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Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)

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Product Highlights
  • Offers PC Connection via Camera's Hot Shoe
  • Offers Pass Through TTL Shoe

Vello's Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe allows you to add a PC connection to any Canon camera that does not come with a built-in PC sync connection, while still retaining the existing hot shoe functionality. The top hot shoe supports full E-TTL metering when used with Canon TTL compatible components.

Note! This adapter does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for use with flash units that have a trigger voltage of more than 6V.

Offers hot shoe and PC connection
Maintains TTL metering via top hot shoe
Dimensions 1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (3.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm)
Weight 0.9 oz (25 g)
Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)
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    VelloHot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)
     
    4.7

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Compact (19)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Durable (11)
    • Packs small / compresses (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (14)
      • Weddings (13)
      • Travel (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Worked well, defective and was replaced

      I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL...Read complete review

      I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL to trigger off camera flashes and also I use a wireless trigger plugged into the PC port of this item. I can use studio monolights and the Canon wireless flash system together.

      It works and allows me to mount my Canon 600 EX RT on top of this adapter, and allows me to plug my paul buff cyber commander into the pc connection (velcro-ed onto the side of my flash)to trigger my studio flash units.

      Would be 5 stars, except the first one I received was defective. It still worked, but it rattled around every time i turned my camera vertically/horizontally, I could hear it. Annoying. I emailed company (Vello people) and they said it shouldn't do that, return it to manufacturer. I was a bit annoyed they took no responsibility for it, but B&H sent a new one to me (overnight!) as I still needed it for a shoot! And paid for the return shipping! So, Awesome customer service from B&H is saving this review from being a 2 or 3 really. Just to clarify, the product worked the entire time I had it, but I was worried it would stop working while I needed it, since the manufacturer said it shouldn't do that lol.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      it works but...

      it worked one time, partly because the next time I used it I pushed the connection cord in too hard and it broke. It might be my fault, but it seems like the...Read complete review

      it worked one time, partly because the next time I used it I pushed the connection cord in too hard and it broke. It might be my fault, but it seems like the cord is not plugged-in all the way so I wanted to push it in further and that's when it broke. The pc cord has a nut on the end and I wanted to screw that in to prevent the cord from comming loose, but that caused me to brake it. Not sure of this product overall. You'd be better off getting the hotshoe connection with the cord already on it. Same price, and works everytime!

      Reviewed by 29 customers

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Tony

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

        Works very well with my Paul C. Buff trigger and didn't miss fire one time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Kevin

        from Mount Laurel, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

          Its a great adapter for those who have camera's that don't have a PC Socket. Just connect it to your hot shoe and you are ready to go. Couldn't be more happier with the product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Works Great

          By britt

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Food
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Product

            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

            I really love this it works great. I use the hot shoe with my Canon rebel xsi and my two impact strobe lights. It has a really fast recycling time which makes it easier to take more pictures.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Works perfectly.

            By David

            from Toronto

            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

            Great affordable solution for the lack of a PC socket
            Nobody likes extra stuff stuck on there camera but this is the way to go apart from wireless syncing. Too bad cameras are lacking the old PC socket in the prosumer category.

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            5.0

            Hot Shoe to PC-Connector

            By Spud

            from SoCal

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

              Works FANTASTIC!
              Is very easy to mount.
              Pretty sturdy but looks breakable.

              Allows me to sync my old Vivitar 285 to my T2i.
              Works like a charm.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good product

              By Isabella

              from Phoenix, Az

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                Easy to use

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                happy with this

                By Mark aka Crashtestdummy1

                from Ma.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Inexpensive Pc Addon
                • Will Serve As A Backup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Productstill Life

                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                  I use this to trigger my strobes as my camera did not have a pc port to fire my studio strobes, the light triggers the others via the light sensitive LDR. It works as expected and will eventually become my back up once I goto radio controlled devices.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  If you need it here it is

                  By CajunPirate

                  from Lake Charles, Louisiana

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                      If you need to add a PC connection this works.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Worked well, defective and was replaced

                      By Sim

                      from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Qualitycontrol Maybe Issu

                      Best Uses

                      • Add Pc Connection To Came

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                      I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL to trigger off camera flashes and also I use a wireless trigger plugged into the PC port of this item. I can use studio monolights and the Canon wireless flash system together.

