HDMI ports are notoriously fragile. Though convenient, these delicate connectors are a weak point, even in controlled environments.
And mirrorless cameras are designed to be flexible and used anywhere.
One mistake—a yank on the cable—and you not only have to divert your attention but if it causes damage, it could delay the shoot. Not to mention you'd be out a significant amount of money for repairs.
Supporting filmmakers for years with its products designed to take the hit for your camera, LockCircle has released the LockPort XT3, an HDMI port saver adapter clamp aimed at the Fujifilm X-T3 micro HDMI camera port.
It safely attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures a 90° rear micro HDMI to full-size HDMI adapter. It attaches in seconds, protecting the camera ports from damage. The full-size HDMI port allows you to use sturdier HDMI cables. Plus, the LockPort won't block your battery access, which is always a nice feature.
- 90° REAR output.
- Gold plated contacts. CNC machined from billet aluminum, high-grade anodizing.
- 4K tested.
- Ultra-low camera baseplate, works on every plate, head, sliding plate, rig, support.
- No longer camera screws, use all the camera mounting screws already available.
The LockPort XT3 HDMI is available now for $119 + shipping/taxes.
Would you use a LockPort? If you've used one, anything you would change? Do you prefer an alternative? Let us know in the comments below.