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General Brand Right Angle Bracket with Vertical and Horizontal Flash Shoe

B&H # GBBWAQ Mfr # VA320
You Pay: $12.95

This bracket provides an economical way to do both horizontal and vertical flash photography. This "L" bracket features two flash shoes, one for shooting with the camera in the standard horizontal position, and one for shooting in the vertical position.

Flash brackets are designed to increase the distance between the flash head and the lens in order to minimize the occurrence of redeye and to also reduce flash-shadows behind the subject.

By using an "L" shaped bracket the flash is slightly off-center, which also adds a little more dimension to the face in portrait photography.

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General BrandRight Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes
 
4.3

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (12)
  • Attach securely (11)
  • Strong construction (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (10)
    • Travel (10)
    • Home movies (9)
    • Shooting indoors (9)
    • Weddings (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (16), Aspiring film maker (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Film professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Handy Little Accessory

    I got this bracket to help me get my flash off camera and attached to a miniball for some macro photography work and for some event photography. This is a very inexpensive yet very...Read complete review

    I got this bracket to help me get my flash off camera and attached to a miniball for some macro photography work and for some event photography. This is a very inexpensive yet very sturdy little bracket. It does not fold but is lightweight enough and compact enough to easily toss into a gadget bag or the outside pocket of a backpack. It holds my 40D with ease and has a comfortable rubberized grip. One of the shoe mounts was a tad loose upon arrival, but this was easily fixed with an eyeglass screwdriver to tighten the small screws in. The bottom of the arm easily attaches to the camera and holds it quite steady. You can also tripod mount this bracket to a standard tripod thread mount size 1/4" making the attachment of a QR plate a cinch. Overall, this is a very effective little bracket and I look forward to using it even more in the future.

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    Goody Two Shoes

    [...] I am using it to mount an older Vivitar 283 to my D80. I am using the 283 with a Wein Safe-Sync to isolate the high trigger voltage. I was concerned...Read complete review

    [...] I am using it to mount an older Vivitar 283 to my D80. I am using the 283 with a Wein Safe-Sync to isolate the high trigger voltage. I was concerned about the height and weight of the combination of the two on my D80's flash mount. So now I have the Safe-Sync on the camera linked to the 283 on the flash mount. One unexpected advantage of the two shoes on this flash mount is that when I remove the bracket from the camera, I store the Safe-Sync on the second shoe. I never have to look for it.I am a little concerned about the construction, right away I had to tighten the very small Phillips screws that fasten the chrome flash slot to the black bracket bar. And maybe its just my flash unit, but seems that the chrome bracket could fit my flash foot a little more snugly. If I was bumping shoulders and elbows with hordes of press photographers I would definitely want a more rugged unit, but for now, it suits my needs.

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    5.0

    Solid inexpensive solution

    By tbro

    from Los Angeles, Ca

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

        Solid compact inexpensive solution to get your flash up off the lens. Makes a huge difference in the quality of lighting being able to throw the light over and around to light your subject. Should have gotten one of these years ago. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Great Little Bracket-

        By larsnyc0

        from New York City

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

          Alternate use:

          Use in commbination with Camcorders that don't have a cold/ hot shoe for an external mic- mount the camcorder on the bottome- mic on cold shoe at top- Works great hand held or on a tripod-
          Use it with a Canon Vixia and Rhode Mic-
          Great inexpensive solution!

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          5.0

          Perfect for a Video Light

          By David the Safety man

          from Pompano Beach, FL

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Shooting Indoors

            Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

            I wanted to connect my video light to my camera and this was the perfect bracket for that purpose.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Flash "L" bracket

            By rocky

            from Lehigh Acres, Fl. 33971

            About Me Freelancer For 40 Years

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Of The Above
              • Birthdays
              • Night Video
              • Professional Work
              • Special Events
              • Weddings

              Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

              This is a great flash bracket for switching from horizontal compositions to vertical compositions quickly and easily. A really good and useful flash bracket. No doubt !

