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Sometimes we don’t have a choice about where to put the mic, and everyone sometimes still uses a camera mounted mic,even if it’s only for sync. Canon sensibly errs on the side of making the holder wider than most shotgun tubes – it’s harder to fit a wide barrel into a narrow holder than to wrap something, like a piece of rubber foam tube, or even a piece of kitchen sponge wipe around a narrow barrel to make it wider. So practically any shotgun will fit. Basically you get what you pay for, but I’m quite happy with an old Rode NTG1.