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Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension Bar

You Pay: $19.95

The Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension is a 4" bar that fits in your camera's hot shoe mount or in any cold shoe accessory mount and allows you to fit more than one accessory to your camera equipment.

1/4"-20 Threaded female socket + flash shoe on bottom
Double locking nut allows bar to adjust relative to the stem
Length 4"
Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension Bar
  • Limited 1-year warranty
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    Rycote037303 Cold Shoe Extension
     
    4.3

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to mount (50)
    • Easy to set up (26)
    • Attractive (22)
    • Durable (15)
    • Easy to setup (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (11)
      • Basic systems (6)
      • Productivity (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (24), Practical (15), Movie enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Videographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (43)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple but Effective

      Especially with these new compact form factor video cameras,hot shoe real estate is very precious. For example, on my Sony HVR-V1U high def camera that comes with a shoe-mounted hard drive unit,...Read complete review

      Especially with these new compact form factor video cameras,hot shoe real estate is very precious. For example, on my Sony HVR-V1U high def camera that comes with a shoe-mounted hard drive unit, where do I attach my new on-camera light? The Rycote 037303 Hot Shoe Extension is the answer. Superbly crafted, it is such a simple solution, you wonder why you didn't think of this yourself. And Rycote made this adapter as light as a feather (perhaps lighter... is that possible?), but it will surely last a lifetime.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Very useful

      It's extremely useful for being able to mount extra items on top of my HDSLR given that it only has one shoe mount, but you will need to make sure that anything you are...Read complete review

      It's extremely useful for being able to mount extra items on top of my HDSLR given that it only has one shoe mount, but you will need to make sure that anything you are going to mount on it has a tightening screw to hold it down, as the one I have was a little loose - so items mounted on it can slide around a bit (and potentially slide right off) if not tightened down.
      I also wish it was made out of some kind of lightweight metal instead of plastic, as it would be much more robust that way. As it is I'm a little hesitant to load it up too much for fear that it won't be able to take the weight.

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By jj

      from new york, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

          The NEW Panasonic HCX1000 does not have female screw mounts in the handle as many panasonic many cameras usually do. I needed to find a way to mount my wireless receiver so it would be sturdy and functional. I bought this shoe extension because if its size I mounted the shoe and my wireless receiver fits perfectly to the right of on-camera lighthowever like other reviews the shoe extension becomes slightly loose so I added some velcro for extra safety and once I get around to it I will try to add some lock nut washers to the tie downs other than that its a fine item for it is and cost

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          • No

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          4.0

          OK

          By bri

          from NJ

          About Me Photographer, Tech Savvy, Video producer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Cheap plastic

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

            This does what I want it to. Its all plastic, thought it would be a little more durable. Good for mounting 2 devises, anything beyond that it likely to much

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            • No

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            4.0

            Wish I bought a wider one

            By Ml

            from NC

            Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

            This is a good, lightweight tool, I only wish I had gotten a tape measure out first. I can fit my. H4N and Sennheiser receiver very well. My goal was to also for a small shotgun mic, too. It works but is a tight fit.

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            5.0

            I Desperately Needed!

            By Die Fledermaus

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy, Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video production

              Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

              I shoot a lot of run and gun type video so this allows me to mount my focus assist monitor, a mic and small LED panel all on one extension! Its a great addition to my gear bag!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Every shooter needs one of these

              By dvcpro4

              from Tennessee

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                  Use on video or DSLR hot shoe to expand the area of the shoe

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Durable and good size

                  By Lamoureaux

                  from Lakewood, CO

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Mount

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems

                    Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                    The bracket itself is not metal but it is a durable hard plastic material that supports any accessory I have attached to it ie my zoom h4n recorder on one end and a shotgun mic on the other. Good for when you want to add only a couple accessories max. Good product.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for my Camera Light

                    By Dave

                    from Acton, MA

                    About Me Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                        This works great to get my camera light out a little further to decrease the chance of camera shadow on the subject.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Works pretty well

                        By Tom

                        from Phoenix AZ

                        About Me Experienced videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                              This was a last minute purchase after deciding I needed to mount multiple items on a Canon 60D for a wedding. Other than the concerns others have expressed, my only regret is buying one that is too short. It wasn't long enough for the light and shotgun mic I needed to mount.

                              Regarding the plastic construction--I found it more than adequate for mounting accessories. Once secured, they did not move around or shake loose.

                              I used a Bescor light on this extender and found that the light would not mount securely. Two factors played into this: The nut on the light was so loose at the bottom of the threads that it would not tighten, but "skipped" back up a thread. Second, if the lip on the shoe was thicker, the nut would have tightened in an area where it fit better. No other accessories had this problem on this shoe extender.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect!!!

