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Hot shoe flashes, also called speedlights, are battery powered, portable, short-duration photographic lights. With the exception of Sony, they use a standardized mount, with a single center pin for firing. Many modern models also have additional pins for more complicated — and system-specific and usually proprietary — communication.

Many "hot shoe" flashes may also be mounted in cold shoe and triggered remotely, whether by cable, optical signals, or radio.

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