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Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread

B&H # VECS20 Mfr # CS-20
You Pay: $3.95
Product Highlights
  • Accessory Mount
  • Connects to Standard 1/4"-20 Screw

The Cold Shoe Mount from Vello is a standard cold shoe mount with a 1/4" thread on the bottom. It can be used for mounting shoe mount accessories to a bracket, tripod, lightstand, or any accessory that features a 1/4"-20 screw. Unlike a hot shoe, the cold shoe has no electronic connection to a camera - it's used simply to hold an accessory.

Cold shoe mount with 1/4" thread
Accessory mount
Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloCold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (4)
      • Travel (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good price, Good product

      I purchased this cold shoe mount to use on attachment arm for the flash when using the Orbis ring flash. I am not sure why a cold shoe is not included on that product...Read complete review

      I purchased this cold shoe mount to use on attachment arm for the flash when using the Orbis ring flash. I am not sure why a cold shoe is not included on that product (the attachment arm), but I was glad to see a well priced option from Vello. It makes it very easy to set up the flash in that configuration and get it back off again. As this use is low stress on the attachment I do not mind that the cold shoe is plastic. If I needed to hold a flash at more severe angle I might opt for a metal one, but as I have not tested this one to see just how strong the plastic is I would not mark it down for that. For the price, the plastic does seem like good quality and serves my purposes perfectly.

      Overall, for these types of products I have been very pleased with the options from Vello. I have several other products from them (intervalometers, shutter releases, flash cables etc) and they all work as advertised and for a price much less than the name brand counterparts. As long as the quality keeps up, I will keep buying from them. As usual B&H shipping was fast and fairly priced.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not for the 600EX-RT

      The Canon 600EX-RT's weather sealed foot has made it incredibly difficult to find a plastic cold shoe that will fit it's foot and have the foot lock to the shoe.

      I...Read complete review

      The Canon 600EX-RT's weather sealed foot has made it incredibly difficult to find a plastic cold shoe that will fit it's foot and have the foot lock to the shoe.

      I have tried a Frio and it took considerable leverage to get the foot to lock and unlock from the shoe and it was nearly impossible to remove - it felt like i was going to break my new $600 flashgun. I saw this and felt that the design would let the weather sealing wrap around the edges and be much easier to lock and remove. I was wrong. this shoe experiences the same issues as the Frio. very disappointed.

      The Canon stand that comes with the 600 is just as easy and free as the shoe on the camera. The shoe on the phottix strato ii is just as free as the camera too. Someone needs to design a cold shoe that's solid, plastic, has a metal 1/4-20 thread and is compatible with the 600-EX-RT. Thought this was it. It wasn't.

      This does work fine though for most older flashes. I have a Vivitar 285HV and works just fine.

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      3.0

      Flimsy but Works

      By JV

      from San Juan Capistrano

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

        Could be made with sturdier materials

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Mac

        from Oregon

        Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

        This is exactly what I needed, the price is great. They work good for what I use them for.

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        4.0

        Works great!

        By RpM_NYC

        from Nyc

        Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

        We use it to adapt a canon 430Ex flash to a monopod. Works great and for the price if it breaks we can just get another. Just wish it wasn't all plastic, I feel like it won't last long If we're not careful. But again for the price you can't complain.

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        5.0

        convenient, works great

        By mustangman

        from new york, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

          I bought two of these guys, one for my LED light and one for my rode mic for my dslr. I was planning on adding these to a cage but also realized that these allow me to mount to my tripod or anything with the 1/4" thread. Now I can separately position my tripod with light or mic on top... great for minimal/low budget video set-ups when you don't have c-stands etc.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Handy off-camera flash accessory

          By danipix

          from NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

            I purchased three of these mounts as spares for several lighting kits I have. They are well-constructed, small, and now I keep them on top of my light stands - no need to worry about forgetting them when switching kits around.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very Convenient Accessory

            By Austin

            from San Diego, Ca

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

              There's really not much to say about this mount. It's small, simple and durable-feeling. It definitely feels like it'll stand up to time and abuse. I use it on my camera cage for my DSLR to mount certain accessories (Light, Mic, Audio Recorder..). I bought four just so that I could have two backups, but unless I lose them or expand my setup, I don't really think I'll be needing them.

