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About Wein

SAFE SYNCS Safely reduces any electronic flash source from up to 400 volts to less than 6 volts to the camera sync input. This is absolutely mandatory for all high end and digital cameras.

Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe Safe Sync that also features professional heavy duty threaded PC high voltage input to 6 volts at the male hot shoe that the camera sees. Reduces redeye by raising shoe mounted strobe and also two can be used in tandem in effect for a high voltage input from pc or hotshoe to a low voltage pc if mounted on a camera bracket.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (20),Easy to use (18),Reliable (17),Strong construction (16),Packs small / compresses (15),Excellent interface (8)
Cons:
Poor quality (4),Unreliable (3)
Best Uses:
Weddings (8),Family photos (6),Travel (6),Photography (4),Portraits (4),Sports/action (4),Fill flash (3),Landscape/scenery (3),Lighting (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9),Pro photographer (7),Semi-pro photographer (7),Professional (6),Enthusiast (5)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 39 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pro Flash for Any Hot Shoe Camera

The Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe is an extremely robust unit made to professional heavy duty standards: Bullet Proof and Bomb resistant. The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe isolates sensitive digital cameras from the high voltages that sometimes find their way down the sync cords of powerful high voltage spiking studio flash units - a must to protect your camera. If you don't use the Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe you should at the very least use a wireless transmitter such ...

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The Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe is an extremely robust unit made to professional heavy duty standards: Bullet Proof and Bomb resistant. The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe isolates sensitive digital cameras from the high voltages that sometimes find their way down the sync cords of powerful high voltage spiking studio flash units - a must to protect your camera. If you don't use the Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe you should at the very least use a wireless transmitter such as a Pocket Wizard or Wein Wireless Transmitter to protect your camera. The great thing about this unit too is that it allows the photographer to use studio sync flash with ANY camera that has a hot shoe. I purposely purchased it to use studio flash with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 that does not have a a sync connection except for the hot shoe. The Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe worked like a charm. Its an essential part of any photographers kit as a fall back should there ever be a problem with a wireless transmitter. Don't leave home without it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product complete garbage

Bought this to attach my old vivitar flashes to my Canon 20D, especially since I use a jackrabbit powerpack, which can lead to overheating the flash. Unfortunately the wein attachment doesn't fit snugly enough and resulted in intermittent firing- and sometimes none at all. Great when you're in the middle of a shoot and suddenly find yourself with a flash which no longer fires, and have to whip off the flash and resort to the on-camera. Very embarrassing. Thanks Wein! Not to mention that I bro...

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Bought this to attach my old vivitar flashes to my Canon 20D, especially since I use a jackrabbit powerpack, which can lead to overheating the flash. Unfortunately the wein attachment doesn't fit snugly enough and resulted in intermittent firing- and sometimes none at all. Great when you're in the middle of a shoot and suddenly find yourself with a flash which no longer fires, and have to whip off the flash and resort to the on-camera. Very embarrassing. Thanks Wein! Not to mention that I brought back the original one (same reason) to my store , who replaced it (but same problem), then attempted to fix it with layers of price stickers (to increase snugness). It didn't work, and I should have returned the dud for the $100. I paid for it. The only positive thing I can say, is that the price has evidently since gone down, but not enough...

Reviewed by 39 customers

 
1.0

Not for Nikon

By

from La Verne, Ca.  -  Photography Student

The Wein Hot Shoe is not compatible with the Nikon flash units– there is no hole for the locking pin to set into- the result is that the flash will not flash and the flash will fall off if tilted back

 
1.0

It looks good, but!

By

from Kendall NSW Australia  -  Photo Enthusiast

I simply does not work.

 
1.0

total disappointment.....

By

from CA.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I just got this today... if you look at the piece you can see at the front where the flash shoe mounts there are small exposed solder joints that the flash shoe totally hits when fully pushed in which I am sure is a dead short.(stay away.!) I am promptly returning this. (I am going with the smdv 512 safe sync... (much better build)

 
4.0

works just fine

By

from Texas  -  Pro Photographer

The advantage of this device is to reduce the trigger voltage entering your camera' hot shoe down to 6 volts. This device allows the use of any older flash system with high flash trigger voltage without damaging your camera. May not be necessary on most cameras but why take the chance. Hey, it works.

 
4.0

A must have for older flash and strobes

By

from Colorado, USA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A must have if you have a newer camera and older flash or strobes to regulate the voltage.

 
4.0

Necessarily piece of equipment,

By

from Colorado, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

If you have older studio lights you need this to regulate the voltage to your camera. Comes with a PC port you connect the lights through while it is sitting on your hot shoe. I know people who have had this piece of equipment for years without any problems.

 
5.0

Works as advertised for me

By

from Maine  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Used with a tethered Sunpak 622. worked great plus knowing I wasn't going to fry my D700 was comforting.

 
5.0

Very good Stuff

By

from Florida  -  Pro Photographer

Highly recommened

 
5.0

Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe

By

from St. Clair Shores, Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I picked up a used ring light flash and although it tested OK for low voltage, I noticed an occasional spike. To be on the safe side, I decided to purchase the Wein SSHSHS Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe. It works like a charm! I don't want to gamble on a very expensive DSLR, and this was by far, very inexpensive, compared to the cost of "frying" the inside of my camera. If you are going to use "older" flash units, you need this. Get one!

 
5.0

Attach older portrait lights to Digital

By

from South Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

Many years ago I bought a Novatron light set for portraits. The power box attaches to the flash connector on the camera body with a cable. Didn't use it for years and then got hired to photograph a prom. I had read that old flashes can blast a digital body and I searched online for help. Found out about Wein SSHSHS and got it for a good price at Adorama. It works great and stays attached tightly.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JACK G  Provides a measure of safety between the camera and the power supply
Shopper  can i use this on my nikon d-80 camera and then install a nikon sb-24 flash or a metz 40-mz1i flash both used on nikon film cameras and not have to worry about damaging the camera circuitry?
JEFF F  That is is what they claim.
wabie s  I have a nikon D5100. I also have a flashmaster studio light setup. I need to have a hot shoe adapter for the camera so i can use the pc connector from the flashmaster power pack. Will this work and which one do i use?
FRANK R  I have one of these (SSHSHS) and I see no reason why it wouldn't work for your application. The unit was made to fire off-camera flash (for cameras w/o a PC lug) and not create any trigger voltage problems. Some old flash units, including studio strobes, have a big voltage value to trigger the flash. With newer digital equipment (cameras) this excess trigger voltage can possibly "fry" the circuits in the camera. The SSHSHS was made to rectify that problem and allow you to fire you flash form the hot shoe. Mine works fine for this purpose.
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