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SX60hs: Mic in HotShoe Disables Flash: Canon Rethink - Please?

Great to have Audio in. Great to be able to attach my Pro Mics on top. But... Don't expect to take any Flash.

 

Just discovered that, the SX60 Hotshoe will disable any flash options IF the HS is used as a MIC support. I understand that Canon don't wish to have another device that could upset the internal Flash. On closer inspection I can see that the plastic foot of my MIC support separates two contacts within the HOTSHOE which in turn, I presume, disables the internal Flash.

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Re: SX60hs: Mic in HotShoe Disables Flash: Canon Rethink - Please?

Why would you want to use a mic with flash ?

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Re: SX60hs: Mic in HotShoe Disables Flash: Canon Rethink - Please?

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I assume he wants to be able to leave the mic mounted most of the time even when not shooting video.  I am not familiar with this Canon series but it might be possible to do a minor modification to the mount used by the microphone to remove the part that "triggers" the contact separation so that the hot shoe will no longer know that something is mounted there.  This would leave the camera hot shoe fully operational for other accessories.

 

Of course you need to be absolutely sure that anything used with this modified foot doesn't physically interfere with a pop-up flash because the mechanism probably doesn't respond well to something physically blocking it and will quickly let the user know whether the weak link lies in the pop up flash mechanism or the item using the hot shoe mount.

 

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