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RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket Kit - Includes Bracket, Off-Camera Cord & Cable Release - for Nikon Pro SLR Cameras

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The Dot Line RPS Digital Flash Bracket includes all the necessary components for using a shoe mount flash raised above the lens, off-camera. Included are the required off-camera shoe cord that maintains full TTL flash control (including i-TTL), even with the latest digital cameras, and an electronic cable release that allows triggering the shutter directly from the bracket.

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. The rotating camera platform moves the flash centered over the lens both for horizontal and vertical compositions.

Compatible with Nikon Pro SLR cameras, e.g. D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, F6, F5, F100, and MC-26 Adapter Cord.

Electronic shutter release to trigger the camera directly from the bracket
Durable heavy-duty off-camera shoe cord
Can be used either right-handed or left handed as the photographer prefers
Adjustable flash extension from 6 to 18" above the camera lens
All metal construction with a rubber grip for comfort
1/4"-20 mounting thread for use on a tripod, and a standard accessory shoe (non-TTL) on the top of the extension post
Lens-to-Flash Distance 6-18" (15-46 cm) [adjustable]
Dimensions 10.5 x 13.75" (26.7 x 34.9 cm)
Weight 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket Kit - Includes Bracket, Off-Camera Cord & Cable Release - for Nikon Pro SLR Cameras
  • Flash Bracket
  • Off-Camera Cord
  • Cable Release Cord
  • Storage Pouch
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    RPS LightingRPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR
     
    4.0

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (11)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Packs small / compresses (7)
    • Reliable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Family photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      High Ceilings are not a problems anymore

      I'm an amateur photographer using this bracket for indoor photo shoots where there are high ceiling. The bracket has a good design for getting the flash high off the camera for a better lighting...Read complete review

      I'm an amateur photographer using this bracket for indoor photo shoots where there are high ceiling. The bracket has a good design for getting the flash high off the camera for a better lighting coverage. But during a long photo shoot the bracket does get heavy after awhile when using bigger lenses for low light situations. But this will help build up arm muscles which isn't a bad thing. The only real cons I can say is that there should be a better way of locking the platform in the vertical and horizontal positions. The camera will move during a photo when you get a shot lined up. The safety foot on the bracket is only for a left handed setup. Right handed you will be using your expensive lens to help support the full rig when you set it down on a table.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Waste of Money

      This frame has nothing but problems.
      (1) The camera platform will not lock into the vertical position. You have to hold it there!
      In the horizontal position there is a very poorly...Read complete review

      This frame has nothing but problems.
      (1) The camera platform will not lock into the vertical position. You have to hold it there!
      In the horizontal position there is a very poorly engineered locking mechanism.
      (2) The plug that attaches to the camera 10-pin socket for the handle-mount shutter release connects at a very bad angle. Instead of aligning up or down the camera body, it sticks out to the side. So if you shoot vertically, it is difficult to control the camera without touching/stressing the plug in the socket. And if you hit the plug, the remote will not work.
      (3) The cord for the remote flash [attachment] started coming out within 10 minutes of being hooked-up!!
      (4) If you mount a camera with a short zoom lens, and try to hold the rig by the padded handle, the frame will flex. I did not even try to use the rig with a 70-200 lens mounted.

      If you are thinking about buying this setup, do yourself a favor and go look at one first. Try it out. You'll see, and you'll thank me.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      RPS DIgital Flash Bracket

      By Al

      from Houston

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

        This bracket is a clever way to get your flash off the camera. The shutter release can be used by a right handed or left handed person. You can also modify it to work with an umbrella by using an umbrella holder.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great value for the cost

        By Denny

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

          The bracket was easy to use and seems to be built well. Sometimes the camera is difficult to slide onto the bracket but with practice it becomes easier. Overall I'm very happy with the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          RPS Digital Flash Bracket Kit

          By SteveA

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

          Interesting bracket for using ttl flash units, recently purchased Nikon SB-600 and needed something to hold flash off camera for general photographs. Nice unit although a bit cumbersome when looking to pack into a camera bag. Bought to supplement flash, I think it will work fairly well. Looks constructed very good and although I have not shot weddings in 20 years, looks like it would put up with that type of abuse

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Bracket is good for price but needs more

          By picsbyneal

          from south Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Weak shutter release plug

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

          The product is very customizable. The shutter release can be moved below the bracket to be more comfortable. I think more options could be added. The swivel of the camera is nice as it allows the trigger hand to stay stable, but, 1. The release lever is tight, in the vertical position, the release is not used, you have a manual lever to move to lock and release. When you go back to horizontal, the force needed to lock the release is too much. Finally the shutter release plug is very very poor. First it is plastic and does not have a thread to properly secure it to the camera. The plug feels cheap and likely to break. Also, the cord placement is bad, when the camera is in the vertical mode, the plug cord is pressed by the left hand and will cause a failure over time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          RPS digital flash bracket kit.

          By Image Photography by Randy

          from Chicago, ILL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

            I'm a semi-pro wedding photographer and I needed something to aid me in holding a camera, flash and my Nikon 24-70mm lens. This bracket is a must it raises the flash so no more red eye. I looked at several of these brackets and this one was priced right and had the durability I needed. [...]

