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Enlight photoFrio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Packs small / compresses (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (10)
  • Weddings (10)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Secure

I've used a few other cold shoes and this is the most secure out of any of them! It is small BUT it is solid and doesn't flex at all.

I...Read complete review

I've used a few other cold shoes and this is the most secure out of any of them! It is small BUT it is solid and doesn't flex at all.

I use this to attach my off camera flash on a stand. With the lock and my flash's own lock I am very confident that my flash will not fall off (like it has done before with the tighten down type).

A very great feature is that you can use this on 1/4 20 screws/spigots or on 3/8 16 screws/spigots. There is a small adaptor that allows for this great simple convience.

Be assured this is probably the best cold shoe out there. Plus, where it is non-conductive, there is no chance to short out your flash!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

It doesn´t work for me

Horrible product. At least for me. I have nikon gear. I use Yongnuo 622 radios and it doesn't fit the hot shoe on the frio cold shoe. I had to put a piece...Read complete review

Horrible product. At least for me. I have nikon gear. I use Yongnuo 622 radios and it doesn't fit the hot shoe on the frio cold shoe. I had to put a piece of a card so can fit the cold shoe. But that was not the end! One of this product broke (see the pic) and my flash went to the floor. No, I do not recommend and I don't rely.Im a wedding photographer. All the weddings are a knight in dark places and I use flash almost alawsy.s

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5.0

A great product

By Eric

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

Great product. Sorry to see they are no longer manufactured.

 
3.0

Works well, but not durable

By AJ

from Albany, NY

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

This is a great product for consumers but I can't recommend it for professional use. I had one of these as a quick connect for one of my light stands for wedding photography. When the light stand got blown over from about 7 feet up. The 320EX flash on it hit the ground and worked just fine with some scratches, but the small pieces of plastic which the flash holds on to on the mount ripped out completely. This was the only point of failure that prevented me from being able to continue using the flash stand. If you will be using this in a professional capacity, either get an extra one or just spend the extra money to get a metal alternative that will hold up better to accidents.

 
1.0

Broke the 2nd time I used it

By Rebecca

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

It seemed really heavy duty when I first got it! Then on my 2nd session with it, a piece of the plastic that holds the flash broke when I was taking the flash off. Luckily I caught the flash before it fell to the ground. Don't think I'll be purchasing anything plastic to hold my flashes again.

 
5.0

universal

By Amiel

from rancho Cucamonga

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

    cold shoe that can be use to any kind of light from flash to continuous light.its easy to use and durable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Still the best cold shoe. Get these while you can.

    By Josh

    from Atlanta

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

      A bit pricey for what it is, but it's still the best option out there. Bite the bullet and buy a few. FYI - the metal adapter on the bottom is a 3/8" female, with a 1/4" converter inside of that. No big deal, but I bought a 1/4" baby pin adapter to mount to a stand, and I could have bought a 3/8" baby pin adapter and bypassed the 3/8" to 1/4" converter. It's fine with the converter, but I think it would be a stronger connection just 3/8" male to 3/8" female.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Secure

      By Jake

      from Kentucky

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Underwater
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

        I've used a few other cold shoes and this is the most secure out of any of them! It is small BUT it is solid and doesn't flex at all.

        I use this to attach my off camera flash on a stand. With the lock and my flash's own lock I am very confident that my flash will not fall off (like it has done before with the tighten down type).

        A very great feature is that you can use this on 1/4 20 screws/spigots or on 3/8 16 screws/spigots. There is a small adaptor that allows for this great simple convience.

        Be assured this is probably the best cold shoe out there. Plus, where it is non-conductive, there is no chance to short out your flash!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        got weakened after several uses

        By Armand

        from Tirana, Albania

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

        Got a pack of three to try. In the beginning was very happy with them until after some time of using them they got really weak and one day one of my flashes fallen down and broke the flash tube with just a slight angle of direction.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Amazing product - I own 4 of them

        By Cphoto1954

        from Vancouver, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Senior Photos

          Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

          Does the job - well made and sturdy. The metal 1/4" x 20 thread gives me confidence it is not going to break off.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Looks Good buy stay away!

