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Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter

BH #CAOCSAADE1 • MFR #4943C001
Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter
Key Features
  • Adapt Shoe Accs. to Multi-Function Shoe
  • Locking Shoe Design
  • Maintains Weather Sealing
Helping transition to Canon cameras featuring a Multi-Function Shoe, the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter adapts legacy Speedlite accessories to the updated Multi-Function Shoe design. Ideal for Speedlites and shoe-mounted accessories like the EL-1, 600EX II-RT, ST-E3-RT, OC-E3 Flash Cord, and others, this adapter maintains a complete weather-sealed design and provides a secure connection to current updated shoe type.
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Canon AD-E1 Overview

Helping transition to Canon cameras featuring a Multi-Function Shoe, the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter adapts legacy Speedlite accessories to the updated Multi-Function Shoe design. Ideal for Speedlites and shoe-mounted accessories like the EL-1, 600EX II-RT, ST-E3-RT, OC-E3 Flash Cord, and others, this adapter maintains a complete weather-sealed design and provides a secure connection to current updated shoe type.

This adapter can also be used with other shoe-mounted accessories, such as shotgun mics or on-camera lights, and features dual-locking pins on the Multi-Function Shoe side for a secure attachment.

UPC: 013803340235

Canon AD-E1 Specs

Dimensions1.5 x 1.3 x 1.5" / 38.9 x 31.2 x 38.4 mm
Weight1.45 oz / 41.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.2 x 2.5 x 1.7"

Canon AD-E1 Reviews

Works out of the box

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

Not to much to setup, just attach. My older flash and trigger units fire perfectly.

Working perfectly

By Jason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

You wont tell the difference. Nice innovation

Excellent Adapter

By Joseph Jr
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

I bought one for my R6, which doesn't have a built-in multifunction shoe. My suspicion is that all future Canon speedlights will all have built-in multifunction shoes!

Works, but wish I didn't need it

By Phillip
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

The R7 multifunction shoe is not completely backwards compatible with all legacy flashes (i.e. 580EXii). My flashes will work, but they don't provide any weather sealing for the new multi pin socket. I would have preferred a separate rubber door over the new accessory socket that could be removed if needed and have the rest of the shoe a standard old style type. It also adds an extra bump on the top of the camera. It works well and is solidly made - gave it three points because its an unfortunate must have for outdoor flash work.

Meets two great needs and many uses down the road.

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

When using the Speedlite 600EX the new contacts on the Multi-Function Shoe will be protected and weather sealed. Canon didn't design this shoe for the two mics now available (one Canon and one 3rd party) -- there will be many applications for the additional contacts down the road. One can only guess.

Why does this even have to exist?

By Florian
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-19

I bought this so I could connect the EL-1 flash and the wireless flash transmitter to my EOS R3. It works, but the adapter is another item you have to carry around, and it adds about an inch to the top of the camera. I wish the top of the camera had been designed such the adapter wasn't necessary in the first place.

Works well

By Lyman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

It works great, straight out of the box. I wish it wasn't needed - added bulk - but it fits my R7 without a problem and connected with the flash perfectly.

Good adapter

By Ban Seng
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

Tested functioning well N good packing. Tqvm

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Does this adapter have a PC outlet?

Does this adapter have a PC outlet?
Asked by: Valter
No.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-16

I was just told by Canon Tech support that this ...

I was just told by Canon Tech support that this is required to make the Speedlite EL-1 copatible with the new Canon EOS R3 camera. Really? Is that true? and WHY? both shoe cold and hot shoe are multi-function connections. Am I missing something here?
Asked by: Jimmy
The Canon R3 has the new Multi-Function Shoe and the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter adapts legacy Speedlite accessories to the updated Multi-Function Shoe design.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-08-09

Does this adaptor allow an MR14-EX (Mk 0) flash ...

Does this adaptor allow an MR14-EX (Mk 0) flash to work on an EOS R3 with full functionality?
Asked by: Thomas M.
Yes.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-05

Will this fit the Canon HfG20?

Will this fit the Canon HfG20?
Asked by: Joseph
No, the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter (B&H# CAOCSAADE1) is designed for Canon cameras using Canon's new (as of 2021) Multi-Function Shoe. Currently (as of November 2021), that Multi-Function Shoe is only present on the Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) (B&H# CAER3) and the Canon XF605 UHD 4K HDR Pro Camcorder (B&H# CAXF605).
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-11-07

Would this allow me to use the new DM-E1D ...

Would this allow me to use the new DM-E1D microphone intended for the R3 on my R5 as though it was an R3? (In other words, it would appear in my R5 menu??)
Asked by: Anonymous
No, the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter (B&H# CAOCSAADE1) is for adapting the soon-to-be-released (in October 2021) Canon Multi-Function Shoe which will be found on the Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) (B&H# CAER3) and the Canon XF605 UHD 4K HDR Pro Camcorder (B&H# CAXF605). The purpose of the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter is to allow that new Multi-Function Shoe on the aforementioned cameras to be used with legacy accessories (e.g. the 600 EX II Speedlite) while maintaining the weather resistance of the Multi-Function hot shoe on the EOS R3 and XF605. Your Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) (B&H# CAER5) has the legacy type of hot shoe, so it's not designed to take the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter. Even if the adapter were fitted to the legacy hot shoe of an EOS R5 or R6, for example, new accessories requiring the new Multi-Function hot shoe will not function as intended in it.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-10-04

Does this item merely add weather resistance or ...

Does this item merely add weather resistance or is it essential for the electrical connectivity of legacy accessories?
Asked by: Arthur
It will add weather resistance. But it is not essential for electrical connectivity of legacy EX and EL speedlites, according to the Canon USA youtube video "Canon EOS R3s New Accessory Shoe with Rudy Winston".
Answered by: Kathy
Date published: 2022-05-13

Will this adapter work with an SL3 to allow me to ...

Will this adapter work with an SL3 to allow me to use non canon flashes and accessories?
Asked by: Rebecca
Yes, you can use the Canon AD-E1 with 3rd party flashes or accessories that are Canon compatible.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-10-25

Im trying to mount my Canon Speedlite EL-1 on a ...

Im trying to mount my Canon Speedlite EL-1 on a bracket just to the side of the camera, Will this adapter shoe work? Im a newbie here. So my EL-1 would connect to this AD-E1 adapter and it will communicate with my camera? Thanks
Asked by: Jimmy
No, the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter is an adapter that allows flashes that do not have a multi-function shoe to fit on to the cameras that do.. It is not for wireless communication.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-07-11
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