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ParamountMiniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight
 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Attach securely (24)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Reliable (18)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Not durable (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (28)
  • Indoors (19)
  • Outdoors (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
  • Low light (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (20), Professional (14), Semi-pro photographer (10), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes life easier

I purchased 2 of these, they are a bit on the expensive side for what they are IMO but worth it for ease of use with using off camera flash. With a 580 ex...Read complete review

I purchased 2 of these, they are a bit on the expensive side for what they are IMO but worth it for ease of use with using off camera flash. With a 580 ex (or exII) you can directly clip the flash in and plug it into a pocket wizard, then instantly remove the flash and use it for something else without having to fumble with the PC cords. If you have a 580 ex you don't even have that option. Screws directly onto a standard umbrella holder or mono pod (to make a very basic light stick). I ordered 2 and one was defective..only because of poorly molded plastic that did not allow the flash to make full contact. [...]sent out another one and that one works great! I gave it a 4 only becuase of the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works good but not worth the high price

Well, it does what it claims to do, a hot shoe and it connects to your PW or Elinchrom Skyport receivers.

However, I am not so keen on its high...Read complete review

Well, it does what it claims to do, a hot shoe and it connects to your PW or Elinchrom Skyport receivers.

However, I am not so keen on its high price tag... over $30 for this?? You can definitely tell it was made in China and it was not well-made. I have a bad feeling that after a period of usage, the seating (hot shoe) area will break in half.

Otherwise, it works. If it constructed better, I will give it a 4 star.

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Good Miniphone to Female Sync

By S & R

from AZ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

    If this is what you need (mini phone to female hot shoe sync), this will do nicely.

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    5.0

    very handy

    By don

    from rochester, mi

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

      very useful

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      • No

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      5.0

      These rock

      By melponder

      from Des Moines, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

        These make off camera hotshoe flash photography with Pentax and made for Pentax gear and Pocket Wizards or RadioSyncs a breeze. I added two single cords to my inventory for more control and fun.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Use pocket wizards without PC cord woes

        By Becca Minneapolis

        from Minneapolis MN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Don't Get Lost
        • Don't Use Flash Pc Port
        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Event photography
          • Off Camera Lighting

          Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

          I love pocket wizards (I use the older PW pluss II) and I have used a variety of Nikon and off-brand flashes. I prefer using a hot shoe (mounted on my lightstand) to mount the flashes - the cords never wiggle out, and I can keep the cords permanently on my lightstands so I never have to look for them. I replace them as needed, generally about every 2 years with very heavy use. The PC ports for flashes are notoriously loose, so this bypasses that problem all together.

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          5.0

          Works Perfectly

          By Prttyrussia

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

            works perfectly!

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            • No

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            2.0

            Not satisfied

            By Kesler

            from NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

            Works as advertised but the flash does not lock on the hot shoe. I might end up with a broken flash due to the hot shoe not locking the flash.

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            • No

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            5.0

            As Expected

            By OlderThanDirt

            from Indy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                Does exactly what it's designed to do. You just do not want to put much weight on the cable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The best choice of them all

                By tmcdphoto

                from NJ

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                    There are several cold shoes to PW mini available but this one is the only one that has a metal female threaded hole that does not become loose or break apart from the cold shoe. The extra $$$ is worth it.

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                    5.0

                    Sweet product

                    By Moy

                    from Laredo Texas

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                      I used this product on a c stand connected to a pocket wizard. It works great so far. I have had it for about a week and it has done the job so far. I don't think there are any things that are not great about it. I would recommend it to anyone that thinks of buying this product.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      If you need 1, you really need 4

                      By Minneapolis Tog

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Off camera flash
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                      If you are reading this, you probably know that the PC connection for connecting Pocket Wizards to standard strobes is the worst form of connection invented - frequent use or vibrations often lead to damage of the PC port.

                      I use these miniphone to hot Shoe cords to connect my PW Plus II to my flashes remotely, mostly for wedding work. These work very well, can pretty much any strobe unit, and I just keep them stored on my tripod mounts.

                      I never buy just one of these, because eventually with use the cord will start to wear (the cord protrudes straight out of the unit, and is a weak point, in my opinion). Also, you will want to find a way to secure your pocket wizard to your flash or tripod mount (I use velcro or the PW strap).

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                      2.0

                      Cheaply made

                      By jkm

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                      Not the worst thing i've ever purchased, but not too far off, either. The metal nubbin fell out when i tried to screw it onto a light stand the first time. I pushed it back in and it's working. For such a basic piece of equipment at almost [$] I was expecting a little bit more.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      it works

                      By mike reed

                      from austin, tx

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                        They are perfect for what I need them for and that's hooking up my hot shoe flashes to pocket wizards, I own three now. What is extremely helpful is being able to switch between the brass stud (not supplied with the cord) for umbrella mounting or the plastic shoe for everything else.

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                        5.0

                        Works great!

                        By KennyB

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                          Was concerned this product would not work with my Flash/Umbrella bracket attachments. This product has a convienent grove at the bottom that attaches securely to the brackets. Worked very well with the 580EX.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Hot Item

                          By Freeprize

                          from Kennewick, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                            Easy set up, works flawlessly.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Freeprize

                            from Kennewick, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                              Easy to install.
                              Lightweight.
                              Worked perfectly.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Love it!

                              By Ben

                              from MN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Low Light
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                I works great not problems firing like with other cords!!!

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Not Many Options

                                By reviewer11

                                from Austin, TX

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Best Available

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Weak

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                I used to have a miniphone->hotshoe cord which had a solid metal base, purchased years ago. Unfortunately, I've never found one since. This is the best of the cords I've found- the others having eventually broken their bases at one point or another. Still, the plastic bottom doesn't feel sturdy enough to me when I'm rigging on locations.

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                                5.0

                                Why didn't I buy these years ago?!

                                By annika

                                from columbia, MO

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                    After much frustration with flash/pocket wizard inconsistencies I purchased this product and it has eliminated so many headaches. No more fiddling with the flash to pocket wizard cord to get my flash to fire!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Need this connection

                                    By downtown carol

                                    from st petersburg, fla

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                      I bought the PocketWizard and figured out that you need this to connect or they do not work ;-(

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      BOUGHT TWO MORE

                                      By JAW

                                      from TRINITY, FLORIDA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • PERFECT FOR WIRELESS

                                        Comments about Paramount Miniphone (Pocket Wizard) to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord - 1' Straight:

                                        VERY CONVIENT TO USE. LESS GADGETS IN THE BAG.

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                                        • No

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