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Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe

You Pay: $16.95

The MC Cold Shoe is used to attach items with shoe mount bases such as radio slaves, focusing lights or TTL modules to the upright of your Custom Bracket. It features a 1/4"-20 threaded mount for quickly attaching to a bracket, tripod, or other stand.

Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cold Shoe for Transmitter or Flash

      This well-made shoe attachment is best used with the Pro-M series of Custom Brackets flash brackets. It can also be used on the QRS series, but it does not fit as well on the...Read complete review

      This well-made shoe attachment is best used with the Pro-M series of Custom Brackets flash brackets. It can also be used on the QRS series, but it does not fit as well on the Junior or folding brackets (the flash-rotating type). It is NOT a substitute for the standard flash or flash cord holders. I have used it for a second flash holder, setting the first flash unit to Master and the second to Slave. One could obtain a Y cable with two flash shoes, but it is not necessary. The cold shoe can also be used for a flash transmitter such as the types made by Canon or for a Pocket Wizard transceiver. The shoe attaches firmly with a supplied 1/4 x 20 screw.

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      It is not secure

      I have had problems trying to adjust my flash on it. The cold shoe does not keep the flash locked or secured. It can fall with the slightest movement.

      I have had problems trying to adjust my flash on it. The cold shoe does not keep the flash locked or secured. It can fall with the slightest movement.

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      3.0

      Pricey for a plastic cold shoe

      By Kenny D.

      from San Antonio

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Plastic
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Video Interviews
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

      I purchased this cold shoe to use on a Custom Brackets flash bracket so I could add a Sennheiser wireless receiver to the bracket. So far it has done a good job. I was disappointed to find that the MC cold shoe is plastic. Every other Custom Bracket component that I have is machined and anodized aluminum, yet this is plastic.

      I've only used it once so far and it did its job properly.

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      • No

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      4.0

      does the job

      By DME

      from Spring Valley, NY

      Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

      It does what it's supposed to do, but Vello has a similiar product for much, much cheaper.

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      5.0

      Nice & Solid

      By HDPIMAGES

      from CHICAGO, IL.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

        Using it to hold the Rode Mic on my flash bracket. Love it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nothing quite like it out there...

        By Mr. Hawlywood

        from Southeastern Washington

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

            I needed to solve a strange little problem: I wanted to mount a small light source that has a cold-shoe base onto a small tripod -- and I couldn't find the right thingamajig to mate the two until I found this. I don't use the lower part, I just screwed the shoe fitting right onto the 4/20 tripod screw -- and presto: problem solved!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Convenient

            By Sergiacomophoto

            from Guatire, Venezuela

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

              I used it to hold my flash on top of my pocket wizard's Flex TT5 which is attached to a Custom Bracket's CB Junior so I don't have to deal with the cord between the camera and the flash.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Cold Shoe for Transmitter or Flash

              By BobP

              from Chicago

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

                This well-made shoe attachment is best used with the Pro-M series of Custom Brackets flash brackets. It can also be used on the QRS series, but it does not fit as well on the Junior or folding brackets (the flash-rotating type). It is NOT a substitute for the standard flash or flash cord holders. I have used it for a second flash holder, setting the first flash unit to Master and the second to Slave. One could obtain a Y cable with two flash shoes, but it is not necessary. The cold shoe can also be used for a flash transmitter such as the types made by Canon or for a Pocket Wizard transceiver. The shoe attaches firmly with a supplied 1/4 x 20 screw.

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                3.0

                It is not secure

                By Nana

                from Bogota, Colombia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Unreliable
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

                I have had problems trying to adjust my flash on it. The cold shoe does not keep the flash locked or secured. It can fall with the slightest movement.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Well-made, elegant accessory

                By AlaskaStuart

                from Anchorage, AK

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

                    Works as advertised. Can be used on a Custom Brackets flash mount, or directly on a 1/4"-20 stud (tripod or light stand).

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Simple Beauty

                    By Beth

                    from Nashua, NH

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Adds weight to system

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

                    This cold shoe does exactly what I needed it to do without complication. It holds my Microsynch transmitter wired to my cameras PC socket and triggering a stand mounted studio strobe so that I can keep the TTL strobe in the flash mount of my custom bracket.

                    This is the simplest solution to my wedding reception lighting dilemma!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As expected!

                    By Jen

                    from Valparaiso, IN

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Lighting

                      Comments about Custom Brackets MC Cold Shoe:

                      Fit right on the bracket, nice secure sturdy screw. It doesn't really "function" per se, but was what I expected from Custom Brackets...

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