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VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount

You Pay: $17.95

The VZ-Shoe is a universal mount designed to connect to a cameras accessory shoe connector. The mount allows the camera operator to attach any accessory with a 1/4 20 female thread connection. Manual Tilt and Swivel control of the attached accessory is also possible.

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VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Compact (31)
  • Highly compatible (27)
  • Professional quality (24)
  • Improves performance (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (21)
    • Independent films (20)
    • Complex projects (13)
    • Home movies (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (12), Enthusiast (12), Professional artist (12), Film student (5), Film professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works

    I use it to mount a Zoom H1 audio recorder to my D5000. Not much to say about really, but it just does what it needs to do. The build quality is...Read complete review

    I use it to mount a Zoom H1 audio recorder to my D5000. Not much to say about really, but it just does what it needs to do. The build quality is nice--all metal construction. The ball head is pretty nice--I like to move the recorder out of the way when not in use. If mounted on a DSLR shoe with a pop-up flash, it will prevent the flash from popping up all the way--at least, on my D5000--but the flash is actually usable, it pops up fairly enough. The price is pretty good--I was looking at another mount which was slightly more expensive and it was a "straight" mount, as in, it had no ball head, so no way of moving the recorder. I actually went with this for the price and didn't expect the ball head to be useful to me, so I got my money's worth.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's ok.

    I use it to mount my Zoom H4n to my 7d shoe.
    It's a bit dinky and small....but in turn is light and simple.
    If I was to buy...Read complete review

    I use it to mount my Zoom H4n to my 7d shoe.
    It's a bit dinky and small....but in turn is light and simple.
    If I was to buy something like this again I would try the Manfrotto.

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    5.0

    Sturdy. A must have

    By Vstevens15

    from Florida

    Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

    Solid design for accessories. Angled option is a nice feature

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    5.0

    Great Mount

    By Bart

    from New York, New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

        I use this to attach my monitor to my camera cage. I was skeptical of it's weight load but it seems to hold up quite fine for my purposes. I'm overall pleased by the product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Must purchase again

        By Nior

        from Cook Islands

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

          Smooth action for pro use

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Bad

          By Piu

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                It doesn't hold up the camera. It bends.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By ddean

                from McDonough,GA

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                    Mount for 7" monitor on provideo camera

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great stuff

                    By Gis

                    from Montreal, Qc

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                      Great stuff.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Solid and secure

                      By DSPMpls

                      from Minneapolis

                      About Me Professional Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                          I use this to mount Flolights and GoPros to light stands, cameras, and other such. Solid unit, works great. Nothing too special, but the kind of thing to have in your kit when you need it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Does what I wanted it to

                          By Dave

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                            Wanted to mount my Tascam DR-100 on the hot-shoe on my DSLR in order to record audio while shooting video. It works as I hoped, though perhaps a little difficult to get everything nice and solid.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Recommended by a friend

                            By Miri

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Heavy bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                            I use this to attach an external monitor or LED light. I like the heavy duty built, and the rotating head which lets me turn the monitor at any angle.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A solid mount, worth the price

                            By Christopher Rubin

                            from Ramsey, NJ

                            About Me Photographer, Professional Artist, Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adding accessories
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                              There's not much I can say about this item. It does what you need it too. There are some other slightly cheaper mounts out there, but what you're really paying for here is security. Is it really worth risking your $300 sound recorder or your $500 light or monitor to save extra $ on a cheaper mount? This mount is incredibly sturdy, and locks up rock solid. Well worth the extra money.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Durable and simple to use

                              By Alex

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                I purchased this product for my DSLR so that I could attach my external microphone (Zoom H2). I need a hot shoe with a screw that could be adjusted in position. The ball-head makes it perfect for me to move my recorder around. The mount is made out of metal and durable plastic. I'm glad I bought it and shipping was fast!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Pound for Pound best shoe swivel around

                                By rocksolid

                                from raleigh, nc

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                  Used on LED TL50 light fixtures and 580EX II Speedlites

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  2.0

                                  Swivel mount

                                  By PG

                                  from Chicago

                                  About Me Video producer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                    Wanted a solid mount for connection from 7" monitor to DSLR shoe. This one is difficult to tighten sufficiently and, using camera in hand, does not fully secure monitor.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    simply a neccesity for the monitor

                                    By Style-City Music

                                    from Saint Petersburg, FL

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                      well it's simply a necessity for the monitor, the monitor itself does not come with a mount, so you have to purchase the mount separately

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Every cameraman needs one

                                      By Redwing

                                      from Wallins, KY

                                      About Me Business Owner

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                        This is another handy little item to add to your camera bag.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        small in practical

                                        By coolsunboy

                                        from NYC

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                            good stuff

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Perfect to mount a small camera over SLR

                                            By Abo

                                            from Qc, Canada

                                            About Me Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                                With this little swivel shoe mount I can now put my Gopro camera on to of my D200 and film the action at the same time I take pictures !

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                                                4.0

                                                Not Bad, Could Be Better

                                                By Md Videographer

                                                from Baltimore, MD

                                                About Me Business Owner, Video producer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Improves Performance

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor Design

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Complex Projects
                                                • Home Movies
                                                • Independent Films
                                                • In The Studio

                                                Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                                I use this to hold an IKAN 8" monitor on a HVX200 or DVX100b. The Swivel is useful and works great.

                                                My only complaint is the ring to tighten to the shoe mount is practically the same width as the main section. It is very difficult (for me at least) to tighten it all the way. I have had a few instances where the monitor slid off and bounced off of the camera and was held on by the input cable. I also have trouble getting it to loosen due to the limited size of the ring. I do still use it and I am more careful with it now but wish it was designed a little better.

                                                Slightly bigger ring and it gets 5 stars.

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                                                • No

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                                                3.0

                                                It's ok.

                                                By Dale

                                                from NS, Canada

                                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Improves Performance

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Complex Projects
                                                  • Independent Films
                                                  • In The Studio

                                                  Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                                  I use it to mount my Zoom H4n to my 7d shoe.
                                                  It's a bit dinky and small....but in turn is light and simple.
                                                  If I was to buy something like this again I would try the Manfrotto.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

                                                  Share this review

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Fits pefectly

                                                  By RMC

                                                  from New York

                                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Improves Performance
                                                  • Professional Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home Movies
                                                    • Independent Films
                                                    • In The Studio

                                                    Comments about VariZoom VZ-Shoe Swivel Shoe Camera Mount:

                                                    I use this to attach an LED light to my DSLR

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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