From Cage to Rig in one system: The walimex pro Aptaris Universal XL Action-Set contains all components to extend your Cage to a Rig with just a few flicks of your wrist and thereby gives you the opportunity to achieve professional filming results. The set includes the height adjustable Cage system Aptaris Universal XL inclusive XXL adapter as well as the Aptaris rod, handle and shoulder module. For compensating the difference in height between lens and rig, the set containts double rod clamp and 200 mm rods.
Aptaris Universal XL
walimex pro Aptaris Universal XL matches all common cameras, such as e.g. Panasonic GH-4, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III. Thank to the XXL adapter as part of the set, Aptaris Universal XL matches also bigger cameras as the Canon C100/300, 1DC or Nikon D4s. Aptaris is simply fastened to the camera by the flash shoe of the camera and the camera screw fitting (1/4-inch thread). The adjustability of the cage in height via four Allen screws is an absolute highlight. This makes the version suitable for a vast range of cameras. Two small hooks on the camera mount, which can be individually adapted to the camera, ensure absolutely skid-free mounting.
Due to its vast number of 1/4 inch threads on all sides as well as a 3/8 inch thread on the bottom side, a vast amount of accessories, like microphones or LED-lights, can be mounted, just as desired. The adjustable handle, which can be mounted at the top, the bottom or at the sides, just as required, provides additional flexibility in use. This enables also filming near ground level. Due to an adapter plate with Manfrotto PL 501 standard, you can also mount Aptaris on a Manfrotto tripod. Access to battery compartment, memory card etc. is in any case ensured. Developed in cooperation with the German manufacturer SIX, Aptaris convinces with highest accuracy in workmanship, outstanding material properties and well thought-out engineering. Continuous quality inspections ensure premium quality and extreme longevity, even under highest loads in permanent use. This is supported by exceptional material properties: Aptaris is made of extremely light aircraft aluminium and stainless steel. With its weight of only 370 g, incl. the handle, Aptaris Universal XL is very comfortable in use and also very stable. Thanks to the black anodizing Aptaris additionally scores with its noble design.
Aptaris Rod module
For even higher flexibility walimex pro offers a rod module for the innovative walimex pro Aptaris cage system. The rod module is simply mounted to the main unit by means of an innovative quick-action lock solution. For professional results you can attach further accessories, like e.g. Follow Focus or a Matte box to shield off sun light, to the 15 mm Ø rods. The rod module also offers highest flexibility in use: It is adjustable in height and, with a thread on the bottom side, it can be mounted on a tripod or a quick-release plate.
Aptaris handle module
The Aptaris handle module not only extends your Aptaris Cage, but can also be combined with numerous common rigs. The module is thereby simply mounted to the rods of the rig. Due to their ergonomic design, the handles feel particularly comfortable in your hand. Suitable for rods with a 15 mm diameter (industrial standard).
Aptaris shoulder module
The Aptaris shoulder module not only extends your Aptaris Cage, but can also be combined with a vast number of common rigs. The module is thereby simply mounted to the rods of the rig. Suitable for rods with a 15 mm diameter (industrial standard). The shoulder module can be individually adapted. Soft shoulder pads additionally ensure highest carrying comfort in any situation. The shoulder module is suitable for the left and right shoulder.
Aptaris Rod clamp double
The Aptaris Double Clamp convinces with its double function: You can on the one hand flexibly adapt the position of your shoulder support and offset your camera upwards or downwards, as required. In connection with the shoulder module it is thus possible to work with no offset between camera and shoulder module, but on one axis. On the other hand you can fasten a second pair of Rods to compensate for height differences between Rig and lens and to e.g. use a Follow Focus even on cameras, which have the lens mounted in a higher position. The clamp is compatible with 155mm Rods and can therefore be used with most Rigs. Another convenience are the ¼ inch threads, which can be used to mount additional accessories. The Double Clamp is, like all other accessory parts of the Aptaris system, obviously also made in Germany.