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weight limits on hot shoe?

leonardevens

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"RE: weight limits on hot shoe?"

leonardevens Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2011
Wed 06-Feb-13 04:57 AM

>Good question. I don't know a number, but other factors to
>consider would include the height and center of gravity of
>anything attached to the hotshoe. The stress on the
>connection can, and probably will be, much greater when the
>camera is turned to shoot in portrait mode and the load then
>becomes cantilevered - creating a lot of torque on the
>hotshoe.

I understood that it was really going to be a matter of torque rather than weight. But there must be a maximum wieght which, when the camera is in a position to maximize torgue, would be safe. For example a speedlight is going to maximize torque on the hot shoe in certain positions, so I hope if something weighs less than an SB900 speedlight, then it would be safe to mount it on the hot shoe.

Leonard Evens
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University

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