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Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord

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Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord

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This adapter is used to allow cameras with no hot-shoe - but that do have a PC sync outlet - to use flashes that only feature a hot-shoe connection.

The flash can be mounted unto the adapter, which can then be mounted on the camera's cold shoe, or on a separate flash bracket. The PC end connects to the camera's sync terminal to fire the flash off-camera.

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HamaHot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord
 
3.8

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Reliable (15)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Packs small / compresses (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Lighting (10)
  • Fill flash (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Photography (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (8), Enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what it should.

So far, all of my studio flash cables and accessories have been by Hama, and all have been inexpensive and served me well with no problems. The hot Shoe Adapter 2 is no...Read complete review

So far, all of my studio flash cables and accessories have been by Hama, and all have been inexpensive and served me well with no problems. The hot Shoe Adapter 2 is no exception.

As stated in other reviews, the fit of the top shoe is somewhat tight, but that just means it will hold the flash tighter. I use it to trigger a Canon 580EX mk I, and becuase of the tight fit the communication pins on the flash foot need to be pushed up when mounting the flash, but that's a negligible annoyance. The flash pins also come close to the metal plate inside the top shoe mount, but there is enough clearance that I have never had a problem with shorting with my Canon flashes. The construction of the unit itself is rock solid, being metal-bodied.

I'm planning on ordering more of these for additional flashes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Know your flash!

I purchased this adapter to be used to trigger my Canon 550EX Flash with a wireless system. It is tricky to put on and take off! Be gentle. The pins on the flash...Read complete review

I purchased this adapter to be used to trigger my Canon 550EX Flash with a wireless system. It is tricky to put on and take off! Be gentle. The pins on the flash is what makes it difficult to put on the adapter.

The pins on the Canon flash need to be pushed up while the adapter is slipped into place. I had no problems removing the adapter, I simply hold the flash close to its base and I pushed the adapter out from the back. If this is not done correctly, you can break the flash foot. Be GENTLE!

I also use the adapter on my Nikon SB-600 and SB-800 Flashes. The issue here is that the flashes cannot be locked-on to the adapter. The Nikon flashes CAN slip-off and get damaged in a fall.

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3.0

not compatible with Canon 580 EX

By felix

from Buenos Aires. Argentina

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Not Compatible-canon 580
  • No Tripod Thread

Best Uses

    Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

    the Canon 580 EX does not fit on it. it has no thread to mount on tripod!!!

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    5.0

    GREAT!

    By Jamclegg

    from USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

        Use it for my Yashica D TLR and my modern nikon Flash. works great. took a minute to figure out which is the "front" and the "back" of the hot shoe. Flash Units ONLY fit in the "FRONT" of the HOT Shoe. I read some comments that said their flash did not fit but I think they were trying to put the flash into the "back" of the Hot shoe.

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        5.0

        Just right

        By S I Rangefinder

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

          I'm using this on a FED2 rangefinder. Works like a charm and seems as though it were made for the camera.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Loose on Camera BUT FOR [$]Works Fine

          By Jimd2

          from PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

              A Little loose on my camera but for the price a great buy

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              5.0

              Inexpensive Wireless Slave Trigger

              By Justin

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Strobist

                Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                I use this, coupled with a Wein PN Peanut optical slave, to trigger a second off-camera strobe. It's a much less expensive option than going with another PocketWizard and it's independent of any brand or manufacturer. The construction of the piece feels solid. I don't worry about it as a 'weak link' between my strobe and umbrella stand. The contacts and body are metal, with some plastic areas covering the electronics inside.

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                4.0

                Useful, but not perfect quality

                By BC

                from Georgia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                  Until there is something better on the market, these adapters serve the purpose. The are fairly reliable and straightforward. The clips on the inside that hold tension on your flash have popped out already, but this unit is a needed accessory for my setups.

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                  4.0

                  Tight fit, but works great

                  By tomoshi

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • inexpensive
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Tight fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                  I've had two dedicated hotshoe adapters for the pocketwizard triggers break on me...which costs more than $40 each. I've decided to get this with a pc-to-1/8" adapter for my pw. Other than a very difficult time putting this on my 580ex and taking it off (because of the tight fit), it works well for the price.

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                  1.0

                  Flash won't fit on shoe

                  By David

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                      The shoe on this is mechanically too narrow. It did not fit my Canon 580EXII flashes, nor my Pocket Wizard Flex/TT5 transceivers, nor my Pocket Wizard Mini transmitter. [...] I cannot recommend it for Canon system users. Buy at your own risk!

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                      4.0

                      It's a hot shoe.

                      By photoleif

                      from lafayette, co

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                          I wanted a hot shoe to PC sync cord in the bag, just in case. This is standard issue equipment. My only concern is the PC plug is slightly loose in the socket. It works despite this.

