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Smith-VictorShoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights
 
4.2

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Well built / quality (22)
  • Durable (4)
  • Improves performance (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (5)
  • Poor interface (4)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (16)
  • Shooting outdoors (15)
  • Travel (8)
  • Home movies (4)
  • Upgrade (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (11), Film professional (7), Aspiring film maker (3), Enthusiast (3), Photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best so far

Picked up 4 of these to mount hot shoe flashes to (580ex ii) and they work like a charm. We have some from photoflex that came with our light stands, but the...Read complete review

Picked up 4 of these to mount hot shoe flashes to (580ex ii) and they work like a charm. We have some from photoflex that came with our light stands, but the construction, although only slightly different, makes for a completely different product. Whereas the photoflex cold shoes are very loose, which causes the pins to touch down on the mount occasionally, causing a misfire, these mounts by Smith-Victor are the perfect size leaving no ream for the pins to touch the bottom of the mount. The three speedlight rig that I developed has the flashes mounted in a horizontal position, yet with everything tightened down properly we've had no issues with flashes slipping from their cold shoes.

I'll be purchasing more of these and throwing out the photoflex adapters.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shoe mount

The product works fine for my application, but it may not for some others. As you can see from the picture, the 1/4" bolt you use has to the exact...Read complete review

The product works fine for my application, but it may not for some others. As you can see from the picture, the 1/4" bolt you use has to the exact length you need it to be or it will protrude into the shoe area. This could cause problems for some people. I personally have it epoxied to my camera rig, so it isn't a problem for me.

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5.0

Good quality

By Alex

from Milford PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

    Simply the best Cold Shoe Adapter - I tried a lot before.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great appliance

    By Digital_Feat

    from Midwest USA

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

      Use your flash unit off the camera!!

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      • No

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      2.0

      Better Options Available

      By Jeff in Oly

      from Olympia, WA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

          I bought one of these for use with a Nikon SB-700. It does the trick, but always seemed less than secure. The design relies on a small thumb screw to hold the full weight of the flash. I ended up buying the Stroboframe General Purpose Shoe Mount (#300-405), which provides a much more secure grip along the full edge of the mount.

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          • No

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          4.0

          All metal and solid

          By mac12563

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

          The shoe is made from an aluminum extrusion and has a thumb screw to secure the flash. It is well built giving peace of mind when attaching your flash. It will convert many stands and attachments that have a standard 1/4-20 threaded screw to a flash mount.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Didn't work for me

          By Tom Corbin

          from Baja Texas

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Poor Performance

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

              I bought this to hold my SB-700 flash and the screw that holds it in was on the wrong side (the thin side instead of the thick side like in the product photo). To insert the flash you have to unscrew it almost all the way and many times the screw would fall out. Once my flash fell off the mount on to the floor but luckily it hit the carpet and didn't break. I returned this inferior product and ordered the Frio plastic mount (B&H # FRENLFRC1A) which is a much better unit.

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              4.0

              cheap and easy

              By F242

              from NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                  cheap and easy mount.

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                  4.0

                  Does What it States

                  By Thomas

                  from Tampa Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                    I use this adapter for a lightstand I bought and it's great. This product works well so if you need this adapter buy it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works

                    By Guamenthusiast

                    from Guam

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                        Nothing much to say. It works.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        adapter shoe

                        By Pi_314

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                          Does what I expected

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          A simple product at a good price!

                          By Kevin

                          from QC, Canada

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                          Simple accessorie to mount my Rode VideoMic and flash on tripod. Good price for what you get. There's more safe product to the market. But if you use it wise, there will be no accident. Screw it!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Does the job just be careful

                          By Shell

                          from Baltimore, MD

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                            It holds my Sb800 and LP160 flashes just fine. The only issue I notice is the screw that locks the flash in. You have to have it almost all the way out before the flash will slide all the way in. I have dropped the screw so many times and had to spend time searching for it. I wish they'd include another one or something to keep it so the screw would stay with the shoe mount when you try to slide a flash in. That's my only complaint.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Used for a project

                            By denkopf

                            from Bethel,ct

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Projects

                              Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                              I gave these 4 stars because when I received the two I ordered the locking screws were on the wrong side. This part was made wrong the locking nut went through the thin side instead of the side you see on the photo. I called the manufacture and they sent me two free replacements that were correct. Great folks.[...]

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                              1.0

                              Save your money.

                              By George

                              from Olivebridge, NY

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Design
                                • Poor Interface

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                  Save yourself the potential trouble of having your Speedlight come crashing to the ground. Not all Speedlights will fit this device. This is a cheaply and poorly made item.

                                  You are much better off purchasing the Stroboframe Flash Mount Adapter - Standard Shoe Type (B&H #STMFS). It a far better quality.

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                                  5.0

                                  Simple and well made

                                  By FE Fan

                                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                      Not much to this product, but it is well made and reasonably priced. The show is designed to keep the flash contacts above the metal surface of the shoe, but a little bit of electrical tape on the base of the shoe is probably not a bad idea to avoid shorting the flash contacts.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy solution

                                      By Brian from fairfield

                                      from Fairfield, CT

                                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                        Sturdy, well built shoe. Used for mounting my Rode Video Mic to a monopod, and used as a boom pole. Great solution.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great for DIY projects

                                        By Heavensent films

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                          • Travel
                                          • Upgrade

                                          Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                          I added a couple of these to my DIY fig rig build. It works great for any type of hotshoe device like my LED lights or audio recorders utilizing a hotshoe mount. Not plastic but aluminum and solid.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Does the job

                                          By CHRISMDAY

                                          from Englishtown, NJ

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                            Simple and strong

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Rock Solid - Works as Advertised

                                            By bp4013

                                            from Campbell, CA

                                            About Me Parent

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Quality Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                                Not much to go wrong here. Precision machined. Precise fit.

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                                                5.0

                                                Best so far

                                                By DNoceti

                                                from Turlock, CA

                                                About Me Pro photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Quality Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                                    Picked up 4 of these to mount hot shoe flashes to (580ex ii) and they work like a charm. We have some from photoflex that came with our light stands, but the construction, although only slightly different, makes for a completely different product. Whereas the photoflex cold shoes are very loose, which causes the pins to touch down on the mount occasionally, causing a misfire, these mounts by Smith-Victor are the perfect size leaving no ream for the pins to touch the bottom of the mount. The three speedlight rig that I developed has the flashes mounted in a horizontal position, yet with everything tightened down properly we've had no issues with flashes slipping from their cold shoes.

                                                    I'll be purchasing more of these and throwing out the photoflex adapters.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    nice little adapter

                                                    By jcpicturethis

                                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                                    About Me Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Smith-Victor Shoe Mount For Flash/Video Lights:

                                                        Works great!

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