Cold Shoe Sizes?

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    • #48006

      Has anyone had any issues with the sizes (tightness) of any Video cold shoes? More specifically cold shoes sold either as an add on or as part of a camera bracket?

      While My Sony Video and Nikon Still Cameras fit fine, Flash units, Azden Wireless Mic receivers, and even a Sony Shotgun Mic all are slightly too large to fit what has been sold as a standard cold shoe.

      They are so tight as to make them unusable. I have never run into this before when mounting directly on cameras. However my new Canon has an “improved” ( read non standard) shoe that forces me to look elsewhere for a mount.


    • #197473

      The new Canon range has a smaller cold shoe. It is also a standard size. You can get an adapter from Canon and their accessories will fit the smaller cold shoe. Another solution is to buy a bracket for about $15 which will give you several standard shoes and a handy handle which is useful as these cameras are quite small.

    • #197474

      I’ve run into that problem on rare occasions (mainly when it was most inconvenient!) If circumstances allowed, a quick run of a file from a multi-tool over the item’s shoe usually made the difference. However, if you don’t have the option to modify the gear, then by all means keep some Shoe Adapters on hand. I keep a couple that screw into the bottom of a camera just in case.

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