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VelloHot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Compact (24)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Durable (14)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (16)
    • Weddings (15)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (8), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    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

    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

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                  • 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.

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                              • 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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                                        5.0

                                        Great device!

                                        By WMLawler Photographer

                                        from Amarillo, TX.

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                                          had to get one of these so that I could connect my SEKONIC FLASHMATE to the flash unit that I am using. It is going to help me with the flash meter as far as I know.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great and needed acessory.

                                          By plknj

                                          from Summit, NJ

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Portraits
                                            • Weddings/Events

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

                                            Many of the newer cameras come without a flash sync plug connector. This is the one to get. Attaches to the hot shoe and voila. We need this because some of our older sync remotes plug into a flsh sync and do not connect tothe hot shoe.

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                                            3.0

                                            it works but...

                                            By Rob

                                            from Pekin, IL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy Construction

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              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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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Very Simple, Just Works

                                              By Jeff

                                              from Macungie, PA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use

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

                                                I bought this to access a PC Socket on a Canon T3I, which does not have a PC socket. The Hot Shoe Adapter worked perfectly to give me a PC output. I am using the signal with a GigaPan Pro to provide a feedback that the shutter was activated. I have not had an opportunity to mount an external flash on the device as I do not intend to use it in that way.
                                                I like the device, It solved my problem, and I can see that it will be a very useful addition to my camera bag. I have several older flashes that need a PC connection.

                                                Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

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