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Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC

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The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe regulates and reduces the flash sync voltage of the flash from up to 400V to less than 6V. This is especially important for current automated SLRs or digital cameras when used with older flashes or lighting systems.

This model mounts directly to a camera's hot shoe and provides a hot shoe on top and a PC female flash connection on the side.  You can have a flash connected to the hot shoe and a flash being triggered by the PC female connection-and unlike so many other offerings of this type, both will fire simultaneously from the same signal. The exception to this rule pertains when using 1 or 2 flashes that are already under 5V sync voltage. In this case, the flash or flashes will not fire.

UPC: 750062043155
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.543 x 2.677 x 1.102"

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WeinSafe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC
 
4.5

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (102)
  • Reliable (99)
  • Easy to use (94)
  • Strong construction (80)
  • Packs small / compresses (76)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (47)
  • Weddings (38)
  • Travel (21)
  • Sports/action (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (50), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (29), Enthusiast (7), Professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A "must have" if you use older packs

I needed powerful power packs for not much money and settled on the Norman P2000Ds. Research tells me that these older packs have a sync voltage of approximately 45 volts... way too much...Read complete review

I needed powerful power packs for not much money and settled on the Norman P2000Ds. Research tells me that these older packs have a sync voltage of approximately 45 volts... way too much for my DSLR. I could go wireless, but that's alot of money. The inexpensive solution was the Wein Safe-Sync.

I was impressed with the build quality of the unit... even feels well made. I really like the "test" button on the side. The friction fit is snug on my camera's hot shoe and the PC connection fits snug as well. In practice, my power packs went off every single time I pressed the shutter.

I needed it and I'm glad I have it. Maybe you will too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My 3rd safe-sync: the weak link?

I use this safe sync on top of my Canon 5D and 5DMKii. The inner insulation eventually wears thin, and without the help of a threaded PC connecter, the pc connection can be...Read complete review

I use this safe sync on top of my Canon 5D and 5DMKii. The inner insulation eventually wears thin, and without the help of a threaded PC connecter, the pc connection can be tenuous after repeated use. I go through PC cords and these Wein safe-syncs swiftly-and intermittently lose pictures when the PC cord falls out. I would prefer an 1/8 phono plug version - since my working solution of using a threaded PC cord takes a few extra moments to undo and redo.

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5.0

Does the Trick

By Macmanow

from Phoenix, Az.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Flash Units

    Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

    I have two Wein Safe-Sync regulators for my older Norman P-2000 power packs to work with my Canon EOS cameras, I have put a meter test to them and they do drop the voltage below 5v which in turn makes it safe to use with other low voltage items such as radio slaves. Another plus is the Wein Safe-Sync doesn't require a battery (we all know what batteries do and allways at the wrong time). One thing to keep in mind is these things are small and easy to miss-place so you may want to consider a pelican case or dedicated pocket on your bag to store them.

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    5.0

    Enables hot shoe flash and corded flash simultaneously

    By Steve

    from Laguna Niguel, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

      I had to stop plugging the high voltage Norman 400 to my D300's PC connection because the camera would sometimes freak out and stop working momentarily or shoot blank white images. Not only does the safe-sync protect the camera from the high voltage of my PC corded Norman 400 and studio P500 but it enables the use of my SB-910 SIMULTANEOUSLY which really helps get more light evenly on the scene when I shoot large groups from 30-40 feet away on the rocks at the beach with the sunset behind them. Love this product although I believe they should design it with a locking mechanism like the Nikon AS-15 has so it doesn't keep sliding off.

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      4.0

      Works fine, loose fit, didn't need it

      By NCjohn

      from Asheville NC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

      Before getting this I read a lot about it and the two things that stuck in my mind were (1) If you have a modern DSLR and an old flash you need it, and (2) it fits very snugly in the hot shoe so you don't have to worry about whether it's secure.

      When I got it I was disappointed to find that it actually fit rather loosely in the hot shoe and consequently the flash wobbled. After I had used it just a little while and found that it worked just fine I found out that my Canon 450D doesn't actually need it. The two things I remembered most about it were false.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Works Great!

      By Michi

      from Kent, OH

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Portraiture

        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

        Unfortunately my Nikon D600 does not have a port to sync strobe lights we are using in my school's studio. My teacher recommended the Safe Sync Hot Shoe, and it works really great! I am pleased to say that I've had no problems with it.

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        5.0

        Best way to not blow your digital camera

        By Stevewe

        from Fallbrook CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

            Don't blow an expensive digital camera when you want to use an older hi-voltage flash. Use this little shoe with a pc-sync cord fitting. It handles more extreme voltages than competors' products.

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            3.0

            B&H Stands Behind What They Sell

            By Case Man

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                I have a Wein Safe-Syn Hot Shoe I purchased some time ago. It has been a handy and necessary piece of equipment. I have been able to use some of my older strobes that were retired years ago. The beauty of the Wein is that you don't need to worry about the voltage ruining your camera or strobe equipment. Recently I purchased a second Wein Hot Shoe. Like any product, occasionally you get a lemon. This one was defective. B&H said no problem - return the item for a full credit or refund (exchange). B&H stands behind the products they sell.

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                4.0

                Good product.

                By drummer

                from Glenville NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                    I gave this item 4 stars because it is a little difficult too attach to my hot shoe. But once it is on it stays on!!

