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Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black)

You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • Hot Shoe Mount with Two Locking Nuts
  • Removable Hot Shoe
  • Cold Shoe Channel
  • Three 1/4"-20 Threads
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Non-Reflective Finish

The Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar is an 8" extension arm featuring a hot shoe mount with two locking nuts. It also features a removable hot shoe to attach arms or clamps. There is a cold shoe channel and three 1/4"-20 threads for various mounting options. The extension bar is made from aluminum and has a black finish to reduce reflection.

Hot shoe mount with two locking nuts
Removable hot shoe to attach arms or clamps
Cold shoe channel and three 1/4"-20 threads
All aluminum construction
Black finish to reduce reflection
Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black)
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    Tether Tools8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (4)
      • Photojournalism (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Rock Solid - Seriously

      After doing a bit of research, this was pretty much the only 8" metal hot/cold shoe extension bar on the market. I'm using it to mount both a shotgun mic and LED...Read complete review

      After doing a bit of research, this was pretty much the only 8" metal hot/cold shoe extension bar on the market. I'm using it to mount both a shotgun mic and LED light onto my camera. The LED light has over 200 LEDs, so a 6" bar would have been too short. However, after looking into a bunch of different extension options, pretty much everything out there is made of plastic, which would tend to sway a little bit. Using everything on a Glidecam, so I need a bar that is solid - this is it! The bar is pure metal and I don't see any bending/warping/etc. anywhere in its future.

      The only gripe I have is that it is a bit heavy, so my rig has gained QUITE a bit of weight (added to the light and counterweights needed for glidecam balance). However, I would rather have a SOLID component with a little extra weight than a flimsy piece of plastic to save a few ounces.

      Equipment used with this product:

      Panasonic HMC150
      Rode NTG-1 mic
      Fotodiox 209AS LED Light
      Glidecam HD4000

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      ONLY ACCEPTS SQUARE 3/4" SHOES!

      It's very disappointing but this extension bar will not support my Canon flash, my Pocket Wizard, or my two brand new CN 126 LED lights, made by Neewer. However it does support my...Read complete review

      It's very disappointing but this extension bar will not support my Canon flash, my Pocket Wizard, or my two brand new CN 126 LED lights, made by Neewer. However it does support my LP-Micro LED light and my Azden shotgun mic. Why? This extension bar only accepts SQUARE 3/4" shoe mounts. All my other devices have rectangular shoes. In 30 years as a professional photographer I never knew until this moment that shoe mounts come in different sizes.

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      3.0

      Its not universal!

      By Jruzz

      from Dubai

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

          Not all hot shoe accessory will fit on this. Example the Rode video mic pro doesnt fit.

          You need to buy extra cold shoe mounts for this to work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Below expectations

          By mlr492

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

            Rubish. I considered this unit when my Vello Brand extension bar was dismally flimsy and weak. I had high hopes, but on its first outing I discovered its achilles heal. The guid quality of the bar is good. Strong and sturdy with 1/4" 20 holes located throughout. However, someone seemed to have skipped over the part where the big metal bar is being supported by the weakest screw. I loaded two wireless packs and a Zoom mixer atop the bar, and started testing its overall balance. The screw that holds the whole unit together is so weak that titling the camera back or foward to the extremes caused the screw to bend. Yes, the 1/4" 20 screw bent. When I noticed this I bent it back to its normal position and discovered it was as flimsy as a bending a paper clip back. A huge let down considering the otherwise good construction of the bar. I did not send it back, but salvaged the bar itself and am using it with stronger bolts I found elsewhere.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Versatile

            By Dave

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Extra Space
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Flimsy If Fully Extended

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

              This extension bar proved helpful in allowing us to attach two wireless receivers to our camera and giving us enough extra room to also attach our on-camera light. In certain positions the bar can bend easily but put in the proper position it works like a charm.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              great product. works awesome

              By DanK

              from Worcester, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Photojournalism

                Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                Use it on top of HMC-40. Awesome and a very useful tool..

