? Is it possible? Only downside is that, I lose the manfrotto plate antitvist :/

  10. scottd800

    really want this for the d5200s (t4i's for most of you). Hope they come out with some different camera models that are out there

  11. Emm

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    @alan - The cage only adds a few millimeters under the camera. So basically you can just throw the cage on top of any existing rail system just like you would if you were only using the camera itself.

  12. Emm

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    @Iain Thomas - I don't know about expiration date on Coupon. Hopefully the handle and HDMI lock become available very soon. These are two things i'd love to have on the cage.

  13. Hi Emm

    Based in the UK and very keen to purchase the cage using the discount code from the newsletter but wouldn't mind saving on postage and ordering the handle and hdmi lock at the sametime.... Is there an expiry date on the discount code?

    Thanks in advance and congrats on another great product!

    Iain

  14. Herb

    Hey Emm,

    Which evf mount is that in the second picture above, the Wooden or the Indian alternative?

  15. Emm

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    @getem - Here's a few images to show how the entire cage can be moved around from tool to tool. The GH3 is naturally a much smaller camera than a Canon DSLR, so by leaving the cage on, it's still not a big setup.



  16. getem

    @Emm

    I have the Prime Shoulder kit and would like to know how this cage looks or if it would fit on it. Can you please post a pic or video when you have time showing us how this Cage would fit on a slider, shoulder rig etc.

    Thanks for the help!

  17. Emm

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    @getem - For me the cage is compact enough that I can place the entire cage on a shoulder rig, slider, and jib. In fact it would work better with car mounts for multi mount points. The quick release can mount under the cage if you have to go from tripod to another tool.

  18. getem

    To put it on a slider, jib, shoulder rig, car mount etc......

    I mean isn't that the reason we have a quick release system in place?

  19. Emm

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    @getem - What would be the reason to remove it from the cage? You could fit the entire thing into a backpack. You can access every component of the camera no need to take the cage out.

  20. getem

    @Emm

    It seems like a quick release plate will not fit on this GH3 Cage, please say it isn't so........

  21. Johnny

    I actually just wanted it on the right side to hold with my right hand, and then place my left hand on the focus-ring of my lens - a "run 'n' gun" set-up :)

    Perhaps it might be better to just put a handle underneath the cage in the centre?

  22. Emm

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    @Johnny - It's not super clear, if it will rest equally on each side. The simplest way is to add a handle that mounts with basic 1/4-20 threads and hopefully doesn't spin loose. Considering how light the BMPC is, I don't think it would be a problem.

  23. Emm

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    @Bruce Philpott - There are so many cages already available for a 5D II or III, but I guess this design is much lighter and much more compact.

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