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VelloUniversal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (18)

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    (5)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Compact (17)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (7)
    • Family photos (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    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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    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

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  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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                                  5.0

                                  Universal

                                  By carlosalb

                                  from Eagle Pass, TX

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                    I wasn't able to get my camera to connect to my strobe lights until I bought this baby right here. It is very easy to use for a low price.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    good product

                                    By photomiky

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                      I use it with my x100s to fire an sb-800

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent

                                      By psavo34

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                            This converted my Nikon to be a true Professional !

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Works!

                                            By FGH

                                            from Franconia, NH

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Studio Work
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                              I am using this on my Fujifilm X-E1 with an old Sunpak 555 and it works great. As advertised, no issues whatsoever. Seems well made so far.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Good size and works great!

                                              By Owl Keeper

                                              from Los Angeles, CA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                                I use this adapter on my Canon T3 connected to a strobe.
                                                It's small (I have more adapters which are much bigger) feel solid and so far it worked great.
                                                I've been using it only for a short while now, but it looks like it's a great value.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Great little unit

                                                By Bobbyclown

                                                from Virginia Beach, VA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Family Photos
                                                  • Weddings/Events

                                                  Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                                  I bought this because my camera (Canon T3) doesn't have a place to plug in a sync cord for my portrait lights and using a battery flash to trigger the portrait lights didn't always work and ate up a lot of batteries. Thought I would see if this worked, the price was right and I am completely satisfied...well worth the little money I spent

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great product when you need it

                                                  By Flyver

                                                  from Anchorage, Alaska

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                                      Just the right adapter for PC studio flash

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                                                      • No

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                                                      3.0

                                                      Seems to work fine

                                                      By DougG

                                                      from UT

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                                          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.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Solid Adapter

                                                          By 3DFigureWorks

                                                          from Chicago, IL

                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Compact
                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection:

                                                              I bought another adapter which was broken on arrival and got this one as a replacement instead. Well worth the extra bit of money, materials and construction seem very sound. Works great, no issues so far.

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