August 26, 2019

Tilta Mods 4K Armor Cages to Make Room for the BMPCC6K

Just got the BMPCC6K but don't want to give up your 4K Tilta Armor Cage? There's a mod for that.

With the release of Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, existing 4K users have wondered if they can use their current 4K camera cages with it. While the design is essentially the same for both cameras, there are a few changes that Blackmagic had to make to the 6K model to accommodate the full-frame Super 35mm sensor and larger EF mount.

To that end, users may find that when using the BMPCC6K model, things could get a little "cramped." But Tilta has a fix for those who still want to use their Tilta Armor Cage, and it's simply replacing the Tilta nameplate with the turn of a few screws.

Tilta's Replacement Nameplate Kit makes using the Armor Cage with the BMPCC6K Much Easier
Credit: Titla

The modification is required for a Tilta Armor Cage purchased before August 23, 2018, and it's a simple one to make. It involves getting the nameplate mod kit directly from Tilta here, and though the kit itself is free, there is an $8 shipping charge within the continental US, $20 for Alaska/Hawaii and international shipping.

Once you have the upgrade kit, which includes a small Allen wrench, you simply remove two top screws that hold in the nameplate and replace it with the redesigned version. This will make your Tilta Armor Cage compatible with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, by giving the EF lens mount more room, so as not to damage or scratch it.

The cage itself sells for $99 and moving forward, will include the 6K EF mount modification.      

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