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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
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Attach securely (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (8)
    • Fill flash (5)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Night time (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9)

    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.

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    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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    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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                                                  4.0

                                                  perfect fit

                                                  By Gerry

                                                  from Louisville, Ky,

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use

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

                                                    Used it for mounting a sppedlight on a portable light stand.
                                                    Works fine

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                                                    5.0

                                                    simple, yet great product

                                                    By phil

                                                    from san antonio, tx

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attach Securely
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Good Color Value
                                                    • Long-Lasting

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

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

                                                      i got 2 of these for both my speedlights that i mount on one light stand. where the screw goes in is metal so dont have to worry about wearing out the plastic, making this product last longer when tighting it really tight for those paranoid photographers :b

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