Just hours after the announcement, SmallRig and Wooden Camera released their cages and mounting solutions for the new FUJIFILM X-H2S. For SmallRig, the first stage consists of two cages for the X-H2S with or without a battery grip. On the high end, Wooden Camera has launched a V-Mount/Gold Mount cage, base plate and battery plates for the new flagship FUJIFILM APS-C camera. So let’s take a closer look at all the rigging solutions!
The very impressive FUJIFILM X-H2S was released yesterday, and the least we can say is that it has remarkable video recording capabilities: internal 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes HQ/422 recording /LT/Proxy, 12-bit external recording ProRes Raw and BRAW recording at 6.2K, a full-size HDMI port and more.
If you want to know more about this new flagship APS-C camera from FUJIFILM, you can watch our interview with FUJIFILM. Plus, as the icing on the cake, you can now WIN a FUJIFILM X-H2S and $1000 by entering the FUJIFILM x CineD contest (submissions close June 14!)
Back on topic, SmallRig and Wooden Camera have already launched their mounting solutions for the FUJIFILM X-H2S to make it an even better filmmaking tool.
FUJIFILM X-H2S SmallRig Cage
Let’s start with the most affordable piece of equipment, the FUJIFILM X-H2S SmallRig cage (code name: 3934). This all-in-one complete cage is made entirely of aluminum, which is quite lightweight at only 165g/5.8oz.
The cage attaches to your X-H2S via a 1/4″-20 screw, a locating pin at the bottom, and a screw in the camera strap eyelet. Additionally, there is a screwdriver to magnetic flat head integrated under the cage for easy assembly and disassembly.
This cage features multiple 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded holes all around the cage and a built-in cold shoe on the top of the cage. In addition, you will find a NATO rail on the left side and an integrated ARCA-Swiss plate on the bottom, compatible with the DJI Ronin RS2 gimbal.
SmallRig has also launched another multifunctional version if you want to equip your FUJIFILM X-H2S with an FT-XH or VG-XH battery grip. Most of the features of this multifunctional cage (code name: 3933) are the same, but it is heavier at 241g/8.5oz.
However, you will gain a cold shoe mounting point on the left side of the SmallRig multifunctional X-H2S cage, which is always nice to have.
Wooden cage for FUJIFILM X-H2S camera
Wooden Camera has a solid reputation for creating high-end mounting solutions, and all of these new products for the FUJIFILM X-H2S seem to be no exception. Let’s start with the heart of the system, which is a fully enclosing one-piece cage.
This cage is made entirely of aluminum and weighs 219g/0.48lbs. Unlike the SmallRig option, this wooden FUJIFILM X-H2S camera cage attaches to your camera via a 1/4″-20 screw at the bottom and the camera’s top cold shoe mount.
However, I’m the kind of filmmaker that if a third-party accessory maker takes something out of my camera, you better give me the same somewhere else. So while this wooden camera cage has a range of standard 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting points with locating pins along the top and side of the cage, there is no built-in cold shoe support. . Of course, you can mount a 1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 to cold shoe adapter on the cage, but that will be an extra.
In addition, you will find a removable cable tie on the left side of the cage. Additionally, there are etched markings to indicate the focal plane of the camera and locating tabs to ensure the camera is perpendicular to the cage.
FUJIFILM X-H2S Wooden Camera Kits
Wooden Camera has also launched several unified accessory kits for the FUJIFILM X-H2S. Let’s start with the Base kit, which includes, at the top of the cage:
- A mini top grip that attaches to the top of your camera with a 3/8″-16 screw
- A lightweight 15mm base plate. The top of the baseplate features an ARCA-Swiss mount and the bottom is an ARRI dovetail
- Two 9″ 15mm rods
Next is the Advanced Kit which adds an ARRI standard 8 inch safety dovetail.
Finally, two Wooden Camera PRO kits for the FUJIFILM X-H2S are available in V-Mount or Gold Mount versions. These kits have longer 12″ 15mm rods and a 12″ safety dovetail.
Additionally, you will get a Micro Battery Slide Pro module with a D-Tap to NP-W235 dummy battery cable. The battery plate has a 3-pin unregulated 12V LEMO connector for camera power. It also has two D-Tap ports (5.8A) for accessory power.
The plate attaches to two 15mm rods via an integrated 15mm rod clamp. The position and angle of the battery plate and the battery itself can be adjusted quickly by turning the lever. This modularity is practical to obtain a perfect balance on your shoulder.
Price and availability
The standard SmallRig cage for the X-H2S is $89.99, and the multi-functional version that fits the camera with the handle is $119.99. The two cages are available now on the SmallRig website.
The FUJIFILM X-H2S wooden camera cage is $399.00, the basic kit is $924.00, the advanced kit is $1,104.00, and the PRO kits are $1,728.00. For more information, please visit The Wooden Camera website here.
What do you think of these new rigging solutions for the X-H2S? Are you getting an X-H2S? Please let us know in the comments below!