Aptaris System

Aptaris Universal XL

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Innovative and height adjustable cage system with many possibilities to attach accessories, "Made in Germany", exactly matching all common cameras
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    Aptaris – makes system and DSLR cameras accessory compatible
    The "Made in Germany" cage system Aptaris makes your system or DSLR camera accessory compatible and thus enables professional results when filming and photographing.

    Matching all common cameras
    walimex pro Aptaris Universal XL n´matches all common cameras, such as e.g. Panasonic GH-3, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III. In short, for all cameras whose flash shoe and tripod thread are positioned on one axis and do not exceed or fall short of the inside measurements of the cage. 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.

    Highest flexibility in use
    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.

    Many possibilities for extensions and combinations
    Aptaris is a system. This is why the cage can be extended with numerous accessories, like e.g. the Aptaris rod module or the shoulder support module. The rod module offers ample space for the attachment of additional accessories, like a Follow Focus and a Matte box With their diameter of 15mm the rods are industrial standard, thereby enabling combination with all common accessory parts. Due to the supplied quick-release plate, the rod module can be simply attached to the Aptaris system via a slide mechanism. With the Aptaris shoulder support module you convert the cage to a complete rig in almost no time at all - for even more flexibility, especially in mobile use. Aptaris can obviously also be extended at any time with e.g. hot shoe adapters or a separate L-angle.

    Premium quality “Made in Germany”
    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.

  • innovative Cage-System to make system and DSLR cameras suitable for accessories
  • adjustable in height and thus suitable for all common cameras, such as e.g. Panasonic GH-3, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III, etc.
  • many ¼-inch threads for mounting accessories like LED-lamp, microphone, etc.
  • incl. an adjustable handle, that can be mounted on all sides
  • many possibilities for extensions and combinations
  • "Made in Germany"
  • made of extremely light and stable aircraft aluminium


Height min. Height max. Width Depth

Outside measurements

101 mm 155 mm 104 mm 72 mm

Inside measurements

81 mm 133 mm   72 mm

Weight incl. handle

370 g
  • 1x Aptaris Universal XL, 1x handle with mini rail, 1x hot shoe adapter, 1x quick-release plate, 1x angular Allen screwdriver, 7x screws, 2x stoppers, fuse of the cold shoe, L-shaped connector