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Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe

B&H # HABSS Mfr # HCS-25
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The Hakuba HCS-25 Ball Socket Shoe is a mini ballhead that features a flash shoe mount. Allows for multi-directional positioning of any accessory with a shoe mount. 1/4"-20 connection on the base, flash shoe on top.

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HakubaHCS25 Ball Socket Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (4)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      5.0

      Light, Compact, Effective

      By Bill Bezzant

      from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

      About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

          The Hakuba HCS25 ball socket flash shoe is such a perfect little accessory! It's very strong, but very compact and light weight. Fits in your gear bag without taking too much space or weight. The ball head is plenty strong for any shoe-mounted flash unit. The cold shoe mount is solidly constructed, sturdy and tight.These little ballheads will work great with a "Gorillapod" (or various knockoffs) so you can wrap the mini-tripod around a tree-branch and mount this Hakuba shoe mount on the mini-tripod to get the lighting you need while on location.I previously used some (x)Bay-sourced shoe mounts with 5/8ths stud-mount that were heavy, bulky, only had one direction of movement (instead of full hemispheric movement), and had a very flimsy shoe-mount fitting that always fell out on the ground (requiring flashes to be taped-into the shoe, to stay put). Compared to that, anything is better, but the Hakuba HCS25 is not just better, it's really great.

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          1.0

          Not worth the risk

          By Ford

          from Australia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                I bought two of these for use with SB900s. On both units the screws that hold the metal mounting slide pulled out on the first use. Not robust enough. An easy way to drop your flash from a fatal height.

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                5.0

                Very useful

                By William

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                  Very solid and doesn't come off. Perfect for my light stand and flash.

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                  5.0

                  just what i needed!

                  By jdogg

                  from asheville, NC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Photography
                    • Video interviews

                    Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                    this is perfect for clamping my on-camera light (runs off an extra camera battery) to any tripod or light stand so that i can move it around the room for interviews on the road.

                    can't wait to actually use it!

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                    2.0

                    Macro Tool

                    By RR

                    from Miami, Fl.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                      This product is especially useful when composing macro shots. My SB600 was way too heavy for this piece but could be used with a smaller flash. It is not very strong and is prone to break easily.

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                      4.0

                      good quality...nice part

                      By Ricky1

                      from cape cod

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash

                      Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                      works great for old flash as additional flash for new DSLR...

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                      5.0

                      work great

                      By kentucky

                      from same

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

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                          • Photography

                          Comments about Hakuba HCS25 Ball Socket Shoe:

                          fine workmanship

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