Protect your Canon 5D mini-HDMI input & cable

One of the problem of shooting with the 5D and other members of its family is the mini-HDMI port. While it is technically usable, when you are in the field, you quickly realize how precarious the wire is plugged into the mini-HDMI slot. I worked on a prototype product that was supposed to solve this issue a while ago but unfortunately, with my failure to find a decent CNC shop, I gave up. Fortunately, for us, some people have better connection than me!

The Solutions

Zacuto released the pincher a few weeks ago which solves the issue and now it is Lock Circle which is coming up with their proposal: the LockPort. I really like their solution. While Zacuto went for the ‘you will never have to worry about this ever again‘, the LockPort went for the practical solution.

Look at this beauty.

Lock Port on a 5DMrkII

Note: you can find more images on the website.

There is a lot to love about this product, here is what the press release has to say:

  • Fits the RedRock Micro DSLR Baseplate with original screws and pads.
  • Saves the “expensive to repair" mini HDMI port on your 5D camera.
  • Full-Size HDMI output allows you to use stronger standard cables.
  • Standard size HDMI plugs locks securely in the socket – no signal loose!
  • 90° FRONT or REAR output editions.
  • Gold plated contacts.
  • Rock solid clamp.
  • Better cable layout on your rig set-up.
  • Fits the RedRock Micro DSLR Baseplate with original screws and pads.
  • Instant reverse output direction set-up.
But the one thing I really like about this product is its price: 99$. Ok, it is not cheap but it is cheaper than the Pincher and if you ever had to deal with the mini-HDMI port of the 5D, you know how valuable this little gizmo is.
Note: There is also a 7D version.

About Tommy

Photography allows me to be what I want to be, to be where I want to be, and to do what I want to do ... I'm not professional photographer and I don't need a title, I love to take photographs and that is what I do, I love to learn and I always try to do it better ...

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