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RevoHot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (97)
  • Compact (79)
  • Durable (78)
  • Lightweight (67)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (59)
  • Weddings (27)
  • Sports/action (20)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Family photos (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (35), Photo enthusiast (24), Casual photographer (9), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (114)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good tool for attaching stuff

I plan to use this for Fireworks video while doing bulb-mode photography of the Fireworks. This adapter fits my little HD video camera, and mounts it directly to the top of my DSLR. ...Read complete review

I plan to use this for Fireworks video while doing bulb-mode photography of the Fireworks. This adapter fits my little HD video camera, and mounts it directly to the top of my DSLR. One I get things lined up, I can take stills while recording video. Comes in handy for when you need long exposures while capturing video.

It is solid, and the camera will likely break before this adapter does.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It Does the Job...Dangerously

Revo has come up with a dandy design at a very agreeable price point. The metal construction is smooth and the two adjusters thread on the stud like butter in Satan's mouth. The only...Read complete review

Revo has come up with a dandy design at a very agreeable price point. The metal construction is smooth and the two adjusters thread on the stud like butter in Satan's mouth. The only issue I had was that the stud is too long (which should never be an issue in other aspects of life).

As a result, the peripheral attatched to the top of the adapter can bend the stud if it's too heavy. I use this to support a monitor atop my 5D Mark III and there's about 3/4" of stud just holding everything up. There needs to be a longer nut of some sort to support the stud between the two adjusters. Now things are just getting dirty.

I would recommend shopping around for a more stable option.

Reviewed by 143 customers

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5.0

Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter

By thekidbass

from Bronx, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

    Using this adapter to mount my GoPro Hero 4 Black. Easy to use and securely attaches any camcorder or camera with a 1/4"-20 thread.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good Accesory

    By ACVPRO

    from Mission Hill, Ca

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

      The original hotshoe from my video light keeps coming off the camcorder. So I attech this to my light and now it keeps tight on my camcorder much better than with the light hotshoe

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works as you'd expect

      By Carlitos

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

      Any little screw adapter is nothing to jump up and down about but it functions well and feels solid so far.

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      • No

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      5.0

      DOES THE JOB

      By California Guy

      from Beaumont, Ca.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Accessory
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mount 14 In Accessories

        Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

        Great accessory for my DSLR hot shoe to mount devices to top of camera.

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        • No

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        4.0

        hot shoe

        By nemos

        from new york n.y

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

          bueno

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By amansaid

          from Connecticut

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

              For the price, this can't be beat. I needed a shoe adpater to mount my Gossen DigiSiz meter to a few of my cameras that have no meter. The two knurled knobs can be hard to tighten when right next to each other but hold completely securely. Whether it's on an SLR, TLR, or rangefinder, this works perfectly.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Safe bet

              By JF

              from Columbus, Ohio

              Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

              Performs as expected.

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              5.0

              Great use for different purposes

              By Doug

              from New York, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                I use this product to attache a GoPro or LED on-camera light into my Canon DSLR. Great for shooting photos and video at the same time.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic!

                By Matt

                from Springfield, MA

                Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                A cheap, easy way to mount anything! I just bought three more! They were much sturdier than i expected, with an all metal construction.

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                4.0

                Good product

                By Parky

                from Utah

                Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                Really good quality way low price.

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                5.0

                Great Use

                By Syed

                from NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                    Works as advertised. Mounts securely to my cold shoe extension.

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                    5.0

                    Works great!!!

                    By Brady

                    from Newark, Ohio

                    Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                    Just the piece I needed for my full spectrum light. Original mount broke. This mount works perfect. Good quality too!!

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                    4.0

                    Great for avoiding use of the Pocketwizard Flext TT5 shoe

                    By Mo

                    from Saint Paul

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                    I use this product as a cold shoe for my Pocketwizard FlexTT5 transceivers. The Pocketwizard Hotshot break easily when light stands are knocked over. After replacing the hot shoe (3 times @ $20 ea.) I decided to try this as an alternative. Works great for those windy days.

                    The Good:
                    - Perfect cold shoe with a nice fit
                    - the locking disc are extremely helpful keeping the strobe/transceiver connected to the nightstand or bracket.

                    The No So Good:
                    - The screw post is a bit long, preventing me from keeping this attached when using my PocketWizard on camera (it interferes with the camera body buttons)

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    IT WILL BE ON MY SMALL ACCESSORY LIST

                    By JACK

                    from JACKSON, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Light Stands

                      Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                      I USE IT TO ATTACH MY FLASH UNITS TO MY LIGHT STANDS. IT HOLDS THEM FIRMLY.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Cheap and handy!

                      By mdifanis

                      from Champaign, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                          As other reviewers have noted, do not use this tiny accessory for any seriously load bearing task. But other than that one (hopefully obvious) caveat, this is a great, versatile accessory to keep in one's bag. Specifically, I was finding situations where I would have liked to have mounted my small ZOOM audio recorder to the top of a camera being used to shoot video. This makes that attachment a piece of cake.

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                          5.0

                          sturdy

                          By Brian

                          from Finger Lakes region, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                            It is solid and sturdy. The pieces seem strong and fit together well, moving smoothly and without play. The baseplate and screw are solidly attached, with not wiggle. It's made of good metal with a reassuring heft, but the small size means it still doesn't weigh much. This thing is not going to wear out.

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                            5.0

                            one of those things you never thought you needed...

                            By Olafur Rafnar

                            from Sisimiut

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                              perfect for my display - mount in on top of my canon and run around like an idiot - very good!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Hot shoe adapter

                              By HDMan

                              from NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Metal Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • On Camera Use
                                • Video

                                Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                                Nice strong design to hold accessories on camera.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                It is OK

                                By Steve Thornton

                                from Atlanta, GA & Milan, Italy

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                                    Very lightweight. The problems are:

                                    The locking nuts are too hard to tighten and loosen, too small in diameter and the serrations on the outside are too close together to grip well. I have to use needle nose pliers to tighten/loosen.

                                    The entire item is aluminum and I do not really know if the ¼ x 20 stud is robust enough to use with a monitor without having a fatigue failure.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Handy little thing to have.

                                    By Skip G

                                    from San Fernando, CA, USA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter:

                                        Great little tool to have in your bag. You can use them for mounting just about anything (not too heavy) either directly or with ultralight arms.

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                                        • No

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