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Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1 - Fire Flashes Off-Camera with Cameras that Have No PC Socket

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The Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1 features a PC female socket on the side wall and a "cold" flash shoe upon the top. When this device is placed into a "hot" flash shoe of a camera, firing the camera will activate anything connected to the PC female socket upon the side.

Use a cord with a "PC male" connection upon one end and whatever fitting your flash employs to fire upon the other end, insert the PC male connection of the cord into this device and the other end of the cord into the flash. When the camera fires, assuming this device has been placed in the hot shoe of that camera, your flash connected to this device's PC female socket will also fire.

Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1 - Fire Flashes Off-Camera with Cameras that Have No PC Socket
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    HamaHot Shoe Adapter 1
     
    3.3

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    56%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Solid/sturdy (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lighting (4)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good fix for wireless flash trigger

      [...] Minutes after receiving a set, I twisted off the wire that connects to the built-in PC socket on the receiver. The Hama Hot Shoe Adapter by-passed the broken wire, and...Read complete review

      [...] Minutes after receiving a set, I twisted off the wire that connects to the built-in PC socket on the receiver. The Hama Hot Shoe Adapter by-passed the broken wire, and is a superior connection. Also very useful for my digital cameras that have no PC socket Just what I needed!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Loose fit in camera hot shoe

      I bought this for my Olympus E-510 DSLR camera, in order to mount and connect an older Radio Slave unit which requires a PC terminal connection, which the E-510 camera doesn't have...Read complete review

      I bought this for my Olympus E-510 DSLR camera, in order to mount and connect an older Radio Slave unit which requires a PC terminal connection, which the E-510 camera doesn't have (stupid design omission, Olympus). While this adapter is well made, it doesn't fit snugly into the camera's hot shoe -- at all. I had to put some tape on the bottom (only on one side, so that the body could still make electrical contact). It works, but if I were to start again, I would buy an adapter that has a screw to hold it down to the shoe. Also, I think they easily could have put a PC terminal on both sides, not just on one side.

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      3.0

      hot shoe adapter for my ole sunpak 540

      By Phil

      from Beaumont, tx

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • Loose Clamp

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

        Had an old sunpak 540 flash that needed a pc socket to plug into my canon T4I. this fits the bill. Only negative is lack of locking mechanism to secure it in the hot shoe. but otherwise it's great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Did not work with my set up

        By Cush

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

              Bought this with the intention of wirelessly firing a speedlite that did not have a PC connection.

              After doulbe-checking my wireless triggers were functioning, I assembled the speedlite, this adapter, and the triggers, but no-go.

              I may have purchased the wrong unit, or it may have been defective. In either case, B&H issued a return authorization immediately.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works like a charm!

              By Tabbylak

              from Sahuarita, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                  I have an older Canon Rebel and just bought flashlights from alienbees-this adapter works great!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as advertized. Well constructed.

                  By Roger

                  from New Orleans

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                    Used for off camera flash.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works!

                    By Gypsy Art

                    from Melbourne, Fl

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                      Well built, solid aluminum,

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Does not fire flash remotely

                      By Mike

                      from Princeton, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Does not work

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                          good enough build quality, but will not fire SB-600 wirelessly via Elinchrom Skyport.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Adapter

                          By SamW

                          from Swoyersville PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                            I use this product in my college studio classes. It works great with my AlienBees cord and I had no trouble with it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what it is meant to do

                            By Davdav

                            from Melbourne Australia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                              Allows me to trigger my Metz 45 flash from any of my cameras through the hotshoe. Great little product that does what it is meant to do.

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                              1.0

                              I fits loose

                              By SLR

                              from Atlanta GA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                  I purchased this to trigger an flash off camera for my canon eos XSi. The unit seems sturdy, but if fits loosly in the camera hot shoe. I have to press down on it to get it to trigger the remote flash reliably. It will fall out of the hot shoe if not watched. I will replace the unit.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  doesn't work.

                                  By Bill

                                  from St. Paul, MN

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Does not work with 580ex

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                      I bought this to go with my canon 580ex. I had to push the pins of the 580 up to try and fit it on this adapter once on it would not fire with my Pocket wizards. I am unhappy with this product maybe it works better with other flash systems.

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                                      3.0

                                      Not so great

                                      By nadiajoyce

                                      from Olympia, WA

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cheap
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable
                                      • Not secure
                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                      Functions all right, but it's not very secure. Falls off light stand a LOT. Some duct tape would help, but if working in a professional environment, doesn't look too hot. I wouldn't buy another one, but it can work for now.

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                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Not sure what this works with

                                      By shutterdoggy

                                      from Pendleton, SC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Interface

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                        I purchased this to work with my Nikon SB-600 flashes and my Pocket Wizard Plus triggers. It would not trigger the flashes. I figured the shoe didn't match the nikon foot. I tried my, much-more-simple, Sunpak 383 flash and it wouldn't trigger either. I'm not clear what flashes this adaptor works with.

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                                        3.0

                                        Well, mine wasn't that good

                                        By tgbrendaj

                                        from Waterbury Ct.

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Fill Flash
                                          • Night Photography
                                          • Photojournalism

                                          Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                          I baught tiis hot shoe adapter for use on my SLR Canon cameras in order to be able to use my big Sunpack flash with the cameras. A nice idea of a product, however in my case it was assembled poorly. There is a protruding ball underneath the converter that connect electrically to the camera flash output. The ball is supposed to have adequate spring loading in the rear. But in my item it didn't have any tension at all. That was because the actual spring was looped over the inside center pin.

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                                          4.0

                                          Perfect solution!

                                          By Johan

                                          from Sweden

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Convenient Interface
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lighting

                                            Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                            This is perfect when you don´t have a PC socket on your camera. It is working fine but it can slide out the hot shoe sometimes just enough to loose the connection with the camera. I bit of duck tape can solve that. Beside that it works fine.

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Good fix for wireless flash trigger

                                            By Ohio Yardbird

                                            from Bowling Green, OH

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient Interface
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lighting

                                              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                              [...] Minutes after receiving a set, I twisted off the wire that connects to the built-in PC socket on the receiver. The Hama Hot Shoe Adapter by-passed the broken wire, and is a superior connection. Also very useful for my digital cameras that have no PC socket Just what I needed!

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Loose fit in camera hot shoe

                                              By vrimagers

                                              from Phoenix, AZ

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                              • Loose fit in cam hot shoe

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lighting

                                              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                              I bought this for my Olympus E-510 DSLR camera, in order to mount and connect an older Radio Slave unit which requires a PC terminal connection, which the E-510 camera doesn't have (stupid design omission, Olympus). While this adapter is well made, it doesn't fit snugly into the camera's hot shoe -- at all. I had to put some tape on the bottom (only on one side, so that the body could still make electrical contact). It works, but if I were to start again, I would buy an adapter that has a screw to hold it down to the shoe. Also, I think they easily could have put a PC terminal on both sides, not just on one side.

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Works fine

                                              By kevin

                                              from chicago

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash
                                                • Lighting
                                                • Night Photography
                                                • Photography

                                                Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 1:

                                                Simple item, but it does the job without any misfires.

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