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Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • Female Adapter Mounts to 1/4" Threaded Stand Top

This Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Light Stand Adapter enables firing of your standard shoe flash from any light stand, tripod or grip item that has a 1/4"-20 male thread.

This non TTL shoe has a female PC terminal enabling firing a flash from a radio or optical slave, or a long sync cord connected to your camera.

Standard Shoe Mount
To use this device with a Sony/Minolta flash, an additional adapter #STR114 is required
Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter
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    InterfitSTR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter
     
    3.9

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Packs small / compresses (8)
    • Reliable (6)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (6)
    • Unreliable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (7)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does What It Needs To

    There are lots of adapters for cameras that have no PC port, but I needed an adapter for a flash unit that had no PC-port. The top of this is a generic non-dedicated hotshoe...Read complete review

    There are lots of adapters for cameras that have no PC port, but I needed an adapter for a flash unit that had no PC-port. The top of this is a generic non-dedicated hotshoe triggered through the female PC interface. The bottom is a plastic coldshoe with a 1/4" female thread socket imbeded. It works, and the price is right, but I wish the build quality was a little better. It feels flimsy with the plastic coldshoe mount on the bottom, and the flash unit connection on the top does not inspire confidence, but so far I have had no problems.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Misfired every time.

    The quality of this product is that of a dollar store item. Yes, the price is right for a simple item; with no TTL ability, the only thing this item does is connect...Read complete review

    The quality of this product is that of a dollar store item. Yes, the price is right for a simple item; with no TTL ability, the only thing this item does is connect the positive to the negative terminal. The pros of this adaptor are straight forward and already listed.

    The first con is its reliability, which gave a firing rate of 0% when triggered out of the box. Trigger was done with a standard sync cable to a Pocked Wizard Plus ii. The second issue is the screw located on top of the hotshoe, used to hold in place the negative terminal connector. This screw is does not allow a proper seating of a 430EX flash unit. I do not know is this screw will be in the way of other flash units, but I would guess it does if the flash has a screw down locking device similar to the 430EX. The third issue is the loose PC ports. When I tipped this adaptor the PC sync cord would slide right out of the terminal it was connected to (top or side location).

    Internally you can see this adaptor was constructed poorly. The side PC port's negative connection is only a pressure fitting (loose at that). The positive connections are soldered as expected. After I found this out, applying side pressure to this connector allowed the unit to fire. With a 430EX, the top PC port can not be used. The 1/4" stand mount opening goes straight through into the plastic housing. There is a piece of black electrical tape covering the opening, I can only assume to keep dirt out. Be careful around wet environments, this item could short easily and may damage your flash unit.

    Overall, I would avoid this adaptor. If it happens to work for you great, but make sure you have a backup plan. Use it until it fails then buy something different.

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    5.0

    Just what I needed

    By Missy

    from Omaha, NE

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

      It is nice to know you can order just what you need w/o breaking the bank. Just a simple product for a reasonable price.

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      4.0

      Nice product

      By Alain

      from Quebec,Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

          Lightweight

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect adapter

          By cori b

          from jackson, michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

          Works as promised, it's small and allows me to plug in my pocket wizard to my canon speedlight 430ex. Very lightweight and works great :)
          Website chat helped me find this product and it was exactly what I needed. THANKS!

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          • No

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          1.0

          You get what you pay for.

          By Photonater

          from Vacaville, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unreliable
          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

            I got this adapter so I could use my 430EXII with a pocket wizard. When I first got my hands on it I thought that it seemed pretty flimsy. After very little use the base broke off and fell and took my flash head with it. luckily the sync cable attached via the pocket wizard, in turn attached via the stand, kept it from falling to the concrete floor. If it were not for that cable the adapter would have cost me almost a grand i.e. the price of the would be broken flash and a new one.I examined it after it broke apart after wards and I could not believe that it was made from two separate parts. The biggest gotcha was that it was only being held in by two very small beads of glue.Take my advice and don't put your equipment at risk by trying to save money on a cheap adapter.Also, the flash fit very loosely to the adapter causing it to slip off at a slight angle. I had to "thicken" the brackets with tape so that it fit snugly. Another con worth noting if the above was not enough.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Convenient!

            By Fire At Will Photography

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Can't use umbrella

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

            The adapter is definitely convenient, but I wish it was the full adapter that allows you to use an umbrella.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            works OK

            By albie

            from ny,ny

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

              use with impact 16

              doesn't fire all the time

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works as expected

              By shuttermates

              from Columbia, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                Very simple adapter but does exactly what it should do and at a great price!!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                It does what it promised

                By Mehrdad

                from Toronto ON

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                It does what it promised

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Loose Connection

                By Cindy

                from Mexico Beach, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                You need to tape the cord from the tranceiver to the hotshoe adapter, otherwise it falls out easily.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I needed

                By jankc

                from Lakewood CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                    Just what I needed to use my Speedlites off camera.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Adapter Fits

                    By Pingpaul

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                      The adapters enable me to use speedlights at the top of my light stands. We use IR triggers for firing the lights.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Prefect Adapter

                      By Photos4fun.me

                      from Kildeer, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                        Great adapter for price, I needed a adapter for a extra flash to use on a old tripod.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Worth the Cost

                        By Tom

                        from Cochranville, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • PC port slightly loose

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                        It worked well with my SB0-600. There were a few times it wouldn't fire but I wasn't sure if it was the CyberSync, SB-600 or the adapter. Overall you can't beat the price.

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Too loose and was shorting the flashes

                        By John Mason

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Loose fittings
                          • Unreliable
                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                            Purchased a couple of these a few months ago and had nothing but problems with my SB-600s and Pocket Wizards. The flashes were very loose and would at times randomly short the flashes. The PC connector was very loose as well and didn't make a solid connection to my PW cables. [...]

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Pretty Good

                            By Marsman250

                            from Elkhart, Indiana

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                            A little flimsy, but totally usable.

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                            4.0

                            Off camera lighting

                            By Studioblue

                            from Chicago

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Works Great

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                                For off camera lighting this unit is great. It can only attach to threaded light stands. It would be better if there was a universal light stand adapter in the design.

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                                5.0

                                Im Stupid. Already had an adapter.

                                By Simply Me

                                from Oakland, NJ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                                This adapter is great. However... I realized once I got it and started playing with my Speedlights that the speedlight stands already have this adapter built in. So this just saves you a step if you just leave it on your lightstand.

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                                5.0

                                Good

                                By sy

                                from colorado

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                                    I used for setting up a flash on a tripod.

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                                    5.0

                                    Get the most out of your Pocket Wizards

                                    By ferkevi

                                    from Upstate, NY

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                                    Helps increase your flexibility at creating artificial light when using strobes. Gotta have a couple of these in your gear bag!

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                                    5.0

                                    expands use of off-camera flash

                                    By jim

                                    from Red Wing, MN

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Macro
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Interfit STR116 Hot Shoe to Lightstand Adapter:

                                        You need one of these if you use your flash off-camera and it doesn't have a pc socket. Its easy to find these adapters with a hot-shoe bottom connection...hard to find one with a 1/4" screw connection. Handy thing!

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