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PocketWizardHSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3')
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

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    (3)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Reliable (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (18)
  • Studio (16)
  • Macro photography (11)
  • Travel (8)
  • Everyday (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (13), Enthusiast (7), Professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works with SB600!

This adaptor allows me to use my older Pocket Wizards with my Nikon SB600s as off camera flashes, which gives me a very economical solution for my portable lighting needs.
Earlier reviews noted...Read complete review

This adaptor allows me to use my older Pocket Wizards with my Nikon SB600s as off camera flashes, which gives me a very economical solution for my portable lighting needs.
Earlier reviews noted that this adaptor wouldn't work without a modification with Nikon SB600 flashes. I have not had a problem using them as is.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Small Fix for SB-600 Users

This PocketWizard adapter will work for your SB-600, but I had read many reviews stating that it could not be clamped down, that it basically shorts out the flash. I have been...Read complete review

This PocketWizard adapter will work for your SB-600, but I had read many reviews stating that it could not be clamped down, that it basically shorts out the flash. I have been able to make the lock functional with the adapter.

I bought it since I figured this was the most appropriate adapter to mate up to my new PocketWizards. When I received it, I also experienced that the flash would not fire once "locked". I believe that the pin that is pushed out on the bottom of the flash when the lock is engaged, is shorting out the flash when it goes into the small hole on the top of the adapter. I used a small piece of electrical tape, and pressed it over top of the hole in the adapter. Now, I can engage the lock, the flash is now locked into the adapter, and it continues to fire correctly when triggered.

Again, all that is needed: Press a small square of electrical tape onto this adapter so that it covers the locking hole in the shoe, but not the circular contact in the middle. The tape will flex a bit when the lock plunges into that hole, but not give through to the contacts.

Ultimately, I am not completely familiar with all flash mechanics to understand why this hole necessarily had metal contacts in it, which are proving to be an issue with the SB-600. This COULD be Nikon's fault. But, this is a frustrating fix to make on such an expensive adapter, especially when others are available that work perfectly fine for very little money. I will be trying this out over the next few days, but I may end up going with a cheaper unit that seems to not have this issue.

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1.0

Did not work with Nikon SB700

By 1harrisgirl

from SE Idaho

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

It worked great with the Nikon SB600 only

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5.0

Reliable

By Glen

from South Carolina

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Off Camera Flash
    • Pocketwizard
    • Use Any Speedlight

    Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

    A bit pricey perhaps, but it works - every time. No mis-fires, no worries. What else can you ask for?

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    5.0

    Great

    By Gdh

    from Dc

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

      Does a great job connect

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best cable yet

      By Pauline

      from sIerra Vista, AZ

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

        Using this for off camera flash attached to picket wizard. Reasonable in price. Sturdy.
        It threads in. For security to the tripod bracket. I know now the weight of the flash and the weight of the umbrella are not a threat.to it toppling over.
        BH assisted and I thank them

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        5.0

        welll made

        By mimbo

        from new jersey

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

            i should have ordered two

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            • No

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            5.0

            Provides a solution for Sony HVL-60M flash

            By Jim

            from NC

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

              This cable lets the Sony HVL-60M, in manual mode, be triggered by a PocketWizard PlusX (and I assume any PocketWizard trigger) or by an optical trigger. So you can use the flash singly off-camera, or mix it in with a variety of other flashes. I only wish the cable had a curly cord rather than straight.

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              5.0

              Perfect fix

              By Cathy K

              from PA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                for connecting my SB700 to my Pocket Wizard plus III. The SB700 does not have a connection port for the pocket wizard. This adapter fixes that problem.. It fits into the hotshoe connection on the flash and then into the pocket wizard.

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                5.0

                Works great!

                By Alex C.

                from Hilo, HI

                Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                I bought this to use my 2x pocket wizard plus II to remotely trigger a canon 540exII master which then triggers a canon 480exII slave
                This was a necessary workaround as the canon 540exII cannot operate in manual mode when it is set as a master and being triggered by PC cable. For some dumb reason, When using a pc cable the 540ex II only operates in TTL mode when it is set as the master, only when triggered through the hotshot will the flash allow manual operation.

