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Old March 27th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #1
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FX1 Shoe Adapter - Replacing OEM Adapter

Has anyone replaced their oem adapter. It's a piece of junk, this for sure!

I am making a few adapters. The first will allow me to use my sony 10/20 light(sideways), the other will allow me to use my Frezzi Mini-Fill and shotgun mic at the same time and finally a dual shoe mount.

I will most pictures this week when I am finished.

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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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If you make a dual shoe mount I would pay for one, name your price. It would be handy to mount a mic and LCD at one time. Keep me posted
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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Hello,

I would be interested also in a dual or better hot shoe .. My FX1 no longer has its shoe..it dissappeared after a long,hectic shoot..

Let us know..

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Old April 2nd, 2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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I will post pictures of my new adapter on Monday. I just tested it this weekend at a wedding and it's great. If you would like for me to make one, I will but it's really easy and cheap to make yourself. The only tools required are a drill and a vice. I purchased everything you need from Home Depot and B&H.

It's a multil purpose adapter. During the ceremony I have my wireless and shotgun mic and during the reception I use my wireless mic and frezzi. I also made it so I could use my 10/20 watt sony light.

More to come on Monday. Believe it or not, I don't own a digital still camera. LOL

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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Lookin forward to yr pictures!
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 11:04 AM   #6
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I will post pictures of the rest tomorrow. The shoe adapters are $7 at b&h and the metal was from home depot for $5(could make a bunch of adapters)

When I am not using the sony light I attach another shoe adapter where it connects to the camera and that gives me two shoe adapters. I will post more pictures. The finished adapter will be painted black to match the camera. It's still in development :)

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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #7
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #8
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How does it sound? Wouldn't the shotgun mic up a lot of hum from the light?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #9
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I have the same mic and the same light ;)

Did you buy that light cover or make it?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #10
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What is that on front of your light?

I have the exact same light and I have been trying to find a way to difuse it a bit.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #11
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I have the same mic and the same light ;)

Did you buy that light cover or make it?

I bought it from B&H... It's awesome!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=89908&is=REG

I recommend everyone with a sony light buy one, it fits great and it's a real life saver. $17 + Shipping!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #12
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How does it sound? Wouldn't the shotgun mic up a lot of hum from the light?
I don't have any problems with the sony light. I haven't tried it with my frezzi mini-fill, which I assume will have problems.

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Old April 5th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #13
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thanks for the softer light tip. I will get one now.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #14
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Hi Jon,

It's been a while since anyone has probably read this thread, however recently my shoe for my FX1 lost it's battle with the feet of a 9 year old who though it would be fun to see if it would survive a jumping match!

Anyway, i digress...

The links in your post below are gone - probably for good reason (it's been over 2 years)

Do you have those pics? or the link to the component you bought from B&H?

I need to build / buy one soon - and i am not going to buy one from sony for $77!!

thanks!!
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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #15
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Are you talking about one of these?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sony-hvr-...placement.html

If so, the post was still on the front page! :-) Feel free to use the search function :-)

Hope it helps!
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