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Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter

B&H # MOPSSA Mfr # 690545
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Mount a shoe-mount flash onto this unit, then mount it to a light stand, and fire it from the flash on your camera, instantaneously, without wires. Create more 3-dimensional lighting with multiple flash units quickly, and conveniently.

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MorrisPopular Shoe Slave Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Fits well (5)
  • Excellent interface (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (9)
    • Lighting (6)
    • Travel (4)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Fill flash (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Tech savvy (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally, works with hotshoe flashes!

    I bought a Wein HS flash slave. Beware! They do not work with hotshot flashes (I tried Nikon SB-600 and SB-800). The reason is that they expect the level of...Read complete review

    I bought a Wein HS flash slave. Beware! They do not work with hotshot flashes (I tried Nikon SB-600 and SB-800). The reason is that they expect the level of light from studio strobes. The small amount output by hotshot flashes is not enough to trigger them.

    Alas, this works perfectly. I have successfully shot three four light studio setups with this item. Finally! It is perfectly sensitive to the level of light from typical hotshoe mount accessory flashes like my Nikons. Note, it picks up manual (single pulse) flashes (which is fine, that's what I wanted for studio setup). It has very wide angle of reception. I had it contorted around for my hair light and it was 100% reliable (always fired). Note I was shooting in a close, low ceiling room and my main flashes which were triggering it were inside umbrellas about 6 feet away. It worked first time every time (again, manual flash mode on my trigger flashes, no TTL pre-flashes). The flash attached to it was also on manual.

    Also good...tightens well with hotshoe (I use a hotshoe umbrella adapter). It is the product I have been looking for to trigger my SB-600 manually since it cannot be triggered any other way manually (can only be triggered by TTL pre-flashes and has no sync port).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inconsistant results

    These are great, when they work, but I have had a lot of trouble getting them to fire consistantly in my studio lighting setup. I'm considering trying another brand/type of slave for...Read complete review

    These are great, when they work, but I have had a lot of trouble getting them to fire consistantly in my studio lighting setup. I'm considering trying another brand/type of slave for my speedlights.

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    2.0

    works ok; flawed cold shoe mount design

    By jstill

    from Boston

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Loose Clamp
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Backup Grip
    • Travel

    Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

    Works ok as low cost slave for using my Nikon speedlights with non-Nikon [Fuji x-E1] camera. However, the cold shoe mount is too shallow for SB700 and as a result does not lock to flash securely.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    seems to work fairly well

    By Dave

    from Brewton, Alabama

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

      not quite as sensitive as I would like, but does the job I need it to.

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      5.0

      works well

      By Artisticallysexy.com

      from Ft Lauderdale FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

        works perfectly well on indoor shooting, I have yet to test it outdoors

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Seems to work well

        By Joe

        from Webster, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

          Haven't had much chance to really play with this product, but i tested it right away and it seems to work fine with the cheap old vivitar flash i have.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Popular Slave

          By mb

          from nj

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

            Works pretty good with my 11 year old sb28. Sometimes does not pick up the trigger flash, but overall reliable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            works great

            By crock

            from Pittsburgh, Pa

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

              this product works great for me. made in japan!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Mostly works

              By 3GunBob

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                This is inexpenxive, but seemingly reliable in limited, early use.
                I could not get this to fire a Nikon SB900 (although I haven't yet researched this issue), but it worked well enough on an SB800 and Mecablitz44.

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                5.0

                Well designed with good construction.

                By Trevor T

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Interiors
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                  Good quality slave for use to trigger other flashes. Not suitable for pre-flash type units.

                  Robust construction and provides good fit. Semi-opaque casing allows omni-directional light detection. Works reliably.

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                  4.0

                  Works As advtertised!

                  By JR

                  from WI

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable INSIDE

                  Cons

                  • Bit Flimsy on Light Stand

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                    Used inside to take pictures of nieces and nephews

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                    4.0

                    It works

                    By photoguy67

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                      I bought this unit to use with a canon 550ez flash I had. It doesn't work with the canon flashes. The sensor blocks the flash from fitting. The unit works with an additonal flash I have that is not a canon. I wanted something that I could trigger an additional flash to light a background or use as a hair light. I will be buying another 580EX as soon as I can afford it.

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                      1.0

                      WILL NOT WORK ON CANON!

                      By fotojoe

                      from Shreveport, LA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                          I bought four! I have two canon flashes and 3 Sigma flashes for my eos and this product will not work on them!

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                          1.0

                          Does not work with Canon Flashes

                          By Fernando

                          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                          About Me Pofessional Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor Interface

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                              Does not work with Canon flashes, it´s the only thing I can say about this product.

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                              4.0

                              I will purchase this item again.

                              By Bob

                              from North Fort Myers FL

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Will not work with pre fl

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors

                              Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                              Have not had a misfire with this unit as I have had with other slave adapter

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                              5.0

                              Functions Phenomenally

                              By Jamie

                              from The world.

