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

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (32)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Long-lasting (14)
  • Attaches securely (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (19)
  • Video (9)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

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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3.0

Does the job, but....

By Hank E

from Southwest VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

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

    I expected better machining on a Matthews product. That's why I bought the name--Matthews. I have many other Matthews products and love the quality. To be specific, the knurled ring that you use to tighten the adapter to a hot shoe and the other ring used to tighten the device were very wobbly. Were these made in the USA were the tolerance in precise machining is greater? I'll bet not. But that being said, so far, this adapter is doing it's job. I just hope that the intolerances of the metal don't strip the threads in the future. I guess time will tell.

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    5.0

    Works great

    By John

    from Redlands, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        My Vello wireless Shutterboss kept slipping out of my camera's hotshoe. This adapter was easy to install and my Shutterboss now remains solidly in the hotshoe. The adapter is well built and easy to use.

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        5.0

        Useful for Attaching Zoom H5 (with Shotgun Mic) to Canon 60D

        By CDS

        from Wichita, KS

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

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

          I've had two different hot shoe adapters that cost $ and $ apiece. This hot shoe adapter is larger in length and the wheels are wider in diameter than my two previous ones which provides great stability for my digital recorder. Not to mention, since my older hot shoe adapters were shorter in length, when I had attached my Zoom with the SSH-6 stereo shotgun mic attached, covered with my Movo Professional Windscreen, to my Canon 60D, the hairs from the windscreen would be in the frame. In an effort to mount my digital recorder even higher, as to not get the windscreen into the frame, I'd screw in my old hot shoe adapter slightly and then tighten the wheel. This would only make my recorder wobble around and still get the hairs into frame. Overall, the Matthews shoe adapter is well worth the price since it resolves this problem. I have no issues with wobbling and with the wheels becoming untightened. It's perfect for my set-up!

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          5.0

          Rock Solid

          By D.

          from Scottsdale

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Really excellent, you'll never need to buy another one (unless you have more than one camera). Careful with your fingertips when tightening, the knurling on this is rough like a meat-tenderizer.

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              5.0

              Handy

              By Director Derek

              from Boston

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This is simply the handiest little camera accessory I've bought in a very long time.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Worth the extra cost

                      By Salvatore

                      from New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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