» Posts Tagged ‘cold shoe’

19Feb DSLR Camera rig mounting options

Everyone has their own opinion on how things should be mounted on a rig, but there are a few basic bits and pieces you’ll need in order to get started. First, lets answer a very common question. What is the difference between a hot shoe and cold shoe? A “hot shoe” has active electronics attached […]

11Feb Under $6 1/4 20 ball head to cold shoe mounting solution

So here we have 2 relatively low price 1/4 20 to cold shoe ball head adapters. The one on the right will set you back $9.50 while the one on the left will only cost you $5.40 (or as low as $3.38 if you look around). The one on the left took the slow boat […]

23Jan Cold shoe to thumb screw 1/4 20 rig mount – hands on

That little $9 adapter I posted last week, showed up and although the label on Amazon is a little strange Cold Shoe Mount Male ¼ to 20 Female Threaded Adapter the adapter itself is as pictured. The cold shoe and thumbscrew are both metal and the case itself is a molded piece of plastic. Feels […]

17Jan Cold shoe thumb screw 1/4 20 rig mount

Alright, this slightly over prices little guy looks pretty handy. It’s a 1/4 20 threaded stud with a thumb screw and rubberized grip on the bottom and a cold shoe adapter on the top. In the past i’ve used 1/4 20 all thread studs to attach cold shoes to a rig. At $9 this is […]

14Jan Flashpoint DSLR Camera Cage

Need a lot of cold shoe mounting points on the cheap? The Flashpoint Camera cage might be something to check out. At $64 this thing has 5 cold shoe mounts on either side, 9 across the top, as well as 2 clamp type cold shoe mounts, and through holes all over the rig. The cage itself […]

15Mar Odd ball Cold shoe adapter.

I had to blink a few times before I realized what I was looking at. The Frio cold shoe adapter is an interesting refresh on what would otherwise be a plan Jane item and it isn’t very often you see something new develop in this department. Frio has taken away the tightening knob and replaced it […]

24Feb Bargain Bin extra’s for your DSLR RIG.

These 3 Items are probably some of the most handy things to have around the house when you’re putting together a DSLR RIG, mounting camera equipment, or adapting your stuff to stuff.  The best part is, “all of this could be yours if the price is right”. What is the right price? Well lets work […]