Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChetBaker Almost cost me a F43M flash
The first time this thing worked loose my Sony $400 F43M flash fell and bounced on the stage of a theater where I was on a photoshoot. The diffuser broke off, but the flash still worked. The second time it happened the flash fell onto the ground on some gravel. Again, the flash still worked, but come ON! Now I keep getting the "This accessory is not available for this unit" message, or something like that. I'm shooting with a NEX6, and have a new RX10 arriving in two days. Sure hope this adapter fits tighter on that camera than it has on my NEX6. I'm afraid the NEXT time it falls off it will kill my expensive flash. Why Sony can't make a hot shoe that accepts their OWN flash units is beyond stupid....
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flop poor piece of equipment.
very very poor piece of equipment. The screw locking system is obviously not strong enough to hold a regular flash (I use the F56-AM).
whenever the flash is in place and everything tight, any movement of the camera will make the shoe adapter to release itself (you can hear the "click" noise of the screw holding the adatper to the body failing). The flash not only looses connection to the camera, but falls from it! So far I've been fast enough to not let it fall on the ground. This is a major fail from Sony to sell such a part that looks (and actually IS) so cheap. Not impressed one more time by the accessories available for the cameras.
November 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Aussie Back to all the original iso problems.
Used this item with a 1yo Sony F43, the flash and adapter came loose constantly causing the flash to fall on the floor get and banged up once, the rest of the times it caused improper connections where the flash wouldn't fire correctly. What a waste, now Sony is right back to all the problems that existed with the traditional ISO shoe. People were finally starting to make things compatible with the iISO shoe but they go and mess it all up by changing it again. Sony will never get any outside support because they can't keep things standardized.
October 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mxyzptlk Works loose. Falls off. Poor design.
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.
June 18, 2013