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Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter

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Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter

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Put any shoe-mount flash in this device's hot shoe, and that flash will fire when the PC male cord(attached to the body of the device) is inserted into a camera's PC socket and you activate the camera's shutter.

The bottom of this device has both a flash shoe track, so that it can be inserted in other flash shoes, and a 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket, so that it could be placed upon a tripod, table top tripod, clamp or any other device with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw.

UPC: 096727111280
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.4"

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KaltPC to Hot Shoe Adapter
 
1.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3), Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

more parts needed.

By Mark

from Baltimore MD

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack

Cons

  • Difficult to Use

Best Uses

  • Family Photos

Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

I need a part that will slide into the Hot shoe other then a flash that has a cable like a 1/4" plug for my Norman Power Pac p808. No one has been able to find one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

It works but...

By mynewromantica

from Orem, UT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Weak Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

    It gets the job done nut it fell apart about 5 minutes after I opened the package. Nothing a little glue couldn't fix, but till...com on.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Works perfect!

    By Billy

    from Tyler Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

    Cheap but works really well!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Don't buy this!

    By curt

    from Bellevue, WA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Durable
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

        The shoe is very cheaply made and broke almost immediately after mounting on my camera.

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        2.0

        does the job but a delicate device

        By Documonkey

        from Hartford, CT

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

          I use the adapter to connect my radio slaves to my strobes. They do the job, but while there is a standard quarter/twenty mount on the underside of the adapter it isn't designed well enough to hold the weight of a strobe. Reinforce them with superglue or use a sync cord adapter and mount the flash some other way. I broke two, but easily glued them back together.

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          1.0

          Waste of money

          By Picdude

          from Portland,TX

          Pros

            Cons

            • Weak construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

              I bought one to fire my canon 430ex wireless. It worked as far as connection goes. The construction is very weak and cheaply made. It broke in half and now im stuck with a broken adapter yuck don't buy this.

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              1.0

              Piece of JUNK!!!!!!!!!!

              By knottyy

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                  Used to have flashes that didn't have a PC jack so I bought a few of these. Waste of time and money. These things are pure junk. Connection is weak to say the least, and trigger rate is about 50%. Either get a more expensive brand, or just do what I did and get strobes with PC jacks and save yourself the headache. DON'T BUY THESE PIECES OF JUNK!!!

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                  1.0

                  a weak link in my investment

                  By Tim

                  from York, PA

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                      I bought three to link between off-camera flashes and radio triggers.
                      They began to fail one-by-one within a few uses. They are poorly built. I even had the metal contact plates fall out regularly without any jarring or abuse!
                      I will be replacing all of them with stronger built (outside), more reliable connections (internal).

                      It was not smart of me to save a few dollars only to create a weak link between my $$$$ investment of Nikon flashes, sturdy light stands and reliable radio triggers.

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                      1.0

                      dont waste your time

                      By Alec McMahon

                      from Colonia, NJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                          i bought 4 of these, and 2 of them were dead on arrival, [...] Though, these adapters are cheap as cheap can get, only after a couple very light shots the plastic starts to seperate at the seem, sending your flash to the ground.spend a little extra money and get something of higher quality

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                          1.0

                          Don't think yours will be any different!

                          By Andrew

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • none

                          Cons

                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                            After one uses, the entire assembly broke in half along the plastic seam as reported in other reviews. My flash dropped to the ground and luckily survived with just a crack in the plastic.

                            I wasn't jerking around the light stand with heavy attachments, and it wasn't wear and tear...like I said, I only used the thing once out in the field. The weight of the flash (Vivitar 285HV) alone, without the batteries, was enough to snap the plastic housing. Poor design, or poor materials, I'm not sure which one it is. I was simply moving the light stand two feet inside my apartment and it snapped in half. Buy something else.

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                            3.0

                            Generic, but it works

                            By Raleigh Photographer

                            from Raleigh, NC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • PRICE

                            Cons

                            • Weak Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                              If you just need it to work as an adaptor - it does that just fine. It is very cheaply made, and I have had one lose a part to the hotshoe, but I was able to put it back and still have it work. They will not stand up to much abuse, and I do not trust mounting my flash to the hotshoe and sticking it on a lightstand - seems way too flimsy.

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                              1.0

                              weak wiring - avoid

                              By Mr Ripp

                              from Rippville

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                  Overall a flimsy design, although it didn't fall apart catastrophically as has happened to others. The internal wiring has obviously come loose in my unit, rendering it useless, even though I took precautions to relieve the wiring of any stress.

                                  Considering that all this is is a platform for the flash shoe and some wires, I'm amazed at how many utterly incapable products are out there.

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                                  1.0

                                  Not working!

                                  By Unsatisfied customer

                                  from Columbia, MD

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Didn't even work

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                      I bought 2 of these. None of them worked. I already had a Hama version that worked with the exact same setup.

                                      Do not buy, guys...!

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                                      1.0

                                      WARNING, this item is flimsy and may damage your flash

                                      By Anonymous

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                      I also bought one of these and mounted a flash to it. imounted the item to a tripod using its female 1/4 mount.when i aimed the flash downward (canon 550 ex), the adaptersplit along its seam. luckily i was able to dive and catchthe flash without any damage. i too bought the Hama metal version and i am MUCH happierwith the build quality. you will also need a 1/4 to hotshoeadapter if you want to attach the Hama to a tripod.

                                      Expertise: Very high

                                      Problems Encountered: Very nearly cost me my flash.

                                      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Tons of light gear and gizmos

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                                      2.0

                                      Too fragile - not recommended

                                      By Anonymous

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Comments about Kalt PC to Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                      I purchased one of these and mounted it on a cheap flash bracket, then put a Canon 580EX on it. As soon as I started to turn the camera so the 580EX was parallel to the ground, the weight of the 580EX split the body of the hot shoe adaptor along its seam. Luckily, the flash was only a foot or so above my desk, so it was not damaged. I'm going to go with the Hama metal model - only $7 more.

                                      Problems Encountered: Cheap build - see review

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