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Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter

B&H # KAPCHSAQ Mfr # 201301
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Product Highlights
  • 11.5" (29.2 cm) Cord

Put any shoe-mount flash in this Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter and that flash will fire when the 11.5" (29.2 cm) PC male cord attached to the body of the device is inserted into a camera's PC socket and you activate the camera's shutter.

The bottom of this device has both a flash shoe track, so that it can be inserted in other flash shoes, and a 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket, so that it could be placed upon a tripod, table top tripod, clamp or any other device with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw.

Length 11.5" (29.2 cm)

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KaiserPC to Hot Shoe Adapter
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Packs small / compresses (5)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (4)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The best made hot shoe adapter

    I've used the other brand that is a few dollars less and easier to find. That has done well except for one time when the housing broke open at the seam or join line....Read complete review

    I've used the other brand that is a few dollars less and easier to find. That has done well except for one time when the housing broke open at the seam or join line. The Kaiser has 3 screws that join both halves. The other brand has 2 screws that only join the metal shoe to the top half of the housing. The Kaiser has a heftier design that exudes quality, strength and reliability. The threaded hole on the bottom side is also deeper. There's not much to say about the PC cord and connector. It's good and it don't look flimsy. Paying more for the Kaiser may lower your funds, but what you get out it is negligible in the long run where you need it. This is one valuable hot shoe that will be with me a good long while.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Thank God for Duct Tape

    I own a 1D Mk. II and a 580ex II and bought this adapter because I was having problems with my hotshoe and didn't have time to send my equipment in to be repaired...Read complete review

    I own a 1D Mk. II and a 580ex II and bought this adapter because I was having problems with my hotshoe and didn't have time to send my equipment in to be repaired b\c of a shoot, so I got this as a temp. fix. Unfortunately, the cord's connection to my camera body were loose as well as the connection to my camera's hotshoe (especially with the weight of the flash). The only solution was duct tape. Also, the cord is so short, I could only use this with my flash mounted on the camera, leaving me with a very limited control over my light.

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    5.0

    Performs as advertised

    By Buster

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

        I am using this adapter to mount a sensor for a Sunpak Auto 611 on a Mamiya TLR so that I can utilize the Automatic Exposure feature of the flash. The adapter appears to be of solid construction and easily inserted into the cold shoe. The notch in the forward part of the adapter accomodated the guide pin on the camera shoe mount. Functioned perfectly. Price reasonable. Durability is to be seen. I will not be mounting a heavy shoe mounted flash on this unit to test strength but construction looks and feels solid. I am very satisfied with this purchase.I bought another brand locally at a similar price and found it flimsy and difficult to mount on and remove from the camera.

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        5.0

        Works lIke a Charm

        By Bbooher

        from Frederick MD

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

          I use this connected to a flash bracket on a Polaroid Land Camera 250. Mounted on the PC shoe is a Nikon SB-22 flash. After several adjustments, I have the perfect set up for taking flash photography with my Polaroid.

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          • No

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          2.0

          not well finished

          By felix

          from Buenos Aires. Argentina

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Unreliable
          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

            I've immediately noticed that one of the three screws on the hot shoe it self where slightly over the surface and it scratch the hot show of Canon 580 EX speedlight. Not major damages but it should be better finished.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works well with Leicas

            By Rulnacco

            from London, UK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

              I didn't buy my Kaiser adapter from B&H (sorry!) but if the model they are selling is the same as mine--and I don't see why it wouldn't be--it has another useful feature that isn't shown in the photograph.

              On the front of the base of the adapter there is a small notch cut out. The pre-hot shoe Leicas have a little post which sticks up in the front of the cold shoe which slides neatly into this notch. The PC-hot shoe adapters I have seen from some other manufacturers lack this cut out, and so can't slide fully into the shoe like the Kaiser can. So this adapter will convert your M3 and some other Leicas (if you have the proper adapter for your M2 or M3--they need a special attachment to convert their proprietary socket to a standard PC socket) into a camera with a proper hot shoe.

