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Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Nikon (i-TTL)

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Product Highlights
  • Offers TTL Hot Shoe & PC Connection

Vello's Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe allows you to add a PC connection to any Nikon 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 i-TTL metering when used with Nikon TTL compatible components. Additionally, this adapter can also be used to provide a PC connection to flashes that don't have one, when used off-camera.

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.

Maintains TTL metering via top hot shoe
Offers hot shoe and PC connection
Adds PC socket to cameras or flashes that don't have one built in
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 Nikon (i-TTL)
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    VelloHot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Nikon (i-TTL)
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Compact (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (7)
      • Weddings (7)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect For My D7000 To Use Studio Flash

      this helps me to use modern studio strobe flash on my D7000 ( which has no pc terminal ) and with low trigger voltage strobes ( below 6 volt ) i am fully able to...Read complete review

      this helps me to use modern studio strobe flash on my D7000 ( which has no pc terminal ) and with low trigger voltage strobes ( below 6 volt ) i am fully able to get the best potential from my Nikon in the studio or portrait lit setting

      This is a well made unit. Do not use this with old style studio ( or portable ) flash that have trigger voltages above 6 volts as the manufacturer cautions against also in the product instructions
      That aside..it is well made, does the job, the price is right, and I am very pleased

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does its job, loose tolerances

      1 - It does its job alright, but once secured to the camera's foot, it never feels snug, there's a bit of play even when tightened fully.

      2 - The...Read complete review

      1 - It does its job alright, but once secured to the camera's foot, it never feels snug, there's a bit of play even when tightened fully.

      2 - The locking wheel is too small and slippery, which prevents me from tightening the adapter further - which contributes to problem number 1.

      3 - the actual foot is slightly narrower than every other accessory's foot I've attached to my cameras. All my Pocket Wizard Plus IIIs, SB-800s, SB-600, and SB-700, have nearly the same width, consequently have less play in the shoe. Another contributor to problem number 1.

      4 - The actual foot of this adapter was twisting slightly (independently from the rest of the adapter), which required me to disassemble it and tighten the internal screws.

      5 - An unforeseen side-effect of this adapter is that when test firing my PW Plus III (attached via the sync connector), it would also trigger my hotshoe flashes mounted on it. This is the same as using the sync connector on the SB-800s.

      Given its affordable price point, I'm not sure these loose tolerance issues really matter, but I would have liked if the adapter's foot was closer in specification to the ISO 518:2006 standard, which all my accessories adhere to.

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      5.0

      Great Adapter

      By S & R

      from AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This is exactly what you need if you want off camera lighting and have a D7000.

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        5.0

        Super useful

        By Matthew

        from New Woodstock

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

        Having this hot shoe adapter has been just the thing for my business when shooting my tabletop projects. Makes it's easy to hook up a sync cord to the camera while still being able to use my TTL flash

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        4.0

        Just what I needed

        By Rip tides

        from NY NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I use the to hook a pocketwizard to my Nikon SB-700 and trigger the flash. That way I can use my fuji X100S to trigger the SB-700. One pocketwizard plus3 on camera and the other to the flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good buy

          By Sherry

          from CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Off camera flash

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

          Works well with my Nikon Speed 700 for off camera flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Does the job

          By Paul C

          from Boston

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pc Port Could Be Tighter

          Best Uses

          • Off-camera Ttl

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

          Useful for using a flash without a PC connector off-camera

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Connects good

          By JoeCarrottaPhotography

          from New Hyde Park

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

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

            I bought this little adapter because i have 2 nikon flashes that cant hook up to pocket wizards on there own. This thing saved me alot of money so i didnt need to buy new flashes! connection is great fires off every time

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works like a charm.

            By textrek57

            from Conroe,TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Seems like it has a good build qaulity. If your camera doesn't have a PC port it's a great tool to have.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By MdMoose

                from Md

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio

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

                    Works as advertised. Better than some others - provides a nice tight fit/connection with PC cord.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Does its job, loose tolerances

                    By Alberto T.

                    from Huntington Station, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        1 - It does its job alright, but once secured to the camera's foot, it never feels snug, there's a bit of play even when tightened fully.

                        2 - The locking wheel is too small and slippery, which prevents me from tightening the adapter further - which contributes to problem number 1.

                        3 - the actual foot is slightly narrower than every other accessory's foot I've attached to my cameras. All my Pocket Wizard Plus IIIs, SB-800s, SB-600, and SB-700, have nearly the same width, consequently have less play in the shoe. Another contributor to problem number 1.

                        4 - The actual foot of this adapter was twisting slightly (independently from the rest of the adapter), which required me to disassemble it and tighten the internal screws.

                        5 - An unforeseen side-effect of this adapter is that when test firing my PW Plus III (attached via the sync connector), it would also trigger my hotshoe flashes mounted on it. This is the same as using the sync connector on the SB-800s.

                        Given its affordable price point, I'm not sure these loose tolerance issues really matter, but I would have liked if the adapter's foot was closer in specification to the ISO 518:2006 standard, which all my accessories adhere to.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Indispensable for my setup

                        By Joe RedSox

                        from The Sunny South

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

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

                          This hot shoe adapter lets me get the most out of the equipment I have. One of my cameras doesn't have a PC socket for use with monolights. I chose this one with the hot shoe spot on top so I could attach an SU800 to fire Nikon speedlights along with my monolights. It's worked flawlessly.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect For My D7000 To Use Studio Flash

                          By Alembic-Lynx

                          from Bethel ME

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Increases camera user opt
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Fashion
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Studio product photograph

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

                          this helps me to use modern studio strobe flash on my D7000 ( which has no pc terminal ) and with low trigger voltage strobes ( below 6 volt ) i am fully able to get the best potential from my Nikon in the studio or portrait lit setting

                          This is a well made unit. Do not use this with old style studio ( or portable ) flash that have trigger voltages above 6 volts as the manufacturer cautions against also in the product instructions
                          That aside..it is well made, does the job, the price is right, and I am very pleased

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great well made product

                          By Duchy

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Raises the flash slightly

                          Cons

                          • No cover for the socket

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I don't need the extra flash connector. I bought it to raise the flash slightly so as not to get a shadow when a long lens is used and that without losing any of the Nikon flash functions. And for that it is great.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          love the hot shoe adapter

                          By cueball

                          from Calhoun Ga.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • 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 Nikon (i-TTL):

                            love the adapter I can now use my sunpak flash that I have used for several years and like useing very much.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Works great

                            By Amanda

                            from King George, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Works great and I can use my external flash with it. Does it's job and I have no complaints.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Cheap solution

                                  By Unclvito

                                  from Parkland, FL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cheap
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  I broke my PC port on my camera. This is a cheap workaround rather than fixing it right now. Problem is that when used with a speedlight, the speedlight doesnt fit tightly. But, again, cheap workaround.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  The Product every pro needs!

                                  By Stack

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Anytime you need a flash
                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Studio lighting
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    Unfortunately some DSLR's do not come with a PC Socket connection built it and I was stuck using only one flash on camera. Vello to the rescue! Right out of the box, I was able to sync multiple flashes to my DSLR using both wireless and wired connections. Very easy to use, locks in place without a worry of it falling off or disconecting and works like a charm every time.

                                    Highly recomended for anyone who doesn't have a PC sync port built in or is looking for additional ports!

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                                    • No

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