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              • No

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              5.0

              All good

              By AProPhotos

              from New jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                I bought a few of cold shoe mounts. The main use was to attach a small video light to my flash bracket. I use a Quantom flash on a camera bracket but sometimes at a wedding reception the lights get turned down so low that the camera has a hard time focusing so I use the video light and adjust the output of the light to make it easy for the camera to focus.
                I mounted the cold shoe to the bracket with a 1/4 20 allen head bolt. This cold shoe is made well, very light in weight and since it is plastic it stays in place and does not scratch the flash bracket.

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                • No

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                5.0

                should have known

                By carol

                from houston, texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                      product works great, but wish it had been highlighted with the light fixture we purchased so we hadn't lost time in using the lights. they didn't come with a shoe that enabled them to tilt so we had to order this extra piece.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Vello Cold Shoe Mount

                      By Dugger

                      from Abingdon VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                            great addition to DSLR cage Im building. Priced right and good quality for platic

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Small and strong and very handy

                            By Brian the Pilot

                            from Union, NJ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Extra Shoe Mount

                              Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                              I picked up two of them to add to my camera bag. I was looking for a cold shoe mount for my Rode Stereo Video Mic. Used on a Novoflex machined aluminum C clamp. Works great to attach the whole set up to a shelf or dashboard or glareshield. I connect the mic to my GoPro Hero3 Black to get much better external stereo audio and it works the charm. Very happy with this choice.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Fit the bill

                              By lapdog

                              from West Texas

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                    I bought these cold shoes to mount adjustable lighting for close work. Shipping was fast. Shoes were exactly as described and the price was fantastic.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    the missing link

                                    By photograph

                                    from Redmond WA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                          This simple piece is the bridge that allows the supplied swivel head to be used between my 1/4" threaded stand and my GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light which was originally a shoe mounted swivel but with adapter can now be used as both.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Cold shoe

                                          By Duke marmington

                                          from California

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                Nice little cold shoe for polaroid land cameras

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Cold shoe

                                                By Duke marmington

                                                from Ca

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                I used this on the base of a polaroid 269 flash to convert it to electronic flash...no metal to short the hot shoe and interfere with the pc cord.

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                                                3.0

                                                works

                                                By milo

                                                from brooklyn, ny

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                cheap, not too sturdy, but holds my light lic on. works for me

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                                                4.0

                                                Does the job

                                                By Chino

                                                from Commack, NY

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Secure

                                                Cons

                                                • Little tight

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                  Bought this for my new cage to adapt some equipment to it. The fit is a little bit tight but better tight than loose. Does what it needs to do. Feels very secure.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works great

                                                  By blue fox

                                                  from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                  Works as expected. I use it to mount a camera mount LED light on an extra tripod.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works great

                                                  By Tim D

                                                  from Friday Harbor, WA

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Inexpensive
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • DIY projects

                                                    Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                    I bought a handful of these to use on DIY projects, such as mounting them on the end of a spring clamp, or to make my bracket for the Photek Softlighter II. They work great and don't cost too much.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Good price, Good product

                                                    By TheAlchemist

                                                    from Arlington, MA

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • price

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Flash attachment
                                                      • Off-camera flash
                                                      • Portrait Photography

                                                      Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                      I purchased this cold shoe mount to use on attachment arm for the flash when using the Orbis ring flash. I am not sure why a cold shoe is not included on that product (the attachment arm), but I was glad to see a well priced option from Vello. It makes it very easy to set up the flash in that configuration and get it back off again. As this use is low stress on the attachment I do not mind that the cold shoe is plastic. If I needed to hold a flash at more severe angle I might opt for a metal one, but as I have not tested this one to see just how strong the plastic is I would not mark it down for that. For the price, the plastic does seem like good quality and serves my purposes perfectly.

                                                      Overall, for these types of products I have been very pleased with the options from Vello. I have several other products from them (intervalometers, shutter releases, flash cables etc) and they all work as advertised and for a price much less than the name brand counterparts. As long as the quality keeps up, I will keep buying from them. As usual B&H shipping was fast and fairly priced.

                                                      Share this review

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Fits my needs exactly

                                                      By jchiltonphoto

                                                      from Boston, MA

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Comments about Vello Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread:

                                                      I was looking for a cold shoe to mount on top of my studio strobe, which would hold a PocketWizard Plus III transceiver. I glued it to the top of the strobe head to keep the PWIII in an upright position for better signal, and it works perfectly.

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