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VelloHot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Compact (25)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Durable (15)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (17)
    • Weddings (16)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (9), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worked well, defective and was replaced

    I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL...Read complete review

    I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL to trigger off camera flashes and also I use a wireless trigger plugged into the PC port of this item. I can use studio monolights and the Canon wireless flash system together.

    It works and allows me to mount my Canon 600 EX RT on top of this adapter, and allows me to plug my paul buff cyber commander into the pc connection (velcro-ed onto the side of my flash)to trigger my studio flash units.

    Would be 5 stars, except the first one I received was defective. It still worked, but it rattled around every time i turned my camera vertically/horizontally, I could hear it. Annoying. I emailed company (Vello people) and they said it shouldn't do that, return it to manufacturer. I was a bit annoyed they took no responsibility for it, but B&H sent a new one to me (overnight!) as I still needed it for a shoot! And paid for the return shipping! So, Awesome customer service from B&H is saving this review from being a 2 or 3 really. Just to clarify, the product worked the entire time I had it, but I was worried it would stop working while I needed it, since the manufacturer said it shouldn't do that lol.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    it works but...

    it worked one time, partly because the next time I used it I pushed the connection cord in too hard and it broke. It might be my fault, but it seems like the...Read complete review

    it worked one time, partly because the next time I used it I pushed the connection cord in too hard and it broke. It might be my fault, but it seems like the cord is not plugged-in all the way so I wanted to push it in further and that's when it broke. The pc cord has a nut on the end and I wanted to screw that in to prevent the cord from comming loose, but that caused me to brake it. Not sure of this product overall. You'd be better off getting the hotshoe connection with the cord already on it. Same price, and works everytime!

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    5.0

    Worth it!

    By Rozay

    from New York

    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

    I love the Adapter. Just make sure it's in the hot shoe properly.

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    1.0

    Didn't work

    By Dave

    from Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

          Put on my Canon 60D and it would not trigger my alternate flash via pc cord. Went back to old one I was replacing and it worked quite well. Very disappointed.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A fine little product

          By Bill

          from Milpitas, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Studio Work
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

          A life saver. I didn't know that the Canon 70D camera didn't have a pc-sync output when I bought it. This little item does the trick of bringing the flash signals out to a pc-sync connector for my external flashes to connect to.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By Joey C.

          from Queens, NY

          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

          It work and I have no problem with it!

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          5.0

          Hot Shoe Adapter

          By stonecoldcoffee

          from atlanta

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

            Enables the Canon 6D to be fully controllable for time lapse equipment.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Exactly what I needed

            By RonniePhotog

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

              I needed a means to connect triggers via PC Synch. Hotshoes with PC are easy enough to find, but only with the center pin in the hotshoe (allowing you to pop a flash in the hotshoe, but only in manual flash mode with no other communication to camera). I wanted to retain communication with the on-camera flash while adding the pc synch for a trigger. This adapter does that. It is plastic but has a metal hotshoe -- a pleasant surprise. I only wish there was a way to disable the top flash strobe but retain use of the AF assist beam AND send the "pop" signal through the PC synch only. It does what it claims and I'm pleased with the product.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed.

              By John

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                  This adapter was exactly as advertised. The Canon 6D for whatever reason has no PC port rendering my Strobie strobe trigger useless. The Vello adapter solved that problem and worked like a charm. A very inexpensive solution. Love it!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A must have

                  By rdy42k

                  from southern md

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                      I purchased this for my photo booth, then found that I was constantly removing it to use in the studio to sync strobes. I usually use radio triggers, but for some of my strobes, this is the most efficient and inexpensive way.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      HOT SHOE ADAPTER

                      By BJH

                      from PERRYOPOLIS,PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                        MEETS MY EXPECTATIONS

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        perfect plug-in

                        By Karen

                        from Bradenton, FL

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                          I use this to plug my external flash/studio lighting into my Canon 70D which doesn't provide an outlet for that purpose.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Quality construction

                          By DME

                          from Spring Valley, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                              Well made and works every time.

                              If you use this hot shoe with a flash on top of the shoe and a flash trigger connected to the PC socket to trigger off-camera strobes, be aware that the off-camera strobes need to have the slave modes off, otherwise the TTL pre-flash will trigger the strobes too early and it won't show up in the exposure. I didn't turn off the slave mode in my Einstein strobes and couldn't understand why I didn't see the light from the strobes in my pictures when I did see them going off. I thought it was the fault of the hot shoe triggering the trigger a bit sooner or later than it should, until I realized that it was the TTL pre-flash that set off the strobes.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works well

                              By Tony

                              from Little Rock, AR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                Works very well with my Paul C. Buff trigger and didn't miss fire one time.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By Kevin

                                from Mount Laurel, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                  Its a great adapter for those who have camera's that don't have a PC Socket. Just connect it to your hot shoe and you are ready to go. Couldn't be more happier with the product

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works Great

                                  By britt

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Food
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Product

                                    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                    I really love this it works great. I use the hot shoe with my Canon rebel xsi and my two impact strobe lights. It has a really fast recycling time which makes it easier to take more pictures.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Works perfectly.

                                    By David

                                    from Toronto

                                    Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                    Great affordable solution for the lack of a PC socket
                                    Nobody likes extra stuff stuck on there camera but this is the way to go apart from wireless syncing. Too bad cameras are lacking the old PC socket in the prosumer category.

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                                    5.0

                                    Hot Shoe to PC-Connector

                                    By Spud

                                    from SoCal

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos

                                      Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                      Works FANTASTIC!
                                      Is very easy to mount.
                                      Pretty sturdy but looks breakable.

                                      Allows me to sync my old Vivitar 285 to my T2i.
                                      Works like a charm.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good product

                                      By Isabella

                                      from Phoenix, Az

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                        Easy to use

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        happy with this

                                        By Mark aka Crashtestdummy1

                                        from Ma.

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Inexpensive Pc Addon
                                        • Will Serve As A Backup

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Productstill Life

                                          Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                          I use this to trigger my strobes as my camera did not have a pc port to fire my studio strobes, the light triggers the others via the light sensitive LDR. It works as expected and will eventually become my back up once I goto radio controlled devices.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          If you need it here it is

                                          By CajunPirate

                                          from Lake Charles, Louisiana

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                              If you need to add a PC connection this works.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Worked well, defective and was replaced

                                              By Sim

                                              from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Qualitycontrol Maybe Issu

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Add Pc Connection To Came

                                              Comments about Vello Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL):

                                              I use this because the Canon 6D does not come with a PC connection(why I don't know - price i guess), and I need to use this to use my Canon flash ETTL to trigger off camera flashes and also I use a wireless trigger plugged into the PC port of this item. I can use studio monolights and the Canon wireless flash system together.

                                              It works and allows me to mount my Canon 600 EX RT on top of this adapter, and allows me to plug my paul buff cyber commander into the pc connection (velcro-ed onto the side of my flash)to trigger my studio flash units.

                                              Would be 5 stars, except the first one I received was defective. It still worked, but it rattled around every time i turned my camera vertically/horizontally, I could hear it. Annoying. I emailed company (Vello people) and they said it shouldn't do that, return it to manufacturer. I was a bit annoyed they took no responsibility for it, but B&H sent a new one to me (overnight!) as I still needed it for a shoot! And paid for the return shipping! So, Awesome customer service from B&H is saving this review from being a 2 or 3 really. Just to clarify, the product worked the entire time I had it, but I was worried it would stop working while I needed it, since the manufacturer said it shouldn't do that lol.

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                                              • No

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