Zacuto Halfcage Rail for VCT Universal Baseplate |

Zacuto Halfcage Rail for VCT Universal Baseplate

My Product Code: Z-HCR

The Zacuto Halfcage Rail for VCT Universal Baseplate creates a half-cage to protect the camera and features a built-in top-mounted double-sided Z-Rail. It contains 15 1/4"-20 attachment points to allow accessibility for mounting accessories. The Halfcage is height expandable from 5.5 to 9".

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Excl. VAT £339.00 Incl. VAT £406.80
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The Zacuto Halfcage Rail attaches to the Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate and creates a solid, universal cage structure around the side and top of your camera. It features a contoured wood side grip, and the built-in double-sided Z-Rail offers you the ability to add an optional top handle or Zacuto Coldshoe lock (not included). The side grip incorporates fifteen 1/4"-20 threaded accessory mounting points.

An included 5" Z-Rail attaches along the side of the VCT Universal baseplate with two 1/4"-20 screws. The Zacuto Halfcage Rail then attaches that 5" Z-rail via a spring-loaded quick-release. At its most compact height, the Halfcage Rail has a clearance of 5.5". Four Allen head screws enable you to adjust the height to a 9" clearance. The side grip incorporates a 15mm rod port for attaching accessories.

  • The contoured wood handle is made of hand-tooled maple.
  • You can adjust the clearance height from 5.5 to 9" to accommodate a variety of different cameras.
  • The double-sided top Z-Rail allows you to use a Zacuto Coldshoe Lock (not included) to secure your camera to the Halfcage by usng your camera's cold shoe. Please confirm compatibility with Zacuto prior to attempting this.
  • The Halfcage Rail features a special magnetic indentation along the side for storing the included Allen key.
  • Both locking levers, the QR for the Z-Rail and the integrated 15mm rod clamp, are spring-loaded. This allows you to tighten the clamps fully, even when you can't rotate the levers through a full 360°.


  • Creates Half Cage to Protect Camera
  • Built-In Top-Mounted Double-Sided Z-Rail
  • 15 x 1/4"-20 Attachment Points
  • Height Expandable from 5.5 to 9"
  • Included Z-Rail for Mounting to VCT


Additional Information

Dimensions 3 x 7 x 7" / 76 x 178 x 178 mm (minimum height adjustment)
3 x 7 x 10.5" / 76 x 178 x 267 mm (maximum height adjustment)
Weight 1.0 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.7 x 6.6"
Product Manual No
Warranty CameraKings 3 Year Comprehensive Warranty