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Pentax Hot-Shoe Adapter LS

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1 1,286 Sun June 17, 2018
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100% of reviewers $50.00 9.00
Pentax Hot-Shoe Adapter LS

Pentax Hot-Shoe Adapter LS
Pentax Hot-Shoe Adapter LS

This adapter is needed when the 645's or 67's leaf-shutter lens and the clip-on type electronic flash are used in combination.

Attach the adapter to the 645x camera body hot-shoe or 6x7/67ii grip and then mount the flash unit. Attach the sync cord (30cm coiled) to the X-sync socket on the leaf-shutter lens.

The adapter has a fastening knob to secure it and has no electrical contacts at the bottom and will not make contact if mounted in a hot shoe.

The adapter does not permit TTL Auto Flash photography.

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Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Review Date: June 17, 2018 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $50.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Welt built with tighteners on both ends.
Cons: Hard to find & a bit pricey.

I bought this hot-shoe adapter LS (leaf-shutter) to connect my AF500FTZ flash to my Pentax 67 165/4 LS lens, while using my Pentax 67II camera. This is the only “Pentax” option that lets me to do this, as Pentax never made a 5P to X-Sync cable.

The setup on my Pentax 67II is easy. I just mount the hot-shoe adapter LS on my 67II hot-shoe wooden grip and connect the X-Sync end to the 165/4 LS lens. Both the hot-shoe end and the X-Sync end have tighteners to secure the connection. The cable is just the right length, so there is no extra cable in the way. Then I mount my AF500FTZ flash on the hot-shoe adapter LS. The hot-shoe adapter LS has no contacts on the bottom, so it does not communicate with my Pentax 67II camera when the AF500FTZ flash is mounted on it. The leaf-shutter lens controls the flash discharge and the flash range is determined by the AF500FTZ settings.

The hot-shoe adapter LS is designed to work with any Pentax 645 or 6x7 body (via the wooden grip) and lets you connect any Pentax flash to your Pentax 645 or 6x7 leaf-shutter lens.

The hot-shoe adapter LS does the trick and is well built, so overall I’m happy with it!
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