Designer: Yetta White
Note: The max load is 1.5kg.
SmallRig Cold Shoe Handle 2094
1. Attaches to Camera or Cage via Shoe Mount
2. 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 & ARRI 3/8"-16 Accessory Threads
3. 15mm Rod Clamp & 3 x Cold Shoe Mounts
4. Built-In Hex Spanner for Further Secure
SmallRig Cold Shoe Handle 2094 is designed to attach to camera or cage via standard shoe mount and provide multiple accessory mounts. The handle secures via the thumbscrew and allows to use the built-in hex spanner for further secure to ensure safe. Featuring multiple 1/4"-20, 3/8”-16 and ARRI 3/8”-16 threads for accessories such as Monitor Mount 2294 and Monitor Mount 2348. Integrates with three cold shoe mounts, with one of which is designed with an anti-removal pin allows mounting mic and light. The handle also offers a 15mm rod clamp for rod compatible accessories.
1 x Handle
Product Dimensions: 134 x 24.5 x 69mm
Package Dimensions: 155 x 80 x 40mm
Net Weight: 177g
Package Weight: 227g
Material(s): Aluminum and Stainless Steel
The cold shoe handle fits my DSLR well! It supports handheld shooting and features quick release and attachment. The built-in cold shoe could be mounted with flash light or microphone. Fantastic!
I want to say I do make a little contribution to the final design of the handle. I notice that the handheld part of handle is not user-friendly at first. It seems a little rough and it is designed that way for the sake of decoration only. Thus, I tell the designer to smooth the handheld parts thus the handheld parts could feel better when hands are on it. The designer agrees with me and change it as per my advice.
I had been engaged with the co-design process of this product. I contacted the designer and had a smooth communication with him. I say, maybe we should have a thumb screw to lock it tight because the thumb screw could be operated manually and conveniently. Finally the team adopted the plan and delivered a sample for me,.
This item is well made and useful but has a flaw in that the attachment to the camera hotshot is not sufficiently secure. My new Olympus M1 II camera with 12-100MM F/4 lens (mounted on a Square Rig camera cage for this camera) crashed to the floor while I was carrying the camera by the Square rig 2094 handle. I will have to use it with a security strap
This isn't terrible but I bought it thinking that the thumb screw actually had a screw underneath for a secure fit (much like the old C300 top handle, I'm using it with a C300 Mark II).
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The thumb screw simply creates tension on a fairly slick piece of metal that clamps directly onto the two thin sides of the camera's hot shoe. This is not very secure and shifts around, even when tightened very hard by hand. The only way to prevent shifting is to tighten it with a tool, which defeats the purpose of why I bought this.
The size is nice (fairly compact, but easy to hold). The 15mm rod grip is great. However, another big issue is the size of the 3 cold shoe mounting points. They are all VERY small and tight. It is not possible for me to fit 2 of any of my cold shoe mounted accessories on the end that has 2 cold shoes on it.
Overall, I would not have purchased if I had been able to try it first. Might work okay for smaller DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, but definitely not good for a C300 or bigger.