What is a hot shoe?

A hot shoe is a mount on top of a camera that facilitates the transmission of electronic signals between the camera and its accessory. Typically, film cameras utilize a universal hot shoe equipped with a central prong that serves as the primary connector for accessories, such as a flash. This feature guarantees that the camera and flash function together seamlessly. To attach a flash to the camera, simply insert the hot shoe of the mount into the corresponding hot shoe slot of the camera and use the screw on the flash to secure it firmly in place.

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