But since the camera won't be shipped before July, I'm testing my basic idea with a GH2 first.
Let's start with the requirements:
- follow the form of the camera
- handheld operation, meaning I can stil grab the camera and not have to attach handles to the cage.
- GH2: access to the battery door (not for BMPCC since it can be powered via 12V and even charge the battery while at it)
- Access all connectors, buttons on top and the full back side.
Originally I thought about a conventional design like this one and just leave a larger gab on the right side to slip my hand between camera and cage.
The result looks like this:
Because both cameras are tiny, my hand extends a significant way below the camera.
Mark IISo I started to look around and found this cool design.
I liked the way it put the right side forward.
I disliked the space below the camera as it adds bulk to the cage.
So now I'm changing my design to put the right side forward and allow a hand to grip the camera.
The result is this:
Turns out it is quite hard to design a cage that does not get in the way when the camera is to be used handheld, gripping the actual camera body.