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Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2 - with 1/4-20 and 3/8 Threads
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|Color||—||Black||Cold Shoe 2 Pack||—||Cold Shoe (2pcs pack)|
|Item Dimensions||2.17 x 0.94 x 0.67 in||1.57 x 0.79 x 3.94 in||—||0.91 x 0.79 x 0.59 in||0.98 x 0.98 x 0.35 in|
|Item Weight||0.46 ounces||3.4 ounces||—||—||1.06 ounces|
The only coldshoe you can trust! If you ever need to mount your flash or hotshoe gear, the frio is the Best. Coldshoe. Ever. And it just got better now featuring DualThrea and DualLoc. The frio connects anything with a hotshoe to anything with a 1/4″-20 AND 3/8″ screw, like your tripods, lightstands, HDSLR rigs and more. The world’s only universal cold shoe adapter with the unique patented DualLoc system and DualThrea, so your shoot will never fall apart.
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An adapter like this must meet two criteria. There cannot be any metal connections on it (Cold Shoe), and it must be able to hold the speed light securely at any angle without the possibility for it to slide off. This Frio adapter does both perfectly. To release the speed light all you have to do is to depress the latch and it slides right off. It is made of durable polymer that promises a long service life.
I looked into other products similar to this one, but none of them seem to meet the requirements. The price is right. I will buy a few more of them. Highly recommended.
It's a heavy plastic. Built to last. Small form factor. Because it's plastic, you're not going to have any electrical interference issues. I know, that's technically the definition of a cold shoe, but there are other cold shoes that I've had problems with in the past.
The flash slides easily onto the cold shoe. The gap where the flash slides into the coldshoe is not too tight and this is great because it locks into place from behind the flash through a clever, yet simple tab design. To release the flash, you can quickly depress the tab and slide the flash off the coldshoe. What I like about this is the fact that day in, day out there is a lot of pressure being placed on the Speedlite mount. It's easy to damage the flash mount and this coldshoe is very well designed and simply works perfectly and easily without putting unnecessary pressure on your flash mount.
It comes with 2 threads (1/4-20 standard tripod, light stand thread and a 3/8 thread) If you want the larger 3/8, you simply take a screwdriver or coin, such as a dime and unscrew the 1/4-20 from the inside of the 3/8. Just don't lose it!
Now that I've actually had one in my hands and have used it, I'm very impressed and will be adding a handful of these to my lighting kit.
1 - They LOCK. This feature already narrows down the competition significantly. The lock is secure and is easy to manipulate once you get used to it.
2 - One single piece. No thumb screws to lose. The threads are a separate molded-in piece of metal, but it's not coming out. The only thing you might possibly lose is the indcluded 3/8" to 1/4" adapter. Hopefully you don't mix light stands or umblrella adapters of different thread sizes. As long as you stick with one size, you won't have to worry about this.
3 - Plastic doesn't conduct electricity. Simple, no shorting the terminals on your flash and no need for tape. Other locking cold shoes are metal and could potentially short your terminals. Shorting won't cause damage but it will cause your flashes to not work correctly.
4 - Saved my SB-900 from a broken foot. This ties in with the previous point about it's plastic constrution. I had an expensive flash on a stand with an umbrella outdoors. Despite the use of a sand bag on the stand, a strong gust of wind sent the light stand to the ground. The Frio shoe broke around the metal foot of my flash in the fall. Granted, I could no longer use the shoe (I had a spare) but I'd rather replace a cheap cold shoe than an expensive flash. Other clamping style cold shoes may have broken or otherwise damaged my flash.
Other reviews say this can't fit the top Canon flash so, be aware of that prior to purchase. My SB-900 uses a slightly larger foot than other Nikon flashes but it still fits the Frio just fine.
The only thing on my wishlist is that they make a multi-flash version. A centrally positioned thread with a Frio on each side, horizontally opposed, would be great for umbrellas. Enlight, if you're listening, I promise I'll buy one!
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Solid hard plastic. EZ mount for speed lights. EZ on EZ off. QUICK time saver.Read more