Questions tagged [hotshoe]

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 EOS 4000D Hot Shoe for Sync (with Studio Flashes)

The external Flash is not showing up in the configuration Menu when using Pixel TF-321 hot shoe. Is this the wrong adapter for that camera, as there is no X connection? I want to trigger a studio ...
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Can I use non-Panasonic flashes on the FZ1000's hot shoe?

FZ1000's hot shoe; can I use any flashes? Or can I only use Panasonic flashes? Give me some details about the hot shoe...
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May I hold the DSLR in part by the hotshoe flash?

When shooting with flash attached, I sometimes hold the DSLR with my left hand like this: Am I at risk of damaging the hotshoe, given that weight of the DSLR and the lens is approximately 50 oz. (1 ...
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What's this device that is attached to the hot shoe?

In this youtube video (High-Tech Photography of Nature in Japan), at this point, what is that device attached to that photographer's camera?
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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's the bit that slides into the hot shoe called?

If the metal "U"-bracket on top of an SLR (and similar) camera is called a (hot/cold) shoe, what is the name of it's counterpart (the bit at the base of the flash/accessory)? I just referred to it as ...
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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.