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Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter - for Nikon Flash with Locking Pin

B&H # CRSLSN Mfr # NCSLS
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The Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon allows a shoe mount flash to be mounted onto any device featuring a 1/4"-20 screw. This adapter is specifically designed for Nikon Speedlights that feature the "locking pin", e.g. SB-800, SB-600, etc.

Made in the U.S.A.

Note! This model allows the flash to be positioned with the auto-sensor facing the subject.

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CraneSLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon
 
4.2

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Strong construction (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent interface (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Lighting (8)
  • Weddings (4)
  • Family photos (3)
  • Photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4), Professional (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple, but works

I use my Nikon SB800's in all sorts of ways, on and off camera. I have found that most off camera mounts are metal, and will short out the flash. I also...Read complete review

I use my Nikon SB800's in all sorts of ways, on and off camera. I have found that most off camera mounts are metal, and will short out the flash. I also don’t like the way the grip the flash head. This flash shoe by Crane is great, screws into any ¼-20 thread. Light stick, light stand, super clamp, anything. Slide in SB800 and lock it down, it has a pin hole that accepts the pin from the flash so it won’t slide off. I have about a dozen of them for all my shooting styles.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Breaks WAY too easy = Poor value.

I read the reply that this is intended to break before your flash shoe breaks, implying that it breaks "pro-actively" as insurance, but this is a little misleading. This thing breaks...Read complete review

I read the reply that this is intended to break before your flash shoe breaks, implying that it breaks "pro-actively" as insurance, but this is a little misleading. This thing breaks REALLY easily... I mean REALLY easily. I bought two of these less then 2 months ago. So far I've only used one of them, twice now. I used it with a manfrotto stand adapter, threading this shoe onto the manfrotto adapter so that I could put my sb800 on a stand (Matthew's smaller stands... a 7' lightweight aluminum stand.) With the stand collapsed short, I laid the stand/flash down on the floor... the flash end of the stand went down first and before the flash tilted forward (as it already does naturally, I'm talking about the adjustable angle) the crane adapter snapped on one side. We're talking a pretty small amount of force here... not "my stand fell over"... NO... I SET it down as I would normally... and "click" done. I was hesitant to try these because of the one review which states "easily broken"... thinking "hmm... that guy must have been hard on his stuff"... but nope, these ARE very easily broken... VERY easily. If they were another 1/16th of an inch thick through the sides and on the top section that holds the flash down, they'd STILL break before your flash was even close to breaking... but as they are... these adapters are just ready and waiting to break... so instead of even getting so much as a smudge on your flash, you'll be out a bit of kit that you needed that day. For a professional, this is unacceptable. Even if you were risking a small nick in your flash... it's still better to have that then be caught with your pants down from an overly protective breakage. If this adapter is used on a bracket, or something else where there's no chance of ANY degree of "leverage" then it may hold up... but if you want this to hold your flash behind a softbox, or on top of a stand, you better treat them like lightbulbs and just have a few spares ready to go... OR consider something else. I'm going to get the manfrotto flash adapters and drill a pilot hole to grab the pin on my sb800. If this was a little beefier I could accept the logic here, but if somebody gently bumping into your camera rendered it useless for the day, would you take it on a professional shoot? Well... that was my experience with this adapter and hence my 2-stars. The thing fits the flash, but lasted only 2 actual hours of typical professional use.

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5.0

Best Thing Ever

By bob

from indiana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

    Security

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Works great with the SB-800! Expensive..

    By William H.

    from Summit, NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fits Well
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

    • Extremely Overpriced

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

      This works great with the Nikon SB-800 but it's extremely overpriced. I could understand paying maybe $10 or even $12, but this is currently listed for [$]

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will buy more of this product

      By Mark Salo

      from Olney, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

        This is the only cold shoe I can find that is designed for Nikon speedlights with the locking pin. It is convenient and secure.

        Several other brands have proved to be unsecure.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Quick and easy

        By mkirk

        from Madison, WI

        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 Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

          Finally, a mount for the Nikon strobes that will utilize the locking pin! So much easier than the clamp type. i did break one though, as my umbrella blew over in the wind this didn't hold up...but that was 3 mounts ago, since many have blown over but didn't break.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disappointed

          By Annie

          from Tropical Minnesota

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Unreliable
            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

              I was pretty excited about this product until today. My SB-900 was mounted on a stand using a Photoflex Shoe Mount Multi Clamp and when I moved the stand, the flash and clamp flopped forward (the swivel wasn't locked tight enough) and when it stopped, the Crane adaptor broke and the flash went crashing to the floor and came apart. The concept is great, but the materials are not strong enough for the required design. It might work with a much lighter flash, but not the heavy ones. I don't trust the rest of the adaptors I have from Crane and will be looking for something else.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Easily broken

              By Tim

              from DC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                  I've purchased three of these and all three have crack either partiall or completely at the thin top part of the shoe with very low usuage. The one that didn't completely break off leaves the flash wobbly and untrustworthy for continued use.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Solution for Remote Speedlights

                  By Cowboy Shooter

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                    If you plan on using multiple speedlights this adapter lets you mount it to any tripod. It has the hole that allows the flash to lock in place and is made of non-conductive material. I leave mine permanently mounted on my Manfrotto 3 pack travel tripods. It is a much cheaper solution than all the other adapters and works just as well if not better.

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                    5.0

                    Works as advertised with my SB800!