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Fantastic product, only one complaint.

                By MattLTH

                from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Only Square Plates Fit

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                I'm very impressed with all the Tether Tools products, and the Rock Solid extension bar is a great product. But as another reviewer mentioned, not all of your accessories will fit in the slot. This is because it only accepts square shoe plates. I discovered this when I tried to mount a Bescor FP-180 light to the bar, but it would only fit sideways. The fix was to attach the light to a small ball head, which then slid right into the extension bar.

                Overall, it's a great addition to my tool bag. I just wish all my accessories would fit in the rails without having to use adapters.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Get more onto less.

                By fingers

                from Twin Falls, Idaho

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                  Use to mount a light and a wireless mic receiver onto cameras. Sturdy and priced right.

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                  4.0

                  Great for racking and stacking gear

                  By Ducky Donald

                  from Sunrise, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of Thought In Making
                  • Spins Uncontrollably

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                  I put this on top of my Sony HVR-Z1U camcorder and it did the job, although there needs to be something in place to keep the bar from spinning on the 1/4"-20 threads in the bottom. Similar bars have a second cold shoe channel in the bottom for mating. This one has three 1/4"-20 holes spaced out. Without anything in place to prevent the spinning, your geat will freely swing unless you put in a lock washer or rubber washer to bind the bar to the lock ring of the transom mount.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Well made and solid

                  By Allan

                  from ontario, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                      Strong and versatile without adding excessive height to the top of your camera.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does the job

                      By Chris

                      from Cleveland

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dslr Video Attachments

                        Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                        We use it hold two wireless mics and the Zoom H6 to a dslr. Just big enough to do so. I like this better than a V mount.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great multi shoe mount!

                        By Nice Camera

                        from Nashville, TN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                        I started out using this product for multi lights for video, but lately I've using it during interviews with a rhode and zoom mic combo on a mini tripod. Trust all my gear on it. Good solid metal machine build, very solid. Recommend all the way!

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                        3.0

                        ONLY ACCEPTS SQUARE 3/4" SHOES!

                        By Robert Marcos

                        from La Quinta, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Solid Metal

                        Cons

                        • Won't Fit All Shoes

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                          It's very disappointing but this extension bar will not support my Canon flash, my Pocket Wizard, or my two brand new CN 126 LED lights, made by Neewer. However it does support my LP-Micro LED light and my Azden shotgun mic. Why? This extension bar only accepts SQUARE 3/4" shoe mounts. All my other devices have rectangular shoes. In 30 years as a professional photographer I never knew until this moment that shoe mounts come in different sizes.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid build, excellent accessory...

                          By RMGVT

                          from Vermont

                          Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                          Well built and machined, all threaded holes are clean. The extension bar is very solid.

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                          5.0

                          Beautifully Machined Extension Bar

                          By John S

                          from Denville, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                            High quality, beautifully made extension bar. Attaches firmly to your camera's hot shoe with the included, locking foot; accepts any standard shoe-mount accessories.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Rock Solid - Seriously

                            By Official Recap

                            from New England

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Anywhere

                              Comments about Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black):

                              After doing a bit of research, this was pretty much the only 8" metal hot/cold shoe extension bar on the market. I'm using it to mount both a shotgun mic and LED light onto my camera. The LED light has over 200 LEDs, so a 6" bar would have been too short. However, after looking into a bunch of different extension options, pretty much everything out there is made of plastic, which would tend to sway a little bit. Using everything on a Glidecam, so I need a bar that is solid - this is it! The bar is pure metal and I don't see any bending/warping/etc. anywhere in its future.

                              The only gripe I have is that it is a bit heavy, so my rig has gained QUITE a bit of weight (added to the light and counterweights needed for glidecam balance). However, I would rather have a SOLID component with a little extra weight than a flimsy piece of plastic to save a few ounces.

                              Equipment used with this product:

                              Panasonic HMC150
                              Rode NTG-1 mic
                              Fotodiox 209AS LED Light
                              Glidecam HD4000

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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