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
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.
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
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.
very nice unit. smooth operation and fits my equipment.
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.
Used in a location and travel lighting kit.
Very sturdy and does not feel cheap like other light stand adapters i have tried. Will definitely buy more.
Great product, very easy to use and feel durable. Great for indoor or outdoor use.
Held my flash, no slipping, easy to set-up, a little heavy, but I didn't mind.
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.
Price isn't bad, and it works!
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.