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Do you have an assortment of camera accessories that are compatible with an auto-lock shoe, but have a camera or camcorder that features a new multi-interface shoe? The Sony Multi Interface Shoe Adapter allows you to use your auto-lock shoe-compatible accessories-like flashes, viewfinders and more-with your camera's multi-interface shoe so you can take advantage of all your accessories and capture your creative vision to the fullest.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (3),Lightweight (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3)

Sony Specifications

Weight
1.5oz (42.5 g)
Mfr #
ADP-MAA
SKU
ISOADPM

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.2

(based on 8 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adapter for macro twin flash

The adapter has fine wires curled across the front edge that plug into the hot shoe of the DSC RX1, thereby, connecting into the electronics of the camera and supporting flash synch and automatic exposure. Macro flash attachments require the adapter, so be sure to set aside an extra $25 for the adapter. Old Minolta and Sony Alpha accessories may require this adapter, but do not expect Minolta flash units to be fully functional on today's Sony cameras. Coincidentally, my ancient Sunpak ring fl

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The adapter has fine wires curled across the front edge that plug into the hot shoe of the DSC RX1, thereby, connecting into the electronics of the camera and supporting flash synch and automatic exposure. Macro flash attachments require the adapter, so be sure to set aside an extra $25 for the adapter. Old Minolta and Sony Alpha accessories may require this adapter, but do not expect Minolta flash units to be fully functional on today's Sony cameras. Coincidentally, my ancient Sunpak ring flash fits the RX1 hot shoe directly without an adapter; however, I prefer the lighting options of the twin flash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works fine but has a major flaw

I have 3 Sony flashes that I use both on camera and with wireless triggers. Now I have to use this adapter to be able to use my wireless trigger. I'd be OK with that if not for one THING. The adapter will slide off the camera, the screw down ring only prevents the wobble to a degree. I've caught my HVL-58 flash mid air twice already. I can't let the adapter live on my camera for fear of loosing it. A locking mechanism ala HVL-60 is required!!! I'd get the HVL-60 and forget about it, but I'll ...

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I have 3 Sony flashes that I use both on camera and with wireless triggers. Now I have to use this adapter to be able to use my wireless trigger. I'd be OK with that if not for one THING. The adapter will slide off the camera, the screw down ring only prevents the wobble to a degree. I've caught my HVL-58 flash mid air twice already. I can't let the adapter live on my camera for fear of loosing it. A locking mechanism ala HVL-60 is required!!! I'd get the HVL-60 and forget about it, but I'll have to worry about one more adapter for my wireless set up. Sony, please fix this nonsense.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
4.0

AS advertised

By

from Midwest  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

A little pricey, but does the job.

 
5.0

A-must accessary for auto;ock flash

By

from Alameda CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I mount this adapter on my A58 permenantly so I can use my HVL 42AM flash. 100% compatoble and secured.

 
5.0

Perfect adapter for My HVL-F42AM

By

from Alameda, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this adapter for my HVL-F42AM flash on my new Sony A58 camera which has a new style hot shoe. T mount this adapter on the A58 all the time, it never comes off the camera. It works great and is 100% compatible with the old style flash like the HVL-42AM on the A58. I am very happy with this product.

 
1.0

Works loose. Falls off. Poor design.

By

from Texas

With a large flash like HVLF58 the adapter wheel works loose and can slide out of the camera shoe. Part way out loses electrical contact and function. All the way out, flash drops to ground. When first tightened the wheel seems tight and the adapter seems firm in the shoe. But there is nothing to lock the wheel in place, so it can work loose in use with a heavy flash. And there are no locking pins from adapter to the camera shoe so the clamping force from tightening the adapter wheel against the shoe rim is the only thing holding the adapter on. Also no positive indication, like a click, that the adapter is fully inserted into the shoe or that the wheel is tightened sufficiently. To be completely clear. The problem is with attaching the adapter to the camera shoe, not with attaching flash unit to top of the adapter. Quick lock shoe accessories attach positively to the top, with a click, as they always have. My adapter came with came with A99.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Works But Poor Design

