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Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter

B&H # SM575 Mfr # 401946
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The Smith Victor 575 allows a flash or video light with a shoe to mount and lock onto a light stand that has a 3/8 or 5/8" top stud.

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Smith-Victor575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Attach securely (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (8)
    • Fill flash (5)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Low light (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile adapter

    This is a straightforward, versatile adaptor for mounting a hot shoe to light stands whose posts have varying diameters. The large thumb screw makes it easy to use. The only design improvement I'd...Read complete review

    This is a straightforward, versatile adaptor for mounting a hot shoe to light stands whose posts have varying diameters. The large thumb screw makes it easy to use. The only design improvement I'd suggest would be to incorporate a pivot mechanism into the shoe. Of course this would increase the weight, size and cost of this product - but would be extremely useful nonetheless.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does the job, that's about it

    If you have a light, microphone or other accessory that mounts via cold shoe and you need to attach it to a light stand or other stud, this item will do the job....Read complete review

    If you have a light, microphone or other accessory that mounts via cold shoe and you need to attach it to a light stand or other stud, this item will do the job. It's fairly well made and easy enough to use but I have problems getting it to slide all the way down onto a stand stud because of the rivet or bolt that attaches the shoe mount to the stud mount underneath; it's slightly in the way and prevents the adapter from being as straight and secure as it would be if it slid all the way down onto the stud. Still works and does what it's supposed to; just not 100% perfectly.

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    2.0

    flash yes, umbrella no

    By Flowery

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

      I was looking for an adaptor to go on my light stand which will hold both a flash and an umbrella. It is not possible to adjust the angel of the umbrella only vertical hight of the stand itself. You would probably want to adjust the direction of your light as well so it gets only half of the job done. I would search for a moving head.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Cheap price

      By Dmpprod

      from Nuc

      Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

      Works as advertised.

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      5.0

      compact, durable adapter

      By Dave

      from Seaford, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

        This is a great, well-made mounting adapter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Poorly Made

        By Rick

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • Portraits

            Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

            This has a seam that splits when you turn the knob with enough pressure to hold it tight making it useless.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Just what I needed

            By DavidY

            from Clarkston, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Mount Off-camera Flash

              Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

              I purchased two Canon 600EX-RT radio flash units and a transmitter. These brackets allow me to mount both flashes on standard light stands so I can use the flashes to replace my bulky monolights.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              It works

              By K.L. Jeffrey

              from Vancouver, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                  No frills; it screws onto your light stand, and you slap your speedlite on top of it. The only criticism I could level against it is that this would be great with an umbrella adapter. But for a cheap, simple solution, this works great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Just What I Needed

                  By SVP Media

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                    I needed a cheap adapter so I could qiuckly mount an on camera LED to a light stand. This adapter works perfectly and is priced right.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Does the job.

                    By Bikeguy

                    from New York City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Flash

                      Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                      Nice and secure.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good mount - no complaints!

                      By Brashwil

                      from Valdosta, GA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                            Haven't really used it, but it's a solid mount. (accidentally ordered the wrong product and it would cost me more money to send it back than keep it)

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Work Great

                            By Courtney

                            from OBX, NC

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Wedding photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                              These work great, and are really affordable for the task at hand. I'd highly recommend them.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              2.0

                              Quality Slipping

                              By BobM

                              from NW Indiana

                              About Me 50 Yr Advanced Amature

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Top Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                  Have had one for many years, so I thought it a no brainer when I needed more. However the new ones are not the same. Cheaper construction, cheaper head, shorter thumb screw.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Woks like a charm

                                  By NonStop Johnnie

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                    I use this to mount my LED light to stands & other grip devices. It is high quality with nicely machined parts.

                                    I can't think of a downside to the universal shoe mount. There is a nice locking screw which I worry about loosing, except that it is unnecessary for my setup since my light has a locking device on it.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Okay for flash mount

                                    By HalB

                                    from Raleigh, NC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                      Used to mount slave flash on light stand with umbrella

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great

                                      By Tammy

                                      from TN

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                          Exactly the part I needed. Solid construction.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Off Camera Accessories...

                                          By ChiTwnKris

                                          from Chicago, IL.

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fill Flash

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                            I purchased this to use with my slave flash at wedding receptions for fill flash. I used this for the first time on 7/2/11 and I couldn't be happier with the results!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            Does the job, that's about it

                                            By bsatchfield

                                            from Tampa Bay, Florida

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                            • Not the best fit on stud

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fill Flash
                                            • General Use
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                            If you have a light, microphone or other accessory that mounts via cold shoe and you need to attach it to a light stand or other stud, this item will do the job. It's fairly well made and easy enough to use but I have problems getting it to slide all the way down onto a stand stud because of the rivet or bolt that attaches the shoe mount to the stud mount underneath; it's slightly in the way and prevents the adapter from being as straight and secure as it would be if it slid all the way down onto the stud. Still works and does what it's supposed to; just not 100% perfectly.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            wonderfully sturdy shoe mount!

                                            By loraine

                                            from Lawrence, KS

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Portable
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Studio
                                              • Wedding Photography

                                              Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                              It's small and light so I just leave on the stand and not have to worry much about it. It tightens up so well, that I have zero worries that my heavy SB 900 flash would fall/slip off or anything.

                                              Its performance reached my expectations.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Adapter

                                              By Totally Oblivious

                                              from Rochester, Michigan

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash
                                                • General Use
                                                • Night Photography
                                                • Photojournalism
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                                Using this adapter on my light stands has allowed me many options at mounting Camera lights, hot-shoe Mics, and other hot-shoe products. The vertical or horizontal mounting options has worked out fantastic. Cool little adapter

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                                                4.0

                                                Versatile adapter

                                                By Lightwise

                                                from DeKalb, IL

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely
                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Night Time
                                                  • Outdoors
                                                  • Special Events

                                                  Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                                  This is a straightforward, versatile adaptor for mounting a hot shoe to light stands whose posts have varying diameters. The large thumb screw makes it easy to use. The only design improvement I'd suggest would be to incorporate a pivot mechanism into the shoe. Of course this would increase the weight, size and cost of this product - but would be extremely useful nonetheless.

                                                  Share this review

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great little adapter

                                                  By Geeman

                                                  from Texas

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Long-Lasting

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use
                                                    • Indoors
                                                    • Low Light
                                                    • Night Time
                                                    • Outdoors
                                                    • Special Events

                                                    Comments about Smith-Victor 575 - Universal to Shoe Mount Adapter:

                                                    Great build and quality.

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