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Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight

B&H # PAMHSF1 Mfr # 17PWMHSF1
You Pay: $32.95
Product Highlights
  • Not for Nikon SB600 or Minolta/Sony Flashes

This Paramount Miniphone to Female Hot Shoe 1' straight sync cord enables firing of any shoe mount flash (except Konica-Minolta/Sony or Nikon SB600) from a Pocket Wizard Radio Slave Receiver or Transceiver.

This cord has a hot shoe on top, and a cold shoe FOOT on the bottom that can unscrew from its 1/4-20" screw socket.

Mount this sync cord onto a camera's hot shoe, or a 1/4-20 threaded stud.

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ParamountMiniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Attach securely (24)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Reliable (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Not durable (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (28)
  • Indoors (19)
  • Outdoors (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
  • Low light (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (20), Professional (14), Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes life easier

I purchased 2 of these, they are a bit on the expensive side for what they are IMO but worth it for ease of use with using off camera flash. With a 580 ex...Read complete review

I purchased 2 of these, they are a bit on the expensive side for what they are IMO but worth it for ease of use with using off camera flash. With a 580 ex (or exII) you can directly clip the flash in and plug it into a pocket wizard, then instantly remove the flash and use it for something else without having to fumble with the PC cords. If you have a 580 ex you don't even have that option. Screws directly onto a standard umbrella holder or mono pod (to make a very basic light stick). I ordered 2 and one was defective..only because of poorly molded plastic that did not allow the flash to make full contact. [...]sent out another one and that one works great! I gave it a 4 only becuase of the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works good but not worth the high price

Well, it does what it claims to do, a hot shoe and it connects to your PW or Elinchrom Skyport receivers.

However, I am not so keen on its high...Read complete review

Well, it does what it claims to do, a hot shoe and it connects to your PW or Elinchrom Skyport receivers.

However, I am not so keen on its high price tag... over $30 for this?? You can definitely tell it was made in China and it was not well-made. I have a bad feeling that after a period of usage, the seating (hot shoe) area will break in half.

Otherwise, it works. If it constructed better, I will give it a 4 star.

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5.0

These rock

By melponder

from Des Moines, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

    These make off camera hotshoe flash photography with Pentax and made for Pentax gear and Pocket Wizards or RadioSyncs a breeze. I added two single cords to my inventory for more control and fun.

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    5.0

    Use pocket wizards without PC cord woes

    By Becca Minneapolis

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Don't Get Lost
    • Don't Use Flash Pc Port
    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Event photography
      • Off Camera Lighting

      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

      I love pocket wizards (I use the older PW pluss II) and I have used a variety of Nikon and off-brand flashes. I prefer using a hot shoe (mounted on my lightstand) to mount the flashes - the cords never wiggle out, and I can keep the cords permanently on my lightstands so I never have to look for them. I replace them as needed, generally about every 2 years with very heavy use. The PC ports for flashes are notoriously loose, so this bypasses that problem all together.

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      5.0

      Works Perfectly

      By Prttyrussia

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

        works perfectly!

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        • No

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        2.0

        Not satisfied

        By Kesler

        from NY

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

        Works as advertised but the flash does not lock on the hot shoe. I might end up with a broken flash due to the hot shoe not locking the flash.

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        5.0

        As Expected

        By OlderThanDirt

        from Indy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

            Does exactly what it's designed to do. You just do not want to put much weight on the cable.

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            5.0

            The best choice of them all

            By tmcdphoto

            from NJ

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                There are several cold shoes to PW mini available but this one is the only one that has a metal female threaded hole that does not become loose or break apart from the cold shoe. The extra $$$ is worth it.

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                5.0

                Sweet product

                By Moy

                from Laredo Texas

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                  I used this product on a c stand connected to a pocket wizard. It works great so far. I have had it for about a week and it has done the job so far. I don't think there are any things that are not great about it. I would recommend it to anyone that thinks of buying this product.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  If you need 1, you really need 4

                  By Minneapolis Tog

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Not Durable
                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Off camera flash
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                  If you are reading this, you probably know that the PC connection for connecting Pocket Wizards to standard strobes is the worst form of connection invented - frequent use or vibrations often lead to damage of the PC port.

                  I use these miniphone to hot Shoe cords to connect my PW Plus II to my flashes remotely, mostly for wedding work. These work very well, can pretty much any strobe unit, and I just keep them stored on my tripod mounts.

                  I never buy just one of these, because eventually with use the cord will start to wear (the cord protrudes straight out of the unit, and is a weak point, in my opinion). Also, you will want to find a way to secure your pocket wizard to your flash or tripod mount (I use velcro or the PW strap).

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                  2.0

                  Cheaply made

                  By jkm

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Durable
                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                  Not the worst thing i've ever purchased, but not too far off, either. The metal nubbin fell out when i tried to screw it onto a light stand the first time. I pushed it back in and it's working. For such a basic piece of equipment at almost [$] I was expecting a little bit more.

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                  5.0

                  it works

                  By mike reed

                  from austin, tx

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                    They are perfect for what I need them for and that's hooking up my hot shoe flashes to pocket wizards, I own three now. What is extremely helpful is being able to switch between the brass stud (not supplied with the cord) for umbrella mounting or the plastic shoe for everything else.

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                    5.0

                    Works great!

                    By KennyB

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                      Was concerned this product would not work with my Flash/Umbrella bracket attachments. This product has a convienent grove at the bottom that attaches securely to the brackets. Worked very well with the 580EX.

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                      5.0

                      Hot Item

                      By Freeprize

                      from Kennewick, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                        Easy set up, works flawlessly.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Freeprize

                        from Kennewick, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                          Easy to install.
                          Lightweight.
                          Worked perfectly.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By Ben

                          from MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Low Light
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                            I works great not problems firing like with other cords!!!

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Not Many Options

                            By reviewer11

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Best Available

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy
                            • Weak

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                            I used to have a miniphone->hotshoe cord which had a solid metal base, purchased years ago. Unfortunately, I've never found one since. This is the best of the cords I've found- the others having eventually broken their bases at one point or another. Still, the plastic bottom doesn't feel sturdy enough to me when I'm rigging on locations.

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                            5.0

                            Why didn't I buy these years ago?!

                            By annika

                            from columbia, MO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                After much frustration with flash/pocket wizard inconsistencies I purchased this product and it has eliminated so many headaches. No more fiddling with the flash to pocket wizard cord to get my flash to fire!

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                                5.0

                                Need this connection

                                By downtown carol

                                from st petersburg, fla

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                  I bought the PocketWizard and figured out that you need this to connect or they do not work ;-(

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                                  5.0

                                  BOUGHT TWO MORE

                                  By JAW

                                  from TRINITY, FLORIDA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • PERFECT FOR WIRELESS

                                    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                    VERY CONVIENT TO USE. LESS GADGETS IN THE BAG.

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                                    5.0

                                    Simple device solves big problem

                                    By Richard

                                    from St Louis, MO

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                      This cord allows me to use my Canon 580 flash way off-camera reliably. The canon ETTL system for master and slave flashes is so unpredictable that I have stopped using it for weddings. Using this simple cord, I set my remote flash to manual and get perfect exposures every time. You only need to understand guide numbers for the flash and have a Pocketwizard transmitter and receiver.

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                                      5.0

                                      Does what it's supposed to do

                                      By BPLUNGMAN

                                      from Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                        I use it with my 430EXII and Elinchrom Universal receiver. Easy to use out of the box. Not quite sure about the charge, as I haven't used for an extended period. We'll see.

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