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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)
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (4)
      • Photojournalism (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      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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      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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    Share this review

                     
                    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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