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adorama Electronic Slave Unit: Picture 1 regular $15.99

About Adorama Electronic Slave Unit

Slave mounts on shoe of camera or on 1/4x20 tripod stud and has pc socket .Will tigger the flash if another flash goes off..

The Adorama Electronic Slave Unit is commonly used for Everyday, Family photos, Fill flash, Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Studio, Weddings and more.The Adorama Electronic Slave Unit is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Adorama Electronic Slave Unit is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Adorama Electronic Slave Unit: Easy to use, Excellent interface, Lightweight, Packs small / compresses, Reliable and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (30),Easy to use (20),Reliable (19),Packs small / compresses (9),Excellent interface (7),Strong construction (4)
Poor quality (9),Unreliable (6)
Best Uses:
Lighting (10),Fill flash (8),Family photos (7),Photography (7),Portraits (5),Everyday (4),Studio (4),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (12),Photo enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (7),Professional (6),Semi-professional (4)

Adorama Electronic Slave Unit Reviews

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(based on 46 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Works great, but very loose fitting

This worked great to wirelessly control my SB-600 from my Nikon D50. I definitely had to have both the camera and flash in Full Manual mode, and no TTL! My only big complaint is how loose my flash fits in the device, and also how very loose the device fits in my flash stand. The device does have the option to attach a tripod screw, so that is a plus, but very careful handling is required.


Most Liked Negative Review


Doesn't work

I am a professional wedding photographer and I bought this as a back up to my wireless triggers. I was quite surprised to find that the unit barley ever triggered a flash even with another flash pointed right at it in a dimly lit room. I have other triggers similar to this one that can even work outdoors in the shade. This unit was completely ineffective.

Reviewed by 46 customers


My extra flash works thanks to this!


from Smyrna, DE  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have a Bower flash that I haven't been able to use with my Nikon SB700 until now. I am very happy with the product: for the price that I paid and the fact that it works great. My Bower flash fits perfectly on the slave unit's mount and it doesn't need a flash stand for the tripod. Keep in mind that your flash will fire each time it senses a flash (even while using a point-and-shoot camera).


Good for a beginner


from Asheville, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These units work best with older flashes in direct view of the flash that is triggering it. I could not get them to work around walls or at a longer distance.


makes you more versatel


from cape may nj

with this unit it allows you to remotely fire other flash units at very little cost. you can add these to as many lites as you have ,and don't have as many problems that you would have with other trigger units.


It Does the Job at a Cheap price


from Sacramento, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I wanted a slave that would operate older SLR flash equipment. I have a Pentax kR and the built in flash will sync my Sigma DG 610 as well as an old Canon SLR Speedlite and even some older flashes. It does take some playing with to get everything to work correctly, but what can you expect for something under $20.


"Can I use this with..."


from Binghamton, NY  -  Semi-Professional

This little unit allows quick set up of back, side, or fill light anyplace you might be. Works with any flash unit brand I've tried it with at angles and distances that are very generous. Just be sure to pack it in the prime gear bag where you can find it when you have a use for it...


It works.


from Beaumont, Texas  -  Professional

I use this product to trigger a unit that has no built in slave. It works well for my purpose.


....not tghe one i ordered...


from ....conover N.C.  -  Professional

.... i need something to fire 2 old 283's... these are working great...

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not for Canon Cameras (7D)


from San Francisco  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Not for Canon Cameras


Works great, dirt cheap price


from Jacksonville, FL, USA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Just works, really useful


Useful and Dirt Cheap


from Jacksonville, FL, USA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The product works well and was very inexpensive.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Will this work with my Canon EOS Rebel T3 and my Canon Speedlite 270EX-II? I'm pretty curious about this. Thank you!
DALE B  That depends on how the flash is triggered. If the flash is triggered by the center pin it should work ok. Check with an Adorama associate.
Shopper  I am trying to use this with a couple of Panasonic point and shoot cameras (DMC FZ-20 and FZ-47). The cameras' built in flash have a preflash which triggers the slave prematurely. AFAIK there is no way to disable the preflash. Is there anyway around this issue with this particular slave?
LYNN F  It seems there is no way around the preflash using the popup flash. Try using an inexpensive flash unit in the hot shoe which will bypass the popup. A unit like the Sunpak 2000 should work (available from Adorama). Be sure you use manual and cut the flash power (by experiment) as you are using slaves. The light must be balanced for multiple units or your photos will be way overexposed. Nikon's iTTL and commanders adjust for this but you will be on your own. Try using half or quarter power and remember light falls off inversely as to the square of the distance. The little trigger works beautifully, what a buy for $15!
Jack P  Can I plug my pc household cord from the your optic slave to trigger my studio strobe? As I have a digital camera that can not be used to trigger the studio strobe thru a hot shoe adapter with pc. I have to use the flip up flash to trip the optic slave.
JERRY C  Yes, it has a PC cord plig.
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