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The electrically-active mounting point on the top of a camera where a flash might be attached. This tag should be used only for questions specifically about the mounting point and connection, not hotshoe-mounted flash in general.

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Canon 70D with Neewer/Godox TT560 flash not working in hot-shoe

This is my first external flash and I'm not sure if I'm missing anything simple. The flash works in slave mode outside of the camera. But when I mount it in the hotshoe mount I can't get it to fire. ...
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What can I do when a flash is stuck on my Nikon DSLR?

I have been using a Sunpak DigiFlash 3000 mounted on my D3100. Mounting and removing it has not been a problem until today. I mounted and screwed it on the way I usually do, but today it stuck and ...
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Are there any accessories that can protect my camera from high voltage flash guns?

I use some older flashes that have a lot higher trigger voltages and may damage my newer cameras if used in the hot shoe mount. Therefore as a precaution I use the PC sync with them instead and mount ...
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How can I tag my photos with electric compass info giving direction my camera was facing?

I have a survey project where I need to record not only the location, but the direction (bearing and angle of elevation/depression) that the camera was pointing at the time the picture was taken. I ...
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Can I trigger my own device from a Canon DSLR hotshoe?

I'd like to connect my own device (a device that can record the trace of the camera within the exposure time) with my SLR camera (a Canon EOS 5D markII) through the hot shoe. I need a signal to tell ...
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What are the functions of the extra contact points on a Canon hotshoe?

I am wondering about the 5 contact points on the top of the Canon camera for the flash. The flash I am putting on this camera has only the center contact. What are the functions of all these other ...
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What external flash trigger voltage is safe for the Sony NEX?

I have an NEX-6 and I wanted to use an external flash connected to the hot shoe. I have a canon speed light 580EX I was told I may need to watch out for the different voltages, as the flash may ...
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Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?

I'm a hobbyist looking to get into off-camera lighting on a budget. I have a Sony a57. I already have a manual flash that works when attached to the camera. Based on this guide, I'm looking at ...
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What Hot Shoe Accessories are Available for a Canon T3 / EOS 1100D?

Specifically, what hot shoe accessories are available for the T3 / 1100D that use the hot shoe electronics to communicate with the camera (besides flashes)?
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Reliable shutter feedback - Prontor contur (PC) or hotshoe

I use gigapan to take panorama photos. I prefer using autofocus even for panoramas. Sometimes (sky or other homogenous area) the camera fails to find the focus and does not take the photo. Gigapan ...
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Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 placement on Canon 7D

My understanding is that the GP-E2 will work on the Canon 7D as long as it has the new firmware and connects via USB. Does this mean that it does not need to be on the hotshoe and I can use a flash ...
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How to use in-camera AF light, instead of speedlight AF light?

I have a Nikon D3100 and a Yongnuo YN467 speedlight. What I need is to use thee AF light from the camera body, since I realize it is really better than the speedlight one. Is there any way to achieve ...
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Why does ETTL occasionally fail with my Canon Speedlite 580 EXII?

I have the Canon Speedlite 580EXII for 3-4 years now, and I have used it with a 450D and more recently with a 60D. With both bodies, there was a very weird behavior where ETTL or even TTL will ...