Panasonic GH5 Cage Review (My Favorite Thus Far): smallRig

The 3BME YouTube community is amazing as I was shown yet again - this time by viewer Gregory Gallaspie, who has co-designed a GH5 Cage configuration with smallRig that is my new favorite. Zacuto is more robust and smoother, but the GH5 Cage smallrig configured for my particular needs is just outstanding - and half the price.  Does that mean the Zacuto is over-priced? Not necessarily  - watch.

Gear highlighted in this review:


  • SmallRig Advanced Half-cage Kit for Panasonic Lumix GH5 with Battery Grip 2024 (start here:
  • SmallRig Panasonic Lumix GH5 DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017
  • SmallRig NATO Cheese Handle 1688
  • SmallRig 15mm Rod Clamp with Cold Shoe 1157
  • SmallRig SWAT Nato Rail with 15mm Rod Clamp (Parallel) 1254
  • 2pcs Black 19mm Rods 12" 1234


  • GH5 Cage (start here:
  • Inferno Mount
  • Top Handle
  • GH5 Cage Rod Support Base
  • 12" black female/female rod set

Gear used to record this review:

  • Panasonic GH5:
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4:
  • Sony UWP D-11 Wireless Bodypack Lav:
  • Aputure Lightstorm mini20D Flight Kit:
  • Aputure Lightstorm LS 1/2W:
  • Aputure Light Dome:
  • CAME TV Boltzen 100W Fanless Bi-Color

Edit suite (hardware):

  • Apple 27" 2017 iMac w/Retina 5K (Mid-2017), jacked:
  • G-Tech G-Speed Shuttle XL:

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