The SmallRig Black Mamba Kit for EOS R5, R6, and R5 C is quite simply a camera cage. The cage sits over the camera and does several jobs, the first being that it protects the camera’s body from knocks and bashes, essentially acting as a solid metal bumper around a large area of the camera.
Then with all the 1/4 and 3/8-inch mounting threads, you have multiple options to bolt in accessory arms and attach accessories such as monitors, microphones and lamps. As this is the kit version of the Mamba, it also includes the top handle, an ideal addition for run-and-gun filmmakers. Again, this handle adds the ability to mount additional accessories.
Cold shoe slots are on the top side of the cage and top handle, so any accessory with a cold shoe mount such as a microphone can easily be slotted into place.
Finally, on the side is the cable clamp, a simple addition that enables you to plug your cables into the side of the camera and clamp them into place. This is especially relevant with the R5 and R5 C, which utilise micro HDMI connectors rather than the more robust full-sized like the Sony A7 IV.