May 23, 2014

Sunwayfoto New Line of SUN-Pro Custom Cages for GoPro HERO3 & HERO3+

Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro Cage w/ GoPro HERO3 overview

Among the new products announced during the recent China P&E Show in Beijing (April 25-28, 2014) from Sunwayfoto® are two Arca-Swiss® compatible Cages.

With these Cages, Sunwayfoto makes their debut into the very popular GoPro® world of action videography a photography.
Both cages share the same design characteristics and features but each one is custom designed to fit the GoPro® HERO3 and HERO3+ models.

The SUN-Pro Cage

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:SUN-Pro
Length:95 mm
Width:39 mm
Height:90 mm
Mounting thread:29 x 1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:248 gr

Features:
  • Custom made for HERO3 housing
  • 3-side Arca-Swiss dovetail groove allows users to mount the GoPro into any Arca clamp.
  • SUNWAYFOTO-specialized Satin Anodized Surface Finish for better abrasion and corrosion resistant
  • 29 mounting sockets allow the mounting of accessories needed during the shooting
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro Cage for HERO3 front view
The Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro Cage was designed to protect the GoPro® HERO3 housing and to provide multiple mounting options of the set unto any Arca-Swiss® type Quick Release Clamp via Arca style dovetails on the three sides. 
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro Cage for HERO3 rear-side view
A rear view of the SUN-Pro Cage shows that it is completely open at the back. The Cage attaches on the GoPro® HERO3 foot via a long stainless steel bolt without any screws or interference with the water proof housing.
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro Cage for HERO3 top & bottom sockets detail
No less than 29 x 1/4"-20 threaded sockets on all four sides of the Cage, allow for numerous possibilities of attaching accessories or combining multiple cages together for 360° panoramic video or whatever your imagination can visualize.


The SUN-Pro+ Cage

Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro+ Cage w/ GoPro HERO3+ overview

Although optically and functionally the SUN-Pro+ Cage is the same, there are minor differences in the dimensions fitting the more compact GoPro® HERO3+ as a glove.

These dimensional differences result in a weight decrease by a few grams.

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:SUN-Pro+
Length:90 mm
Width:39 mm
Height:88 mm
Mounting thread:29 x 1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:242 gr 

Features:
  • Custom made for HERO3+ housing
  • 3-side Arca-Swiss dovetail groove allows users to mount the GoPro into any Arca clamp.
  • SUNWAYFOTO-specialized Satin Anodized Surface Finish for better abrasion and corrosion resistant
  • 29 mounting sockets allow the mounting of accessories needed during the shooting
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro+ Cage for HERO3+ front view
Besides the lightly smaller size of the SUN-Pro+ Cage, minor design differences exist in the front plate cut-out which allows for the larger GoPro® HERO3+ knobs.
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro+ Cage for HERO3+ rear-side view
Otherwise the skeletal design and camera mounting mechanism remain intact. 
Sunwayfoto SUN-Pro+ Cage for HERO3+ top & bottom sockets detail
Same goes for the mounting options of the SUN-Pro+ Cage. Three Arca style dovetails and 29 x 1/4"-20 threaded sockets all around.

Like all Sunwayfoto products, the SUN-Pro cages are precisely CNC machined from one-piece of Aircraft grade aluminium block, featuring the latest Sunwayfoto finish, which translates into a more robust satin hard-coat anodizing with improved abrasion and corrosion resistance.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2014

Price & Availability:
Expected price for the either of the new SUN-Pro and SUN-Pro+ cages is US$ 59.00. (+Free shipping  in the US) Both models are expected to be in the stores sometime next week.
Update: June 6, 2014
Both  SUN-Pro and SUN-Pro+ cages are now available from Amazon or from eBay

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