Here's a short review of the new P&C GearBox from HDSLRNOW, which is designed to help mount video accessories along with your Video DSLR. If you need to expand with 15mm rig bits, it can be expanded with the GB-R Rail Kit. For more quick tips on other DSLR products, follow HDSLRNOW via Twitter.
The GearBox was a recent product release, so just a reminder that the P&C GearBox Introductory Sale Price will end tomorrow. You can find out more about the P&C GearBox at PhotographyandCinema.com.
P&C GearBox DSLR Video Accessory Cage Bracket
@Ken Lytle - Yes if you also get the extensions . They raise the cage up and you can stack extensions too.
PNC DSLR Camera GearBox - Will this cage work with my Canon 7D and battery grip? Is there room for the grip?
@Sally K - Sorry, they aren't going to be as wide as the large fig rigs, but they are wider than the camera itself which lends to additional stability.
This looks sooo much prettier than other cages, I'm desperate to find something that can do the job of my fig rig which kind of embarrasses me on intimate shoots.
I don't have confidence the handles are wide enough on the cage to offer the same stability when mobile
HELP IM SOOO CONFUSED
Hi, anyone know the rough import tax on receiving this cage in the uk? Cheers
Oh, I guess I got confused since it says out of stock on the site under the video. Thanks Emm!
@Ben - It has been back in stock for a little while now. Check the website, also register for the newsletter for updates on inventory and announcements for new products.
Any idea when the GB-2 will be in stock again? I'm looking to pick one up.
@pao - That red knob comes with the Rod kit. https://www.photographyandcinema.com/products/gearbbox-gb-r-kit-rod-adapter-w-15mm-rails
anyway i can buy that part? makes it easier to tighten the camera onto the gearbox
the red circle at the bottom of the gearbox, was that added on by HDSLRNOW?
@Espen - 15% off GearBox related items expires Sept 15th, use coupon code pnc-gearbox
Hi Emm. Obviously I missed the promotion. You mentioned a coupon code. Is that available yet?
Delivered to India in 4 days. Great build quality.
what kind of rig was the shoulder mount in the video made of???
Thanks Emm, let me know.
Already got a FedEx alert for the package. You guys are good:)
@Scott - Yes it will work on noth cameras. Price goes up in a few hours too, but if you miss it, there will be a coupon code available starting tomorrow for 15% off.
Emm, can you list the cameras this cage is compatible with? I don't see that info on the site. Particuarly I need to know if it will work with the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D. Thanks!
@moebius - It sold out earlier today. More is in the way probably another week.
GearBox GB-R Kit - Rod Adapter w/ 15mm Rails says not available.
@Archie - International shipping was always a problem, but now they are trying to set up a distribution center to provide Worldwide shipping for super cheap or even free. I will know more about this in a few weeks.
Emm, just placed my order for the Cage (google checkout) to be shipped to India. Couple of Qs.
Will it accept T4i with a battery grip using extensions (or do I need to buy some accessory) ?
For every product shipping is 15$, is it possible to get some discount on shipping when buying multiple products? I was thinking of adding the 717 qr plate to the order hoping shipping would stay the same. But it was 15$ extra for the plate so was not feasible. Just checking.
Btw, Love the smoothness of the Pico dolly. Used it for a shoot of a kids' painting competition, the shots have come smoother running Pico on the table than they have from the Konova.
oh ok, i think i am registered--i will cancel my order for the cage for now and wait to see if the the blackmagic version will be here soon- thank you Emm!
@Note - The coupon code will be 'pnc-gearbox' will be good starting Sept 1 - until Sept 15th for 15% Off on GearBox related items. The Rods and GB-2 kit are currently out of stock but should arrive in the next week. There are plenty of other good deals to be had for patrons of P&C, so make sure to register for that newsletter https://www.photographyandcinema.com/pages/frontpage#newsletter
@Note - I don't know if this one can support the BMCC, but we will have a new GearBox for BMCC.
And would you recommend getting this for the bmc even though they have one in the works if i intend to switch between it and the gh2?
when did they send the code out?
i don't think I got the code
Love the producs. Keep it coming, Emm.
@Ray - The price will go up by %15, and they recently sent a %15 off GearBox related items coupon code out to newsletter subscribers. Essentially you could still get it at the same price with this coupon code starting tomorrow.
Hi Emm. I already have the gearbox. I want to order the rail kit for it today at the intro price, but they're out of stock.
If I order when they're back in stock, can I get the intro price?
@Dave - The cage can work with any 15mm rails, but yes we will have extensions available later.
are you going to have 15mm Rails extensions available to purchase? I need little longer rails
Received my cage and rail kit last week. Quality stuff!
Mounted on a Manfrotto monopod it was perfect for hyperlapsing! (00:01:58 vimeo.com/48310668)
The grips made it easy to shift the monopod into position and steady the shots especially when you are running against the intervalometer.
Sweet! I ordered mine yesterday, while I liked my DIY version which I learned how to make from Emm, this cage looks a lot more pro and breaks down to a much more manageable size. I can't wait to get it! When is a matching follow focus unit coming?
My cage and 15mm kit came in a few days ago, and I have to say, I love this setup! Lots of mounting points, great build quality, very thoughtfully designed. Great job, Emm!
Have you decided if you'll sell extra extenders to make the GearBox taller?
Pretty funny headlines on the newspaper intro. Wonder if Scott Kelby, Rich Harrington, EOSHD have a sense of humor...
I just ordered mine. Thanks Emm.
Never mind the intro price - I buy everything from P&C (well, except the dollys) the moment they appear, so we're covered 🙂
What's of greater interest to me - and I'm sure many others - is the P&C roadmap, insofar as they have one, of products they plan to release. I say this, because it actually influences my buying plans. If I know P&C is going to, for example, release a slider, then I'll wait on that instead of buying one from somewhere else (unless I need one right this moment).
So. From what I understand, P&C intends to release: a slider, a shoulder mount, articulated arms, and...
A quick list of what we can look forward from P&C in the fairly nearish future, would be much appreciated!
@Brendan - Not sure if this one will work well, but there is a P&C GearBox for BMCC in the works.
Can this be used with the new BMCC? It looks like the dimensions might work.