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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:01 AM   #16
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The Lightwave shock mount I use would give way before a solidly fixed mic mount. So I'm not concerned with the slight reinforcement I added to my own Sony mic mount, which is far too flimsy and broke under normal usage.

Unfortunately this nice shock mount design isn't available anymore from Lightwave.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #17
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What's really interesting is I have a little Sony HVR A1U and the mic mount for it is made out of aluminum. But the $9,000.00 EX3... a dime's worth of flimsy plastic. I'm going to reinforce it today. I've got a Rykote shock absorber.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #18
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Lightwave mic mount for Sennheiser ME 66?

I also need to find a replacement mic mount for my EX3. I may have an opportunity to buy the Lightwave mini mount mic mount -- one that includes the cylinder adapter that fits inside the existing EX3 mic clamp. My question for anyone out there is: will the Lightwave mic mount securely accommodate a Sennheiser ME 66 with a windscreen? I'm concerned the suspension mounts on the Lightwave may not be configured in a way to accommodate the ME 66 with a windscreen on it. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:57 AM   #19
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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #20
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Old November 27th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #21
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Thanks much, Brian. Do you have a photo you can post of your shotgun microphone actually mounted in the Lightwave?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #22
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I went the EX-FLAT route... EX1 mic holder replacement | Paul Joy
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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #23
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Thanks, Paul. I've heard good things about the K-tek, and the EX flat plate replacement looks like a great solution. I'd considered the Rode shock mount too but your comments confirmed my fear about it -- won't hold the shotgun firmly in place when maneuvering the camera.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #24
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The Rode shock mount will hold a shotgun in place quite firmly. The trick is to cross the bands over before feeding the mic into them. This is a little tricky to do as you need to feed the mic in one band at a time but it's only something you need to do once.

That said I do prefer the K-Tek mounts because they're smaller but they're more expensive.
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