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Small plate/holder mounting TC or TX to camera via 1/4-20?


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I'm looking for a small plate or holder that will help me mount a TC box (I have Denecke JB-1s and Tentacles) or perhaps a G3-sized RX to camera cages/plates 1/4-inch and/or 3/8-inch mounts. There is a bracket made for Tentacle Sync Es, but Denecke didn't have any recommendations.

 

So I turn to all of you: What do you use to mount TC boxes (especially) to cameras besides velcro and such?

 

There's this bracket made by Lanparte for Tentacle Sync E. Sizing is a smidge different from JB-1 sizing. But does anyone have first-hand knowledge on if you can wedge a JB-1 into this?

https://shop.tentaclesync.com/product/sync-e-bracket-by-lanparte/

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There's this SSD holder from SmallRig. It might maybe sorta fit a JB-1 Again, any first-hand experiences with it?

https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-universal-holder-for-external-ssd-bsh2343.html

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And there's this small-device holder from Vocas, though it's a bigger platform than I need for TC (though might be a good size for RX. 

https://www.vocas.com/vocas-small-device-holder.html

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I have a hazy memory of something similar from K-Tek or someone. But what am I forgetting?

Note: I'm not looking for cold shoe mounts.

 

Any warnings or recommendations? Esp with things you've used that didn't or did work?

 

 

 

 

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I use Sennheiser CA2 Shoe Mounts.  They have 3/8" threads on the bottom or can go into a hot/cold shoe.  I've put soft side velcro all over the topside of it and I've successfully mounted a G3 receiver (for scratch utilizing my IFB signal off my IFBT4 transmitter) and a JB-1 side by side on it.  It's tight with both next to each other but using the heavy duty velcro branded stuff holds it all fine.

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13 minutes ago, codyman said:

I use Sennheiser CA2 Shoe Mounts.  They have 3/8" threads on the bottom or can go into a hot/cold shoe.  I've put soft side velcro all over the topside of it and I've successfully mounted a G3 receiver (for scratch utilizing my IFB signal off my IFBT4 transmitter) and a JB-1 side by side on it.  It's tight with both next to each other but using the heavy duty velcro branded stuff holds it all fine.

This.  I have various solutions I made myself, mostly for larger "Lockit" type TC+Trilevel boxes that can clamp to various camera parts (incl. pan handle) but the Senny shoe mounts have worked great on small cameras if they have a shoe.  It helps that I still use Senny RX for cams (which securely attach to the shoe mount), then mini TC boxes can velcro+bongo to the RX.

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23 hours ago, codyman said:

I use Sennheiser CA2 Shoe Mounts.  They have 3/8" threads on the bottom or can go into a hot/cold shoe.  I've put soft side velcro all over the topside...

 

Thanks. Excuse my denseness, so with the CA2,  you can stick a 3/8 bolt through the bottom of the plate or use it's built-in 3/8 bolt and get a fairly sleek mount onto a 3/8 socket?

 

That'd be groovy!

 

Jim

PS- I have few shoe-mount things, but I'm finding the shoes less available these days. Is that just me?

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The CA2 has a 1/4-20 nut inside the shoe (not 3/8"). It's not a through-hole so it won't take a long screw.  There is no screw on the CA2, only a nut.

 

The shoe is mounted to the plate by a phillips screw. It can be relocated in several places on the plate or removed.

 

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Here's something interesting - https://www.etsy.com/listing/945075647/3d-printed-cage-mount-for-tentacle-sync

 

I found these printed solutions. If any of them appeal to you, take the file to your local library and print it. Many local libraries have 3D printing capability.

 

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4623420

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3644802

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2945331

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/67460-cold-shoe-mount-for-tentacle-sync-e

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