Camera Hot Shoe Flash Adapters
To enable you to trigger the flash on your camera with a PC cord, Camera hot shoe flash adapters may be necessary. Camera hot shoe flash adapters can help you to synchronise external flashes or flash guns with the shutter on the camera. The majority of external flashes come equipt with hot shoe adaptors that are easily slid into place with the corresponding mount. Not all cameras have these, so occasionally an adaptor will be necessary.
If the camera in question does not have a hot shoe mount, it is very likely to have a PC (Prontor-Compur) socket, which a hotshoe adaptor can be screwed into. This may require the use of a flash sync cable .
To ensure you purchase the right flash adapter for your needs, it is important to check that the adapter is compatible with your camera. In this instance, it is important to check your camera model number carefully and make sure that you buy a hot shoe flash adapter that is not only compatible with your camera brand, but your camera model too.
Benefits of Camera Hot Shoe Flash Adapters
As well as allowing you to connect flashes to your camera, to give you great well lit professional style photographs, a hot shoe flash adapter is usually a multi-interface shoe that allows you to use a range of camera accessories.
Camera hot shoe flash adapters are lightweight and easy to use, so that you can install and remove with ease, reducing the time you need to set up for every photography session.
It is important to remember when buying a hot shoe flash adapter that it may not come with the required PC extension cable that you need, so you need to check carefully whether the cable is included or if you need to buy it separately.