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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?

Hi,

I have a a Sony NEX7 and Id like to find some sort of multi bracket so that I can use a mic, a zoom H4N and maybe a third accessory. But I dont want all of this weight to be over the NEX7. I want it to hook up to the tripod so that I can place the NEX7 over it, as well as the other accessories. Sorry for my ignorance, but is there such a thing? Since, I live in Brazil I have to buy from ebay.

I was thinking about something like this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005M2270C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=pixacomcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B005M2270C
Do you think it would put too much stress on the NEX7's hot shoe?


Ive also seen these 2 options but I find them too bulky and Im not sure you can mount them directly into a tripod
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALZO-Transfo...-/390360254927
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handheld-Tri...item5198fa7504

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Old September 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?

I use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sima-SLB-M-Video-Bracket/dp/B000065Q6B/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
I attach a zoom H4N and a microphone on it, works well.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?

I highly recommend the Gearbox by Photography and Cinema. I picked up mine with the rod adaptor kit.

GearBox GB-1 - Video Accessory Cage by PNC | Photography and Cinema - Store
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Old September 20th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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I highly recommend the Gearbox by Photography and Cinema. I picked up mine with the rod adaptor kit.

GearBox GB-1 - Video Accessory Cage by PNC | Photography and Cinema - Store
That actually looks awesome. Can you mount it straight on a tripod or do you need some plate or something?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?

You can mount a manfrotto (or other) quick-release plate to the bottom of the rod kit they sell for it. However, it doesn't have a guide pin hole, so it may torque a bit with use. I just ordered an additional tripod rod adaptor, which will mean I use the P&C kit to mount to rods, then have another rod-based mount that is a lot more robust to mount to the tripod. But, yes, you can certainly do it with the kit as provided.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?

Thanks for the tip, Ryan. I currently use a $9 Adorama C bracket (pictured below) - but I just put the http://www.amazon.com/Photography-Cinema-GearBox-Cage-GB-1/dp/B00939A2LG in my cart at Amazon. It is tough to beat a $94 price for a high quality camera cage!

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