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So this is embarrassing. I need to mount a mic on my A7SII, currently mounting it right in the middle of the camera hits me in the face. So I bought this bracket to move it to the side. This bracket, however, mounts in the camera's hot shoe and the bracket's foot is a rough ole metal thing which looks something like...Screen_Shot_2016-01-25_at_22.04.32.thumb

Is that OK? Will I wreck my hot shoe and the fancy electrical teeth inside?

Here's the A7SII 'multi-interface shoe' btw:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi_Interface_Shoe

Thanks for ANY help!

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It will be fine to hold a microphone. It's the weight that you have to worry about on these connections. If you have a heavy lens on the camera do not have the hotshoe take all the weight by holding the camera by this arm.

Cheers, thanks. I won't be holding anything on the hotshoe, just mounting a mic on a little hot shoe extender to get it out of my face. It's all a bit...fiddly and wobbly, I actually wouldnt mind a cage but I cannot for the life of me find a shop that sells Movcam cages in Germany and has stock within the next 4 month. If anyone reading this has an idea, holla me!

In the meantime, thanks Geoff.


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