Cool Off Your Camera with New Ikan Cages
Ikan has added seriously sexy ES-T27/ES-T27A mounts to the popular Tilta series.
Ikan has just released the ES-T27 and ES-T27A camera cages, custom-designed for the Sony A6000/6300/6500 series.
Most importantly, the cages address the overheating issues that plague the A6 series by adding an active cooling system to the mount. Both cages have the same high-quality design and construction that has made the predecessor ES-17 a bestseller, including the optional rosewood trigger handle.
Built-in heat sink and physical switch for cooling fan
The cooling system has two components: an active electric fan (12V DC power) and multiple heat sinks built into the baseplate of the cage. The active cooling system can be turned on/off with a physical switch built into the cage.
The combination of active and passive cooling is an elegant solution, allowing the user to only use the fans when necessary, or to get maximum heat dissipation under extreme conditions by using both active and passive cooling.
Lightweight, custom design
Like its predecessor, these cages are built from one lightweight piece of CNC-machined aluminum alloy that fully encloses the camera. This is one beautiful piece of metal that will add minimal weight to your rig.
These cages are designed specifically for the A6 series: all camera function buttons, jacks, and battery compartment are accessible while in the cage. Another huge plus is that the rig is compatible with both of Sony's camera-mounted XLR audio adapters. IKAN paid attention to the small details in the design, including things like a crucial HDMI plug protector.
The ES-T27 Series include a 15mm support quick-release baseplate with integrated lens adapter and an integrated 15 mm rail system. The lens support is compatible with the EF to E-Mount and PL to E-Mount Metabones adapters. The cages are also compatible with other Tilta accessories, including handles and grips, shoulder mounts, rods, and matte boxes.
The ES-T27A model adds the Arri standard Brazilian rosewood on/off starter handle option. Combined with the elegant design and high-quality construction of the cage, this is one very sexy (and functional) package.
Both are currently available to pre-order. The ES-T27 retails for $419 and the ES-T27 for $579.
- ES-T27 a6000/a6300/a6500
- Weight: 2.25 lb
- Weight (Metric): 1.02 kg
- Material: Aluminum
Lens Support Baseplate
- Weight: .18 lb
- Weight (Metric): .08 kg
- Baseplate Type: 15 mm LWS
- Dovetail Compatibility: TT-C16
- Rod Compatibility: 15mm
- Rod Spacing: 60 mm
- Tripod Mounting: 3 x 1/4"-20
- Material: Aluminum