Mounting a DSLR on top of another.

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JimH123 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,186
Re: Mounting a DSLR on top of another.

robgendreau wrote:

WongRQ wrote:

Mika Y. wrote:

WongRQ wrote:

Hi everyone,

MultiCam productions are useful in case you want to jump between them each cut but they require you to carry another tripod around so why not just have an articulating arm on top of the hot shoe and mount another DSLR on the other end (use adapters if needed)

Is it dangerous though? Will the camera just break into pieces after long hours or are they tough enough?

I doubt any consumer camera products have hot shoes that are engineered for the kind of stresses using this kind of set up would create. So my guess it that it might work temporarily, but sooner or later the hot shoe would break or bend enough to no longer work reliably.

I don’t mean hanging the camera. It’s camera, hot shoe side on top, 3/8” -16 gets directed to a head and another camera gets attached below

It will break.

That's why cages were invented; to attach heavier stuff to camera bodies. You'd probably need something customizable; check https://www.smallrig.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3f6HBhDHARIsAD_i3D9Q14qLNmXO_lADsXFI0eIf63FW6spogzVIYvE9dfNfNNM3DHfH-bsaAp0lEALw_wcB

I've never seen it for a second camera body on top. There are rails and such for side-by-side for like 3d, see eg http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/photography/3D/3D_taking_two.htm

Yes!  This is the way to do it.  I like using two cameras for astrophotography.  One camera with a telephoto and one with a wider angle to show where the telephoto one is pointing at.

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