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Tilta Handheld Camera Cage for Sony a7/a9 Cameras

Abel Code: TLTA-ES-T17
Mfr. Code: ES-T17
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This handheld camera cage rig for Sony alpha series cameras includes a one-piece camera cage and 15mm baseplate with integrated lens adapter. You can configure it for gimbals, Steadicam, shoulder rigs, & aerial work.
Key Highlights
  • Cage fits Sony a7/a9 series cameras
  • Suits gimbal, Steadicam, & aerial work
  • Easy-access battery port


The Tilta ES-T17 Handheld Camera Cage fits all of the Sony alpha a7 and a9 series full frame, mirrorless digital cameras. It features a fully enclosed unibody camera rig made up of a single piece of CNC machined aluminum. The lightweight support baseplate includes an integrated lens adapter support.

Mount Points & Camera Access

The ES-T17 Handheld Camera Cage Rig boasts over 100 (1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16) threaded mount points to mount accessories on every side of the camera, if necessary. All locking levers on the cage use the standard Tilta spring-loaded design.

The unibody cage fits around the hot shoe mount. The bottom portion of the ES-T17 features an option section for the battery port to provide you with fast battery changes or removal. The cage also offers side compartment access to the camera.

Baseplate Support

A 15mm Light Weight Support (LWS) baseplate with an integrated lens adapter comes with the ES-T17. The lens adapter is compatible with EF to E-mount or PL to E-mount Metabones adapters (sold separately). A second lens support bar is also included.

The quick release rail design allows the ES-T17 cage to easily connect or detach from the baseplate so you can switch from tripod (with rod support) to a compact camera cage which is ideal for gimbal or aerial work. 

In addition, you could add the optional Tilta TT-C16 10" lightweight dovetail plate since the provided baseplate is compatible. That optional dovetail plate is ideal when using your telephoto or zoom lenses.

Top Handle

A NATO rail-mounted Top Handle is included with the ES-T17 and is removable from the unibody camera rig. The Top Handle can be adjusted into (4) different positons. It features a cold shoe mount connection.

Top Handle Features:

  • ARRI Standard Rosette
  • Camera Strap Access
  • Cold Shoe mount
  • NATO Rail
  • 15mm Accessory Rod Clamp (for adding stubs, your EVF, an optional on-board monitor, etc.)
  • HDMI Plug Protector (can install in three different positions)
  • 15mm Threaded Rods
  • Multiple 1/4-20 & 3/8-16 mount points

Additional Accessories

The lens support on the baseplate is compatible with EF to E-Mount and PL to E-Mount Metabones adapters, which are sold separately.

This Camera Cage Rig is compatible with Sony's XLR-K1M and XLR-K2M audio adapters, which require realignment of the top handle or an optional moount TT-E06.

Be sure to read the Quick Start Guide for this Sony a7 Series Camera Rig.

What's in the Box

  • A7 Lens Support Baseplate
  • Top Handle
  • Thumbscrew
  • Support Bar For PL Lens Mount
  • Support Bar For EF Lens Mount
  • Standard HDMI Plug Protector (TSP-129)
  • 4 x 4mm Flat Phillips Head Screw
  • 3 x 3mm Socket Cap Screw
  • 3/16 Socket Cap Screw
  • Single Rod Clamp
  • Multi-Terminal USB Control Cable (TSP-148)
  • Micro HDMI Plug Protector
  • Micro (Male) To Standard (Female) HDMI Cable
  • Accessory Rail
  • A7RII / A7SII Quick Release Rail
  • A7 / A7S Quick Release Rail
  • 2 x 12" Threaded 15mm Rods (R15-300)
  • a7 / a9 Series Camera Cage


Key Highlights

  • Cage fits Sony a7/a9 series cameras
  • Suits gimbal, Steadicam, & aerial work
  • Easy-access battery port
  • Cage is single piece of CNC machined Al
  • Over 100 mount points
  • 15mm LWS baseplate support

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Standard Rod Size:
15mm LWS - with 60mm Rod Spacing - a7 Lens Support Baseplate


Cable Length:
15" - 36" - (approx. 380 - 914 mm) Coiled, Multi-Terminal USB Control Cable
11.4" - (approx. 290 mm) - Micro (Male) to Standard (Female) HDMI Cable

Camera Cage

Rod Support Size:
2 x 15mm LWS - Tapered (single sided), 12" long (approx. 300mm)
Cages by Camera:
Sony a7S / a7 - a7 & a7S II
Full Cage Kit:
Thread Sizing:
ARRI Rosette
Cage Pieces:
Top Handle
Full Cage (one piece)

Compatibility - Camera

Sony Alpha a7 Series Cameras

Handle / Grip

# Handles:
Grip Positioning:
Top - Metal with cold shoe and multiple mount points
Grip Appearance:
Metal - Top Handle


8.3 in
5.9 in
14.2 in
4.3 lb
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