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                    5.0

                    Great camera protection

                    By Bigfoot John

                    from Fremont, Ca.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                      I didn't know I needed this until I was reading a article online that talked about how new digital cameras can only use a low voltage to trigger a strobe. I have old strobes that still work great so won't buy new strobes. I never even thought about strobe firing voltages till I read the article but wanting to take pictures instead of waiting for my camera to come out of the repair shop seemed like the best idea and Wein seemes like the best for what they do so I bought theirs.
                      My only problem which turned out to be my problem was that I couldn't slide it into the hot shoe. I thought that the extruded aluminum case was too tight to go into the cameras hot shoe but it was just the very tight spring had to be pushed in to allow the case to slide in. It doesn't have a screw clamp to hold it in but the spring loaded ball should be plenty tight enough to keep it attached to the camera when removing the strobe.
                      Being a machinist I had thought I might have to remachine the slots on the side where it slides into the hot shoe so on a Saturday I had gont to Weins web site to ask if they had had this problem reported before and told them what I planned to do. Monday early they called me at work to say they were sory for my problems and would replace it even if I had machined on it. I measured all the dimentions and compaired them to the hot shoe dimentions and it should fit so I pushed on the ball contact on the bottom with a metal tool and it slid right in.
                      Thanks for a great product.

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                      5.0

                      Don't sink a lot of $$$ for new flash

                      By duLac

                      from Binghamton, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                        I have a well functioning Sunpak522 flash unit and Speedotron studio lights that connect to my camera with a PC synch plug. My new Nikon D7100 does not accept PC synch plugs. The solution: a Wein Safe-Synch Hot Shoe.
                        It works great and completely resolved my problem.

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                        5.0

                        Old flash units are once again useful

                        By Mycoguy

                        from Fort Worth TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                        This product makes it possible to use my old flash units, that were manufactured before the "digital revolution", on modern digital cameras without blowing-out the sync circuit.
                        The circuitry is potted in epoxy and therefore is nearly indestructible.
                        I would change 2 things: 1-add some kind of locking mechanism to the foot that goes into the hot-shoe. 2-more rounding of corners.
                        All in all it is an excellent product.

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                        4.0

                        Control high voltage flashes safely

                        By ANJ

                        from Franklin Park, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Flash Test Button
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • No locking mechanism
                        • Unthreaded Pc Connection

                        Best Uses

                        • Syncing Strobes Flashes

                        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                        I purchased this item for an upcoming project where I will need to control high voltage flashes with my digital camera. I have not had a chance to use it yet. The device seems reasonably well constructed, though I question why there is a flexible piece of tape/plastic containing a logo on it. Pros - small, lightweight, flash test button, does the job. Cons - PC connection could be threaded, no thumbscrew to lock it to the camera.

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                        4.0

                        Small and compact WORKS

                        By paulcolor

                        from Anchorage, Alaska

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio

                          Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                          Works great with my Leica M9 & Monochrome

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A bit tight, otherwise ok

                          By DPG

                          from Boston,MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Tight fit

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio lighting

                          Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                          Matches its reputation as a highly regarded product. (I have not attempted to do electrical tests on it,so am relying on history.) Both the PC socket and the hot shoe connection were really tight the first time (and I haven't removed it from the hot shoe since)

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                          3.0

                          Necessary Evil Does the Trick

                          By Larry Squires

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • No Dedicated Contacts
                          • No Thumbscrew For Mount
                          • No Thumb Wheel For Mount

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                          The Wein hot shoe adapter does what it's supposed to do; however, it is a minimalist product, at a not so minimal price. At $ it should have a thumb wheel clamp for fastening to the camera's hot shoe. The Wein unit relies on friction, and it does a fair job, but my big Sunpack flash is still a little wobbly, and I'm concerned that repeated insertion and removal may cause premature wear and tear on the contact surface of the camera's hot shoe.The PC Connector is a nice touch, as I can also incorporate off camera flashes for studio work or wireless triggers.Not being a camera genius, I don't know if Pentax SLRs and DSLRs have the same set of dedicated flash contacts, but the primary flash I'm using is configured as a dedicated Pentax SLR Flash and only the trigger contact is passed through the Wein. Not sure if this is an oversight or a deliberate design. The bottom line is, don't buy one expecting to get dedicated flash operation.

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                          5.0

                          Works great on my Nikon D7000

                          By mike t

                          from methuen, ma

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                              This nicely built widget allowed me to rescue a Vivitar 283 flash and a Capro RL80 Ringlight from my junk drawer. I can now use them both simultaneously for a killer macro setup.

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                              5.0

                              Works Great

                              By lao

                              from San Antonio, Texas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                                  Being used on a Leica M9 with a Vivitar 283 (yes, still my favorite flash). Mostly used for vertical portraits with the flash off camera. Works great.

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                                  5.0

                                  Hot Shoe Does the Job

                                  By Railroad Bill

                                  from Salisbury, Md

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Made in the US
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                                    This device allows me to safely use an older but perfectly usable hot shoe flash on my modern DSLRs. Older (back to the film era) external flash units used a higher voltage output that will damage modern era cameras.

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                                    5.0

                                    Solves high voltage sync problem

                                    By Taxi

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Older Strobes And Hot Sho

                                      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                                      This device fit perfectly into my Nikon D3200 hot shoe. Many people have described a too tight fit with the PC cord. The socket uses a Nikon thread. I used the threaded PC to blade adapter from B&H to connect. It solved the problem with no difficulty. My White Lightning strobes fire every time.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Gear

                                      By 3trctony

                                      from Salinas, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                                        This is a great piece of equipment. I use it to protect my digital cameras from my older flashes and to give my camera a pc conection. Thank you B&H for carring it.

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                                        5.0

                                        high quality hot-shoe adapter

                                        By kevco

                                        from Pennsylvania

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC:

                                            Use it to trigger older flash strobes from a newer DSLR. Avoids the possibility of high voltage getting back into the camera and frying the electronics. The shoe is made of an aluminum extrusion (very strong), not cheap plastic. One small issue is that the spring-loaded center contact is very stiff - makes for very secure contact, but more difficult to slide on and off of the camera hot shoe.

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