                    By Ron

                    from Ormond Beach, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                        I bought this item to use with my SB800. I am fully satisfied with the product.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Breaks WAY too easy = Poor value.

                        By Matt

                        from Saint Louis, MO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Unreliable
                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                        I read the reply that this is intended to break before your flash shoe breaks, implying that it breaks "pro-actively" as insurance, but this is a little misleading. This thing breaks REALLY easily... I mean REALLY easily. I bought two of these less then 2 months ago. So far I've only used one of them, twice now. I used it with a manfrotto stand adapter, threading this shoe onto the manfrotto adapter so that I could put my sb800 on a stand (Matthew's smaller stands... a 7' lightweight aluminum stand.) With the stand collapsed short, I laid the stand/flash down on the floor... the flash end of the stand went down first and before the flash tilted forward (as it already does naturally, I'm talking about the adjustable angle) the crane adapter snapped on one side. We're talking a pretty small amount of force here... not "my stand fell over"... NO... I SET it down as I would normally... and "click" done. I was hesitant to try these because of the one review which states "easily broken"... thinking "hmm... that guy must have been hard on his stuff"... but nope, these ARE very easily broken... VERY easily. If they were another 1/16th of an inch thick through the sides and on the top section that holds the flash down, they'd STILL break before your flash was even close to breaking... but as they are... these adapters are just ready and waiting to break... so instead of even getting so much as a smudge on your flash, you'll be out a bit of kit that you needed that day. For a professional, this is unacceptable. Even if you were risking a small nick in your flash... it's still better to have that then be caught with your pants down from an overly protective breakage. If this adapter is used on a bracket, or something else where there's no chance of ANY degree of "leverage" then it may hold up... but if you want this to hold your flash behind a softbox, or on top of a stand, you better treat them like lightbulbs and just have a few spares ready to go... OR consider something else. I'm going to get the manfrotto flash adapters and drill a pilot hole to grab the pin on my sb800. If this was a little beefier I could accept the logic here, but if somebody gently bumping into your camera rendered it useless for the day, would you take it on a professional shoot? Well... that was my experience with this adapter and hence my 2-stars. The thing fits the flash, but lasted only 2 actual hours of typical professional use.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It Works

                        By Don

                        from Sacramento

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                            Works as advertised

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                            5.0

                            Fits 900 perfect

                            By Jesse

                            from Rocky Point, NC

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                            Perfect fit and secure. No need to add undue pressure on the flash just to get the thing out. Works perfect. Have several.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good Fit

                            By chuck

                            from Upstate NY

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                            FYI: It works great with my Nikon SB-900, no problems getting on and off.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good for Pre-SB-900 Flashes

                            By Rick R.

                            from Manhattan Beach, CA

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Value
                            • High Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Remote flash

                              Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                              I have several of these and like them. The only advice I have is that the thicker foot of the SB-900 does not work with it...I got it on, but almost could not remove it. Nikon has changed the thickness of the metal on the SB-900 foot.... but on pre-SB-900 flashes, it works great!

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                              5.0

                              Works great.

                              By Bill

                              from Florida

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                  Attaches my Nikon SB 900 Flash to my tripod and light stands.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Fit for Nikon SB Flashes

                                  By pslawing

                                  from Kings Mountain, NC

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                  This hot shoe mount fits the nikon flashes much better than the other brands

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Takes wear and tear off flash connector

                                  By Matty

                                  from Chicago Metro

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient Interface
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                      I have multiple flashes that I'm always relocating on various stands, adaptors, etc. I install one of these on all of them (except on camera) when I'm using wireless flashes (since you don't need the contacts anyway). This way, my contant moving around the flash doesn't wear out the delicate pins and connections at the bottom of my sb800/600/900 flashes. I have other brands, but this one is the best. Also, its plastic, so it won't short out any pins if the flash is on while disconnecting. Works great.

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                                      4.0

                                      Easily Modified!

                                      By Tex (inexplicably)

                                      from Sarasota, FL

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily modified
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not universal

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lighting
                                      • Strobist

                                      Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                      My plan was to use this with either an SB26 (Nikon) or FL50 (Olympus) flash. Not quite! The hole for the locking pin was slightly off from where it needed to be, and neither flash mounted securely.
                                      So -- another advantage for plastic construction: this can be easily modified. I drilled a new hole where I needed it and now both brands of flash mount securely.
                                      I like the idea that, in the event of a disaster, this unit will break before the flash foot does.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works with SB-900 with a little help

                                      By Stuuke

                                      from Olathe, KS

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                            I had heard these worked with the SB-900's. Several cold shoes will not fit the new Nikon flash. These will work but you need to file them down for a smooth fit. They do work well with the SB-800 as well.

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                                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            Succeptible to breaking.

                                            By Marc

                                            from Los Angeles, CA

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Weak Construction

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                                The product worked like a charm until it broke! The two side pieces that hold the flash in place broke off when my lightstand fell over on a location shoot...not good. I don't believe this would have happened had the part been made of metal, not plastic. Going for the Stroboframe Cold Shoe this time...

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                                                4.0

                                                Cold Shoe Flash Mount

                                                By klaudio

                                                from Novi, Mi

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Lighting

                                                    Comments about Crane SLSN Flash Shoe Mount Adapter for Nikon:

                                                    Shoe looks great and fits perfectly my SB-600 - unfortunately it does not fit my SB-900.

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