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

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Attach securely (24)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Lightweight (19)

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 (21), Professional (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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.

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5.0

Miniphone to Female Hot Shoe Sync Cord

By PJland

from Wylie, Texas

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Low Light Situation
    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I use this to trigger my off camera flash with my pocket wizards! I love it. It works every single time and I was so glad that B&H ships so incredibly fast!!!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works with my Speedlight & Pocketwizard

    By Ken

    from Danbury, CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pocketwizard
      • Weddings/Events

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

      My old hot shoe adapter used a PC cable connector, which is terrible (very loose and constantly falls out), so I was looking for a version that could plug directly into the pocketwizard.

      My first attempt was one I purchased from Impact, but I couldn't get it to work with my speedlight 430 EX II, even though it was advertised to be compatible. So I tried the slightly more expensive Paramount and it works great. I finally have a good solution for my Pocket Wizard, and I love how secure the cable is.

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      • No

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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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            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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                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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                    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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                          • No

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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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                          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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                              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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                                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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