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Rycote Hot Shoe Extension

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Rycote Hot Shoe Extension

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Product Highlights

  • Fit Multiple Devices on Single Hot Shoe
  • Increases Camera Versatility
  • Rotates 360°

You Pay: $27.95

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The Hot Shoe Extension by Rycote makes it possible to attach multiple devices such as lights and microphones to a single hot shoe on your still or video camera. With its ability to rotate 360° you can get creative with flash or lighting by reflecting it off any wall or ceiling. Plus, position a microphone to get the best balance according to the location of a sound source. Depending on the kind of device you're connecting, creative possibilities are seemingly endless with this hot shoe extension.

For ultimate versatility, use the hot shoe extension in combination with the 3/8" Boom Adaptor Swivel by Rycote and mount additional cameras, sound recorders or any other device with female 3/8" threading onto the hot shoe extension.

Attach multiple devices such as lights and microphones to a single hot shoe mount
Rotates 360° expanding creativity and versatility
Dimensions (W x L x H) 0.78 x 7.87 x 0.98" (2 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 1.76 oz (50 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 1.3 x 1.3"
Rycote Hot Shoe Extension
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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    RycoteHot Shoe Extension
     
    2.9

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to mount (6)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A nice piece

    Bought this for my Canon Vixia HF G10 video camera, which has a mini shoe at the very back. I need to mount an Azden dual channel wireless receiver and a SunPak LED...Read complete review

    Bought this for my Canon Vixia HF G10 video camera, which has a mini shoe at the very back. I need to mount an Azden dual channel wireless receiver and a SunPak LED light.

    The hot shoe extension is 8 in. long and rotates and slides fore and aft for easy adjustment. I use it with a Pearstone mini shoe adapter. To prevent the whole unit from being front-heavy when loaded, I attached a small wooden leg that rests upon the camera top and it affixed with a bit of velcro to keep it from sliding. Works great. (as an alternative, I might look at the Opteka X-Grip (B&H # OPXGRIPBK) along with this extension. Made of strong plastic, so it's very light, but solid.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works But

    Like Steadistone Productions said, it flexes. I'm torn about this "feature". When mounted on the camera hotshoe, I suppose it's a good thing since the "shock" or...Read complete review

    Like Steadistone Productions said, it flexes. I'm torn about this "feature". When mounted on the camera hotshoe, I suppose it's a good thing since the "shock" or movement is not carried back to the hotshoe and thereby sparing it from the stresses. It doesn't flex quite like the old Tacoma-Narrows bridge so it's not that unprofessional so to speak.

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    1.0

    It's alright.

    By EPK Guy

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

    I've used this hotshoe extender for a couple weeks now and the plastic construction is proving to be negative. When I bought it, I assumed that it was aluminum and why wouldn't I? Nowhere in the description does it say that it's plastic. So, when I got it, I decided to try it and see how the plastic would do. The verdict is that my hotshoe mounted components are coming loose inside the extender. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but I have $1500 in devices attached to this plastic extender. I think I still have time to send it back. I'll certainly try. I would not recommend this product.

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    4.0

    Awesome length

    By Lamoureaux

    from Lakewood, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

    Though it is not made of a metal, this hard plastic remains durable for lightweight, several attachments. I have attached, comfortably, a Zoom H4n and a Rode-NTG2 shotgun mic atop a Canon 7D with plenty of room to spare to add more and so far no signs of bending.

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    1.0

    PLASTIC!!

    By Sum_it

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

        I'm not usually the one to write a review unless the product is on either end of the spectrum. Unfortunately, this one is on the bad side. Perhaps i didn't read everything clearly but the extension is primarily plastic. Not very strong ones either. I mounted two Rode NTG-2 and a H4n recorder and it wabbles a lot because the plastic bends and flexes. Anyone looking for extensions of this type, I highly recommend a metal one.

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        2.0

        Not Metal

        By Doc Filmaker

        from Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

        Nice long extension, but the plastic material didn't give it enough stability to do the job desired. Looking for the same piece in metal

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        4.0

        Simple tool - easy to customize

        By Josh Pies

        from Rochester NY

        About Me Filmmaker

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • ENG
          • Run Gun Video

          Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

          I use this extension so that I can have a top light plus 2 wireless ENG mic's on my camera for man on the street type interviews where I want better audio. The camera is set up in a way that horizontal mounting of this extension does not work. I simply unscrewed the base of the rail, set a repositioning where the rail is off set and runs in line with the body of the camera and things work great. Sturdy enough to handle the weight of all my toys (though I do plan to balance as I load it).

