• Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
  • Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
  • Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
  • Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
  • Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
  • Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4
Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4

Smdv Hot Shoe Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter Sm 512 For Canon Eos Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4

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  • Premium Grade Safe Sync, Made in Korea
  • Safe Sync circuit regulates high voltage flash to 3v
  • Keeps your camera from damage with old flashes and strobes
  • Does not work with flashes 60v or higher; see description for details
  • Uses 1xBattery 3V, CR 2032 (Included); battery check button to ensure flash battery used
  • 24 Month Manufacture Warranty

Customer Reviews

Didn't workDid not work like I thought. I thought it would trigger my honeybee flash, but it works better with just a flash cube sitting right in front the flash of my camera. 2Purchased the SMDV SM-512 so I can safely use a 30 year old Vivitar 285 flash with my Canon G12.The Canon PowerShot G12 is specified for a 6V max trigger voltage. I measured the trigger voltage of my 1970's era Vivitar 285 at 8.6V with a digital VOM. (Some of the older Vivitar flash units have a trigger voltage as high as 350V which will definitely fry most digital cameras and remote triggers.)The SMDV SM-512 reduces the Vivitar 285 trigger voltage down to 3.3V, as measured with a digital VOM. I tested it on-camera using the 285 mounted on the SM-512 attached to the G12 hotshoe, as well as off-camera with the Vivitar SC-3 remote sensor cord, PC sync cord, and Yongnuo RF-603 remote radio trigger. The 285 fired without any issues in all configurations.The SMDV SM-512 hotshoe safe sync adapter is sturdy and well made with a metal hotshoe on top and a plastic foot with lockring on the bottom. It is 1 3/4" (44mm) long by 1 7/16" (37mm) wide and extends 1 1/4" (32mm) above the G12 camera body when mounted on the hotshoe.Iniitially, I was put off by the fact it uses a battery. Then I realized that the CR2032 battery would likely last for a year or two at least. The SM-512 also has a battery check button on the back of the unit that illuminates a small red LED on top, indicating if the battery is still functional.I am completely satisfied with the SMDV SM-512 hot shoe safe sync adapter. I did consider buying the Wein Safe-Sync hotshoe adapter but didn't like the fact that it uses a circuit board as a center contact for the flash unit. The SMDV SM-512 uses a sturdy metal hotshoe with a metal center contact. The Wein unit also costs three times as much.There are some issues involving using a non-Canon flash unit with the Canon PowerShot G series cameras. Older G cameras have no limitations while the newer ones do. The G12 must be in single shot mode for one. When there is a device mounted in the G12 hotshoe, the camera's built in flash is disabled. However, I am able to sync the Vivitar 285 up to a 1/2000s shutter speed with the G12 in M mode. The G12 will also fire the 285 in A, P, Tv, and Av modes as well, though the sync speed varies by mode. 5Allows me to use an older Agfatronic handlemount flash with ...Allows me to use an older Agfatronic handlemount flash with my newer canon dslr's 5A necessary itemWhenever you want to use any older flashes, even the Metz potato mashers, you'll need this gadget. Buy two if you're a pro so that one will always be available when needed. 5works with some flash units, but not allUnit appears well made, and functioned on Pentax K-5 camera with Vivitar 283 strobe. However, when used on another legacy sidepack strobe, it would not fire. I will have to get the more expensive Wein to use the other strobe, so this unit was of little use to me ..I sent an email directly to manufacturer, but a week later I have had no response ..will post an update if they ever answer my tech support questions.Customer support did get back to me after a week ...they stated that if a flash does NOT trigger when the check button is pressed, then that model flash is not compatible with their unit. IMHO, any flash with a hot shoe with + center will most likely work. If it works on the hot shoe, then it will also work with the PC connector from that same flash. 2and small so its easy to fit in either camera bagWorks very well with both my Nikon and Cannon camera, and small so its easy to fit in either camera bag. 5Makes old new againAllowed me to use several of my older off camera flash and ring lights with my DSLR's without blowing the circuitry. Worth the little investment so that I could use older, expensive equipment. 