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  1. #1 Monitor mount alternative to smallrig. 
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    Found this monitor mount as a cheap alternative to the smallrig monitor mount for those on a budget.

    Works via coldshoe so not as sturdy a connection but is considerably cheaper, I'll comment on it's build/ use once it comes in the mail.
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    Nice, but with shipping it is $20, and it adds some height to the monitor. But, it does allow the use in the new Pocket 4K without a cage.
    What I like about the SmallRig bracket, is it’s low profile, which works well on the Micro cameras, but you need a cage, which adds to the cost.
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    Ah must be some deal with Australia but shipping is free here so it's 12 AUD I figured it'd be even cheaper in USD but not if they're charging you postage.
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    Shows only a couple dollars shipping for me in LA. Item location is in Hong Kong, which means it's most likely up for sale on several other sites. I'll keep looking.
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    Mount came in, thought I'd give a quick update.

    Build is really solid, to my surprise it could also rotate along with tilt. There is a spot to tighten the friction of the rotation along with 2 other spots for the left and right side for tilt, comes with a little allen key. Out of the box it was a little loose and it was a bit tricky to tighten it just right into a point that I liked but was achievable. I find most coldshoe mounting items a bit finicky and this wasn't an exception, I ended up using pliers to tighten it to my satisfaction which has the downside of making it semi permanent unless you have a pair of pliers handy. I have mine mounted into the end of a smallrig top handle.

    Overall I find it worth it for my applications and a good option to save some extra cash. I do wish it had a more sprocket shape to the coldshoe tightening discs to get a better tighten by hand.

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    Nice find, mate!

    I can think of about 11 uses for this right off hand.
    Just ordered up four of them.

    Finding little gems like this has allowed me to really shrink the size of my rigs while making them function BETTER.
    Cameras: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Camera (x2), Panasonic GH2 (x2), Sony RX100 ii, Canon 6D, Canon T2i,
    Mics: Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Sanken, Audio-Technica, Audix
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