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Jo Ouwejan January 25th, 2009 02:11 PM

Use of hot shoe FX1000
 
First posting, so: "Nice to meet you all!"
From my VX2000 I still had a Sony HVL-S3D Video Light. The 7.2V DC seems to fit, but . . .
How does the hot shoe of the FX1000 open up? Just have the camera since yesterday, but I can not move the silvery cover with the arrow. Not like the hot shoe of the VX2000.
Can anyone give me a hint?

Jo

Adam Gold January 25th, 2009 03:09 PM

The standard cold shoe on the FX1000 is not compatible with the hot IAS (Intelligent Accessory Shoe) on the VX.

Interestingly, there appears to be no mention of how to slide the cover off in the FX1000 manual, but it is there in detail in the Z5 manual (downloadable in this forum) on page 134.

Jo Ouwejan January 25th, 2009 03:32 PM

Thanks! I will read the FM.
Uh, sorry. . .

Igor Garber January 26th, 2009 09:31 AM

Jo,

I had the same question. I have the same light and looking to use in on FX1000 (Buying in 1-2 weeks). I knew there was a difference between the hot/cold shoe, but I just need to know if the light will work at all.

I never used the auto setting on this light anyway (too unpredictable), so all I really need is for the light to go on when attached to FX1000. Please let us know how it works out.

Tim Akin January 26th, 2009 10:41 AM

This light does not work with the 1000. You have to move up to the 10/20 lamp powered by it's own battery.

Igor Garber January 26th, 2009 12:31 PM

Bummer. 10/20w lamps are a bit too intrusive for my taste.

Ken Ross January 26th, 2009 08:18 PM

Get ones that are dimmable.

Ilya Spektor January 26th, 2009 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken Ross (Post 1001678)
Get ones that are dimmable.

This one will be good:
Litepanels | LPMICRO Micro LED on Camera Light | LP MICRO | B&H

Jeff Harper January 27th, 2009 02:06 AM

Look at this light, some people swear by them.

Sima | SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light | SL-20LX | B&H

There is also a 10x that is not as bright.

Jo Ouwejan January 27th, 2009 04:29 AM

So there is enough to choose from.
With the assistence of the Z5 manual I managed to remove the Stainless Steel coverplate from the base of the Cold Shoe. Funny, what is the opurpose of the coverplate? There are nothing underneath that needs protection . . . Looks like Sony dislikes the look of the 4 countersunk screws . . .

Tim Akin January 27th, 2009 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Igor Garber (Post 1001404)
Bummer. 10/20w lamps are a bit too intrusive for my taste.

I ended up velcroing this diffuser to the 10/20.
LumiQuest | Soft Screen Diffuser | LQ051D1 | B&H Photo Video

Jo Ouwejan January 28th, 2009 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jo Ouwejan (Post 1001815)
What is the purpose of the coverplate? There are nothing underneath that needs protection . . . Looks like Sony dislikes the look of the 4 countersunk screws . . .

Any idea? Because suppose I leave the coverplate on until I need to put something on the Cold Shoe, I may lack the possesion of a knife to get the coverplate off . . .

Greg Laves January 29th, 2009 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jo Ouwejan (Post 1002391)
Any idea? Because suppose I leave the coverplate on until I need to put something on the Cold Shoe, I may lack the possesion of a knife to get the coverplate off . . .

I don't understand.... There is never any reason to take the plate off. It is designed to mount any non-hot device just the way it is. Removing it does not give you "hot" capability. Why would you ever want to remove it??????

Jo Ouwejan January 29th, 2009 04:11 PM

Because I tried to get something on it and it would not fit until I took the plate out.
And by the way, it was not a hot piece of gear.

Stelios Christofides March 17th, 2009 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Laves (Post 1003351)
I don't understand.... There is never any reason to take the plate off. It is designed to mount any non-hot device just the way it is. Removing it does not give you "hot" capability. Why would you ever want to remove it??????

Greg I don't know about your metal plate on the FX1000 but on the Z5 is loose and with a sudden movement of the camera especially up and down you get the noise created by the loose plate recorded from the microphones right below it. Try it and see, but you have to wear headphones to hear it.

Stelios


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