5Worked As Advertised For Use With An Older Novatron 500 VR Powered Strobe Light KitThe Korean made SMDV-512 Hot Shoe Safe Sync Adapter for Canon appears to be of good quality. The most important feature is that it will protect the electronic circuit of my Canon Rebel T1i digital camera from the high trigger voltage from my 28 year old Novatron 550 VR power pack studio strobe light system. Per the camera's owner's manual, the maximum safe trigger voltage (electrical energy needed to fire the external flash through the camera's hot shoe either directly [camera mounted flash] or with a PC to hot shoe adapter) to prevent damage is 6 volts. I have two 500 VR power packs and tested both with a voltmeter to determine the voltage supplied at the PC connection. One was 5.7 volts and the other was 13.5 volts. The difference between the two was probably due to the condition of the internal capacitors, one better able to fully charge while the other less able due to age, use, etc. (always measure the voltage with a meter to know for sure what your individual power pack is supplying). I attached the PC cord from the higher voltage power pack (13.5 volts) to the adapter and measured the voltage between the single button that directly contacts the larger terminal on my camera's PC hot shoe and the metal rail on the adapter. The 13.5 volts had been reduced to 3.5 volts, making the PC connection now safe for me to use with my digital camera's hot shoe. I then placed the adapter in my camera's hot shoe and tested it with my strobe system to ensure that the strobes would fire when the camera's shutter was actuated. Everything worked perfectly! So if you don't want to use a slave and flash trigger or want to spend the money on a wireless trigger system and are comfortable maneuvering around a PC cord connected between the camera and the power pack then this provides a safe and effective solution to protect your Canon digital camera circuitry from flash trigger voltages up to 60 volts.The adapter also has a built in battery (provided) test button so you'll know when its time to replace the internal 3V, CR 2032 battery (requires removal of four very tiny Phillips head screws). The female PC cord connection on the adapter also held my PC cord firmly, so I shouldn't have to worry about it constantly falling out. 5It worksPer the instructions I connected this unit to a strobe with a trigger voltage less than 60V. I tested it with a multimeter and got a reading of 3.1V . It fired my old studio strobes without issue at a sync speed of 1/250 sec on my T2i. It performed exactly as advertised. 5Have a new camera and a good but older flash?This does let me use my old high powered flash with a digital camera. 5
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Description
  • Premium Grade Safe Sync, Made in Korea
  • Safe Sync circuit regulates high voltage flash to 3v
  • Keeps your camera from damage with old flashes and strobes
  • Does not work with flashes 60v or higher; see description for details
  • Uses 1xBattery 3V, CR 2032 (Included); battery check button to ensure flash battery used
  • 24 Month Manufacture Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Didn't workDid not work like I thought. I thought it would trigger my honeybee flash, but it works better with just a flash cube sitting right in front the flash of my camera. 2Purchased the SMDV SM-512 so I can safely use a 30 year old Vivitar 285 flash with my Canon G12.The Canon PowerShot G12 is specified for a 6V max trigger voltage. I measured the trigger voltage of my 1970's era Vivitar 285 at 8.6V with a digital VOM. (Some of the older Vivitar flash units have a trigger voltage as high as 350V which will definitely fry most digital cameras and remote triggers.)The SMDV SM-512 reduces the Vivitar 285 trigger voltage down to 3.3V, as measured with a digital VOM. I tested it on-camera using the 285 mounted on the SM-512 attached to the G12 hotshoe, as well as off-camera with the Vivitar SC-3 remote sensor cord, PC sync cord, and Yongnuo RF-603 remote radio trigger. The 285 fired without any issues in all configurations.The SMDV SM-512 hotshoe safe sync adapter is sturdy and well made with a metal hotshoe on top and a plastic foot with lockring on the bottom. It is 1 3/4" (44mm) long by 1 7/16" (37mm) wide and extends 1 1/4" (32mm) above the G12 camera body when mounted on the hotshoe.Iniitially, I was put off by the fact it uses a battery. Then I realized that the CR2032 battery would likely last for a year or two at least. The SM-512 also has a battery check button on the back of the unit that illuminates a small red LED on top, indicating if the battery is still functional.I am completely satisfied with the SMDV SM-512 hot shoe safe sync adapter. I did consider buying the Wein Safe-Sync hotshoe adapter but didn't like the fact that it uses a circuit board as a center contact for the flash unit. The SMDV SM-512 uses a sturdy metal hotshoe with a metal