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                          2.0

                          wastola

                          By patrujo

                          from Pittsburgh

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to Use
                            • Unreliable
                            • Weak Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                              this is built very poorly. I was shocked that this got such decent reviews. I guess for the price it's OK and it does function..for now. be aware it smaller than most adapters and fits in a stroboframe type cold shoe adapter, but most built in cold shoes it's just too small. watch you r flash hit the ground many times. you can either bend the adapter so it hold this in and then no other regular size foot on all you other flashes will fit or just gaffer tape it up. Why should one hve to do this? the cord is suc a narrow gauge and the pc is small and slip out of my old cameras most of the time. why didn't I spend twice as much , save myself some grief and get a paramount hotshoe adapter to rollei PC that would last for years??? oh, I know... I'm a cheapskate meathead.

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                              4.0

                              The shoe that fits

                              By Pat the bike guy

                              from Sioux City, IA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos

                                Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                This little adapter does exactly what it says with no fuss. Flash attaches pretty well considering theres no locking ability from either flash or adapter. Adapter is a little loose on cameras cold shoe, which could be due to shoe's design, but it was an easy fix with a few small strips of electrical tape. Only drawback is no ability to lock other Nikon flash.

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                                3.0

                                Does what it says.

                                By E

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • No locking mechanism

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                This is a good little problem solver and more versatile than a simple male to male sync cord for what I do. I use this to allow me to use small pocket flashes (and even larger flashes) on an old Yashica medium format TLR. The only downside is a lack of a locking mechanism so the adapter is a little loose in the cold shoe on my camera, but its nothing a little tape or piece of felt can't fix.

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                                4.0

                                Hot Shoe Adapter

                                By Joshua

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                    When I went looking to get my 430EXII off-camera I ran into some lousy advice and options far out of my price range. Sure, I could have gone with a wireless setup for $600, or even purchase another flash for $500, but realistically I just wanted to learn how to use my current equipment in a different way. A PC-Sync cable was just the answer I was looking for.Now, before I go much farther, please understand that I am willing to fore go the luxury of eTTL when using my flash off-camera which is why this solution works for me. For shots that I want my flash off-camera, I have time to setup in manual mode. I am using the Hama Hot Shoe Adapter with my 430 EXII and my Canon 40D. The 40D has a PC-Sync port already, so the adapter is really just used to make my flash fire when I press the shutter. The adapter seems to be of excellent build quality, albeit a very simple design. I have heard other people having issues with their flash hot shoe not fitting into the adapter, but I never had this issue. You will have to carefully press the flash contact pins up each time you attach the adapter, but this is of little concern.In general, I would recommend this product to anyone with a similar goal. The hot shoe adapter works. I plan to use this for a while, and once I can afford a wireless setup, I will keep this as a backup.

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                                    3.0

                                    Does not fit Canon 580EX

                                    By C-Squared

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • price

                                    Cons

                                    • Fit

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                    I bought this to use with my Canon 580EX flash to configure wit my Quantum QFlask. As is turn out the hot foot of my flasch would not slide on to the hot shoe adapter. Adapter seemed to be of decent quality. It just wouldn't fit the Canon flash

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                                    5.0

                                    Works as described

                                    By chris00nj

                                    from Houston, TX

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                        Well constructed, works as described.

                                        The PC cord is hard wired to the adapter. If you have a Leica M2 or M3 don't forget that you need the PC Sync Socket Adapter.

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                                        4.0

                                        strong, light weight

                                        By CJB

                                        from DC

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                          A tripod socket would be nice instead of the 'cold shoe' on the bottom. Or both could be done, which would allow off camera flashes.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product!

                                          By Petzl47711

                                          from Newburgh, in

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Home
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                            Does what it says it will do without missed shots!

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                                            4.0

                                            Does the job, but not terribly sturdy

                                            By EdFromOhio

                                            from Niles, Ohio

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient Interface
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Weak Construction

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Remote strobes

                                            Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                            I use it on a Stroboframe to fire remote strobes using my camera's PC Sync socket. It hasn't let me down.

                                            The build quality isn't that inspiring. One decent jolt could easily snap this off. Plus, I have had the spring in the socket fall out a couple of times, but that was easy to bend and put back in so it stays put.

                                            It would have gotten 5 stars if it were less expensive.

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                                            4.0

                                            For those who don't have PC sync

                                            By LanMan

                                            from New York City

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                                  My cheaper flashes (SB600, 580EX) don't have a PC Sync so I got this for them. It's a simple device and just works.

                                                  I wish the bottom has some sort of locking mechanism though. it would make attaching it more secure.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  nice little device, must to have it...

                                                  By exitnine

                                                  from Boston, MA

                                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Convenient Interface
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Litte weak construction

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Fill Flash
                                                  • Lighting

                                                  Comments about Hama Hot Shoe Adapter 2 - Hot Shoe with PC (Male) Sync Cord:

                                                  nice little device, must to have it in the tool box just in case

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