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                5.0

                Could Not Live Without

                By HHD Nick Fury

                from Prescott, AZ

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                  I do not know why I waited so long to get the Pocket Wizard Sync Cables. I purchased third party brands that work fine but are definitely not the same build quality. These babies great and lock down your Flash or Pocket Wizard with a rock solid hold. Plus I find the 3ft long sync cable to be a plus. Do not hesitate spend the few extra dollars.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy Connector for Strobe

                  By Watash

                  from Southern Nevada

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Securely Connect Devices
                    • Studio

                    Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                    I bought this sync cable to provide a secure connection between a PocketWizard and my Nikon SB 910 strobe. Found out that it also worked as well with older strobes that had hot-shoe connectors.

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                    5.0

                    I RECOMMEND FOR NEW SONY FLASH

                    By Nacho

                    from Fairfield CA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                      I bought this to test with my new Sony HVL-f60m and work perfect with my PocketWizard PLUS X.

                      yes only bought to try and surprise work excellent .

                      have new sony Flashes yes I RECOMMENT.

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                      3.0

                      A Necessity for the Nikon SB-700 Flash

                      By Contrast

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                      I haven't used this yet.

                      I ordered this flash sync cable because the Nikon SB-700 flash can't operate the PocketWizard PlusX without it.

                      I do think it's overpriced when compared to similar products. But, when you're just starting out in a field, you have a tendency to go with the established vendors until you gain the knowledge and experience to go with "lesser" known vendors.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Fit Works Great

                      By Zelo Photography

                      from Escondido, CA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gold Contacts
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long cord
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Long Cord

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                      Our old ones (different brand) felt like the wire connections were coming loose so we decided to buy new ones. I didn't realize PocketWizard had their own so we went with this one (since we also bought brand new PocketWizard transceivers). Nice gold contacts, solid fit on the flash. Cord is a little long but that's not a big deal. :)

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                      5.0

                      Compact & works well

                      By Brendan

                      from Bendigo, Australia

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                          I used this hot shoe/flash sync cable on a light stand with a speedlite (this model of speedlite didn't have a port to connect flash cable). I connected a pocket wizard with cable to the hot shoe to activate the speedlite. All worked well - this saved the requirement to have a separate hot/shoe with cable port, so less connections or hardware to worry about

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                          5.0

                          Works with SB600!

                          By Sarah Anderson Photography

                          from Honoka'a, Hawaii

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                            This adaptor allows me to use my older Pocket Wizards with my Nikon SB600s as off camera flashes, which gives me a very economical solution for my portable lighting needs.
                            Earlier reviews noted that this adaptor wouldn't work without a modification with Nikon SB600 flashes. I have not had a problem using them as is.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Solution

                            By Bohan

                            from Hayward, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                              This is the perfect solution for using remote triggers with a flash with no sync input jack. Typical PocketWizard build quality, though it would be cool if it came in a version with a way shorter cable.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Product

                              By Larry

                              from Beckley, WV

                              Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                              I was frustrated with attempting to use a Poxketwizard with a Canon Speedlight 430exii. This cable did the trick. It is sturdy and reliable. B&H service was superb!

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                              5.0

                              works well

                              By drzr

                              from los angeles, ca

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                              good product

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A great accessory for flash photography

                              By Aardvark

                              from Tyler, MN

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to install
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nice Long Cable

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Standalone Flash Photos

                              Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                              The HSFM3 will allow Sony A99 flash photography to include a Minolta 4000 AF flash without mounting the flash on top of the camera. This device greatly improves my flash options with the A99.

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Yankee's dad

                              from Sikeston, MO

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about PocketWizard HSFM3 Flash Sync Cable (3'):

                                Just used it twice but it is heavy duty more secure than the PC connection on the flash. I have always been scared of the cheap shoe connectors, but not this cord.

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                                • No

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