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About Photek SMA-1000

The Photek SMA-1000 Shoe Mount Umbrella/Light Stand Adapter will fit most any light stand. It features a swivel, an umbrella socket complete with tightening screw, plus a shoe mount for most any shoe mount flash. (Note: will not fit Sony/Minolta flashes). Use it for aiming your shoe mount flash. Add your umbrella to create softer, more pleasing portrait light.



The Photek SMA-1000 is commonly used for Artificial lighting, Photography, Portraits, Strobe lighting, Studio, Travel, Weddings and more.The Photek SMA-1000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Photek SMA-1000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Photek SMA-1000: Consistent, Durable, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (17),Easy to set up (11),Lightweight (11),Durable (9),Easy to use (9),Consistent (5)
Best Uses:
Portraits (17),Strobe lighting (10),Photography (9),Artificial lighting (8),Studio (7),Travel (7),Weddings (4),Everyday (3),Home (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (6),Professional (4),Enthusiast (3),Photo enthusiast (3),Pro photographer (3),Semi-professional (3)

Photek SMA-1000 Features

  • Will fit most standard light stand tops
  • Cold shoe will hold most shoe-mount flashes
  • Note: will not hold Minolta/Sony Flashes

Photek SMA-1000 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super Strong, All Metal, Perfect

I use this product for taking portraits outdoors with my Flash shooting through an umbrella. I previously bought the one from Cowboy Studios and it was a piece of junk, made of plastic and the thumb-screw that held the umbrella in place stripped the first time I used it. This mount is indestructible. I will be buying another to replace the Cowboy cheap plastic one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for what it is...

If you need an umbrella clamp to mount your flash on a stand this item works. Unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem of the light source being kind of far away from the center of the umbrella... Have not yet found a compact solution that makes that possible in a stable fashion... This is ok, but not an ideal scenario as the umbrella doesn't get lit evenly...

Reviewed by 23 customers

 
4.0

Useful

By

from Manitou Springs, Colorado  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It works well and the price is right. The only thing that would improve it would be a ball connection that would let you make minor angle and direction adjustments.

 
5.0

Good Quality

By

from indiana

very nice unit. smooth operation and fits my equipment.

 
5.0

The perfect match for your lightstand

By

from Elmhurst, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Compact,yet sturdy; I like this type of shoe adapter better than others in which the speedlight slips clumsily and wobble a little; the only downside is that you can't remove the shoe if I needed to. Other than that, highly recommended.

 
4.0

great little adapter

By

from Lawrence, KS  -  Pro Photographer

Used in a location and travel lighting kit.

 
5.0

Sturdy

By

from Clarksville Tn.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Very sturdy and does not feel cheap like other light stand adapters i have tried. Will definitely buy more.

 
5.0

Photek SMA-1000

By

from Miramar, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great product, very easy to use and feel durable. Great for indoor or outdoor use.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By

from new york, NY  -  Semi-Professional

Held my flash, no slipping, easy to set-up, a little heavy, but I didn't mind.

 
4.0

Get-er Done !

By

from Brooklyn,New York  -  Professional

I use Nikon sb 900,910s in many of my photographs so When light is necessary you can use just about anything.However if you have this mount it makes it so much easier.They truly get the jod done.

 
4.0

Works!

By

from Philadelphia,Pa  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Price isn't bad, and it works!

 
4.0

Good Product for the Price

By

from Michigan  -  Semi-Professional

I haven't used it for very long but it appears to be well made. I will trust my expensive flash equipment with it. Good quality so far no complaints.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Tj N  Needed something to hold and umbrella and a speedlite with good proximity to each other, and good tilt control.
Shopper  Does the umbrella shaft hole have a tilt to allow the flash to shoot into the center of the umbrella?
NATHAN C  No. The hole is fixed and on-axis with the flash mount. It ends up hitting the umbrella somewhere from 1/4 to 1/3 of the way from the edge, rather than 1/2 (in the center). Of course, with larger umbrellas it'll be more centered.
Shopper  Can you confirm that this adapter will fit the thread on top of the IKAN compact light stand (SKU: IKCPSTND MFR: CP-STND)?
FAITH Q  Yes, you can tell your customer that the Photek SMA-1000 Shoe Mount Umbrella/Light Stand Adapter will fit the IKAN compact light stand. Faith West
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