center contact. The Wein unit also costs three times as much.There are some issues involving using a non-Canon flash unit with the Canon PowerShot G series cameras. Older G cameras have no limitations while the newer ones do. The G12 must be in single shot mode for one. When there is a device mounted in the G12 hotshoe, the camera's built in flash is disabled. However, I am able to sync the Vivitar 285 up to a 1/2000s shutter speed with the G12 in M mode. The G12 will also fire the 285 in A, P, Tv, and Av modes as well, though the sync speed varies by mode. 5Allows me to use an older Agfatronic handlemount flash with ...Allows me to use an older Agfatronic handlemount flash with my newer canon dslr's 5A necessary itemWhenever you want to use any older flashes, even the Metz potato mashers, you'll need this gadget. Buy two if you're a pro so that one will always be available when needed. 5works with some flash units, but not allUnit appears well made, and functioned on Pentax K-5 camera with Vivitar 283 strobe. However, when used on another legacy sidepack strobe, it would not fire. I will have to get the more expensive Wein to use the other strobe, so this unit was of little use to me ..I sent an email directly to manufacturer, but a week later I have had no response ..will post an update if they ever answer my tech support questions.Customer support did get back to me after a week ...they stated that if a flash does NOT trigger when the check button is pressed, then that model flash is not compatible with their unit. IMHO, any flash with a hot shoe with + center will most likely work. If it works on the hot shoe, then it will also work with the PC connector from that same flash. 2and small so its easy to fit in either camera bagWorks very well with both my Nikon and Cannon camera, and small so its easy to fit in either camera bag. 5Makes old new againAllowed me to use several of my older off camera flash and ring lights with my DSLR's without blowing the circuitry. Worth the little investment so that I could use older, expensive equipment. 5Worked As Advertised For Use With An Older Novatron 500 VR Powered Strobe Light KitThe Korean made SMDV-512 Hot Shoe Safe Sync Adapter for Canon appears to be of good quality. The most important feature is that it will protect the electronic circuit of my Canon Rebel T1i digital camera from the high trigger voltage from my 28 year old Novatron 550 VR power pack studio strobe light system. Per the camera's owner's manual, the maximum safe trigger voltage (electrical energy needed to fire the external flash through the camera's hot shoe either directly [camera mounted flash] or with a PC to hot shoe adapter) to prevent damage is 6 volts. I have two 500 VR power packs and tested both with a voltmeter to determine the voltage supplied at the PC connection. One was 5.7 volts and the other was 13.5 volts. The difference between the two was probably due to the condition of the internal capacitors, one better able to fully charge while the other less able due to age, use, etc. (always measure the voltage with a meter to know for sure what your individual power pack is supplying). I attached the PC cord from the higher voltage power pack (13.5 volts) to the adapter and measured the voltage between the single button that directly contacts the larger terminal on my camera's PC hot shoe and the metal rail on the adapter. The 13.5 volts had been reduced to 3.5 volts, making the PC connection now safe for me to use with my digital camera's hot shoe. I then placed the adapter in my camera's hot shoe and tested it with my strobe system to ensure that the strobes would fire when the camera's shutter was actuated. Everything worked perfectly! So if you don't want to use a slave and flash trigger or want to spend the money on a wireless trigger system and are comfortable maneuvering around a PC cord connected between the camera and the power pack then this provides a safe and effective solution to protect your Canon digital camera circuitry from flash trigger voltages up to 60 volts.The adapter also has a built in battery (provided) test button so you'll know when its time to replace the internal 3V, CR 2032 battery (requires removal of four very tiny Phillips head screws). The female PC cord connection on the adapter also held my PC cord firmly, so I shouldn't have to worry about it constantly falling out. 5It worksPer the instructions I connected this unit to a strobe with a trigger voltage less than 60V. I tested it with a multimeter and got a reading of 3.1V . It fired my old studio strobes without issue at a sync speed of 1/250 sec on my T2i. It performed exactly as advertised. 5Have a new camera and a good but older flash?This does let me use my old high powered flash with a digital camera. 5
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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