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General BrandHot Shoe to PC Adapter
 
3.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best for the price!

We use this product on all our cameras that have hot shoes but no external PC sync (which is entirely too many NIKON). It is alkward on some cameras because you have to...Read complete review

We use this product on all our cameras that have hot shoes but no external PC sync (which is entirely too many NIKON). It is alkward on some cameras because you have to turn the PC connection toward the eye-piece on on the viewfinder.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Canon digital rebel owners beware

In order for hot pin to make contact with my hot shoe on my digital rebel, I had to disassemble the adapter and file away some plastic. This allowed the pin to protrude far...Read complete review

In order for hot pin to make contact with my hot shoe on my digital rebel, I had to disassemble the adapter and file away some plastic. This allowed the pin to protrude far enough to make positive contact. Canon rebel users may want to make another choice. Once altered, the adapter works wonderfully.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

HOT SHOE ADAPTER

By ANCIENT ONE

from HARLINGEN TEXAS

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

    WORKS ON CANON EOS DIGITALS

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works great for the price you pay

    By Amanda Molandes

    from Palestine, TX

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Off-Camera Flash
    • Studio
    • Studio lighting

    Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

    This hot shoe adapter is really handy if you are on a tight budget. It helps you to get in the studio quick without having to pay a lot of money for a pocket wizard or other fancy gear.

    The cord that is connected to the flash stays plugged in very well. I was moving around a lot while using it and it never fell out.

    The only problem was that it had trouble fitting on the hot shoe of my camera at first, but now it goes in easily.

    Definitely worth the amount you pay for it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Hot Shoe to PC Adapter review

    By hoi

    from DC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

        Excellent product. Used on my Canon AV-1 camera that does not have a pc terminal. This adapter sits right on the camera hot shoe and allows me to connect my photography lights!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Hot Shoe to PC did the job.

        By VP

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

        I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this product that stated issues but i had no issues whatsoever. I have a Canon digital rebel XT and it worked just fine. I didn't have to file down the plastic as others indicated in their reviews.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Does what it's supposed to do.

        By BPM Deejays

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

            I own three of these, each one fitted to a Canon S5 IS inside of a photobooth. They all perform as they should without any problems.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best buy for the money-

            By Jr

            from Central Maine

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

              Most digital SLRs do not have a pc connector and since I have a need to fire a proffesional Strobe, and not slave it, this is what I chose to do the job.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Does It's Job

              By Jess

              from Indianapolis, IN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Slow Recycling

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

              There's nothing fancy about this, it's simply something to throw on for a PC hot shoe adapter. It's minimalistic and easy to use.

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              3.0

              Work properly after a little tinkering

              By fotofun-J

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Fit

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

              So I have this Canon EOS xti that I wanted to test out with my strobes, but it didn't have a pc connection. I bought this thinking that this was just what I needed. Which it was, however when I got it the metal contacts wounldn't make contact with the camera hotshoe. I had to take it apart and sand off a little bit of the plastic underneath and put it back together and it works like a beauty. I love how light my xti. Thanks to this little attachment I can use it with my strobes. Would have been nice if it would have worked just outta the box. Thanks for the tip from other reviewers!

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              1.0

              Did not work.

              By Steveo

              from Chicago,IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

              I ordered 4 of these and only 1 actually worked. And the one that works, you have to place the pc connector away from the lens to work. And it was extremely difficult to put on and take off the adapter from the camera

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              2.0

              Incredibly weak

              By Lentamentalisk

              from Berkeley, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Made Cheaply
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                I bought this hotshoe to pc adapter to connect my Vivitar 285HV flash to my pentax k100d. It worked, but was quite flimsy, and had me worried from the start. Then, while setting my camera up on a tripod, I forgot to tighten the up/down pan head, and the camera went swinging forward. When it hit the bottom of the swivel, the adapter connecting the flash to the camera shattered, and my flash fell to the ground. I was forced to shoot with the on-camera flash for the rest of the trip.
                Were it not required for the use of my flash, I would not buy it again.

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                4.0

                Works fine

                By Photopiea

                from Tennessee

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                    Works great for it's intended purpose.

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                    1.0

                    Didn't work

                    By clfitz

                    from Oak Hill, WV, USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Nonfunctional

                    Best Uses

                    • None

                    Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                    This product did not work on my new K2000. I tried it before I found out about trigger voltages being too high with an old flash, but I can't see that making a difference.

                    I verified that the flash fired, first by using it directly on the camera's hot shoe, then by firing it with the "Test" button. The flash fired both times.

                    Then I installed the adapter, which was very difficult to do. I connected the PC cord to the flash, and it didn't fire. Ever. I must have tried a half-dozen times.

                    I then bought a Wein SafeSynch, and the flash fires every time, whether being used on-camera (on the top of the SafeSync) or off, by PC cord.

                    Save your money and get a SafeSync instead.

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                    4.0

                    Best for the price!

                    By Cannon

                    from Chesapeake, VA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                      We use this product on all our cameras that have hot shoes but no external PC sync (which is entirely too many NIKON). It is alkward on some cameras because you have to turn the PC connection toward the eye-piece on on the viewfinder.

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                      4.0

                      Worked Exactly How I Thought it Would!

                      By Gerry R

                      from Upstate, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                        I was looking for a solution to using a wide angle lens on my Leica M8 without sacrificing a hot shoe for an external finder. The finder is a little higher than it should be, but after a few test frames, I'm all lined up!

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                        1.0

                        NOT FOR REBEL XT

                        By alejandro

                        from colombia

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Interface
                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                            hot shoe does not make contact with the canon rebel xt.

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                            1.0

                            Not for Canon REBEL XT

                            By alejandro

                            from colombia

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Interface

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                                hot pin does not make contact with camera's hot shoe (canon rebel xt). wish i had read the review before buying.

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                                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Canon digital rebel owners beware

                                By twii56

                                from Chippewa Lake, Ohio

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about General Brand Hot Shoe to PC Adapter:

                                In order for hot pin to make contact with my hot shoe on my digital rebel, I had to disassemble the adapter and file away some plastic. This allowed the pin to protrude far enough to make positive contact. Canon rebel users may want to make another choice. Once altered, the adapter works wonderfully.

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