Frio v2.0

Just a quick heads-up that the frio double-locking cold shoe, which I consider to be the safest way to mount your speedlight to your swivel adapter, just got an upgrade: the female socket on the bottom (shown here) is now ¼" to 3/8" adaptable. This should make some of you Euro folks happy, as 3/8" is more of a standard there. They are shipping now.

Also, they have those little double-male posts you need if you are gonna swap out your Justin Clamp cold shoes to frios (or any other shoe.)



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Blogger kaylarie said...

The Frio flash adapter is an okay and inexpensive mount ($15). I broke mine in less than a week however. I opted for a more durable umbrella/flash bracket instead($25).

June 28, 2013 1:26 PM  
Blogger gronfur said...

I just recently purchased the Really Right Stuff quick release flash mount. Over built like all their stuff and expensive, but probably unbreakable and a dream to use if you have their plates and bars etc. Ordered one of the frios though, just to check it out.

June 28, 2013 3:47 PM  
OpenID damnuglyphotography said...

Even an old fart like me still gets useful information from this place. I've been looking for something like this to mount three new Bescor 180w minilites I picked up a few weeks back. These will do the trick perfectly.

June 29, 2013 8:50 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

These still cost more than £10 over here, which is a little much, even considering that design is protected.

Just stick a little shoe glue to the sides of your little flash-vice and nothing will slip out again.

June 30, 2013 5:40 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

a great idea - but doesnt really change anything for me, i use it on a 1/4x20 thread, so my old style one is perfect

i am on my second one though, i destroyed one by using it hard, it was on my lightstand strapped to teh side of my roller bag, dumped in the trunk of the car, and generally abused for a year before i finally snapped it.

a bit more care and #2 is still going well

June 30, 2013 9:09 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

had a couple of them. Broke one when my light stand fell over. When it hit the ground, the Frio gave way throwing the sb900 a few meters away. I'd would rather have the frio break than have a broken hot shoe foot.

as my spare foot was on my bag at the lodge a good 45 minute hike over rough terrain, I just taped the flash on the stand and continued shooting.

June 30, 2013 9:48 PM  
Blogger Yugo said...

Y'all, the Frio is intended to be breakable. Much better that your Frio breaks than your flash or radio trigger or lightstand!

July 01, 2013 3:38 PM  
Blogger kaylarie said...

If you had sturdy stands and/or sandbags you would never have to worry about having a "breakable" piece of equipment. Mine broke during transit to a shooting location. I had to improvise. The umbrella/flash bracket I replaced the Frio with has been wonderful!

July 02, 2013 5:48 PM  
Blogger Mark Hicks said...

I had a frio break, a light stand started to tip and before it hit the ground I grabbed it. Unfortunately the frio broke, which allowed my sb800 to crash to the ground. The sb800 did not survive. Now I use a diy version of the 'The Marilyn' Flash Strap.

July 03, 2013 3:36 PM  
Blogger spottheblogger said...

They might be great with SB800s etc. but they don't work with Canon Speedlights. The edges of the Frio interfere with the housing on the side of the Speedlight foot. I have several (picked up as freebies on the FlashBus tour) that I tried to use once, then put into a box of things to eventually sell or give away. Really glad I didn't spend money buying them.

July 07, 2013 2:21 AM  

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