PocketWizard now makes hotshoe-3.5mm flash sync cables

PocketWizard have announced their first ever manual hotshoe adapter for flash triggering.


HSFM3Radio trigger manufacturer PocketWizard has announced an overhaul of its “cable program“, redesigning various connecting cords used with its products.

The revamp includes the introduction of a new hotshoe-to-3.5mm cable, the HSFM3, the first such adapter to be offered by PocketWizard.

“This cable has been long overdue in our line,” said company vice-president Dave Schmidt. “There are several flashes on the market that skipped the basic PC port making this cable a necessity and the PC port is not known for its reliability. This high-quality cable will provide the connectivity and reliability photographers expect from PocketWizard.”

The cable makes it easier to connect PocketWizard’s more basic triggers, such as the Plus III and PlusX, with shoe-mount speedlites lacking sync ports, such as the Canon 430EX II and Nikon SB-700. Until now, there was no way of triggering such mid-priced flashguns with PocketWizard’s more basic triggers, unless you bought a third-party hotshoe adapter.

Priced $36.50 (about £24) the HSFM3 flash sync cable is available from authorised PocketWizard dealers including B&H.

Apart from the advanced FlexTT5 TTL triggers, the company has yet to introduce a radio receiver with a built-in hotshoe, as many other brands have done.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.