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Tilta Handheld Camera Cage with Wooden Handle for Sony a7/a9 Cameras

Abel Code: TLTA-ES-T17-A
Mfr. Code: ES-T17-A
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 for Sony alpha a7/a9 series cameras includes a wooden handle with start/stop trigger, one-piece camera cage, and 15mm baseplate with integrated lens adapter.
Key Highlights
  • Cage fits Sony a7S series cameras
  • Suits gimbal, Steadicam, & aerial work
  • Easy-access battery port


The Tilta ES-T17-A 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 wooden handle features an ARRI standard rosette and can control start/stop camera functionality via a trigger on the rosewood, handcrafted handle. The lightweight support baseplate includes an integrated lens adapter support.

Mount Points & Camera Access

The ES-T17-A Handheld Camera Cage Rig boasts over 100 (1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16) threaded mount points. You read that right. You now have the ability to mount accessories on every side of the camera, if necessary. Any 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-A 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 15-mm Light Weight Support (LWS) baseplate with an integrated lens adapter comes with the ES-T17-A. 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-A 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 & Side Handle

A NATO rail-mounted Top Handle is included with the ES-T17-A 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

The Side Handle is handcrafted of Brazilian rosewood in an ergonomic fashion for long-term use. It features a trigger start/stop button. Power the trigger in this handle using AAA batteries (sold separately). You can adjust the angle position of the wooden Side Handle for comfort.

Wooden Handle compatibility - Internal chip controls start/stop for cameras by these manufacturers:

  • ARRI
  • RED
  • SONY
  • Blackmagic Design
  • Canon
  • and more

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
  • Wooden Side Handle
  • Top Handle
  • Thumbscrew
  • Support Bar For PL Lens Mount
  • Support Bar For EF Lens Mount
  • Standard HDMI Plug Protector (TSP-129)
  • 4 x 4 Mm 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 15 Mm Rod (R15-300)
  • A7 Series Camera Cage


Key Highlights

  • Cage fits Sony a7S 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
  • Rosewood start/stop trigger handle

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

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


Cable Length:
11.4" - (approx. 290 mm) - Micro (Male) to Standard (Female) HDMI Cable
15" - 36" - (approx. 380 - 914 mm) Coiled, Multi-Terminal USB Control 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:
Handle/Grip Features:
Electronic Control - start/stop
Grip Positioning:
Side - Brazilian handcrafted rosewood
Top - Metal with cold shoe and multiple mount points
Grip Appearance:
Metal - Top Handle
Wooden - Side Handle


8.4 in
5.9 in
14.1 in
4.3 lb
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