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Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2

You Pay: $12.99
Product Highlights
  • Blue Lightweight Polymer
  • 1/4"-20 / 3/8"-16 Tap for Light Stands
  • Ideal for Articulated Arms
  • Fits Most Standard Hot Shoes
  • Lanyard Tip for Receivers

Cold shoe adapters have seemingly been around forever but enlight photo decided to take a hard look at the design to rethink and enhance it to its maximum potential with the frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2. First they reduced the weight by using a strong polymer. That solved inadvertent flash firing from metal on metal shorting as well.

The frio's patented DualLock system ensures that your valuable equipment is securely mounted. The patented DualThread receiver on the bottom of the frio accepts both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 stand and accessory screws. There's a lanyard tip to hang your radio receiver from, too. The frio is compatible with most standard flash hot shoes on the market including Nikon's SB-900.

Features
  • Mount anything with a hotshoe; your flash, light panel or hot shoe mic to any tripod and many light stands
  • Features a universal standard 1/4"-20 / 3/8"-16 thread
  • Patent-pending DualLock security
  • Whatever you fit to your frio stays put and comes off in an instant when you're done
  • Safe and secure SlipNClick technology confirms that you're securely mounted
  • Universal locking pin cavity so your flash's lock works too
  • Compact and lightweight, it takes up negligible space in your bag
  • Handy lanyard point to hang your radio slaves or any other accessory with a lanyard
  • Construction Primarily polymer
    Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
    Compatibility Most standard on-camera flash shoes including Nikon's SB-900
    Lanyard point for hanging radio slaves
    Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Enlight photoFrio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (6)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Universal Locking Cold Shoe

      This is a very useful device for mounting a usually hot shoe mounted flash on a cold shoe placed on the top of a tripod or light stand. It is compatible with both...Read complete review

      This is a very useful device for mounting a usually hot shoe mounted flash on a cold shoe placed on the top of a tripod or light stand. It is compatible with both 3/8 and 1/4 -in screws. It has enabled me to mount my flash on my tripods which all have 1/4 - in screws while my flash is only useful for 3/8 -in screws.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a snug fit

      Either I'm missing something obvious on this cold shoe or it just doesn't work for what I'm looking for... My purpose for buying this was to *firmly* attach an ETTL cord connector...Read complete review

      Either I'm missing something obvious on this cold shoe or it just doesn't work for what I'm looking for... My purpose for buying this was to *firmly* attach an ETTL cord connector to it -- thus securing my flash to a lightstand, monopod, etc. When I slide the connector into the Frio shoe, the connector is not big enough lengthwise to fill up the area for it on the Frio shoe -- it continually slides back and forth. It won't come loose because of the Frio locking mechanism, but it is not firmly secure. There is no pin or locking capability on that end of the ETTL cord, so there is no other way to secure the connector in the shoe without using a rolled up piece of tape or some other way to fill up the space.

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      5.0

      How to save a flash!

      By Mike

      from Rhode Island

      Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

      After seeing my flash come close to falling off a simple metal block cold shoe I finally broke down and bought a couple of these and could not be happier! Simple and easy to use, this little baby holds my flash safe and secure! If I am going to mount a $ flash on a stand I want to be as confident as I can that it is held safely and securely, and this little cold shoe buys me a lot of piece of mind for a very reasonable amount of money!

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      5.0

      Exactly as expected

      By Cajun Dave

      from South Louisiana

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

        Holds my flash safely and securely using the flash's thumb latch and the cold shoe's clip. Small and unobtrusive. Just what I needed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great little trinket for the price

        By Photolover86

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

          I bought this so I could attach my flash to my tripod. It has a very sturdy design and an extra tab to ensure your flash will not fall off. Very happy with it so far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Work great

          By BKK Photog

          from Thailand

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Shoe

            Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

            I bought two of these, will be buying more. These are no-fuss cold shoes, very solid and easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great cold shoe

            By esanchez21

            from brownsville, tx

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

              Gave the frio cold shoe a try.It works as advertise holds flash firmly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Does the job.

              By Marcy

              from Ada, Ok

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                Product is as described. We were very irritated that this item wasn't included with the ringflash we purchased. Glad to have found it here.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Universal Locking Cold Shoe

                By Photo Lou

                from Elkhart, Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                  This is a very useful device for mounting a usually hot shoe mounted flash on a cold shoe placed on the top of a tripod or light stand. It is compatible with both 3/8 and 1/4 -in screws. It has enabled me to mount my flash on my tripods which all have 1/4 - in screws while my flash is only useful for 3/8 -in screws.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not a snug fit

                  By A

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                        Either I'm missing something obvious on this cold shoe or it just doesn't work for what I'm looking for... My purpose for buying this was to *firmly* attach an ETTL cord connector to it -- thus securing my flash to a lightstand, monopod, etc. When I slide the connector into the Frio shoe, the connector is not big enough lengthwise to fill up the area for it on the Frio shoe -- it continually slides back and forth. It won't come loose because of the Frio locking mechanism, but it is not firmly secure. There is no pin or locking capability on that end of the ETTL cord, so there is no other way to secure the connector in the shoe without using a rolled up piece of tape or some other way to fill up the space.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        BEST OF THE BEST

                        By mrphoto

                        from los angeles

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                            For the price and performance I wouldn't trust any other cold shoe to hold my expensive flash. I would recommend this to anyone

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Not for Canon 600exRT

                            By tomK

                            from Fort Collins, Colorado

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                                It's great for flashes other than Canon's water-sealed ones.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By Phil

                                from Seattle

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adds versatility
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                                  Positive locking cold shoe. Works on a tripod, or any 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 threaded stud. Very versatile.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect solution

                                  By ATS

                                  from Laguna, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                                    Needed a way to connect Rode video mic to a small tripod, worked perfectly. Looks like it built to last for years.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Frio Locking Shoe

                                    By RickS

                                    from Highland, MI

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Detached Flash Photos

                                      Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                                      They are a must have if using remote controlled flashes. Easy to attach to camera tripod or lighting tripod. For the price, they are great.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Functional

                                      By Opposable Thumbs

                                      from Colorado

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                                          Super easy.....super functional.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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