I just made a trade with a guy on Ebay for a bescor light to put on my Sony HVR-V1U. The light fits the camcorder shoe reasonably well albeit a little snug. My problem is that the light is quite large, and if I put the mic on my cam, then the side of the light bumps into the microphone. I can still get the light on but can only push it back about 1/4 of the way into the slot. The light isn't powered by the shoe (it's a cold shoe anyway), so that's not a problem.
What I'm wondering is whether or not anyone makes some kind of extender apparatus that would fit between the hotshoe and the light so that the light will sit up a little higher and clear the microphone. Any ideas?