                      It works and allows me to mount my Canon 600 EX RT on top of this adapter, and allows me to plug my paul buff cyber commander into the pc connection (velcro-ed onto the side of my flash)to trigger my studio flash units.

                      Would be 5 stars, except the first one I received was defective. It still worked, but it rattled around every time i turned my camera vertically/horizontally, I could hear it. Annoying. I emailed company (Vello people) and they said it shouldn't do that, return it to manufacturer. I was a bit annoyed they took no responsibility for it, but B&H sent a new one to me (overnight!) as I still needed it for a shoot! And paid for the return shipping! So, Awesome customer service from B&H is saving this review from being a 2 or 3 really. Just to clarify, the product worked the entire time I had it, but I was worried it would stop working while I needed it, since the manufacturer said it shouldn't do that lol.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great device!

                      By WMLawler Photographer

                      from Amarillo, TX.

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                        had to get one of these so that I could connect my SEKONIC FLASHMATE to the flash unit that I am using. It is going to help me with the flash meter as far as I know.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great and needed acessory.

                        By plknj

                        from Summit, NJ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                          Many of the newer cameras come without a flash sync plug connector. This is the one to get. Attaches to the hot shoe and voila. We need this because some of our older sync remotes plug into a flsh sync and do not connect tothe hot shoe.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          it works but...

                          By Rob

                          from Pekin, IL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                            it worked one time, partly because the next time I used it I pushed the connection cord in too hard and it broke. It might be my fault, but it seems like the cord is not plugged-in all the way so I wanted to push it in further and that's when it broke. The pc cord has a nut on the end and I wanted to screw that in to prevent the cord from comming loose, but that caused me to brake it. Not sure of this product overall. You'd be better off getting the hotshoe connection with the cord already on it. Same price, and works everytime!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Simple, Just Works

                            By Jeff

                            from Macungie, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                              I bought this to access a PC Socket on a Canon T3I, which does not have a PC socket. The Hot Shoe Adapter worked perfectly to give me a PC output. I am using the signal with a GigaPan Pro to provide a feedback that the shutter was activated. I have not had an opportunity to mount an external flash on the device as I do not intend to use it in that way.
                              I like the device, It solved my problem, and I can see that it will be a very useful addition to my camera bag. I have several older flashes that need a PC connection.

                              Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Necessary item

                              By Charlie

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                Needed this for my T2i. Didn't want to spring for the wireless stuff just yet. Figured I'd get my feet wet the corded way first. It's a little annoying swirling the cord around, but that's ok.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Useful tool for my 60D

                                By Jon

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                  I bought this adapter when I got my studio strobes (because my 60D doesn't have a PC port). Even though I use a wireless trigger, I've kept this little adapter as a back-up.

                                  Works great. Seems well built and reliable.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  You get what you pay for,,,

                                  By Maire

                                  from OKC,OK

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                    I paid half as much for my first hot shoe adapter and it was lousy. The Vello is sturdy and the locking mechanism works well. The recessed socket keeps your cable connected securely.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works just fine.

                                    By Steve

                                    from Illinois

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                      Using it to trigger my studio strobes. Low cost method before investing in RC

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      It's what I expected

                                      By carce

                                      from Calama, Chile

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action

                                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                        Good product which is useful when using flash externos.buen product

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Works great

                                        By TJ

                                        from GA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                        Does exactly what I need it to.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Easy problem solver

                                        By Jb

                                        from Ohio

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                            I use this with a canon 450D xsi to plug in a infared transmitter to fire my strobes. The xsi dose not have the plug in for slave cables. It works great and seems well made.

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                                            • No

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