FLAT - Cold shoe mount for tripods
This low profile universal cold shoe mount can be attached to a tripod, monopod or any other device that has the standard 1/4"-20 type camera mounting screw. A mic, light or other universal cold shoe compatible device can be securely attached with the FLAT adapter. This is also good for custom camera rig projects.
The weight of this part is under 1 ounce / 14 grams. The adapter is made of aluminum and is powder coated for color and finish.
The main picture shows a silver colored FLAT as mounted on a tripod.
The deep version (FLAT-DEEP) is intended for mounting “hot” shoe flash units that are powered through power sources other than the shoe. The sides are made taller to prevent the electrical contacts from touching the adapter.
The BOT-FLAT includes screws to screw into a hole designed for tripod mounting, and to “light mount shoe” on the handle of many professional camcorders.
Those with Sony camcorders wishing to mount a universal shoe device to their camcorder’s Active Interface Shoe should consider the AIS-FLAT product instead.
None of the FLAT adapters are compatible with Minolta “i” mount flashes.
The standard cold shoe mount is powder coated black. The first picture shows a FLAT-SILVER mounted to a tripod, it is powder coated a glossy silver color.