November 21, 2017, 09:08:07 PM

Author Topic: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?  (Read 12507 times)

L Russ

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Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
In my opinion, if you want a cold shoe for the 600EX-RT, PocketWizard Flex, whatever, that will be big enough to attach and release the Speedlite or other component without forcing the issue, that will be tight enough that the locking pin will grip, and that will be secure enough that you won't lose your Speedlite if your lightstand is bumped, the BEST is the one made by Nisha and sold by B&H.  The socket for a stud on the bottom is metal, and the plastic shoe has not only well-sized side slots, but is end-stopped at one end.  With most cold shoes, which have open ends, no matter how you tighten the screws or turn the locking wheel, a good bump may dislodge your Speedlite and send it flying.  The Frio has similar virtues, but is a too-fit for some Speedlites and other components & can be anything but convenient for locking and quick release of your component.  Also, don't go for the B&H suggestion that the Vello is an adequate and less expensive substitute for the Nisha.  The Vellos are rubber and too tight for 600EX-RTs and certain other lighting gear & force you to force such components in and out & will not let them be seated completely.

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Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »

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Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 12:23:02 PM »
You should definitely check out the new AP-7 Cold Shoe from Wimberley.  It is the best that i have seen out there.  It will work with anything.  They really thought out the cold shoe when they made this one.  It solves all the issues with conventional cold shoes.

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Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 12:23:02 PM »