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
Safely regulates and reduces the flash sync voltage of the flash or strobe unit. This is especially important for current automated SLRs or digital cameras when used with older flashes or lighting systems. The SMDV Hotshoe Safe Sync Adapter mounts directly to a camera's hot shoe and provides a hot shoe on top and a PC female flash connection on the side. You can have a flash connected to the hot shoe and a flash being triggered by the PC female connection.
Compatible Cameras (including but not limited to): Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, G2, GH2, GF1, GH1 G10, DMC-L1 and DMC-FZ30, FZ35, FZ40, FZ45, FZ50, FZ100, DMC-L10, DMC-LX5
**Note: The inner circuit of SM-512 prevents the high sync voltage of old flashes over 60V to work. So please kindly check the sync voltage of the flash that you have, and make sure it is not over 60 Volts. Flashes such as the Vivitar 100, 16m, 253, 255, Sunpak GX24, GX17, Auto 511, and many other Manufactures / Models.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got this to effectively add a PC sync port to my Lumix GH1 camera. The product seems well-made and high quality, but I encountered two problems: (1) The connection to my camera's hot shoe isn't perfect. When pushed in all the way and locked down, the camera doesn't sense that any external flash is connected. I have to pull the adapter out of the hot shoe by maybe half a millimeter and lock it down there, then the connection is made and the camera can use it. I don't know whether this is the camera's fault or the adapter's. (2) The adapter fires a flash signal sometimes at random, or perhaps by static discharge when I touch the body of the camera. Again, I don't know which device is at fault here. Nevertheless, this adapter is exactly what I needed and works when I need it to despite these problems. I have not tested the adapter's top hot shoe connection.
So far it has delivered what I had hopped for. I can use it along my LX5 with my two professional hammer type flash units from the 80's, which is fantastic. I am still testing it, but the important thing is that it is compatible, and the quality of light is so much improved from the small flash unit of the LX5.
Disappointed it does not work with my Sunpak auto 522 plugged in, which is the flash I bought it for. It does work with my Vivitar2500 in the hot shoe, which is something I guess.
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