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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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hot shoe mounted monitor keeps falling off

anyone have this problem? it has a small knob that tightens it to the hot shoe, but it keeps loosening and falling off. any solutions/hot shoe locks??
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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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Re: hot shoe mounted monitor keeps falling off

I've had quite a few of the "cheap" models precariously leave my monitor dangling. Especially with the big batteries. It's scary. The ones that we use now are a model made by Manfrotto. The model is the 492 DVeStore - Search Results for "492" These tighten nicely.

You may also want to consider a Noga arm if your monitor has a top thread. I've found that mounting from the top seems to distribute the weight easier when run-n-gunnin'. IKAN has some inexpensive arms http://ikancorp.com/productInfo.php?id=58, and Zacuto has some really nice ones, although a bit more. http://www.zacuto.com/
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