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Old June 30th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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Dual coldshoe adapter (for shotgun and wireless)?

I need to mount a shockmount (for my AT822) plus a G-100 wireless transmitter on my FX7.

A simple dual cold-shoe adapter could be a solution, but the most suitable one I've found so far got dinged on the review for being plastic - plus the spacing between shoes may be too tight:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Accessory.html

Any alternative suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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What about this one?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...and_Sound.html

I haven't used it personally but it looks nice. Maybe too tall though if you really wanted a flat one.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Not sure about the extra height though ... I use the camera in the field and a lower profile might be preferable.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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I use this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Bracket_.html

Very useful as long as you don't mind the incredibly strong smell of rubber from it.

It goes into the tripod fitting so it might not be suitable though.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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Hmmm ... I saw that one but figured it would block the FX7's LCD, which opens out by about 4". Thanks though.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #6
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Grahm, I have used both of the brackets shown. The PAG is a good idea, but the shoes will be too close. The Cool Lux one, is well built, but I don't likt the high profile of it and I got too much handling noise from it.

Now here's one by Frezzi. While it is expensive, it seems to be well built, low profile and large enough for 2 wireless if needed, so a shotgun mic an wireless will be easy on it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mera_Shoe.html

Also there's this from VFGadgets
http://www.vfgadgets.com/EXT-AK04.htm

The VFGadgets stuff BTW is very well built, as I have a handle bracket from them.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #7
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What about the Rycote 037303 Hot Shoe Extension Bar???

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Extension.html
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What about the Rycote 037303 Hot Shoe Extension Bar???

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Extension.html
That was one of the ones I was thinking of, but couldn't remember the manufacturer.

Or even better, here's a longer version of the same bracket.

http://www.adorama.com/RY037701.html

This will give you more area to mount 3 accessories if you like, like this...
http://www.s131567196.onlinehome.us/...adcast_06b.jpg
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Old June 30th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #9
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Thanks guys - I'll try the Rycote as a starter - some of those others look good for a light, which maybecome a factor soon as well, so good info to have.
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