Wein HS-XL Hot Shoe Ultra Slave

Wein HS-XL Hot Shoe Ultra Slave

Wein HS-XL Hot Shoe Ultra Slave

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  • 600' (183m) Maximum Range

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Wein HS-XL overview

  • 1Description

Extended range model. Attach directly to foot of any shoe-mount flash for direct connection or connect a standard PC cord to the side mounted PC terminal. Features a standard foot on the bottom and 1/4-20" standard tripod thread.

Features built-in ambient light filter for outdoor use.
Constructed of aircraft aluminum and solid epoxy; virtually indestructible.
Integral 1/4"-20 threaded socket for tripod, monopod or light stand mounting.
PC terminal for use with non-shoe flash units.
UPC: 053661065239
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Wein HS-XL specs

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Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 3.0 x 1.5"

Wein HS-XL reviews

HS-XL Hot Shoe Ultra Slave is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor qualiaty control I've always been satisfied with Wein products in the past, but this item suffers from lack of quality control. I ordered 3 identical units. One had a cosmetic defect--a flaw in the clear plastic coating that was so obvious that I'm surprised it made it out the factory door. But I use my products (and they get scratched with use), so I tested it and determined it was OK, and kept it. While testing the first unit, I tested the other 2 units. One was completely dead, and the other unit fired about once in 3 attempts. And all tests were done at a distance of about 25 feet. I kept the cosmetically damaged unit, but had to return the other two defective units.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one works. If you are going to use a hot shoe slave, I recommend this one. Why? Because it works. I have three other Wein slaves, and have mixed experiences with them, but this one is consistently reliable. Features that are good to have are the cold shoe with 1/4 thread to mount onto a cold shoe support or screw onto a tripod, etc. It also has the option to use a PC cord; this means you can place the flash in an area that might possibly be out of line-reach with the main flash source and extend the hot shoe slave via the PC cord into a more direct line of sight. However, this particular slave is highly sensitive (600' range) and likely you will not encounter this need, except in very bright environments and distances. This particular slave works best in commander/master flash manual mode which does not emit a pre-flash; for that scenario, use the HS-XL D (for digital). The HS Hot Shoe Slave has been hit and miss for me; perhaps I got a lemon, or perhaps the 100' range reflects its diminutive sensitivity. However, the little PN Peanut Slave with 100' Range has worked flawlessly for me. It is also very inexpensive but requires a PC cord, which is sometimes an advantage. Remember, don't use this with pre-flashes.
Date published: 2010-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wein Hot shoe Ultra slave It works great. I already have 3 of these slaves and so far I havent had any problems. They are quite sensitive and well built.
Date published: 2008-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need Sync? these little puppies do the job when you need your battery powered strobes to fire off outdoors in bright sunlight! I use them everywhere.
Date published: 2008-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great I use couple of the Wein HS-XL for cave photography. They have great range. I owned a pair for several years and they both went bad at about the same time. When they went bad they lost the extra long range and have the range of a normal Wein HS. I liked the Wein HS0XL so much that I brought two more to replace the two that partially failed.
Date published: 2011-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Find another optical slave unit to use. The quality one the first one purchased was very poor and returned for another. The second one would not sync with other speedlites I was using, and only the speedlite triggered with the camera transceiver would be seen on the memory card. I returned the second one also. It's the product, not the sales service.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IBeen using for 25 years and love it! This is the most sensitive strobe slace that I have found. The hot shoe version is more reliable than the versions that use a cable (which eventually will wear and break). It generally fires every time, even at long distances and around corners, especially in dark areas (we mainly use them for cave photography). We've been using them for over 25 years, and the ones we haven't lost are still working fine. A nice feature is that they never go off if one sweeps a bright light across the sensor. This is not the case for some other slaves, like the Firefly. Some drawbacks: a) they don't seem to work on the Sunpack flashes, but do on the Vivitar ones (we use the 285HV); b) they are so sensitive that they go off if anybody else is taking pictures in the area, even fairly far away (in this case, an infrared or radio flash might be better); c) there is no way to make them ignore pre-flashes (we solve this problem by using the Manual mode on the camera); d) they cannot be set off by an old-fashioned flash bulb (which we use sometimes), like the M3B. It seems like the ones made prior to 1990 are a bit more sensitive.
Date published: 2010-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor build quality and does not function Very poor build quality. The plastic back cover is slathered with glue and mounted off center overhanging into the flash shoe slot...so the flash will not fit. OK, I;ll fix that but it doesn't matter because it fails to fire the flash at any distance...including point blank. Don't buy
Date published: 2012-01-14
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