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Rafael Lopes September 8th, 2012 06:02 AM

Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
Hi,

I have a a Sony NEX7 and I´d like to find some sort of multi bracket so that I can use a mic, a zoom H4N and maybe a third accessory. But I don´t want all of this weight to be over the NEX7. I want it to hook up to the tripod so that I can place the NEX7 over it, as well as the other accessories. Sorry for my ignorance, but is there such a thing? Since, I live in Brazil I have to buy from ebay.

I was thinking about something like this
Do you think it would put too much stress on the NEX7's hot shoe?


I´ve also seen these 2 options but I find them too bulky and I´m not sure you can mount them directly into a tripod
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALZO-Transfo...-/390360254927
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handheld-Tri...item5198fa7504

cheers

Rafa

Pedanes Bol September 10th, 2012 01:50 PM

Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
I use this:


I attach a zoom H4N and a microphone on it, works well.

Ryan Douthit September 19th, 2012 05:24 PM

Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
I highly recommend the Gearbox by Photography and Cinema. I picked up mine with the rod adaptor kit.

GearBox GB-1 - Video Accessory Cage by PNC | Photography and Cinema - Store

Rafael Lopes September 20th, 2012 05:09 AM

Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan Douthit (Post 1754310)
I highly recommend the Gearbox by Photography and Cinema. I picked up mine with the rod adaptor kit.

GearBox GB-1 - Video Accessory Cage by PNC | Photography and Cinema - Store

That actually looks awesome. Can you mount it straight on a tripod or do you need some plate or something?

Ryan Douthit September 24th, 2012 09:30 PM

Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
You can mount a manfrotto (or other) quick-release plate to the bottom of the rod kit they sell for it. However, it doesn't have a guide pin hole, so it may torque a bit with use. I just ordered an additional tripod rod adaptor, which will mean I use the P&C kit to mount to rods, then have another rod-based mount that is a lot more robust to mount to the tripod. But, yes, you can certainly do it with the kit as provided.

Bill Bruner September 26th, 2012 05:36 PM

Re: Multi bracket for H4N, mic, etc?
 
Thanks for the tip, Ryan. I currently use a $9 Adorama C bracket (pictured below) - but I just put the in my cart at Amazon. It is tough to beat a $94 price for a high quality camera cage!

Cheers,

Bill

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H...4/IMG_0700.JPG


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