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Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter

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The Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter allows international standard hotshoe and coldshoe devices to affix to the Sony/Minolta proprietary shoe mount. Now third-party flashes and wireless transmitters are compatible with Sony Alpha DSLR cameras, as well as the NEX-7 camera.

The camera itself is protected from dangerous synch voltages with an electrical guard built into the FA-HS1AM. Additionally there is a LED check light for the included battery.

Compatible with A100, A200, A300, A350, A700 and A900. Also compatible with NEX-7 camera.
Controls studio flash units via PocketWizard remote
Transfers trigger signals to and from camera
Built-in sync voltage protection guards the camera
Works with ISO 518 standard flashes
Supplied battery for sync voltage protection
Battery check LED
Easy attachment/detachment from camera
Dimensions 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 1/4" (34 x 28 x 55mm)
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    SonyFA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Durable (5)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio (7)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

      While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all...Read complete review

      While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

      I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the...Read complete review

      I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

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      3.0

      Works Great...Not Sure Why it's Needed.

      By Chad

      from Germany

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      Functionally this works great even if a little bulky and pricey, but why does Sony use a different hot shoe standard?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent product

      By ACEKQJTEN

      from South Florida

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

        Sony quality. It mounts securely to my NEX-7. I also have no worries about using a third party flash and possibly not syncing properly tith the NEX -7

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        • No

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        5.0

        worked right off the bat

        By JJ

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • A bit pricey

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

        I needed a shoe adapter for my Nex 7 so I could use a pocket wizard for a commercial studio shoot. I first got a third party inexpensive adapter which didn't work at all, returned it for a refund, ordered the Sony adapter which worked right away and perfectly for my studio shoot saving me much anxiety.
        It has a small sleek profile and looks good on the camera if that's important to you.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great tool for Pocket Wizard Users

        By RayJack

        from Chicago

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

          Great tool for Pocket Wizards Users, who use Sony Alpha Cameras

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sony Camera users

          By Images by Ray

          from Chicago, il.

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                Perfect tool for Pocket Wizard users, the size and look really enhances my studio equipment presentation. I wish the price was a little lower, however it is a perfect match for my a700 and a900 Sony cameras. Sometimes you have to pay a little more to get a good product

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                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By Bob

                from Aurora, CO

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • none found

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                I use the product for triggering lights with a remote. Works great with my K-Lite 4 group.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Does the job

                By Richard

                from perth Australia

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio

                    Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                    Works as described what I do not like are the size it's very long and the cost Sony make their hot shoe proprietary and then sell you an overpriced adaptor

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Too expensive

                    By bajlunchan

                    from Poza Rica, México

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                          I havent tried with Pocket Wizards, I've tried with COWBOY STUDIO wireless triggers and It does not work, so if you are a sony user try some YONGNUO they do work.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          SONY Hot Shoe Adapter

                          By Eric

                          from Randallstown, MD

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                              I needed this accessory for my SONY Alpha Camera fast and quick and while other resources either didn't carry it or was much more expensive from the OEM.[...]and worked flawlessly as specified with the remote flash system I purchased. The unit performed well as expected.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

                              By Foots

                              from Montgomery, Al

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                              While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A fine Sony product

                              By photo_taker

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Flash Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                Just slides on like the hotshoe and then you can attach any hotshoe you want , but I recommend sticking with Sony just because you'll seem to get a better fit that way. If you don't have one , don't sweat it though , like I said they will work with any hotshoe.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

                                By Chris

                                from Matawan, NJ

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                  I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would buy again

                                  By Murf

                                  from Northern NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                      Needed this for attaching radio slave sender to Alpha 850. Quality built. Low profile. Only negative I can think of is you might forget to turn it off and run the battery down. Inexpensive battery anyway.

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                                      5.0

                                      Made for the camera

                                      By Old Timer

                                      from Chicago

                                      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

                                        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                        Excellent and sturdy. Gives you universal access to all shoe mounted flashes. Can leave on the camera all the time without problem. Does use a battery (included) to protect body from faulty flash. [...]

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Stuff

                                        By Benjie

                                        from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                          It is easy to use. Now I am able to use other flash but of course, on Manual Mode and Flash Auto mode only. But it's great to have one of this.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works great for radio triggers!

                                          By emdot

                                          from Westchester, NY

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable under warranty
                                          • Light in size
                                          • Works with most triggers

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • For triggering lights
                                            • Using 3rd party flashes

                                            Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                            I need a hotshoe in order to trigger off studio lights. I used to use the pop-up flash on the A700 to trigger the lights. Since buying the hotshoe, I use a Elinchrom RX trigger and it does wonders. And I like the fact that it has a battery check, in case I need to switch.

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