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Wein Products W990560 (SSHSHS) Safe-Sync Hot Shoe To Hot Shoe

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  • Protect your camera
  • Reduces flash sync voltages to safe levels for camera
  • Protects your camera from high sync voltages
  • Helps to keep your camera out of the repair shop.
  • Strong light weight construction
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Product Description

(SSHSHS) SAFE-SYNC HOT SHOE TO HOT SHOE Mounts Directly to camera hot shoe and has hot shoe on top for flash Safe Syncs safely reduce any electronic flash source from up to 400 volts to less than 6 volts to the camera sync input. This is absolutely mandatory for all high end and especially all Digital Cameras.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009UU18
  • Item model number: W990560
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 11, 2005

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Customer Reviews

They work great although they are pretty pricy.
Paul M. Provencher
Great little shoe which enables the use of older and otherwise redundant flash units on digital camera without fear of burning up their circuitry.
spotty
Even though I looked them up, found they were less than the 250v my Nikon D40 could handle, wasn't going to risk killing my camera.
BlueHawK

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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By JokerMan on March 9, 2007
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I know it's a pain in the neck to contact manufacturers and even worse to try and find one of their people who can answer your questions, but in this case it is CRITICAL. This handy gadget can reduce the sync voltage on your old flash unit to a level compatible with your digital camera. Doing this can save hundreds of dollars when you don't have to buy a new flash unit. However, do the homework and make sure that it provides sufficient voltage reduction for YOUR particular digital camera. I completely fried the hot shoe on a $400 Olympus Camedia by just assuming that it would work.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Gulley on November 12, 2011
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I am a photographer with more than 50 years experience. I own an old electronic flash that I once used to shoot weddings and other paid jobs. I joined the digital age just like most photographers. I shoot a Canon 50D, but have been afraid to use the old flash because of the difference in flash sync voltage. I saw The Wein Products W990560 (SSHSHS) Safe-Sync Hot Shoe To Hot Shoe On Amazon .com and ordered it. The price was more than fair, and shipment was extremely fast. I can now use my old flash whenever I need to with out the fear of damaging my camera. Using my old flash was like being reunited with an old friend, thanks to Amazon and the Wein Products W990560 (SSHSHS) Safe-Sync Hot Shoe To Hot Shoe adapter. Friends again, never to part.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BlueHawK on September 23, 2010
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To start, my camera didn't have a pc sync port. Plus, I lucked into a ton of old flashes. Even though I looked them up, found they were less than the 250v my Nikon D40 could handle, wasn't going to risk killing my camera. Well, the Safe Sync took care of both having a pc sync socket AND removed any worry about using these powerful old and inexpensive flashes! Now I can use a flash on, or on a bracket, connected to a pc sync cable... and with a couple cheap optical triggers, can trigger those others without using my on-camera flash. My advice if you are considering using any older flashes, buy this FIRST!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter Goudswaard on June 7, 2009
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Wein, if you are listening: get more technical details about your products on your web site. Far too many photographers are leery about your safe-sync products, and don't trust them due to the scant information available. I use this with my old Vivitar flash and Canon G7 & 50D with no ill effects so far. I'm going to get a Canon flash soon, because I'm still a bit uncertain and don't want to risk my 50D. My Vivitar puts out only 10v though so even with the wein I'm still not entirely certain that it will work with higher voltages. I would be nice to see a table showing what cameras are guaranteed to work with the weins. Also there are a number of Wein model changes SSHSHS SHSHSH or whatever, and no idea what the difference is. If Wein would publish this info more people might buy this unit, which seems to work for me so far.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lance on April 28, 2012
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This is a handy device if you have an older electronic flash you want to use on your hotshoe equipped digital camera, a feature common to $500 and up cameras. The hotshoe contains an electronic circuit that prevents harmful voltage from older electronic flash units from damaging sensitive digital camera circuits.

I purchased the Safe Sync Hotshoe so I could use my ancient Vivitar HD-285 flash unit from 25 years ago with my Nikon D3100. I still use the flash on my now-vintage Nikon film cameras, but wanted to use it on my digital camera. I suspected there could be some voltage issues in using the old unit on my camera. I'm glad I checked before I tried, because I learned you can instantly destroy the camera's circuitry with the voltage at the hotshoe of these older units. So, I started looking to see if there was some adapter to match the two. Fortunately, I found the Wein adapter.

The hotshoe mounts snugly on the camera as you would expect, has a flash test button, and it is very sturdy. Some of the older flash units aren't light and that extra strengh is needed. The unit also has a special feature in the slot on the hotshoe. It is designed to grip the flash unit more snugly. This is a useful feature and works well. The hotshoe also has the dreaded pc plug, needed with some flash units and useful in some off-camera flash applications.

For closeup shots of small items I sell on eBay (seller id: guitarlance2094, check out some of my photographs), I set the flash unit for 1/16th power, bounce the light and leave the camera on automatic. In other applications, such as regular family events, parties and so forth, I increase the flash output as needed, but leave the camera on automatic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deloye on December 23, 2010
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Today's digital cameras all seem to have a problem ... if you have older electronic flash units, the "trigger" voltage may well be MUCH higher than the camera can tolerate. Digitals usually require a max of less than 5v and some of my setups crank our over 100v. This adapter is a true digital camera lifesaver ... without it the camera circuits would be fried. It's a LOT cheaper than repairing a digital camera.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Greg Banville on March 19, 2012
I bought this to try out off-camera lighting on my old Digital Rebel. That camera does not come with a built-in PC sync socket. This device serves as a conversion between the hot shoe, for attaching flashes to the top of the camera, and an off-camera flash sync cord. More than that it provides voltage protection. I found that I was able to use a 70's era Vivitar 283 safely, on or off camera by putting the Safe-Sync between them.

Even if you only plan to use a flash on the camera, this can save you big bucks and offer peace of mind. With this assurance that an older flash is safe to use with your camera you are free to buy powerful manual flashes that cost a tenth or less of what Canon & Nikon charge for their current top models.
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