Some manufacturers like to complement their products with proprietary fittings for their accessories. In other instances, functions aren’t included because of price point or perceived non-usefulness. But for photographers, this can be frustrating when they want, for example, to use a universal flash on a Sony camera that doesn’t have a PC connection.
Vello comes to the rescue with a range of affordable hot shoe adapters that provides just a basic PC connection, adapters that deliver the connection in addition to featuring an additional hot shoe, and adapters that provide all of the above while adding TTL support for accurate metering. This short video discusses the variations available, along with the company’s cold shoe extension.
|PC Connection||Additional Hot Shoe||TTL Support||Camera Compatibility||Dimensions||Weight|
|HSA-PSC||Yes||Yes||Yes||Canon||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.9 oz (25 g)|
|HSA-PSN||Yes||Yes||Yes||Nikon||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.9 oz (25 g)|
|HSA-PSS||Yes||Yes (Sony)||Yes||Sony, Konica Minolta||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.9 oz (25 g)|
|HSA-PSU||Yes||Yes||No||Cameras with Universal Hot Shoe||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.7 oz (19 g)|
|HSA-CSC||Yes||Yes (Universal)||No||Sony, Konica Minolta||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30 mm)||0.6 oz (18 g)|
|HSA-CCS||Yes||Yes (Sony)||No||Cameras with Universal Hot Shoe||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.7 oz (19 g)|
|HSA-PCS||Yes||No||No||Sony, Konica Minolta||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.7 oz (19 g)|
|HSA-PCU||Yes||No||No||Cameras with Universal Hot Shoe||1.4 x 1.2 x 1.2" (35 x 30 x 30mm)||0.7 oz (19 g)|
|SE-10||No||Cold Shoe||No||Cameras with Universal Hot Shoe||4" (102mm)||1.3 oz (37 g)|
Hi, I just bought the HSA-PSC adapter, trying to remote trigger (with a set of PocketWizard Plus II) my Canon 580EX flash (since this flash has no PC port). I mount the flash on the Vello adapter, I plug the PC cable into it, and the other end in the PocketWizard. I press the test button, nothing happens. Batteris, leds flashing, flash, everything works...but the PW does not fire the flash.
No I am wondering...is it compatible? Why cant the Vello adapter not trigger the flash? What could be wrong?
Hi there, i just get my Vello HSA-PSU adapter to use with a Canon 6D and when I conect a Qunatum Flash to the PC synk and I put a Pocketwizard on top of the Vello HSA-PSU adapter the pocketwizard Does NOT work. any sugestions Thanks.
Pardon the delay in reply to this. I have contacted Vello about this, and am awaiting their reply with their findings on the issue. I will reply again here with info once they contact me back.
Is there a hot shoe adapter for Sony HX50v