Hotshoe on Gakken TLR Camera


It’s no secret that Gakken TLR camera is Doesn’t have the shoe for flash. Putting one on it isn’t that hard!

I chose the left side of the camera, as on the right side of the trigger shutter and the flash would have prevented it (although even here the shoe may prevent the tripod to be useful, but I do not think I’ll shoot with a tripod on this camera). Since it’s just a pseudo-hotshoe and not really in sync with the shutter, it’s better press the test flash button while taking a shot.

Now I hope that someone finds a way to attach a real hot shoe :) Good luck!

written by mcrstar on 2010-10-17 #gear #tutorials #shoe #tipster #flash #gakken #gakket-tlr-camera #camera-modification


  1. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    I don´t have a Gakken but this would be a great challenge to find out if I could attach a working hotshoe! I hope someone will try...

  2. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Just wanted to say that it's actually called a "Coldshoe" if it isn't synced with the shutter. A Hot shoe is synched with the shutter. So the title is misleading. :[

  3. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·

    I now it and apologize for the mistake in the title. Later I made for my gakken hotshoe, it's not very difficult and may make a number of ways. If interested I can write about it.

    I apologize for the mistake. I do not think that this advice generally published.

  4. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Yeah, if you figured out how to do it I'm definitely interested in seeing that!

  5. fed
    fed ·

    Somebody has put together a working hotshoe. It´s over here:

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