The Hakuba HCS-25 Ball Socket Shoe is a mini ballhead that features a flash shoe mount. Allows for multi-directional positioning of any accessory with a shoe mount. 1/4"-20 connection on the base, flash shoe on top.
The Hakuba HCS25 ball socket flash shoe is such a perfect little accessory! It's very strong, but very compact and light weight. Fits in your gear bag without taking too much space or weight. The ball head is plenty strong for any shoe-mounted flash unit. The cold shoe mount is solidly constructed, sturdy and tight.These little ballheads will work great with a "Gorillapod" (or various knockoffs) so you can wrap the mini-tripod around a tree-branch and mount this Hakuba shoe mount on the mini-tripod to get the lighting you need while on location.I previously used some (x)Bay-sourced shoe mounts with 5/8ths stud-mount that were heavy, bulky, only had one direction of movement (instead of full hemispheric movement), and had a very flimsy shoe-mount fitting that always fell out on the ground (requiring flashes to be taped-into the shoe, to stay put). Compared to that, anything is better, but the Hakuba HCS25 is not just better, it's really great.
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B&H # JOG Joby Gorillapod Flexible Mini-Tripod
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I bought two of these for use with SB900s. On both units the screws that hold the metal mounting slide pulled out on the first use. Not robust enough. An easy way to drop your flash from a fatal height.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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