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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hey all,

when i sold my z1 8 months I kept the SM5 mount.

However as you all know its too small for the holder (ex1)

is there anything i can add to it to make it fit or stable?

don't really want to sell it or make it unused?

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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Mic Support help

I use SM-5 with Rode NTG-1 mic on EX-1 without any additions. I use the bigger diameter part of SM-5 to go into the EX-1 mic holder and I insert it into the mic holder from its back, so the mic sits on the camera more to the back.

Make sure to tape EX-1 mic holder to the XLR box with gaffers tape before it is broken - mine finally broke down, and I had to do it afterwards...
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Go to the plumbing section of a local hardware store where they have "O" rings. You may find an O ring that fills the gap nicely. That's what I use on my NTG-1 in the EX1R.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #4
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does anybody have pictures of there setup or examples?

thanks :)
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #5
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Re: Mic Support help

I reinforced my mic holder. However, I don't even use it anymore, and mount my mic with the hot shoe mount. I made my own, which also supports the on-camera light.

I'll post photos if anyone's interested. Be warned: it's not pretty!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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Post them... it doesnt matter as long as it does the job :-)
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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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yes that would be good. thinking of getting some o rings now.

Not going to spend a lot of money getting a new rig for it.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #8
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Here's the mic mount. It's Lightwave shock mount that's been screwed to a flat aluminum bar. That bar is attached to a hot shoe mount. Also attached to that is a rod and ball mount which is used to hold an on-camera light.

This holds the mic further away from the lens and helps keep it out of the way of the camera light.

The original Sony mic mount isn't used at all.

Elsewhere on this forum is how I reinforced the Sony mic mount to keep it from breaking.
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