FLASHPOINT VERTICAL TTL HOT SHOE Adapters – Now Available

Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoe

 

Flashpoint have released new Vertical TTL Hot Shoe adapters, allowing radio transmitters like the new Flashpoint R2 PRO II and Godox Xpro to be mounted vertically, for easy viewing while the camera is mounted on a tripod.

And the Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoes are available now from Adorama for $29.95, in Canon and Nikon versions.

 

Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoe

 

Developed by Adorama, and available exclusively under the Flashpoint brand, the TTL Hot Shoe adapters will provide a vertical interface with transmitters normally angled at 30 degrees from horizontal, like the the new Flashpoint R2 PRO II and Godox Xpro / R2 Pro.

Though other transmitters set at different native viewing angles may also benefit from the additional 60 degrees the Flashpoint TTL Hot Shoe adapters provide.

 

Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoe

 

With transmitters mounted high enough on the adapter so that you won’t bump your forehead against the transmitter regardless of their shape or configuration.

Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoe

 

The TTL Hot Shoe adapters provide a full TTL connection, so that the transmitter will function just as though it was mounted directly on the camera hotshoe.

There is currently no additional AF assist light provided with the TTL Hot Shoe adapters at this stage, which means there are no batteries required inside the unit.

 

Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoe

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Flashpoint Vertical TTL Hot Shoes are available now from Adorama for $29.95, in Canon and Nikon versions.

 

Flashpoint – Website

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15 Comments
  1. Mcarper 4 weeks ago

    Seems like they could have made it a lot smaller as it’s just a pass though. Nice addition but it looks huge.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Hi Mcarper,

      The problem is if the hotshoe is any lower, the transmitter also protrudes out past the camera viewfinder, and being lower as well then means you would hit your forehead on it.

      The only main alternative was to make the adapter with a pivot, though that was going to add the cost, and it still ends up a bit bulky.

      I even suggested sliding the transmitter into the adapter hotshoe backwards, which would allow the transmitter to be mounted lower, and forward to clear your forehead, though that would have been taking a risk, and definitely wouldn’t work with the Sony MIS shoe.

      Godox were too busy to do an upright version of the R2PROII transmitter unfortunately. Though hopefully when they eventually get to the stage of adding a lever lock foot, we can possibly do either a tilting base, or separate upright and low profile versions of the transmitter.

      Theres definitely no guarantee of that at this stage though, so at least this does offer a reasonable solution for the moment.

  2. GRUBERND 4 weeks ago

    how many of those adapters are stackable?
    do they form a circle for endless control? 😉

    sorry, but this looks like a Rube Goldberg machine.
    someone needs to discover the thing called “hinge”.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Lol… yes if you stack enough they form an endless spriral… leading into another dimension 🙂

  3. SULMON 4 weeks ago

    With this accessorie, the AF assist beam light is however no more usable !

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Hi Sulmon,

      Yes unfortunately that is the case.

      My original suggestion was to have a built-in AF assist light, and on-board battery. Flashpoint chose to do it this way first though as the AF light was going to push up the price.

      If there was enough demand they would then look at doing a version with AF light built-in as well.

  4. Earle 4 weeks ago

    Wouldn’t it have been easier to build it with a pivot at the foot. It may have cost “more” per unit but it would have been less awkward than having a second piece — something that can also be misplaced too.

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 weeks ago

      Hi Earle,

      As I mentioned above, Godox were too busy to do an upright (or tilting) version of the R2PROII transmitter unfortunately.

      Though hopefully when they eventually get to the stage of adding a lever lock foot, we can possibly add either a tilting base, or separate upright and low profile versions of the transmitter.

      Theres nothing guaranteed at this stage though, so at least this does offer a reasonably simple solution for the moment.

    • Jeffrey 4 weeks ago

      I was saying the same thing i would just prefer a hinge that can tilt up and down. That would make so much sense.
      And much less bulky than this fix.

  5. Dale 4 weeks ago

    The question somebody was going to ask: Any talk of a Sony version?

  6. sdasas 4 weeks ago

    I would like to see a Fuji version….

  7. david 4 weeks ago

    I’ve always wanted a tilting transmitter. Paul C Buff’s is flimsy, but tilting and you can see everything even if the camera is on a tripod higher than your head.
    This looks like it will work, but just looks ridiculous. I can only imagine someone’s showing up with one of those in front of a client.
    Just don’t understand why it’s so hard to think things through by these lighting manufacturers. Don’t they poll photographers for design features?

  8. Russ 3 weeks ago

    I’m not sure why the negativity. It’s a simple inexpensive solution for a very specific problem. No more, no less.

  9. Chris Boulton 3 weeks ago

    I’ve been waiting for something like this. Had numerous occasions where I have had to bring out the step ladder.

  10. Eric 2 weeks ago

    In my opinion this looks weird on a camera. I though they adopted the slanted design to accommodate photographers who wished that the screen would be out of the way. Now it seems they wanted it back up.

    Maybe on the next version they would use a 3 position lockable swivel joint, full flat, 30 angle, upright. Although the durability might suffer because it will require wires within a moving joint.

    Also will this add some internal resistance since it looks like a simple pass through connection?

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