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Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Converts Hot Shoe Flashes to Work With Household PC Sync Cords

Of all the enormous selection of connections from PC sockets to flashes, none is more reliable than the "household" connection.  The household connection never seems to accidentally disconnect and cause you to miss a shot, which will very likely happen at least once with any other type of connection.

Instead of having multiple different PC cord types for all of your different flashes, convert all of your various flash connections to the household standard by employing this device and just a single household to pc male cord.

The Wein HSH adapter has a hot shoe connections on top and a "cold" shoe upon the bottom, as well as a threaded 1/4"-20 socket so that you can attach the device to any 1/4"-20 threaded screw if you desire.  The HSH provides a "H" household socket on the side of the adapter that allows you to connect accessories with a household type plug.

As the Wein deliberately fits the flash's foot extremely tightly, this device is not intended for daily use with mutli-pin TTL flashes.  It is okay to use with TTL flashes from time to time; just be careful and deliberate when attaching and removing the flash from this shoe.  The benefit to these narrow tolerances is absolute reliability.

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WeinHSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter
 
2.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      One major flaw

      By Alan

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Top metal too thin

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

      This is a solid piece of metal that can take a lot of abuse and can be used with confidence. However, the manufacturer made the big mistake filing down the top metal too thin to a point they are weak. They should stop doing this and let the end users file them to the proper thickness of their choice. At its current state, Wein turns a supposed to be awesome product into junk.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Piece of Junk

      By Tick

      from Roosevelt, NJ

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

        The silver metal that wraps around the top to hold the top of the flash shoe is too soft. After a short time it starts unfolding due to stress from the flash. At that point the flash shoe no longer makes proper contact with the adapter and doesn't fire. I keep buying this junk because for some reason, as far as I know no one makes anything like it (which takes a household sync cord)

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        works well, never had a problem with it

        By RJO Photo

        from Chicago

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

            I used this with a Canon XT and XTi for about 2 years and it worked perfectly with both cameras. Test button is convenient and fits snug on the hot shoe.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for off-camera flash

            By Mario Herrera

            from Ontario, CA USA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient Interface
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Off-Camera Flash

              Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

              I have several of them, I use them to fire my Vivitars & Canon flashes off-camera using Pocket Wizards, the shoe is machined from a single piece of aluminum and it is very well made. The adapter also has a thread on the bottom so that you can install an umbrella adapter.

              In Canon flashes the fit is a little bit snug, you just wiggle it a bit as you slide it down and it fits very well, this little gadget is a piece of equipment you install and forget, it is bullet-proof solid and very reliable.

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              1.0

              works ok, but...

              By M

              from Colorado

              About Me Pro Photographer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

                    I had to bend back the metal on top so it would accept a flash (it doesn't fit Oly or Sunpack) very tight fit now. Why can't these companies do these small items right?

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Awful construction!!!

                    By Jyafetc

                    from Adairsville, GA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • bad construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

                        This is by far one of the worst build devises I’ve purchased[...]I had to perform MAJOR surgery to this thing to get it to work. I used a Dremel to cut down two bumps on the top of the unit. These prevent it from sliding on the hot shoe adequately. By the time I got done the front cover fell off and would not glue back with any type of super glue. I used it on Canon’s 550ex and 580ex II. Although the 580ex II has a pc terminal you can’t turn it into a master unless you are using this connector (reason why I bought it) The inside metal terminals are too close and I had to chip these off a bit to prevent my flash from firing on its own. Bottom line I made my own product. I do not recommend this unit. No stars.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        does not fit canon flashes

                        By np30

                        from AL

                        About Me Professional

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                        Pros

                        • household would be nice
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • doesn't fit canon flashes
                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

                          I bought one of these a while back...rma'd it b/c I thought I had a defective one.....got another and still wouldn't work on my 550 ex.....called wein and they said it should work....they obviously have never tested this...rma'd again and bought the hama hotshoe to pc adapter....it works great

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                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Do not buy for newer flashes

                          By Apomares

                          from Venezuela

                          Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

                          I bought the Wein Hot Shoe to Household together with theWein XL8 slave. In the XL8 features it mention to work withnew flashes and even support pre-flashes. After many tries Ifound out the two pieces together works only for regularflashes -old- . I was supposed to use it with my NikonSB-600 but IT DOES NOT WORK!!. Thanks God I only bought oneinstead two.. The problem, I guess is not related to the XL8slave but to the Wein Hot shoe adaptor. Wein should mentionfor what kind of flashes their products are intended for. Istill need to find something to remotely fire my two SB-600without using Nikon CLS System -Commender mode-. I can notreturn it from overseas!!Furthermore, at first, it was difficult to figure out how toinsert the flash, the connection is very very tight. Also,the locking knob of the Nikon SB-600 is in the way wheninserting the slave unit inside the hot shoe. This design isnot good at all.

                          Expertise: Pro

                          Problems Encountered: Described above

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                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          If you need it, you need it

                          By Deon van der Westhuysen

                          from South Africa

                          Comments about Wein HSH Hot Shoe to Household Adapter:

                          The HSH adapter is a very nicely designed and made piece of hardware. It is simple, to the point, and works.It is a pity the Wein guys never tried the HSH on a Canon flash (e.g. 430EX, 580EX) as they do not fit out of the box.

                          Expertise: Advanced amateur

                          Problems Encountered: Canon (and Sigma) flashes won't fit in the hotshoe without bending the lips of the hotshoe open with pliers - really spoiling the nicely machined finish of the HSH.

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