Even though this Letus Talon Cage was designed for the Canon 1D Mark IV, it does a very good job of protecting the fragile plastic body of the Canon T2i and it’s battery grip. The reason I point this out, is that Letus Currently has this Cage on Sale for $250.

At $499 the cage was a little over priced, but at $250 it’s pretty competitive with other DSLR cages on the market. The cut out sections of the solid aluminum frame may have been designed for the 1D mark IV, but they still work well for the t2i. As you can see, it’s very easy to slide the batteries in and out of the battery grip without having do dismount the camera.

There is plenty of room to use the HDMI, usb, and audio ports on the side of the t2i. You’ll also have more then enough 1/4 20 threads to mount a friction arm for monitors or microphones.

In this case I’ve gone a little overboard. A passive XLR audio interface on the left is feeding the input of the Juicedlink DS214 on the right which is then feeding the camera below. A Sennheiser G2 wireless unit is plugged into channel one and my Rode Videomic is plugged into channel two.

You probably wont need to mount this much stuff to your rig every day, but it’s nice to know that you could if the need arises. The one thing that would make this cage better is if it came with handles, but at the discounted price it’s hard to complain. If you want to take advantage of the Letus sale swing over to their site and check it out.

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