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MatthewsHot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4"
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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Pros

  • Durable (26)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Long-lasting (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Attaches securely (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (19)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Video (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (18), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

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    Sometimes, even the smallest things mean alot. I'm new to the HDSLR world but it didn't take long to realize that to shoot video with these cameras you have to have lots of stuff...Read complete review

    Sometimes, even the smallest things mean alot. I'm new to the HDSLR world but it didn't take long to realize that to shoot video with these cameras you have to have lots of stuff hanging off your camera to work well. This little hot shoe adapter allows me to attach a number of devices to the top of my 5DM2. In particular, I purchased it to use with my Zoom H4N audio recorder.

    Not much else to say other than it worked.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does what it says...but read the warning

    This was bought to use with the zoom H1. I found the product to be very well made and easy to use. The only issue I found is really with the H1. When...Read complete review

    This was bought to use with the zoom H1. I found the product to be very well made and easy to use. The only issue I found is really with the H1. When screwing the adapter into the threads on the H1, the threads seem too tight and the adapter feels like it gets stuck before fully screwing into the zoom. The zoom is very cheap plastic so I was very concerned with breaking the H1. If you are very careful and don't force the adapter to fit all the way it works fine. Just be cautious not to over tighten.

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    5.0

    Sturdy and tough

    By Fighting Bill

    from Hillsborough, NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Build Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

        This is worth the extra expense because of the build quality. Materials are excellent, knobs can be readily tightened, and device connection is extremely secure.

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        5.0

        Solid for mounting

        By Jake Drake

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

            The Matthews adapter does a fantastic job of keeping things in place, and it's actually well built. I came across a lot of similar adapters, but most of them were made out of plastic and didn't last.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Look no further

            By tom la FRANCE

            from ashland oregon

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

              Why can't everything be this nice. SOLID METAL. Holds my Juice link on top of my Canon 5D MK3.

              I would buy it again and again. In fact I bought two of 'em.

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              4.0

              Worth it

              By Marty

              from South Africa

              Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

              Turns out I didn't need it but kept it anyway because it's so well built, worth it

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              5.0

              Don't mess around, get this one first

              By hawaiigent

              from Honolulu

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Nice Anodized Black

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                Compared to another similar item that cost about [$] less, there is no comparison. I had to do the final finishing of the other plates that fit into the hot shoe. Not on this one. The knurls are substantial, and wide. I will use it to mount a small audio PCM recorder on a bracket. Worth the money which is small change in the grand scheme of these things.

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                5.0

                Perfect Hot Shoe Adapter

                By fsolis

                from Wichita, KS

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                  Finally, just the little piece of hardware I've been needing to make quick locations shoots with Speedlights run smoothly. It fits securely into the umbrella hot shoe and then snugs up perfectly to the flash or socket of the Paramount cord needed for the flash's connection to a PW.

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                  5.0

                  Good strong design

                  By Shoot First Media

                  from Philadlephia, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                    Strong, durable build. Multiple uses.

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                    5.0

                    solid

                    By dougr

                    from mountain view, ca

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                      no frills, well built... perfect compliment to dslr and pcm-d50.

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                      4.0

                      Great little Adapter

                      By ddub

                      from new york

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio device to dslr

                      Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                      I bought this adapter to use for my Roland R05 audio recorder. After one use it is solid, easy to use, and all metal construction. It will probably outlast the camera and the audio recorder. A little pricey but it is a Matthews..

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                      4.0

                      "Hot" hot shoe adapter

                      By BH

                      from Denver CO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                        Hi all,
                        We use this adapter to fix a Convergent Design Nano flash to the top of our Sony Ex3. We chose this adapter because we needed a sturdy, non-articulating base for the nano-flash. This camera sits on a SteadiCam Pilot and the least number of things that can get pumped the better. I am very happy with how rigidly this unit holds the Nano Flash. The locking wheels are large and easy to use, and the machining quality is excellent. As for negatives, the unit is a bit heavy, but I think it is needs to have a bit of weight to maintain it's quality; so not really a ding. Buy one and you'll like it.
                        Thanks,
                        BH

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By knsh55a

                        from Plymouth, MN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                          I use this to mount a GoPro Hero camera to my HMC150 when I video my son's soccer team matches. All metal - seems to be well made.

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                          5.0

                          Solid

                          By Levi

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                            All metal construction. Super easy to tighten to the 5D3 and to the H4n. Very solid and quality product.

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                            5.0

                            Good quality

                            By haugstad.com

                            from norway

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                              Nice solid construction.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Tonyphoto

                              from Miami fl

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                Firmly and Securely Supports equipment mounted on camera shoe.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By Tonyphoto

                                from Miami FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                  Nice looking, heavy duty shoe adapter. Offers sturdy support to my Large LED light on my Video camera and my Dslr.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good product

                                  By Dave

                                  from Springfield, OR

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                    I use this to mount my zeikos ze-ocscc flash cord to my Dual Shoe Bracket, cord did not fit securely into bracket so this is the fix.
                                    Should work for anything with a 1/4" female thread that you want to mount into a cold shoe.
                                    It is metal so I am not sure you would want to use it in a hot shoe.

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                                    5.0

                                    must have

                                    By naples_video

                                    from Naples, FL

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                    This has large black steel wheels for the larger handed person. Strong and a bit heavy but worth every penny. You should own at least 2 of these in your arsenal just in case.

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                                    5.0

                                    I love this little thing!

                                    By Bob

                                    from Las Cruces, NM

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                        Some reviews gave me concern that some of these adapters might not fit my new Canon EOS Rebel T3i, but it worked like a charm. Simple and solid piece of hardware. I bought it to mount a small digital recorder on top of my camera for movie work, and it's just what I wanted.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid

                                        By gbphotography

                                        from winston-Salem NC

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                            Very solid piece made to last forever. Very easy to use!

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                                            5.0

                                            Great hot shoe adapter for rigging

                                            By Monty

                                            from NZ

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • On a 7D or 5D

                                              Comments about Matthews Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4":

                                              great product. Handy little tool. Can use with matthews micro grip to rig cameras in various positions.

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