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Daniel Levy
Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 10:07:32 am

I have a Sennheiser shotgun that's too thin to fit in the supplied mike holder on my EX-1.

When I had a similar situation years ago with a Canon XL1, I used some foam padding with adhesive on one side inside the mike holder, but I no longer have any such material.

Any suggestions for an alternative to firmly hold the mike in place?

Thanks!


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olof ekbergh
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:21:39 pm

Gaffer tape.

Either lots of wraps or put some thin packing foam under it.

Olof Ekbergh


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 1:16:08 pm

I keep punctured bicycle inner tubes for this kind of stuff, you can slice a piece of rubber off 'em and use them for wraps when you need a spacer. You don't have to deal with the sticky mess of tape, it absorbs a little bit of vibration, and it doesn't introduce any noise into the mix.

Cf


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Joe Tyler
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:52:05 pm

Oh Dear God, no Gaffers tape. The first summer day you'd have nasty tape mess on your mic.

Sennheiser (Sony and Sanken as well) makes these cheap rubber sleeves that wrap around the mic to fit into the holders $4 or $5. The bike innertube is a great idea, I've never tried that.

joe

http://www.killianthered.com
DP in the Washington DC Area
EX3 Owner


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olof ekbergh
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 3:29:58 pm

OK you are right Gaffer tape is a quick temporary solution if applied directly to mike (mic).

I always carry it as well as zip ties, 14 ga copper wire (great for quick rigging and unlike zips reusable) and lots of rubber bands (makes for smooth pans).

The bike inner tube solution is great. I use various cuts of it for rubber bands and shock mounting of all sorts of things.

If you grab some packing foam and then wrap good quality gaffer tape around it, there will be no mess. Tape does not have to touch mic at all.

Olof Ekbergh


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Daniel Levy
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 10, 2009 at 9:20:03 pm

Any idea where to pick such a sleeve up online?

Thanks!


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Will Griffith
Black duct tape
on Jun 11, 2009 at 7:44:23 pm

Use black duct tape. It's at least 47% less sticky when hot. :)

-will


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Brett Nelson
Re: Sennheiser Shotgun
on Jun 14, 2009 at 6:14:14 am

You could always simply use an on-camera shock mount. I've been very happy going this route using the camera shoe mount. Although now I'm interested in what was posted here last fall recommending an external shock mount that uses the shotgun mount.

Brett



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