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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

    Best Uses

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

    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.

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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

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    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.

                                                    Share this review