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            • No

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            5.0

            just what I needed

            By ryguy

            from pequot lakes, mn

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

              I use this product for wedding photography.
              I like how fast I can change from a horizontal setting to a vertical. Thank you, I love it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sturdy flash bracket

              By CPNikon

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

              This is my first flash bracket purchase and used it with a Nikon D300 and SB900 flash head. Asd you may knwo, the SB900 flash head is larger and heavier than its SB600 & SB800 "sisters."

              I used it to shoot one wedding and had it attached to the camera for about 3 hours. After a while, it got quite heavy and cumbersome.

              However, its usefulness far exceeded the weight factor and my group photos turned out lovely. I like the fact that it includes the TTL cord and remote shutter release cord. The shutter release cord IS hard to attach and feels like it will slip out, but it didn't and all went well.

              It includes its own carry pouch and is assembled in two pieces. It attaches fairly quickly to the camera (again, this is something you need to practice several times before taking it on an important shoot). It does attach to a tripod, but you need a really sturdy one (mine was not).

              Before the wedding, I used it every day to get used to the feel and mechanics of it and did several test shots in the church building to make sure the settings were what I liked. It takes some practice and time to get used to flipping it from portrait to landscape mode.

              Overall, I am pleased.

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              4.0

              Simple and Easy to Use

              By SnapShots and Beyond

              from Indiana

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Events
                • Tote Along

                Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                I use this for wedding and other group photography. i like that the flash can telescope. i also like that an additional flash unit (slave flash) can be attached if needed.

                Works great on a tripod, just make sure your tripod is weighted or very sturdy.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Unit. Flexible and efficient

                By Bob

                from Central California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Costs
                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Close -ups
                • Special Events
                • Tote Along
                • Weddings

                Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                This is a nice unit that will work for events like weddings, graduation celebrations, etc.

                If this is your primary type of photography you may want to invest in a stronger construction unit, but for every now and then type of work this is a great unit at a good price.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A good bracket!

                By LT

                from Missouri

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Events

                  Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                  I've tried numerous brackets and this one seems the most user-friendly. Solid construction. Take some time to get to know it. This is actually my second one. I wore the first one out over two years of very hard shooting. But then, I'm very hard on brackets.

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                  4.0

                  OK product

                  By Trekrider

                  from Marshall, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Nighttime
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                  Bracket has a good deal of flex if you mount much camera to it but it is still serviceable. I would not recommend this product to a serious pro photographer.

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                  5.0

                  Flash bracket

                  By jetquard

                  from Xenia, OH

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fast Action
                    • Special Events
                    • Travel

                    Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                    Locks in both horizontal and vertical. I had no problems with the shutter release, other tan turning it around so that I could fire my D300 with my right hand.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Waste of Money

                    By Craig

                    from Florida

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Bad Value
                      • Low Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                        This frame has nothing but problems.
                        (1) The camera platform will not lock into the vertical position. You have to hold it there!
                        In the horizontal position there is a very poorly engineered locking mechanism.
                        (2) The plug that attaches to the camera 10-pin socket for the handle-mount shutter release connects at a very bad angle. Instead of aligning up or down the camera body, it sticks out to the side. So if you shoot vertically, it is difficult to control the camera without touching/stressing the plug in the socket. And if you hit the plug, the remote will not work.
                        (3) The cord for the remote flash [attachment] started coming out within 10 minutes of being hooked-up!!
                        (4) If you mount a camera with a short zoom lens, and try to hold the rig by the padded handle, the frame will flex. I did not even try to use the rig with a 70-200 lens mounted.

                        If you are thinking about buying this setup, do yourself a favor and go look at one first. Try it out. You'll see, and you'll thank me.

                        Share this review

                         
                        2.0

                        I wouldn't purchase again

                        By rickey

                        from houston, texas

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Lighting

                        Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                        It's a good piece of equipment, but the vertical shoting is very difficult at times.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        It does the job.

                        By baxphoto

                        from Burlington, NC

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Sports Photography

                          Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                          well constructed, does what it was intended to do
                          contacts have to be exact or flash doesn't work
                          flip slides too easily

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Nice bracket for the money

                          By Sparky

                          from Tacoma Washington

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Lacks locking mechanism

                          Best Uses

                          • Distancing flash from cam

                          Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                          Nicely made product and a good value for the money. My only suggestion for improvement would be that the camera be able to lock in the horizontal and vertical positions. As it is now, the camera only stays in that position through friction and/or gravity.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          High Ceilings are not a problems anymore

                          By Sailor

                          from VA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Locking camera platform

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Photojournalism

                            Comments about RPS Lighting RPS Digital Flash Bracket for Nikon Pro SLR:

                            I'm an amateur photographer using this bracket for indoor photo shoots where there are high ceiling. The bracket has a good design for getting the flash high off the camera for a better lighting coverage. But during a long photo shoot the bracket does get heavy after awhile when using bigger lenses for low light situations. But this will help build up arm muscles which isn't a bad thing. The only real cons I can say is that there should be a better way of locking the platform in the vertical and horizontal positions. The camera will move during a photo when you get a shot lined up. The safety foot on the bracket is only for a left handed setup. Right handed you will be using your expensive lens to help support the full rig when you set it down on a table.

                            Share this review

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