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    Default HDC-SD9 Rig Setup

    So since I got this nifty new handle for my SD9 it has two accessory shoes.

    I am often taking video with my picture camera and pictures with my video camera because I only have time to grab one at a time on the go. Instead of this non sense I came up with a solution utilizing one of these accessory shoes. A simple accessory shoe to screw mount adapter. This way I can mount a photo camera on the same handle!

    Problem though, this stupid tiny $15 piece of plastic is kind of small and is extremely loose in the shoe socket. Are there different size shoe mounts or should I bend it in?






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    Looks like one of them is the wrong size.

    As far as I know, there are two sizes of "hot shoe" or accessory shoe. The normal photo hot shoe for flash units and a mini hot shoe for some makes of camcorder. The mini hotshoe can take some video microphones, for example.

    If your combo is just a bit loose, it would suggest to me that one of them is slightly under- or over- sized. I personally would put a thin bit of plastic in the shoe rather than bend it but if that's the only thing you're going to use the shoe for... Then why not?

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    I thought the hot shoe mount was on the handle, not on the camcorder. I didn't think that the Panasonic HDC-SD9 had a hot-shoe mount. If it does then, of course, there's no way should you bend anything on your camcorder but if it's just a piece of metal on a separate grip I don't see a problem.

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    I will try the plastic wedge, the hot shoe is on the metal handle.

    Another adapter? haha I have a hot shoe adapter arm with a hot shoe to screw mount adapter how many more can I add before stability becomes questionable.
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    Smile Rig Upgrades

    I purchased a top handle with another hot shoe on it for my future 160 LED light, along with a LCD hood. Combined with my first right mounted camera handle I have an amazing grip (left hand on back of top handle, right hand on right side handle) Plus if I want to put my camera down real quick this has sturdy feet.







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