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Old March 17th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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XL2 mic holder

Hello,
This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to remove the microphone holder on the XL2? I would like to attach a shotgun mic via the shoe mount, and I don't like the look of the empty mic holder attached to the viewfinder assembly.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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I don't think you're supposed to be able to remove it - you could leave the mic there just in case you need it for an emergency or something if you don't like it empty.
I guess you could saw it off if it really bothers you, it's just soft rubber/plastic, but I'd hesitate knowing I'll need it one day.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #3
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I think, don't take my wor for it, you can open up the EVF and unscrew it from the inside. I would grab some hex wrenches, some screw drivers, and a digital cam to document your experiment. Take some photos for us all!
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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on the mic holder where it attaches to the viewfinder on the bottom there is a single screw. Open that and remove the little plate and you can slide off the mic holder
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Old March 18th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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I took off the canon stereo mic, and hooked up an AT897, using the same mic mount.The only difference is that I had to wrap the AT with some hard foam so it would fit snugly and wouldn't jiggle around in the holder. (The AT is thinner than the stock Canon mic).
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Old March 18th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #6
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Hello,
This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to remove the microphone holder on the XL2? I would like to attach a shotgun mic via the shoe mount, and I don't like the look of the empty mic holder attached to the viewfinder assembly.

Thanks,
Luke
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.ph...highlight=dual is a post that I had a while back, I use a dual shoe from Mamaya on my cam at times when I want to have the option of switching from the on-board mic to a shotgun. I posted about 8 pics of the setup and a possible configuration of this is something that you might want to consider.

I took a few inches of refrigerator water line tubing and wrapped it around my shotgun to give it the right size to fit in the onboard holder.

Something you might consider.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #7
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I still don't know if I want remove the mic holder, I will look at my other options first. But thanks for the great feedback,

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