ikan STRATUS Complete Cage for Panasonic GH4/GH5 Cameras

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ikan STRATUS Complete Cage for Panasonic GH4/GH5 Cameras

The STR-GH5 is a new form-fitting camera cage direct from Ikan. The frame is shaped to accommodate the Panasonic GH4 and GH5, with a mount on the bottom side of the cage frame that can be repositioned to accommodate the slightly different mounting points of the two camera bodies. The cage comes in three main parts: the top handle, the base, and the camera frame.

The top handle mounts directly to a true NATO rail, with two hard stops to keep it from sliding off of the rail should it come loose. There are 40 1/4-20 mounts on the top handle when it is bare, but the grip can be covered with Ikan grips or, if custom grips are needed, can fit most bicycle handles. A 15mm rod can also be inserted into the end of the handle and held in place with a 1/4-20 screw through one of the many mounts. A cold shoe mount is located at the front of the handle, near where it connects to the frame’s NATO rail. That rail can be loosened and re-mounted in several locations on the top of the frame to make room for audio adapters and other accessories.

The base is simple and sleek, with mounts for two included 15mm rods (200mm long) and both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 mounting points for tripod quick release plates. The locking knobs are large and solid, and have a kipping function that allows tightening even when the knobs are partially obstructed. The base locks to the frame with an Arca-Swiss style connection, and there are hard stops on either side to allow safe horizontal positioning. The GH5-style base also comes with a sliding 1/4-20 mount for attaching and supporting lens adapters.

The camera frame is shaped specifically to the Panasonic GH4 and GH5, with cutouts on top for button and dial access. Room has been made on the left and right sides of the cage for access to memory card slots, A/V inputs & outputs, and remote port access. There is also a cutout on the bottom of the cage over the battery port, allowing for quick swaps without having to unmount the cage. The cable clamp on the left side of the cage is positionable and universal, and can be used to support cables nearly anywhere on the camera’s left-hand side. Finally, the Arca-Swiss style base connection is also compatible with many types of photo tripod quick-releases, which means that is can be mounted to a photo tripod instead of the tripod quick release plate if it is removed from the base.


  • Form-Fitted Full Cage
  • Fits Panasonic GH4/GH5 Cameras
  • Arca-Swiss Bottom Plate
  • Built-In Lens Adapter Support
  • NATO Top Handle
  • Top Handle Accepts Bicycle Grips
  • Cutouts for Battery, SD Card, and I/O
  • Includes Cable Clamp


Support Type:
Cage, Handheld Support, Rod Support System
Grip Type:
Topside Handgrip
Camera Compatibility:
Panasonic DC-GH5, Panasonic DMC-GH4
Rod Standard:
15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Included Rods:
2 x 8" Rod
Accessory Mounting:
  • Top Handle: 36 x 1/4"-20 Thread
  • Cage: Multiple x 1/4"-20 Thread, Multiple x 3/8"-16 Thread, 1 x Anti-Twist 3/8"-16 Thread
  • Baseplate, Base: 8 x 1/4"-20 Thread, 1 x 3/8"-16 Thread
  • Camera Mounting:
    1/4"-20 Screw
    Tripod Mounting:
    Baseplate: 1/4"-20 Thread, 3/8"-16 Thread
    Shoe Mounting:
    Top Handle: 1 x Cold Shoe | Cage, Top: 1 x Cold Shoe
    Side: 1 x Rosette w/ Proprietary Thread
  • 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5" (Cage)
  • 6.5 x 2.6 x 1" (Top Handle)
  • 4.25 x 4 x 2" (Baseplate)
  • Weight:
  • 0.8 lb (Cage)
  • 0.25 lb (Top Handle without grip)
  • 0.6 lb (Baseplate without Rods)
  • In The Box

  • ikan STRATUS Complete Cage for Panasonic GH4/GH5 Cameras
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw
  • Cable Clamp
  • Cage Base
  • NATO Top Handle
  • 2 x 15mm Rod (8")
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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