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  1. #1
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    Hot Shoe on d7200

    Hot Shoe on d7200
    My mum always said I was over cautious and over thought things. My question is " how strong is the flash hot shoe on the 7200"? I'm going to start playing with video this year. I'm considering fitting one of those handles that slide and lock into the camera hot shoe to allow you to get the camera lower to the ground without falling A over T. My old, skinny, malfunctioning legs wont let me get as low as I would like without serious consequences. Do you think the hot shoe will take the weight of the 7200, L bracket and battery grip (1kg) ? I look forward to any advice on using this handle or any thoughts other than me laying on a skateboard. Thanks everyone........Russ














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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Just a guess it may take it but from memory isnt it on the pop up flash, which to me doesnt sound good
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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Hi Mike. The actual hot shoe is behind that section of the flash that pops up. Thanks for your reply....Russ

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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    I wouldn't want to try it with a heavy lens.
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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    That's a no from me. My suggestion is a Platypod. It can be secured to a skateboard via straps. But I kind of doubt any camera would be impervious to the bumps and bangs it would get when fastened to a skateboard.
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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    I would suggest you look into a camera flash bracket that connects to the tripod socket at the bottom of the camera. You might also be able to use use mono-pod with a with a tripod head. Either would be safer than using the hot shoe.
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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Hot Shoe on d7200
    Thank you to everyone for your input. This morning I rang a guy who works with a camera repairer in Sydney. He advises not to use the camera hot shoe for ANY upwards pressure. The hot shoe is mounted with three tiny screws into a thin plastic base. The only way to mount a handle on top of the camera is with a camera cage secured to the cameras tripod mount.Hot Shoe on d7200-camera-cage.jpgLike this. Thanks again everyone.....Russ

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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower View Post
    My old, skinny, malfunctioning legs wont let me get as low as I would like without serious consequences.
    Russ, some tripods allow the center column to be inverted. The camera hangs upside down from its tripod socket but is secure. Although your tripod's legs won't splay enough to get low, does your center column invert? You'd just need to rotate the image during post processing. Some tripods also come with a second, short center column for low shots depending upon how far the legs can splay.

    Or as I mentioned earlier, a Platypod with a ball head (or whatever head you choose) can sit on the ground and get very low shots. The Platypod also comes with an adjustable strap to fasten it to a railing, a branch, or a variety of other objects.
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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower View Post
    My mum always said I was over cautious and over thought things. My question is " how strong is the flash hot shoe on the 7200"? I'm going to start playing with video this year. I'm considering fitting one of those handles that slide and lock into the camera hot shoe to allow you to get the camera lower to the ground without falling A over T. My old, skinny, malfunctioning legs wont let me get as low as I would like without serious consequences. Do you think the hot shoe will take the weight of the 7200, L bracket and battery grip (1kg) ? I look forward to any advice on using this handle or any thoughts other than me laying on a skateboard.
    I agree with Cindy... A reversible center column would be a good option.

    You might also consider something like the Manfrotto 190XPRO4 with it's convertible center-column that goes full horizontal.

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    Re: Hot Shoe on d7200

    Vangard makes some very nice tripods with the center column reversible and the legs will set almost flat, etc. similar to the Manfrotto Horoscope Fish posted on.

    However, I think you said you wanted to do low angle video. If that means panning at floor level etc. the tripod might not give you the freedom of movement you're looking for. The cage setup may be just what you need. It looks solid for sure.
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