              Besides that, the Kaiser does seem to be much better built than similar adapters I have used by other manufacturers, which tend to fail under the slightest stress.

              This version might be a bit more expensive--but I think it's worth the few extra dollars for the higher quality.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Does the job

              By Isaac from Kansas

              from Central Kansas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Relatively expensive
              • Weak plastic

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Strobist

              Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

              I use this in order to connect my old Quantum Radio Slave II receiver to my Vivitar 285HV flash (for strobist purposes). I read the reviews of the cheaper PC-to-Hot-shoe adapters and they were negative, so I bought this one. It does the job..although the plastic still seems pretty cheap. It doesn't have a locking system on it, but it does have a screw mount at the bottom of it for a light stand. The PC jack is actually a very tight fit onto my Quantum receiver unit..it barely fits. But it does work well. I don't trust it enough to use it without any stabilization, so I also bought some gaffer tape to stabilize it even more when the flash is attached. I am confident in its electronics, though.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just the ticket!

              By John Martin

              from Brisbane, Australia

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                Use Strobist style with my Canon 580EX Flash heads and they fit like a glove. Nice fitting PC to Socket connection to radio triggers. The PC to PC cord is longer than others at around 15cm and works well for a quick set up with my Lastolite Ezy Box softbox. German made and have served me well over the last 2 months.

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                5.0

                Works well

                By Perry

                from Detroit, Michigan

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                  Not much to say here. It works.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Usefull thing

                  By Mikhail

                  from Belarus

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                    I purchase this adapter to fire my Nikon speedlights while shooting with Sinar F 4x5" large format camera. I like the thing.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Thank God for Duct Tape

                    By Iowaphotog

                    from Davenport, IA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Does its job
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Loose connections
                    • Short cord

                    Best Uses

                    • Temporary fix

                    Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                    I own a 1D Mk. II and a 580ex II and bought this adapter because I was having problems with my hotshoe and didn't have time to send my equipment in to be repaired b\c of a shoot, so I got this as a temp. fix. Unfortunately, the cord's connection to my camera body were loose as well as the connection to my camera's hotshoe (especially with the weight of the flash). The only solution was duct tape. Also, the cord is so short, I could only use this with my flash mounted on the camera, leaving me with a very limited control over my light.

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                    5.0

                    Great accessory

                    By Sam

                    from Whistler, Canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                    I use them to attach quantum slave units to my flashes. Works every time. No problem.

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                    5.0

                    Well Made

                    By M.D. White

                    from Alamogordo NM

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                      Great way to sync a hotshoe strobe off camera.  Well mafe even has a cold shoe or 1/4 20 mount for attaching it to a stand or adapter.

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                      5.0

                      Secure

                      By trailpac

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                          This adapter holds my Canon 580EX securely on the stand. Nice fit and it does the job it was purchased for.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The best made hot shoe adapter

                          By Tally

                          from San Antonio, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                              I've used the other brand that is a few dollars less and easier to find. That has done well except for one time when the housing broke open at the seam or join line. The Kaiser has 3 screws that join both halves. The other brand has 2 screws that only join the metal shoe to the top half of the housing. The Kaiser has a heftier design that exudes quality, strength and reliability. The threaded hole on the bottom side is also deeper. There's not much to say about the PC cord and connector. It's good and it don't look flimsy. Paying more for the Kaiser may lower your funds, but what you get out it is negligible in the long run where you need it. This is one valuable hot shoe that will be with me a good long while.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good and Durable Product

                              By Mike T

                              from Sebastopol, CA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • Lighting
                                • Photography

                                Comments about Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                I use these to fire remote Canon 550ex's with Quantum Radio Slaves (since the 550's don't have a pc connection built in). I've tried other brands, but they don't fit well with the Canon flashes. No complaints of any kind on these.

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