          By The Wedding Guy

          from Anaheim, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

            i have bought 4 of these and within 1 month they are all broken. They use cheap plastic and the sleeve the flash slides into breaks off, this caused one of my SB910s to fall off and hit the pavement. Find something stronger and better!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good cold shoe

            By Lanny

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • 600ex-rt Doesn't Fit
            • Doesn't Fit 600ex-rt

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

            This is a good quality cold shoe; however, it has a EXTREMELY snug fit when paired with the 600ex-rt. The fit was so snug that it made me uncomfortable sliding my 600ex-rt in and out of the cold shoe because I feared stripping the hotshoe pins of the flash. Overall, the cold shoe is secure; however, I think there might be a compatibility issue with the 600ex because of the weather sealing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            It doesn´t work for me

            By Max

            from Argentina

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

              Horrible product. At least for me. I have nikon gear. I use Yongnuo 622 radios and it doesn't fit the hot shoe on the frio cold shoe. I had to put a piece of a card so can fit the cold shoe. But that was not the end! One of this product broke (see the pic) and my flash went to the floor. No, I do not recommend and I don't rely.Im a wedding photographer. All the weddings are a knight in dark places and I use flash almost alawsy.s

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              How to save a flash!

              By Mike

              from Rhode Island

              Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

              After seeing my flash come close to falling off a simple metal block cold shoe I finally broke down and bought a couple of these and could not be happier! Simple and easy to use, this little baby holds my flash safe and secure! If I am going to mount a $ flash on a stand I want to be as confident as I can that it is held safely and securely, and this little cold shoe buys me a lot of piece of mind for a very reasonable amount of money!

               
              5.0

              Exactly as expected

              By Cajun Dave

              from South Louisiana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                Holds my flash safely and securely using the flash's thumb latch and the cold shoe's clip. Small and unobtrusive. Just what I needed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great little trinket for the price

                By Photolover86

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                  I bought this so I could attach my flash to my tripod. It has a very sturdy design and an extra tab to ensure your flash will not fall off. Very happy with it so far.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Work great

                  By BKK Photog

                  from Thailand

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cold Shoe

                    Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                    I bought two of these, will be buying more. These are no-fuss cold shoes, very solid and easy to use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    great cold shoe

                    By esanchez21

                    from brownsville, tx

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                      Gave the frio cold shoe a try.It works as advertise holds flash firmly.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Does the job.

                      By Marcy

                      from Ada, Ok

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                        Product is as described. We were very irritated that this item wasn't included with the ringflash we purchased. Glad to have found it here.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Universal Locking Cold Shoe

                        By Photo Lou

                        from Elkhart, Indiana

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                          This is a very useful device for mounting a usually hot shoe mounted flash on a cold shoe placed on the top of a tripod or light stand. It is compatible with both 3/8 and 1/4 -in screws. It has enabled me to mount my flash on my tripods which all have 1/4 - in screws while my flash is only useful for 3/8 -in screws.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Not a snug fit

                          By A

                          from Ohio

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                          Either I'm missing something obvious on this cold shoe or it just doesn't work for what I'm looking for... My purpose for buying this was to *firmly* attach an ETTL cord connector to it -- thus securing my flash to a lightstand, monopod, etc. When I slide the connector into the Frio shoe, the connector is not big enough lengthwise to fill up the area for it on the Frio shoe -- it continually slides back and forth. It won't come loose because of the Frio locking mechanism, but it is not firmly secure. There is no pin or locking capability on that end of the ETTL cord, so there is no other way to secure the connector in the shoe without using a rolled up piece of tape or some other way to fill up the space.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          BEST OF THE BEST

                          By mrphoto

                          from los angeles

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Enlight photo Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2:

                              For the price and performance I wouldn't trust any other cold shoe to hold my expensive flash. I would recommend this to anyone

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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