Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC

Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC

Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC

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Product Highlights

  • Reduces Flash Voltage to 6V
  • Heavy-Duty Threaded PC Connection
  • Can be Used in Tandem

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Wein 990-560 overview

  • 1Description

The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe regulates and reduces the flash sync voltage of the flash from up to 400V to less than 6V. This is especially important for current automated SLRs or digital cameras when used with older flashes or lighting systems.

This model mounts directly to a camera's hot shoe and provides a hot shoe on top and a PC female flash connection on the side.  You can have a flash connected to the hot shoe and a flash being triggered by the PC female connection-and unlike so many other offerings of this type, both will fire simultaneously from the same signal. The exception to this rule pertains when using 1 or 2 flashes that are already under 5V sync voltage. In this case, the flash or flashes will not fire.

UPC: 750062043155
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Wein 990-560 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.543 x 2.677 x 1.102"

Wein 990-560 reviews

Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 157.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have if you use older packs I needed powerful power packs for not much money and settled on the Norman P2000Ds. Research tells me that these older packs have a sync voltage of approximately 45 volts... way too much for my DSLR. I could go wireless, but that's alot of money. The inexpensive solution was the Wein Safe-Sync. I was impressed with the build quality of the unit... even feels well made. I really like the test button on the side. The friction fit is snug on my camera's hot shoe and the PC connection fits snug as well. In practice, my power packs went off every single time I pressed the shutter. I needed it and I'm glad I have it. Maybe you will too.
Date published: 2008-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enables hot shoe flash and corded flash simultaneously I had to stop plugging the high voltage Norman 400 to my D300's PC connection because the camera would sometimes freak out and stop working momentarily or shoot blank white images. Not only does the safe-sync protect the camera from the high voltage of my PC corded Norman 400 and studio P500 but it enables the use of my SB-910 SIMULTANEOUSLY which really helps get more light evenly on the scene when I shoot large groups from 30-40 feet away on the rocks at the beach with the sunset behind them. Love this product although I believe they should design it with a locking mechanism like the Nikon AS-15 has so it doesn't keep sliding off.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wein Safe Sync - a true safe sync Every photographer who wants to use their old flash guns which are giving remarkable results in their history, Wein Safe-Sync can safely marry those flashguns to their latest high cost DSLRs or even video cameras. This product is not even heard by many of the photography equipment re-sellers in India and even the most of Professional photographers. This is an excellent product which can make use of our legendary flashguns which are suppose to be showcased in our antique collections. Price is nominal to afford in place of buying a dedicated flashguns. I am highly recommending this product who really wants to use their old flashguns.
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Trick I have two Wein Safe-Sync regulators for my older Norman P-2000 power packs to work with my Canon EOS cameras, I have put a meter test to them and they do drop the voltage below 5v which in turn makes it safe to use with other low voltage items such as radio slaves. Another plus is the Wein Safe-Sync doesn't require a battery (we all know what batteries do and allways at the wrong time). One thing to keep in mind is these things are small and easy to miss-place so you may want to consider a pelican case or dedicated pocket on your bag to store them.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from B&H Stands Behind What They Sell I have a Wein Safe-Syn Hot Shoe I purchased some time ago. It has been a handy and necessary piece of equipment. I have been able to use some of my older strobes that were retired years ago. The beauty of the Wein is that you don't need to worry about the voltage ruining your camera or strobe equipment. Recently I purchased a second Wein Hot Shoe. Like any product, occasionally you get a lemon. This one was defective. B&H said no problem - return the item for a full credit or refund (exchange). B&H stands behind the products they sell.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from other uses for Safe-Sync Originally purchase Safe-Sync to use my new Canon 5D with old studio strobe power pack, it works well. Have had another problem when using my large format lens with wireless sync (Skyport and PocketWizard), they would dbl flash at slow shutter speeds and when using bulb. When the Safe-Sync is connected in front of the radio sync the strobe will only flash once. This has been successful with my older Speedotron units and the new Profoto D4800, great for Architectural interiors when balance ambient and flash.
Date published: 2010-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now I can use my old 283! I have my father's old Vivitar 283 flash unit, one with a 250 volt trigger voltage. I am glad I did a little research before I started using that high voltage flash unit on my D80. Not all the 283s have that high a voltage, but mine does, by actual voltmeter measure. Now I can use this great flash unit without worry about hitting my DSLR with lightning from the 283. The Safe-Sync is compact, but it will add another inch to the height. I was a little worried about all the height and weight hanging on my D80's flash mount, so I have the Safe-Sync on the camera and the 283 on a side flash bracket, linked with a pc cord.
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My 3rd safe-sync: the weak link? I use this safe sync on top of my Canon 5D and 5DMKii. The inner insulation eventually wears thin, and without the help of a threaded PC connecter, the pc connection can be tenuous after repeated use. I go through PC cords and these Wein safe-syncs swiftly-and intermittently lose pictures when the PC cord falls out. I would prefer an 1/8 phono plug version - since my working solution of using a threaded PC cord takes a few extra moments to undo and redo.
Date published: 2009-07-29
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