HSHSB is Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe Safe Sync to Wein Products Inc in L.A., USA.
The range of innovative products from this company will astound you, but we are talking about the HSHSB; which I ordered four days ago from B&H Photo & Video in New York and I received it yesterday!
But first, for those that don't know... HSHSB SAFE SYNCS Safely reduces any electronic flash source with trigger voltage from
up to 400 volts to less than 6 volts to the camera sync input. This is
absolutely mandatory for all digital cameras, the high voltage will literally fried your chips ;)
Last week you read that I successfully used the 1987 Metz 32CT3 on my OM-D E-M5, even though I think the trigger voltage is safe; it is still on the high side... thus the Wein come in.
PC connector to connect to flash that use sync cable.
According to Wein, they specially engineered the PC connector to avoid contact problem.
Famous Last Words...
So how much did this little attachment cost me?
Why so much?
Just look at that huge box for the little item, personally I think that is an OVERKILL! Surely the Wein can be air mail in registered ENVELOPE for less?
Because of the "overkill" the little attachment cost me a total of US$98.92 or NZ$118.00 / MYR 306.00!
I can hear my Malaysia friend's SCREAM ;)
Question is, is it worth that kind of $$$?
If you are paranoid that the old flash you attached to your precious DSLR might get fried, YES, YES and YES!