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Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket

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The Samigon Straight Flash Bracket is a metal flash bracket that features a sliding 1/4"-20 camera screw to allow for variable positing of the flash or other accessory at the camera's side. The built-in flash shoe accepts a shoe mount type flash. With 6" long ribber rubber base to prevent camera slippage.

A tripod socket makes it possible to mount this bracket onto a tripod.

Dimensions (LxW) 8 x 1" (203 x 25mm)

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SamigonStraight Metal Flash Bracket
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Does the job...

      By Doughnut

      from Oslo, Norway

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

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          Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

          Works well. Steady.

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          4.0

          Good enough for the job.

          By FrizzleFry

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

            I bought this to use a monitor (along with some other gear) attached to my 7D. It's just fine. Although, I'm a litte wary of the quality of the bracket attachement itself, the rest of the product seems okay.

            There's not really enough room for the monitor, but I can place the monitor on the shoe of the camera and use this for a microphone.

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            3.0

            Pretty good general purpose bracket

            By Noel

            from Alabama

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

                  I ordered this bracket to mount 2 speedlites and a radio receiver to one monopod head (a la Pingol). It was hard for me to see any detail with the low-res sample image so I'll try my best here to describe it---in case anyone else is considering the same idea.

                  As you can see, there is a rubber tread covering roughly 3/4 the length of the bracket. There is a slit in the metal running the same length as the rubber, allowing the lock-mounted 1/4 base screw (black disc in image) to slide left and right. This screw is LOCKED into the bracket with a narrow stem that widens into the threading, so don't expect to pull it out without bolt cutters or snips. On the underside of this disc, there is a female 1/4 threading so that you can mount this to your monopod or tripod heads. Once mounted to a head, you can slide the plate left/right for the length of the slit channel. Tighten a shoe adapter or whatever to the top 1/4 post and the pressure then keeps the bracket stationary.

                  Both ends of this slit have been machined just a bit larger to allow a 1/4 screw like on the Stroboframe general purpose shoe mounting screw. These end gaps are threaded. This is awkward to me as I really wanted to just loosely slide in my own mount screws and bolt down whatever attachment I wanted on top. As it is pre-threaded, I have tension between my mount screw and the bracket, plus the tension created between my screw and my attachment, PLUS any tension between my attachment and the bracket itself. When mounting a 580ex II, I must first screw in my mounting screw from underneath the bracket until tight. Then screw down my Stroboframe mount shoe until tight and pray that it is tight at the angle I need my flash to face, otherwise I'm nudging and twisting everything until it sorta fits. I'd say get a drill press and open up these two gaps, but if I were going to go that far I could have just machined my own plate.

                  1/4 screws will not fit the metal slit channel, only on the ends described above. There is another 1/4 hole drilled between the rubbed tread and the generic shoe mount on the opposite end. The attached shoe mount seems strong enough for a radio receiver, but I will not place a speedlite on it. Of course I could just be paranoid ;)

                  I am able to comfortably mount 2 stroboframe shoes, 2 580ex II, and strap my Radiopopper Jrx receiver either to a third rigged shoe mount, or strapped to my monopod. Keep an eye on the mounting to your monopod head as this weight tends to loosen the grip over time. All in all, it serves its purpose though I'd prefer wider machined holes and slit. As is, it will be a place-holder until I find a better option. Really, 3.5 stars for MY purpose.

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                  4.0

                  Reasonable quality for the price

                  By E.T.

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Economy priced
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • Not too sturdy
                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

                  I needed a bracket that would support a remode control modulite (that connects to the camera via cord). Normally, the modulite would slide onto the hot-shoe mount, but when I have a speedlight there, well, then the modulite "hangs loose".
                  This bracket meets this need reasonably good - especially that for such a set-up I mostly use portrait / mid-range zoom (not a bulky lens) and my shutter speed is never extremely slow.
                  However, the bracket doesn't feel too solid nor sturdy. I wouldn't use it with any heavier lens or for longer exposures.
                  But for its price, I still find it a good, reasonable accessory.

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                  5.0

                  lightweight, solid, doesn't slip!

                  By kristin

                  from providence, ri

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

                    great find. love this. i use it for a pocket wizard so i can keep a flash on camera.

                    lightweight, solid, doesn't slip! great buy.

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                    5.0

                    Solid Accessory

                    By Andrew

                    from Redondo Beach, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Convenient Interface
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Microphone
                      • Monitor Mounting
                      • Whatever you want

                      Comments about Samigon Straight Metal Flash Bracket:

                      Very solid construction, I've used it to mount both a small shotgun mic and 8" HD monitor to a camcorder on rails. It works right-side-up and upside-down and supports weight one might not expect it to support. It's stayed stable on handheld rigs as well. I originally bought it as an inexpensive arm/bracket for the 8" monitor, but after it proved quite solid, I decided to stick with it for a while...and I don't regret it...an excellent find. I just guessed which one to get, turns out this was the one.

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