By

from Northern Virginia

This adapter lacks locking pins in the shoe mount, having instead a tightening screw as the method to "lock" the adapter into the flash shoe. Unfortunately, this friction based locking method is not strong enough to prevent the adapter from slight movement within the shoe causing it to lose electrical contact, at least when used with a larger flash unit such as the F58. Because the contacts are at the front of the shoe, any slippage means the adapter will lose electrical contact with the TTL circuits that control flash exposure. Thus, with only slight slippage of the adapter, the flash will still trigger due to the "hot shoe" trigger (the big round circle in the flash shoe) but lose all the TTL operations usually resulting in bad exposures (how bad depends on the other variable affecting flash exposure such as ISO, aperture, distance to the subject, and flash power setting). Too much slippage will cause the adapter to lose all contact and it won't even fire. The adapter should have used the same locking pins for the flash shoe as do the new flashes. For whatever reason Sony did not design it that way, and because the adapter cannot be securely locked into position (at least when used with a larger flash), it ultimately is a poorly designed product that will fail in normal usage. Unfortunately, at this time there is no alternative I know of for using an older Sony/Minolta (or independent) flash with the brand new flash shoe on the A99 and later cameras. This is the only reason I recommend it, because if you have an older flash and get one of the new cameras, you can't otherwise use your flash on the camera.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

zero wobble, however can slide off!

By

from New York, NY

This adapter came with my A99. Having read posts on the Sony/Minolta resource dyxum.com about flash units apparently falling off the hot-shoe, I was concerned but thought that a lighter flash setup would not have this symptom. Upon actual use, and particularly due to the great fitment between the camera and the flash unit, I didn't have any qualms regarding the use of this adapter and my F43 flash. Sony has removed any wobble from the Minolta shoe with this adapter. This is an improvement from the slight movements I felt with the F43 on top of my A55. However, I've discovered today that even when tightened to the best of my abilities to the hot-shoe, with a bit of a tug or bump, the whole adapter and attached flash unit will slide off suddenly and without warning. My formerly mint F43 flash now has a few nicks from the incident and I am seriously considering purchasing the heavier F60M to not have to use this adapter. On busy events such as weddings, I would be very concerned about the flash falling off. There are many posts on dyxum.com that discuss problems with this adapter, such as failing to properly trigger the flash unless the adapter is fully inserted so all pins make contact and the apparent cost-cutting employed to produce this adapter. I hope Sony addresses this problem.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works fine but has a major flaw

By

from New York, NY

I have 3 Sony flashes that I use both on camera and with wireless triggers. Now I have to use this adapter to be able to use my wireless trigger. I'd be OK with that if not for one THING. The adapter will slide off the camera, the screw down ring only prevents the wobble to a degree. I've caught my HVL-58 flash mid air twice already. I can't let the adapter live on my camera for fear of loosing it. A locking mechanism ala HVL-60 is required!!! I'd get the HVL-60 and forget about it, but I'll have to worry about one more adapter for my wireless set up. Sony, please fix this nonsense.

(33 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Adapter for macro twin flash

By

from Arizona

The adapter has fine wires curled across the front edge that plug into the hot shoe of the DSC RX1, thereby, connecting into the electronics of the camera and supporting flash synch and automatic exposure. Macro flash attachments require the adapter, so be sure to set aside an extra $25 for the adapter. Old Minolta and Sony Alpha accessories may require this adapter, but do not expect Minolta flash units to be fully functional on today's Sony cameras. Coincidentally, my ancient Sunpak ring flash fits the RX1 hot shoe directly without an adapter; however, I prefer the lighting options of the twin flash.

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Patricia B  Is this what I need so my Sony HVL-F20AM flash can mount on my Sony A7r?
George S  Assuming the A7r has a multi function shoe (which I believe it does) then this should work.
Patricia B  Is this what I need so my Sony HVL-F20AM flash can mount on my Sony A7r?
George S  Assuming the A7r has a multi function shoe (which I believe it does) then this should work.
Patricia B  Is this what I need so my Sony HVL-F20AM flash can mount on my Sony A7r?
George S  Assuming the A7r has a multi function shoe (which I believe it does) then this should work.
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