                              By Mac

                              from Bellefontaine, Ohio

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Mount
                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                  This works perfect with my Sony FX1. I'm able to mount both my mic and my hard disk drive to the shoe for easy access and great performance.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good product

                                  By Kevin Fox

                                  from Oakdale, CA.

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Mount
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                      I bought this just to mount additional accessories on to my camera. Surprise! It actually helped yo balance the weight of my camera with those accessories. It's not made of metal. So I sure it has limits for what it can handle, but I haven't reached that limit yet. Mounts well, easy to make on the fly adjustment. It's agood size for the Sony HVR-A1U

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      nice product

                                      By jmayer

                                      from skaneateles, ny

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy to Mount
                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                          wanted for use with mark ii to have both light and mic on hot shoe side by side - extension is in wrong direction and mic would have to be in front of mic, which may still work, but some of the light will be blocked by mic

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                                          5.0

                                          load'er up!

                                          By Hwosch

                                          from Portland OR

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Mount
                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                              this is pretty simple gear, so not too much to say, but that it allows me to hang all the accessories I need on my camera. now Im shock mounted, lit, and laved! works great for a low cost option...

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              It does the job

                                              By Taz

                                              from Oviedo, Fl.

                                              About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Mount

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                  I use it to mount a LCD monitor and an onboard lite panel to my HMC 80

                                                  It looks flimsy but it works fine.

                                                  I would recommend it.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good for expanding hot shoe options

                                                  By Andrew W

                                                  from Richland Center, WI

                                                  About Me Videographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Plasticky build quality

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                    I'm a videographer using a Canon 5D mkII. I purchased this hot shoe extension to be able to mount both the Rode VideoMic Pro and Zacuto EVF to the top of my camera. The size of it is almost perfect - would be nice if it was an inch or so longer. My only complaint is that it is made out of plastic and the hotshoe mount has a tendency to loosen up and rotate a bit. Not the best when I'm trying to keep my EVF in the same place. It works pretty decent, tho.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Works as advertised

                                                    By Robert A.

                                                    from Austin, TX

                                                    About Me Free Lance Videographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Mount
                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Securely locks in place

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Modest size

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • With 2 small accessories

                                                    Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                    As expected the design is simple but it works. You can adjust the bar to be centered, or off to one side and the lock-down wheel securely sets your position. I wish it were just a bit longer, perhaps 5" because my two wireless mike receivers slide up against each other. I don't have an LED light attachment, so I can't say if it would fit with a receiver. If you have that need, you should measure the distance from shoe to shoe to ensure 4" is enough.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Good Product, a bit flimsy

                                                    By dillbond

                                                    from san jose, ça

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                    The extended hot shoe mount is not metal and was bent inwards a little bit after using it for one day. I have only used it once, but so far the product has been worth it.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    very helpful

                                                    By rob

                                                    from brisbane, Australia

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Cheap
                                                    • Easy to Mount
                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Useful

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Could be stronger

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Adding accessories

                                                    Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                    this helps add accessories. I put it on the end of a friction arm and set of rails to hold a zoom h4n and wireless receiver. It's a tight fit but in a good way. The bar is strong plastic but it still feels weak. I have two and on one of them the metal piece between the camera and the bar wasn't flush against the bar. This doesn't really matter but it doesn't help the lifespan

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                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    A must-have for any videographer!

                                                    By sKiZZiT

                                                    from Austin, TX

                                                    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy, Videographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Mount
                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Must have for interviews

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Interviews

                                                      Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                      I'm mainly using this for interviews, and on this hot shoe extension itself, I could mount a ball-head hot shoe adapter for my Zoom H4N, a Seinheisser wireless mic, and a light! Yes, all three items on this one extension!

                                                      It's just great!

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Very useful and well constructed

                                                      By joelmejiaganan

                                                      from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

                                                      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro videographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Easy to Mount
                                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                                      • Versatile

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Basic Systems
                                                        • On camera equipment

                                                        Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                        You can move the upper rail to any position you want and place it towards the lens or perpendicular to it, push it towards or backwards. This little piece of equipment is very useful and looks good attached to any camera because of its attractive design.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Does the job.

                                                        By [@]

                                                        from Mississauga, ON

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Plastic

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Photography

                                                        Comments about Rycote 037303 Cold Shoe Extension:

                                                        I use this to move my hot shoe forward for when I have a Sony HD Video camera on it recording video at the same time I am shooting stills. Without this bracket, the video camera prevents my head from being able to get close enough to take photos. It looked like metal in the photo but is actually plastic. For the price it should be metal.

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                                                        • No

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