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

(based on 46 reviews)

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    (37)

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    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (28)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Long-lasting (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Attaches securely (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (19)
    • Video (7)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Outdoors (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Forget the others

    I own several of these after buying the others which are less expensive. We only use the Matthews now after being let down by the others. It weighs more but it's a far better...Read complete review

    I own several of these after buying the others which are less expensive. We only use the Matthews now after being let down by the others. It weighs more but it's a far better product. Trust this with your precious on-cam accessories. The wheels are larger and made of metal. The wheels actually stick flat on surfaces not angled like the cheap plastic ones. After tightening you might have to plier them off but a small price to pay for security. Too many close calls with the other cheap ones! Don't be fooled by the other one's photos. When you receive them they are tiny, small wheels that you can't grip, plastic components, + there's too much play when turning the wheels and loosen up quickly. Trust the Matthews and stop worrying about your Atomos hitting the concrete!

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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

    Solid

    By stvk

    from Philadlephia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

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

      Many hotshoe adapters are cheap and can be wobbly. Not this one.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Forget the others

      By Naples_Vidiot

      from Naples, Florida

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Larger Turn Wheels
      • Solid
      • Trustworthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Event Video
        • Run and Gun
        • Video
        • Video Production

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

        I own several of these after buying the others which are less expensive. We only use the Matthews now after being let down by the others. It weighs more but it's a far better product. Trust this with your precious on-cam accessories. The wheels are larger and made of metal. The wheels actually stick flat on surfaces not angled like the cheap plastic ones. After tightening you might have to plier them off but a small price to pay for security. Too many close calls with the other cheap ones! Don't be fooled by the other one's photos. When you receive them they are tiny, small wheels that you can't grip, plastic components, + there's too much play when turning the wheels and loosen up quickly. Trust the Matthews and stop worrying about your Atomos hitting the concrete!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Worth the extra cost

        By Salvatore

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Good quality and sure fit. Don't take chances with shoe mounted accessories - use a product like this. The cost makes it a hard decision but after you hold it in your hand you will know that you purchased the right item.

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              5.0

              STRONG ADAPTER

              By Number 1 DP

              from Central Oregon Coast

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good build quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adapting Monitor
                • Video

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

                I bought this Hot Shoe Adapter 3/8" to 1/4" by Matthews to replace a cheap weak adapter that came with my original monitor. The thing was always slipping off of the shoe! I bought this because of the Matthews name on Hollywood sets and it's quite strong and holds well in the camera hot shoe.

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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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                        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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                                              • No

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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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