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Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe High Voltage Sync Regulator (SSHSHS)

B&H # WESSHSH Mfr # 990-560
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The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS) 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.

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WeinSafe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS)
 
4.5

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (93)
  • Reliable (89)
  • Easy to use (85)
  • Strong construction (72)
  • Packs small / compresses (67)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (43)
  • Weddings (34)
  • Travel (19)
  • Sports/action (15)
  • Lighting (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (45), Photo enthusiast (33), Pro photographer (25), Enthusiast (7), Professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69)

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

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 (SSHSHS):

      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 (SSHSHS):

          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 (SSHSHS):

            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 (SSHSHS):

              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 (SSHSHS):

                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 (SSHSHS):

                    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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                    5.0

                    a tight fit but delivers as advertised

                    By Marie

                    from Pullman, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                      The Safe-Sync is a tight fit in my Nikon D90 hot shoe, so much so that I wondered if I'd failed to read that it wouldn't work with one. Once I insisted and got it into the hot shoe, it worked perfectly. I have 2 digital cameras and 2 flashes from the 70s which now work PERFECTLY and safely with them.

                      The biggest benefit is that with wireless triggers I now have a two-light system, which greatly enhances my flexibility in shooting portraits.

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                      5.0

                      Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS)

                      By UASC

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Location Photos
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                      I really like this product. Not only does it protect my Canon T1i when using studio strobes, but works great as a manual trigger for my Canon hot shoe flash. I have had several on-the-run location shoots where I had to hold the flash off to one side to avoid window glare or to get a better subject to flash angle. I set the camera to a slow shutter speed, fired the trigger with a wired remote, and manually fired the flash with the Wein Safe-Sync.

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                      1.0

                      DOES NOT FIT

                      By Jilly

                      from Ohio

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                            will not fit properly on Nikon D3100.The WEIN Manufacturer said this is an ongoing issue with the product not fitting all the way on many Nikon's.

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By Photo Phil

                            from Norfolk va

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                              I use this on my older model cameras d60 + 90

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                              5.0

                              Great for utilizing old flashes

                              By robotman28

                              from York PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Safety Net For Old Gear

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Night Shots Of Critters
                              • Set Shots

                              Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                              I was too cheap to buy a Canon flash that would sync with my 7D so I bought this. I had an old Minolta flash that has the high voltage and this makes it work fine. Of course now that I have it I will save up and get a flash that is controlled by the camera. I can get plenty of light now but have to mess with the exposure for several shots to get it dialed in... Still, it works great and is 1/3 the cost of buying a low end flash for a Canon.

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                              4.0

                              Works, but could be better!

                              By isvana

                              from UK

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Works

                              Cons

                              • Design Nitpicks

                              Best Uses

                              • Exploit Older Flashguns

                              Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                              Great to be able to use my old Metz 30 on newer cameras (currently a NEX-6). Does what is says on the tin, so why only 4*?

                              Well, a few things could be improved.
                              1. Size. To minimise stressing hot shoes this should be as short as possible height wise. 1cm rather than 2cm tall would be good. Also its a little wide to be able to get a grip on a locking screw for the flash I use and so presumably others (ie difficult to lock onto it).
                              2. No locking screw for securing this to the host hotshoe. Would be nicer if this also had a locking screw. You want this to use a powerful older flash, and that might be heavy.
                              3. Why the weird top hotshoe contact design? Looks like a circuitboard you plug your flash into. Not like a normal standard metal foot with an insulator-connector insert. Presume they had a good reason for this but it would be good to be explained - as it looks halfbaked or like a prototype...

                              Design criticisms aside, this works, so it recommended! Enables cheap powerful flashes to be used on newer cameras. Light is good in photography, and this buys you a lot of light from older flashguns!

                              Note that of course the dedicated contacts are ignored by this so its manual settings. For a 70s-90s auto flash this is no big deal - set ISO on camera, read aperture off flash for selected flash power setting, set aperture on camera, set camera shutter to its max sync speed eg 1/125, go.

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                              4.0

                              It works with the Canon 6d

                              By Lou

                              from Lansdale, PA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                Used on the Canon 6d in lieu of a PC connection that's missing on the camera. Product works well.

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                                5.0

                                Great Device

                                By Tom W

                                from Helena, Montana

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                  Great product. I almost used another product that would have fried my Nikon D3100 with my Metz 45-CT1 with a high voltage flash trigger. I measured the voltage on the bottom of this product's shoe with a digital volt/ohm meter and it was just under 6 volts. It works everytime, no failures at all. No problems with the pc plug, fits nice and tight. Thinking about buying a spare just in case I loose this.

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                                  5.0

                                  The Weil safe sync hot shoe works great.

                                  By T.J.

                                  from Cannon Beach, Or.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                    Does exactly as it is supposed to do. The only slight problem was in installing it. There is no example, so logic told me to install it with the chord coming out the back. It doesn't work that way, so I googled a photo and it works perfectly with the cable coming out of the front.

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                                    5.0

                                    Safe Sync PC adapter

                                    By Carl312

                                    from Jasper, Texas

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • PC connection
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Safe sync
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • PC connection
                                    • Reduce sync voltage

                                    Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                    This is an excellent Hot shoe safe sync PC adapter.

                                    I tried it with an old flash that had 200 volts on the sync, this adapter, reduced the sync voltage on the camera to 6 volts, very safe for a Digital camera hot shoe.

                                    I works very well firing my Studio Strobes.

                                    I do not find any fault with the device, it works great.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice product

                                    By JPinSC

                                    from Easley, SC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                      Nice product

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                                      1.0

                                      Working Problems

                                      By dennbe

                                      from Gold Coast, Aust

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Unreliable

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                        At the moment I have this Wein adaptor on a Sony 828 Hot Shoe connected to a Sunpak 3600 Flash without success. The camera does not seem to read the hot shoe and thus the flash does not go off, although the test flash works fine. I would be interested if anyone else is having similar problems & any solutions. I do intend to get a Canon 5D so hopefully will work on that.

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                                        5.0

                                        High quality

                                        By RoyVH

                                        from Saint Paul, MN

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                          Nicely constructed, durable. Works well through the hot shoe and/or the PC adapter. The instructions pointed out that the original PC cord design was one of the worst connectors the camera industry came out with, and how this PC adapter minimizes the likelihood of problems with it.

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                                          5.0

                                          Peace of mind

                                          By Adam

                                          from Farmington, New Mexico

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS):

                                            I bought the safe sync to replace my AS-15 shoe mount pc adapter. I have always been worried about an older model flash attached to my hotshoe and having the trigger voltage fry my DSLR. Now with this, I don't have to worry, its a wonderful feeling.

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