NEW BoomBooster – the “freestyle agility” grip handle for Birdcage A7/GH4

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I’m an a7S shooter and with that, you get many good and bad things. I’m not one of those people that think my camera is perfect. In fact, many mirrorless shooters like me are starting to feel the frustration of the small, unwieldy form. I grew up on Canon. I thought I knew what a camera was supposed to feel like. Fortunately, with the body upgrades Sony has made with the a7 II and a7R II alike, we’re moving towards a future of more pleasant ergonomics.

Sometimes that’s still not enough.

When we’re choosing a camera, we choose image quality, obviously, but beyond that we’re looking to find features that help us create a relationship between the gear and the image. We want features that open up doors, new angles and new takes that we wouldn’t have tried before.

In the past, LockCircle has released camera cages for the A7 and GH4 mirrorless systems and they have features that help the filmmaker get what they need. A wide array of ¼ and 3/8 inch threads, and a solid Lockport for the eternally frustrating a7S HDMI port. (Side note: I’d dig some 15mm Rod Support on the base)

With their newly released BoomBooster, they have opened up that door to many filmmakers to get those shots that they may not have been able to get before. They make a strong argument for the functionality of this BoomBooster as well. In the age of sensor stabilization that we’re faster and faster being propelled into, tools like shoulder rigs and the Boombooster become even more effective at getting a smooth image.

In addition to providing the stabilization, you have 80 ¼ -20 and 34 3/8 -16 threaded holes giving you the real estate you need to efficiently attach your accessories.

LockCircle Birdcage BoomBooster

The greatest part about this is the form. You get the type of functionality that you can achieve with a shoulder rig, but in a much more agile package. This means that it can be used for those run and gun situations and yet also be light enough (200 grams) to use in other casual scenarios with the functionality to hold all of your professional accessories.

In the end we’re not just discussing a piece of equipment to help you hold your camera. You have to find the way to get the gear to work for you—and the BoomBooster, like shoulder rigs and other stabilization gives you those options.

LockCircle BoomBooster, the “freestyle agility” grip handle for Birdcage A7/GH4 system.

LockCircle Birdcage BoomBooster Image 1

Via LockCircle:

The BoomBooster is the lastest LockCircle addition to the popular Birdcage modular production system available for the Sony A7 (soon A7R II) and Lumix GH4 series.

The functionality of the BoomBooster follows the Birdcage ultra-lightweight minimalistic design philosophy introducing the “freestyle agility” concept that matches perfectly the small mirrorless 4K cameras.

Innovative shooting skills are introduced by the improved handling / balancing of the BoomBooster design and soon with the 5-axis sensor stabilization a new world of shooting is taking off!

The BoomBooster is cnc machined from solid billet aluminum with knurled handles for extreme grip, with 80 1/4”-20, and 34 3/8”-16 threaded holes for mounting leds, microphones, accessories.

All the screws are custom cnc machined in high strength titanium.

Incredibly lightweight and rock-solid, just 200 grams that added to the 100 grams of the Birdcage is ready to fly!

Available right now, price starts from US 249,00 /Euro 239,00

For more informations: info@lockcircle.com

Learn more about the LockCircle BoomBooster Here.

(cover photo credit: snap from LockCircle)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

He shoots a lot and often.
Bret Hoy

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