There are several options for mounting your field monitor on the hot shoe plate of your camera. One option is to use a 1/4 20 to hot shoe adapter, they run about $3.┬áIf that doesn’t work well enough for you then you can add this very affordable ball head for about $6. Even if you don’t end up using it for direct mounting on your camera this little set up can work well for all most any kind of equipment.

If you feel like spending a few more dollars, then an adjustable friction arm might be the best option. You can pick one up for around $45 on ebay. I have nothing but good things to say about these friction arms. I have at least 2 mounted on all of my rigs. For the price I haven’t found anything better.

All of these options are great if you don’t want to spend the money on a full DSLR rig, but remember that the hot shoe on your camera isn’t rated for a lot of weight. A single field monitor is fine, or a single field recorder but Try not to over do it or you could damage your camera’s hot shoe mount.

Equipment used in this video:
Canon 7d & t2i
Canon 35mm f1.4
Lilliput field monitor
CPM film tools mounting parts
Sennhieser G2 Wireless mic system