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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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What is the output signal of each pin at hot shoe on a Nikon DSLR?

I want to build my own external flash/ledlight/softbox just for practice and knowledge. What pin gives signal to external flash before a photo is taken? I messured the voltage with DC multimeter A=4....
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What does the hot shoe do when I press the trigger?

I want to know what happens when I press the trigger. What signals are sent to the mount? I'm asking because I want my camera to trigger a flash that I'm building myself.