Allows for mounting video light or microphone. Helps hold mini camcorders steady.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I liked this bracket from the moment I opened the box. It's simple, lightweight, sturdy, and inexpensive! I use a Canon 5D and this bracket fits it perfectly. It has rubber pads on the bottom that really keep it in place to the body of the camera. Beware, you do not need to over-tighten it...The only problem I've had is that once I over-tightened the screw on the bottom and needed a wrench to back it off. This happened when using with a tripod and I think the leverage of the tripod allowed me to over-tighten the bracket. I've never had this trouble when finger tightening the screw. I chalk that up to user error. It's also small enough to easily stow in a camera bag.
The concept is good. But I found that both the hot shoe terminals are too loose for all of my external flashes. They wobble and aren't secure. Rather than ship it back, I'll probably just try to close them a bit with pliers and see if that works.