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          3.0

          Its decent

          By Benjamin C

          from Montreal, Qc. Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

              It's light and not a super build quality, but it's very decent for the price and does what it's supposed to do. Just be careful of not overcharing the bracket with too heavy accessories, as the build quality is a bit limited to support heavier items.

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              1.0

              Surprisingly Awful

              By ejseader

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Terrible build quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                  I cannot believe this cheap piece of plastic costs $. We bought this to support two very small on-camera lights and it can barely hold one, much less too. When you try to tighten the hot shoes to it, the dials just turn and turn and keep "clicking" past the contact with the extension.There has to be a better quality alternative out there, but unfortunately B&H does not offer one.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  A little flimsy

                  By Timp

                  from Gilbert AZ

                  About Me Pro videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • With something light

                  Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                  I like this thing but its made out of plastic which makes it a little to flexable. The cost is way to high for a piece of plastic as well. I mounted a 7 inch monitor on it and it floped around all over. But, Im keeping it because I found another use for it. If this were made out of aluminum it would be GREAT!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  does what it says it will do.

                  By rawb

                  from Boston Ma

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                      I needed to attach my Zoom H4n and my Rode Vidmic to my camera. I saw this and thought I would give it a try. It works great for what I needed. I wouldn't put to many heavy items on it because it's not metal, but it works fine.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A nice piece

                      By Chris

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Semi-pro videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Simple and flebible

                      Cons

                      • Could be tippy

                      Best Uses

                      • Mounting accessories

                      Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                      Bought this for my Canon Vixia HF G10 video camera, which has a mini shoe at the very back. I need to mount an Azden dual channel wireless receiver and a SunPak LED light.

                      The hot shoe extension is 8 in. long and rotates and slides fore and aft for easy adjustment. I use it with a Pearstone mini shoe adapter. To prevent the whole unit from being front-heavy when loaded, I attached a small wooden leg that rests upon the camera top and it affixed with a bit of velcro to keep it from sliding. Works great. (as an alternative, I might look at the Opteka X-Grip (B&H # OPXGRIPBK) along with this extension. Made of strong plastic, so it's very light, but solid.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Decent piece of hardware

                      By Jake

                      from Eug, OR

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                      I was a little skeptical buying this, since some of the reviews mentioned that it's plastic and can flex a bit. It is, and it does... but still I count it a usable acquisition. The construction is sturdy enough that I can mount a Senn wireless receiver, Tascam dr100, and small Azden mic without any flex. It fits in my Canon T2i shoe mount, and also has a 1/4" tap so I can mount it on a light tripod. Don't expect this thing to dampen any sound if you record on a device attached to it, though.

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                      3.0

                      Not as sturdy as I'd hoped

                      By shackadelic

                      from Orange Beach, AL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits multiple items
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Wobblie with boom mic

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                      I use this for recording conference interactions. Great: I can fit 3 different items on this hot shoe extender, wireless receiver, camera light, boom mic. Not so great: The boom mic tends to wobble quite a bit.

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                      3.0

                      Works But

                      By George

                      from Federal Way, WA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Made of plastic

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                        Like Steadistone Productions said, it flexes. I'm torn about this "feature". When mounted on the camera hotshoe, I suppose it's a good thing since the "shock" or movement is not carried back to the hotshoe and thereby sparing it from the stresses. It doesn't flex quite like the old Tacoma-Narrows bridge so it's not that unprofessional so to speak.

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                        2.0

                        Works in a pinch

                        By Steadistone Productions

                        from Vancouver, BC

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easily
                        • Fidgety
                        • Too Much Flex

                        Best Uses

                        • In a gotcha moment

                        Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                        The 20 cm Rycote Hot Shoe Extension can get you out of a bind but obviously not sufficiently field tested. Good idea, poor executiion. The device is effectively an extruded piece of plastic that will allow you to attach hot shoe based devices like Senn wireless, Mic iso mounts, LED lights, and so on but way too much flex to be usable or professional looking. Will use in a bind. Possibly retrofit with a metal support bar to eliminate flex. Dedolight has a good hotshoe multiplier but does not have the low profile of this one.

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                        5.0

                        Just what I needed!

                        By Dmart Films

                        from Absecon, NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events

                          Comments about Rycote Hot Shoe Extension:

                          I needed an extension to mout with a 1/4 thread a top of a light stand for my Zomm h4n and the reciver for my G3 wireless. I first bought the 4 inch version of this but quickly found the two could not sit side by side.

                          This one is perfect. Both units sit firmly on the unit not too close to the ends. Light weight yet tough eneough to handle the rigors of run and gun wedding filming.

                          Great product

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