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Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket

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Product Highlights
  • Allows Sony Camera Hot Shoe to Accept Standard Flash

Vello's Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket allows you to use standard hot shoe mount flashes (or other accessories) on a Sony or Minolta camera. Because Sony cameras have a proprietary hot shoe, standard hot shoe accessories can't be used on them - until now.

In addition, this adapter allows you to add a PC connection to any camera or flash that does not come with a built-in PC sync connection, while still retaining the existing hot shoe functionality (manual mode only, non-TTL).

Note! Note! This adapter does not support TTL flash operation.
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.

Converts Sony hot shoe to standard hot shoe
Adds PC socket to cameras or flash that don't have one built in
Dimensions 1.39 x 1.16 x 0.97" (3.53 x 2.94 x 2.46 cm)
Weight 0.6 oz (18 g)
Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloHot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket
     
    4.6

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Compact (22)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Durable (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (15)
      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Weddings (10)
      • Travel (8)
      • Wildlife photos (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Thank goodness for converters

      Thanks to Sony's proprietary hotshoe, I had to buy this little gem. It's well built, but doesn't like plastic mounts. Not sure if this is a universal issue with hot shoes, but...Read complete review

      Thanks to Sony's proprietary hotshoe, I had to buy this little gem. It's well built, but doesn't like plastic mounts. Not sure if this is a universal issue with hot shoes, but when I attach my shotgun mic that has a plastic shoe, its difficult to squeeze into the metal on the hot shoe. Over all I'm glad this is available and happy with my purchase.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It Works

      Sadly this is so needed because of Sony's proprietary hot shoe. It works well, the only reason it's 3 stars instead of 5 is because of the build quality. If you use a...Read complete review

      Sadly this is so needed because of Sony's proprietary hot shoe. It works well, the only reason it's 3 stars instead of 5 is because of the build quality. If you use a heavy flash it always feels like it might fall off. It never does, but it always has me concerned it's going to break!

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      5.0

      Very good

      By Ingo

      from Germany

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

        Privat using

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great addition to my Sony A77

        By Wxtreamw

        from Tarrytown, NY

        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

        After buying 2 flashes and returning due to difference in the Sony shoe in my camera. I spoke with a B&H salesperson (they are the best people in the market) who showed me this Shoe adapter. It is a great shoe because I can also use as a PC socket. And the price makes everything even better.

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        5.0

        great adapter

        By videopro501

        from Washington, Dc

        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

        Excellent adapter for adding pocket wizards to sony alpha camras.

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        4.0

        Works for the purpose I needed.

        By mb

        from Kentucky

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

              It allows me to mount securely and use a older model Olympus flash with my Alpha 330. The camera and flash to not communicate, as I expected, but it does fire the flash as required.
              No problem with this purchase for me, a good deal.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works with the Nex-7

              By CMG

              from Wellington, NV

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • No Ttl Support

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                I use this with the Sony Nex-7. As an adapter it works. I use it with one of the LED lights. However, it doesn't support TTL so I probably will only use a Sony flash.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great product

                By Dezerae Jobe

                from Grants pass, Oregon

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                  love the product on my Sony camera. makes my cyber sync work awesome. love! Love!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great

                  By GRRR.

                  from NYC-BRK

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Works

                  Cons

                  • It Costs Money
                  • Sony Vello

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                  Unfortunately this is a must have item if you're enjoying or joining the ranks of mirror-less NEX lines. Do I have to buy this adapter? Yes... this brand? no.
                  I do trust Vello. I love problem solving and they take a lot of the problem out so you can get back to shooting asap.. Strobes. Pocket Wizards. Sony NEX-7.
                  Nope..not without this. So..I will say I love this item. Without it I'm an angry person. With it..i'm still angry. But at least I can use strobes.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  This one works

                  By Larrylee

                  from East Tenn. Mountains

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                  I ordered this adaptor so I could use my great Canon flash on both cameras ( Canon and NEX7) to not have to pack along two different flash units. I first ordered a less expensive adaptor that would not lock down on the hot shoe. Then I bought this Vello from B&H and of course it works great. Thanks again to your B&H sales staff: Larry

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                  5.0

                  Just what I'm looking for

                  By kneelz

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Underwater
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                    I use this product to trigger a wireless transmitter. It's great that it fits securely on top of my camera. No cons, this is just what I'm looking for!

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great adaptor.

                    By none

                    from roanoke,virginia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                      I have a Sony alpha 100 camera and can use my "old" Minolta flash with my camera rather that purchase a $200+ Sony Flash. I also use this with a Bolt light ring too. this works great and has allowed me to save money for additional products down the road from B+H photo. There are no drawback to this adaptor.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      It Works

                      By Busterbs

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Video

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                      Sadly this is so needed because of Sony's proprietary hot shoe. It works well, the only reason it's 3 stars instead of 5 is because of the build quality. If you use a heavy flash it always feels like it might fall off. It never does, but it always has me concerned it's going to break!

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Thank goodness for converters

                      By Heatha

                      from Harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Plastic To Metal A No No

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                      Thanks to Sony's proprietary hotshoe, I had to buy this little gem. It's well built, but doesn't like plastic mounts. Not sure if this is a universal issue with hot shoes, but when I attach my shotgun mic that has a plastic shoe, its difficult to squeeze into the metal on the hot shoe. Over all I'm glad this is available and happy with my purchase.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      just the piece i needed

                      By Greg

                      from Southeast PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                        Sony products are great but can be a little exclusive and pricey, the adapter wired perfectly the first time I tried it

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect !!

                        By Dominic

                        from Virginia Beach, VA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                          This adapter works as it should. Enables my Sony camera to use either a sync cord to the PC socket or a PocketWizard to fire studio strobes. I am now shooting wirelessly and makes life much easier.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Exactly as described

                          By Evan

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                            Got this so that I could use my external mic on my Nex-7 and worked great, nice price too

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Another adapter

                            By Johnny Photog

                            from Little Rock, AR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                              I bought this so that I could use borrowed flashes with my Sony A500 if needed.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works great with PocketWizards!

                              By dpyancy

                              from USA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                                I needed this adapter to attach my camera to a PocketWizard tranceiver. It worked flawlessly!

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best Quality and durability

                                By Joey the pic master

                                from Fort Worth Texas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                                    I use this product on my sony alpha 390 camera. I think that is a great option for me because using this product I can get better quality and more stability at the moment of the photo shoot. This is a great product for you as an photographer. I recommended to you!

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                                    5.0

                                    Works

                                    By jon i

                                    from sand diego

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                                        Works as advertised. light weight -
                                        Gives us the ability to use external flash - I have tried both Nikon and Canon and Bower flash in manual mode and they all worked fine.
                                        So this does not give you TTL - you need to get a Sony compatible flash for that.
                                        But with some practise most of us don't use TTL anyway - this adds a little bith of height with the none Sony flashes but not much to worry about - maybe later they will make a similar unit that is a bit thinner -
                                        but a great price and with advertised functionality it is a must have for us with NEX body's - that is to say those that do have other flashes and do not need TTL -

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Alternative to Sony

                                        By Joe Student

                                        from Salt Lake City

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter - Converts Sony Hot Shoe to Standard Hot Shoe + PC Socket:

                                            It is a good alternative to the Sony hot shoe adapter for a fraction of the cost. Haven't had any problems with it.

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