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Tilta Camera Cage for the Canon C500 MKII / C300 MKIII

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Tilta has a new Camera Cage for the Canon C500 MKII / C300 MKIII. There are various kits and configurations available.

The whole concept behind the Tilta solutions is to be as minimalistic as possible and to just add components that make usability easier.

The basic kit features the following items:

  • Quick Release Baseplate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-QRBP)
  • Adjustable Lens Adapter Support (LS-T19)
  • 2x Aluminum Rod 15x200mm Black Version (R15-200-B)
  • 15mm LWS Rod Attachment (ES-T19-15)
  • VCT Plate Locking Extension (ES-T19-012)
  • Side Arm (SA-19)
  • Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP)
  • Adapter Plate for 19mm Baseplate (BS-T19)
  • Rear Mounting Plate For C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-RMP)
  • Kit For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-SK)

The 15mm LWS baseplate allows you to attach various accessories via 15mm rods and can mount to a Tilta Standard Lightweight Dovetail Plate as well as a VCT locking plate to allow you to easily attach onto and off of an operating setup. An additional adapter is included to allow you to attach your setup to a 19mm studio baseplate if desired.

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The original Canon top handle fits onto the top plate and allows you to comfortably carry or operate off the top of the cage. The Top Plate features a lightweight and compact custom design. There are multiple built-in threaded holes for mounting accessories securely.

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The side arms have plenty of 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 tapped holes. There are also ARRI standard thread holes and a cold shoe mount. You could use these to attach a wireless video transmitter, on-board monitor, microphone, etc.

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The Rear Mounting Plate mounts to the back of the camera body. Reserved 1/4”-20 and 3/8”16 threaded holes for securely connecting external power.

The Tilta Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (available in either gold mount or V-mount) can be attached directly to the back of the camera body using the rear mounting plate. The battery plate provides several different power outputs to power accessories. Please note these are optional accessories and don’t come with the basic kit, however, you can get them included with other kits.

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There are also optional Mini V-mount plates and Pocket V-mount plates available.

Price & Availability

The base kit retails for $639 USD and it is now shipping. Prices go up to $1699 USD if you buy one of the kits that include a matte box and follow focus.

Other available kits

Other kits are available that come with more accessories and parts. Below you can see what those kits come with:

Kit B: V-Mount

(1) Quick Release Baseplate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19- QRBP)
(1) Adjustable Lens Adapter Support (LS-T19)
(2) Aluminum Rod 15x200mm Black Version (R15-200-B)
(1) 15mm LWS Rod Attachment (ES-T19-15)
(1) VCT Plate Locking Extension (ES-T19-012)
(1) Side Arm (SA-19)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP) **Already Attached To The Battery Plate
(1) Adapter Plate for 19mm Baseplate (BS-T19)
(1) Rear Mounting Plate For C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-RMP)
(1) Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – V Mount (ES-T19-BTP-V)
(1) Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – V Mount
(1) P-Tap To 4-Pin XLR Power Cable (TCB-DTP-XLR4-17)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP)
(1) External Battery Plate Slot Receiver (ES-T19-020)
(1) Screw Kit For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-SK)
(1) 10″ Lightweight Dovetail Plate Black Version (TT-C16-BLK)

Kit B: Gold Mount

(1) Quick Release Baseplate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-QRBP)
(1) Adjustable Lens Adapter Support (LS-T19)
(2) Aluminum Rod 15x200mm Black Version (R15-200-B)
(1) 15mm LWS Rod Attachment (ES-T19-15)
(1) VCT Plate Locking Extension (ES-T19-012)
(1) Side Arm (SA-19)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP) **Already Attached To The Battery Plate
(1) Adapter Plate for 19mm Baseplate (BS-T19)
(1) Rear Mounting Plate For C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-RMP)
(1) Battery Plate for Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – Gold Mount (ES-T19-BTP-AB)
(1) Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – Gold Mount
(1) P-Tap To 4-Pin XLR Power Cable (TCB-DTP-XLR4-17)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP)
(1) External Battery Plate Slot Receiver (ES-T19-020)
(1) Screw Kit For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III(ES-T19-SK)
(1) 10″ Lightweight Dovetail Plate Black Version (TT-C16-BLK)

Kit C: V-Mount

(1) Quick Release Baseplate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-QRBP)
(1) Adjustable Lens Adapter Support (LS-T19)
(2) Aluminum Rod 15x200mm Black Version (R15-200-B)
(1) 15mm LWS Rod Attachment (ES-T19-15)
(1) VCT Plate Locking Extension (ES-T19-012)
(1) Side Arm (SA-19)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP) **Already Attached To The Battery Plate
(1) Adapter Plate for 19mm Baseplate (BS-T19)
(1) Rear Mounting Plate For C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-RMP)
(1) Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – V Mount (ES-T19-BTP-V)
(1) P-Tap To 4-Pin XLR Power Cable (TCB-DTP-XLR4-17)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP)
(1) External Battery Plate Slot Receiver (ES-T19-020)
(1) Screw Kit For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-SK)
(1) 10″ Lightweight Dovetail Plate Black version (TT-C16-BLK)
(1) 4×5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (clamp-on) (MB-T12)
(1) Carbon Fiber Matte Box
(3) Filter Holders
(1) Top French Flag
(5) Lens Adapter Rings (134mm/114mm/110mm/95mm/80mm)
(1) Follow Focus With Hard Stops-15mm (FF-T03)
(1) Follow Focus
(1) Follow Focus Handle
(1) 300mm Steer Whip
(5) Rubber Ring
0.5/0.6/0.8 Gears
(1) 15mm Rod Adapter

Kit C: Gold Mount

(1) Quick Release Baseplate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-QRBP)
(1) Adjustable Lens Adapter Support (LS-T19)
(2) Aluminum Rod 15x200mm Black Version (R15-200-B)
(1) 15mm LWS Rod Attachment (ES-T19-15)
(1) VCT Plate Locking Extension (ES-T19-012)
(1) Side Arm (SA-19)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP) **Already Attached To The Battery Plate
(1) Adapter Plate for 19mm Baseplate (BS-T19)
(1) Rear Mounting Plate For C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-RMP)
(1) Battery Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III – Gold Mount (ES-T19-BTP-AB)
(1) P-Tap To 4-Pin XLR Power Cable (TCB-DTP-XLR4-17)
(1) Top Plate For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-TP)
(1) External Battery Plate Slot Receiver (ES-T19-020)
(1) Screw Kit For Canon C500 Mk II/C300 Mk III (ES-T19-SK)
(1) 10″ Lightweight Dovetail Plate Black version (TT-C16-BLK)
(1) 4×5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (clamp-on) (MB-T12)
(1) Carbon Fiber Matte Box
(3) Filter Holders
(1) Top French Flag
(5) Lens Adapter Rings (134mm/114mm/110mm/95mm/80mm)
(1) Follow Focus With Hard Stops-15mm (FF-T03)
(1) Follow Focus
(1) Follow Focus Handle
(1) 300mm Steer Whip
(5) Rubber Ring
0.5/0.6/0.8 Gears
(1) 15mm Rod Adapter

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