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works fine

              By Joe

              from Kings Park, NY

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthdays
                • Night Video
                • Special Events
                • Weddings

                Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                Works as advertised. It is inexpensive, and it is more than worth the price. No problems so far. I wouldn't beat it though. Not for professionals, but great for everyone else.

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                2.0

                Good idea, lousy construction

                By sweeperdave

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Film Professional

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Price
                • Two Mounting Points

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Shoe Mounting Hardware

                Best Uses

                • Very Light Duty Work

                Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                I use this bracket to hold a continuous light, LED, on top and a wireless receiver on the side. I've used this for personal and professional applications with a consumer level camcorder where a larger, pro-level video camera was either too large, too intrusive or too intimidating. I enjoyed the simple, light, compact design and low price.

                Unfortunately, the unit did not last long. The screws that fasten the actual cold shoes to the bracket stripped and would no longer hold my gear securely. The unit may be good enough for occasional and very light use for lightweight gear but nothing more.

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                1.0

                No good

                By Nex

                from Orlando

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Too Tight

                Cons

                • Wrong Adapter For Bracket

                Best Uses

                • No Good

                Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                Bracket, doesn't fit the adapter for nex 7

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                • No

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                4.0

                Right Angle Bracket

                By Robbym

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                    Surprisingly high quality for the price. This is a very solid all metal bracket with a comfortable grip. Much better product than I expected.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent fit to purpose

                    By Jeff

                    from Melville, NY

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                        Solid construction, comfortable grip, fair price.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Does what it should

                        By ratwrf

                        from asheville, nc

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                            Sturdy, Two cold shoes allows to support remote trigger and flash cleanly. Sturdy Great deal for the price.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Practical & Affordable

                            By Jayson99501

                            from Anchorage, AK

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Night Video
                              • Professional Work
                              • Special Events
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                              It does what it should, how it should. The item is solid and high quality. A practical & affordable solution for a better grip of the camera. I highly recomend this product.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Simple and practical design

                              By Regi Reg

                              from Sunrise, FL

                              About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Long Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                              Pretty straight forward, does exactly what it is supposed to be doing. The hotshoes are built-in which makes it pretty solid.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              solid and cheap

                              By ArTO

                              from T.O.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Special Events
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                Not much to go wrong, it is rather simple 'device'.
                                Used for external microphone or/and flash, no problems so far.
                                No, mine does not smell :-)

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                                4.0

                                What to say, it works

                                By EW

                                from MT

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                  It does what it should, how it should. One thing though, when you put a bracket on your camera with a flash, suddenly everyone thinks you are a "professional" or you work for the newspaper.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for the price

                                  By Fresh Behavior

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Even Light Source
                                  • Long Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Work
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                    Needed additional hot shoe adapters. The item is solid and high quality. It also adds additional support for my DSLR to obtain steadier shots.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    a must

                                    By drifter

                                    from montreal, quebec

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Even Light Source
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Work

                                      Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                      Much easier to use a video camera with one.
                                      Less shake better results

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great bracket

                                      By Jx2

                                      from Jersey City, NJ

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                        Attached this bracket to my nikon d7000 for an off-camera flash set-up. Works great!

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        I Like It

                                        By Bryan

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                            I modified this to hold an extension arm with a 270ex flash and diffuser attached. Hold everything securely to camera, and the grip feels nice in my hand. For the price I'm very happy with the purchase.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            i would buy this product again

                                            By none

                                            from charleston sc

                                            About Me Technically Challenged

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Love it

                                            Cons

                                            • None of the above

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                            perfect wish i had bought a long time ago

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Practical, Affordable Solution!

                                            By 4WD Publisher

                                            from Fernley, NV

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Adequate for price

                                            Best Uses

                                            • HD Shooting
                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about General Brand Right Angle Bracket with 2 Flash Shoes:

                                            I need to keep the LED light and shotgun mic close to the video camcorder for tight, in-close technical shooting. This bracket helps reduce bulk and places the light at the side.

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                                            • No

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