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                  works exactly as advertised, doesn't do any ttl stuff but will trigger a flash when another goes off.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Solution!

                                  By DragonArt

                                  from Vestal, New York

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                    This small rugged little device frees you from coiled PC wires and the limits they put on flash placement. It reliably fires an off-camera flash under most indoor conditions, and from 50 feet or more outdoors! The bottom line is a HUGE increase in possible lighting options. It gives you the means to use a simple 3 light modeling set-up.

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                                    5.0

                                    Will trigger two strobes simultaneously

                                    By Tom C.

                                    from Lawrenceville, Ga.

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • inexpensive
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Somewhat fragile

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                      The other posts make no mention of this adapter being able to fire one strobe via the hot shoe itself and another through a standard sync cord connection. I find this very useful when placing a background light behind a seated subject which would be out of the path of an optical sensor.

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Great!

                                      By Brat21

                                      from Honolulu, Hi

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Nighttime
                                        • Special Events
                                        • Tote Along

                                        Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                        I know everyone was saying it does not work with Canon flashes and it's probaly true for the newer speedlites that have adjustable settings, but I used the shoe with an old Canon speedlite 200E that came with my old rebel, and it worked perfect. The pick-up worked great even for back lighting, and the trigger is instant. I am very pleased.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great

                                        By Brat1378

                                        from Honolulu, Hi.

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                            I just received, mine today, the first thing I did was to put an old Speedlite 200E, from my old 35mm rebel eos on it and test fired with my 40D built in and a 580exII, slave worked every time, about 2-3 sec, the time it takes the 200E to recharge. The flash was right on, no lag time. It works well with older non adjustable canon flashes.

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                                            5.0

                                            Popular Shoe Slave Adapter by Morris

                                            By BOB in Newberg

                                            from NEWBERG OREGON

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient Interface
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                                THIS IS AN EXCELENT PRODUCT, PRICED WELL AND WORKS PERFECTLY. AFTER MOUNTING IT ON THE MOUNT AND UMBRELLA I BOUGHT FROM B & H, I TRIED THE SLAVE OUT AT MANY DIFFERENT ANGELS AND LOCATIONS FROM MY CAMERA STROBE AND IT FIRED EVERY TIME. I ALSO TRIED IT WITH THE SLAVE BEHIND THE UMBRILLA, USING THE UMBRILLA AS A DEFUSSER AND WAS 10 FEET AWAY AND THE SLAVE STILL FIRED PERFECTLY. IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT AND PRICED AT A VERY GOOD PRICE. [...]ONE FURTHER THOUGHT ON THE TRIPOD MOUNT, IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT AS IT IS REVERSIBLE DEPENDING ON HOW YOUR GOING TO MOUNT IT AND YOUR UMBRILLA ON YOUR TRIPOD, AND IT ALSO HAS A REVERSABLE BUSHING WITH TWO SIZES OF THREADED MOUNT BUSHING MAKING IT EASY TO MOUNT ON MY EXISTING TRIPOD. I AM VERY SATIFIED AND WOULD RECOMMEND B&H TO ANYONE. GREAT JOB B&H.

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                                                4.0

                                                Works correctly with Compatible Flash

                                                By Bay Area Photographer

                                                from Bay Area, CA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Incompatible with Canon

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash
                                                • Lighting
                                                • Photography
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Morris Popular Shoe Slave Adapter:

                                                I have two old flashes that have been sitting in the closet for years. I've been reading up on "taking the flash off the camera". I thought I'd give these flashes new life and purchase the Popular Shoe Slave Adapter.

                                                First off, it's small,the size of a matchbook. It definitely has all it's electronics inside a see through plastic type case. The shoe mount for the flash is metal though.

                                                I tried my Canon 430 EZ flash that I've had since 1997. Unfortunately, on Canon flashes they have a front lip (where the Infrared window is located) that comes down, where it blocks the shoe adapter from fitting correctly. That was a bummer.

                                                Then I tried my oldest flash, a Sunpak 266D that I've had since 1993. The Popular Slave fits nicely with this flash.

                                                I placed the flash 10 feet off to the side (indoors), fired the built in on-camera flash from my Rebel XTi, and the slave flash fired in unison. From the digital image playback, I can see the slave flash is firing correctly and in time with my built in on-camera flash.

                                                I am elated that I can bring back to life one of my old flashes again.

                                                *I have not tried it outdoors yet*

                                                Note: Be sure to disable any pre-flash features, which would cause the slave to fire prematurely. Not recommended with Canon Flashes, due to physical design of flash units unable to fit this particular shoe slave adapter. (I also have a Canon 430 EX and a Canon 580 EX, and they both have the same design feature as the 430 EZ)

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