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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #16
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Sony's mic holder is too fragile. Only takes a little bump on the shotgun mic, and there goes $60.
60 bucks! It's about $130 in Canada. Good to know. Guess I will be buying my replacement (for when I sell my EX3) in the USofA.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #17
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I complained to a Sony technician about the weakness of the Sony mic mount. He said it was designed that way. Think of it as a "crumple zone."
That's marketing/sales speak in my view. I have owned a few Sony video cameras. This mic holder was poorly designed. Maybe not originally intended to break so easily but it does and they charge a ridiculous price for a replacement. My solution including the Rode shockmount will be less injurious to the camera should the mic receive the equivalent of blunt force trauma during a shoot than the original mount.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #18
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My original Sony mic mount broke, and I was using it in conjunction with another mic mount that allows quite a bit of soft deflection.

Instead of buying a replacement, I fixed it. I also did the same epoxy repair to the other camera's mount that wasn't broken.

With all the movement I do in small spaces, the repaired and modified Sony mic mounts haven't broken and no damage has ever been done to either camera.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #19
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The fix = Gaffa tape.

It's the same problem here in Sydney, to replace the clip is almost $100.
So good old Gaffa tape will always work.

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Old May 13th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #20
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I reviewed both replacement mic-holders/hot-shoe-mounts a while back:

Review: hot shoe adapters for the SONY EX camera | Erwinvandijck.com


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Old May 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #21
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BTW, if anyone wants theirs fixed, and you still have all the bits and pieces, then I can help you with the repairs. It's not very difficult.
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