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VelloUniversal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Compact (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (9)
  • Weddings (8)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does it's job sufficiently

After dealing with an optical sync that would not sync with my shutter consistently, I decided to get this little hot shoe adapter so I could sync with a cord. The shutter sync is...Read complete review

After dealing with an optical sync that would not sync with my shutter consistently, I decided to get this little hot shoe adapter so I could sync with a cord. The shutter sync is flawless once I figured out the correct sync speed and flashes my strobes as designed. The only deal I have with it is that my camera (Canon EOS Xsi) does not recognize it as a controllable flash unit, so I can't customize the sync settings. This is probably due to the fact that the product is a universal adapter and not a Canon-specific adapter. This isn't a real deal breaker for me, as the 1/250 max shutter speed is sufficient for the product photos I take.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seems to work fine

I've used this to use studio strobes on my Canon DSLR and old manual film cameras. Seems to work fine, but has torn off the sleeve on a PC cord. I don't need...Read complete review

I've used this to use studio strobes on my Canon DSLR and old manual film cameras. Seems to work fine, but has torn off the sleeve on a PC cord. I don't need to reduce the voltages to safely use with my DSLR (my strobes are around 15V, and my camera supports up to 250V), but your digital equipment might need another adapter that can do this.

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5.0

it is very good

By moivee

from indianapolis

Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

I love it very much

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5.0

Cheap & Effective

By DrMikeS

from Paramus, NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Portrait Studio

    Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

    This worked well with my Canon Rebel SL1. At first, if your flash does not go off, reverse the polarity of the connection at your flash power supply, if possible.

    It is best to use this with a voltage protector.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works

    By Curtis Brandt

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flash Photography

      Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

      Purchased this for use with my Fuji X100T. The adapter appears nicely made and fires the flash. It's compact and has a threaded foot to secure it nicely to the hot shoe. So, great!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sturdy & Secure!

      By UCO Design

      from Edmond, OK

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Product photography

        Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

        We provide 2 photo studios for our Design students to photograph their projects and our previous hot shoe broke. This Universal Hot Shoe Adapter from B&H seems to be very sturdy and we really like having the option of tightening it down. Everything works great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would recommend this to others

        By Gordo

        from Pittsburgh

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

          price was great for this shoe and really helped my photo booth

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Eh..

          By Phil

          from Houston

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

          The Nikon hot shoe adapter worked inconsistently with my D750. Swapped it for this and it won't fire my Photogenic StudioMaxIII at all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Universal Hot Shoe Adapter ;)

          By Andy

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

          So far so good.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Pretty nice

          By Patrick

          from Jamesburg, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

            I use this adapter to fire a flash unit with a PC cable and so far it seems to work fine. I owned one like it but a different brand and, for whatever reason, it eventually failed.

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            • No

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            5.0

            works perfectly

            By felisha

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

            I bought this because my canon 6d doesn't have a pc connection and I wanted to connect a alien bee. Works great so far and the price is right and the shipping was cheap and fast. [*]

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            4.0

            Does what it is supposed to do.

            By Ryguy

            from Minneapolis, MN

            Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

            worked great right out of the box. Minimal packaging.

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            5.0

            Great product - Great price

            By Jim

            from Newland, NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                An inexpensive way to operate studio slaves from a hot shoe driven camera system.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                necessary item

                By benoit

                from los angeles

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                    Just in case I have to quickly go back to wired connection to my strobes on my A7r

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Necessary component for the light kit

                    By Cre8Dsgn

                    from Delray Beach. FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio lighting

                      Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                      Simple to use, plug and play.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great value

                      By Joephotog

                      from Los angeles

                      Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                      Does exactly what is described. Good price.

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                      5.0

                      Works great!

                      By JDM Photo

                      from Oskaloosa, IA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                        I use this on my camera hotshoe to connect to my Norman 400B flash head. It works great. I think I will order a back up one just in case I ever need it.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does it's job sufficiently

                        By Matt

                        from Advance, NC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Product Photos

                          Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                          After dealing with an optical sync that would not sync with my shutter consistently, I decided to get this little hot shoe adapter so I could sync with a cord. The shutter sync is flawless once I figured out the correct sync speed and flashes my strobes as designed. The only deal I have with it is that my camera (Canon EOS Xsi) does not recognize it as a controllable flash unit, so I can't customize the sync settings. This is probably due to the fact that the product is a universal adapter and not a Canon-specific adapter. This isn't a real deal breaker for me, as the 1/250 max shutter speed is sufficient for the product photos I take.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          As advertised

                          By David G

                          from Santa Fe, NM

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                              I took this into a portrait photography class where we had 5 different models of two brands of cameras. The adapter worked flawlessly with every camera to trigger 600ws Elinchrom strobes.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good quality

                              By jondpatton

                              from Greenville, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Underwater
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                Good quality for the price... received in great condition. Works well. Used for commercial product photography.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Out of sync problems

                                By Sausage Gravy

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                    Great PC connection for Sony 7R and Sony RX10.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    It Works

                                    By Victor the Conquer

                                    from Arizona

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                    It works as advertised, great for fast flash syncs.

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                                    • No

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