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Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit

B&H # CUDPMK Mfr # DIGITALPROMK
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You Pay: $365.00
Product Highlights
  • Grip on Left Side
  • Easy to Rotate
  • Anodized Black Aluminum
  • Includes: CMP Camera Plate
  • FCN Flash Cord Plate
  • QR Tripod Quick Release

The Custom Brackets Digital PRO Bracket Kit is the ideal choice for use with Digital SLR camera systems. The unique rotation system which rotates around the center of the lens allows for locking not just at the vertical or horizontal axis but anywhere in between as well.

The kit includes the CMP universal camera mounting plate, the FCN flash mounting plate for Canon/Nikon off-camera flash cords, and the QR tripod quick release, for mounting the bracket to a tripod. This bracket is not recommended for shoe mounted infrared modules, such as the Metz 54, 70, 76, Canon ST-E2 etc.

Easy to rotate using roller bearings from horizontal to vertical
No lubrication needed - designed maintenance free
System stands upright thanks to fold-in legs
Comfortable foam grip on left side
Anodized black aluminum for lightweight and strength
Adjustable flash height with tilt for eliminating red eye and shadows
Fits in camera bags using fold in legs and retractable upright
Lens-to-Flash Distance 3.9" (98 mm), adjustable
Dimensions Storage Position: 7.9 x 10 x 2.4" (225 x 254 x 60 mm)
Weight 20 oz (567 g)
Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit
  • CMP Universal Camera Mounting Plate
  • Flash Mounting Plate FCN
  • Tripod Quick Release
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Custom BracketsDigital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (53)
    • Reliable (47)
    • Easy to use (43)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Packs small / compresses (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (13)
    • HEAVY (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (48)
    • Family photos (29)
    • Photography (8)
    • Sports/action (8)
    • Lighting (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (24), Semi-pro photographer (21), Photo enthusiast (8), Enthusiast (5), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (42)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Truly the ultimate bracket, justified $$

    This thing just floors me. I upgraded from a Stroboframe Pro T (yes, for about 4x the price). Primary motivation: shooting vertical with the Stroboframe is just no good for weddings or...Read complete review

    This thing just floors me. I upgraded from a Stroboframe Pro T (yes, for about 4x the price). Primary motivation: shooting vertical with the Stroboframe is just no good for weddings or other venues where reflected light is essential for soft quality light. With the Stroboframe, the flash really only stays "above the lens" (you rotate your arm, them flip the bracket hinge) when shooting direct forward flash. If you are using bounce flash or hybrid (split light up/forward, majority of my wedding shooting) you have to constantly rotate the flash head *after* rotating your arm and flipping the bracket (which also can whack people and solid objects nearby in process). Plus Lumiquest 80/20 (favorite) doesn't work at all with Stroboframe (since it must always be pointing up, can't rotate, else light shoots out side across room). Gary Fong Whale Tales don't work well either since every stinking vertical requires rotating the hinge and then the diffuser.

    This Custom Brackets rotates the camera, not the flash. The flash never moves. The only way to go with my QFlashes and hotshoe flashes. It is a pleasure to use. Excellent tactile response, solid. I have the complete works: camera and tripod quick releases, second platform for radio trigger, etc. Expensive, but worth every penny. Wish I had bought it first.

    Went back and forth on left hand versus right on brackets. I carefully studied pictures of the Stroboframe Pro camera rotating model, plus the Pro and Pro M from Custom Brackets. I adjusted to the left fine on this one. You hold the horn handle below the lens barrel in left hand...eh, with I could show you what I mean. It works...well. Since I use the neck strap I hardly use the handle. Anyway...borrow one if you can to try it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    complicated and heavy but versatile

    I use the bracket better to use in-line but off camera flash for quick photos at events. The camera rotates 90 degrees without rotating the flash as well, avoiding ugly shadows. When used...Read complete review

    I use the bracket better to use in-line but off camera flash for quick photos at events. The camera rotates 90 degrees without rotating the flash as well, avoiding ugly shadows. When used also with portable softboxes or other modifiers, very pleasant flash results can be obtained.

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    5.0

    A+++++++++++++

    By JR

    from Sneedville TN

    Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

    Great product for weddings and candid shots ....easy to use and setup is very simple

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    4.0

    Love it!

    By Jo

    from South Dakota

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

      The adage, "you get what you pay for" is true of this product. I had tried other, less-expensive brackets and ended up sending them back. I'm so glad I decided to try this one. I recently completed a Senior session without needing an assistant thanks to the bracket. It is precision made, sturdy, and the action of going from portrait to horizontal is effortless.

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      5.0

      Well made.

      By Mons

      from Hamilton, MT

      Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

      Great product. Works as promised. Worth the price.

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      4.0

      Custom Brackets Customer Service

      By PB8070

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

        I use the bracket mostly for carrying around and taking candids. It's easier than carrying around this type of setup than it is without one. The bracket is comfortable to hold.The not so good:The bracket is not real intuitive to assemble. There is a quick camera release kit for arca-swiss brackets but the quick release kit seperates the bracket from the tripod, not the camera from the bracket as the description would lead you to believe. If you want to have the ability to quickly release the camera from the bracket, you need to purchase a Kirk arca-swiss adapter; runs about $. The Kirk adapter fits on the bottom of the camera or camera grip. Also, if you are using something like a canon 70-200mm lens or an 85mm 1.2, the camera doesn't like to stay in the vertical position very well. You're better sticking with something like a 24-70 or something in that (weight) range.The main gripe I have is with the customer service at Custom Brackets. Every time I call I get a recording, leave my contact information but nobody ever calls back. I tried the e-mail route and got the same response.Even though there seems to be negatives about the bracket; it's really the manufacturer I have the main concern with. The bracket is very well made and will make carrying around that beefy setup a whole lot easier.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket

        By Todd Daubenspeck

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

          This product is one of the finest and most useful pieces of equipment I have encountered.

          The bracket is well constructed and moves very easily. The thumbscrews are large enough to make tightening them easy, yet not too large to allow over torquing. The unit assembles very easily with a common phillipshead screwdriver.

          Its a great asset when working the crowd at weddings and other events where you want to maintain consistency in lighting, as well as keeping your flash from getting knocked around by people moving past you while you're trying to set up the shot.

          B & H not only had the best price on this bracket, they delivered it in two days at no extra charge. Great quality, exceptional value and fantastic customer service.

          I would highly recoommend this product to anyone who is serious about their trade and looking to enhance their images.

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          5.0

          Awsome on all levels

          By The Train Guy

          from Chicago, Il.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

            From the time I opened the box to actually using it, WOW! VERY well built, high quality machining and very functional. I use it with a Canon 7D, with a battery grip and a 600EX-RT flash. Is this set up heavy, it's a DSLR rig, not a point -n-shoot! Nice having the handle grip on the left to change hands. The legs on mine stay in place, no issues. Palm rest included, very comfortable. You will need a big bag to put this in, it takes up quite a bit of room, NOT AN ISSUE.

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            • No

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            3.0

            complicated and heavy but versatile

            By David

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Avoid Bad Shadows
            • Clever Engineering
            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Camera Angle Change
            • Good Speedlight Control
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Almost Requires Own Bag
            • Bulky
            • Complicated Parts
            • expensive
            • HEAVY
            • Opaque Instructions
            • Very Difficult To Assembl

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

            I use the bracket better to use in-line but off camera flash for quick photos at events. The camera rotates 90 degrees without rotating the flash as well, avoiding ugly shadows. When used also with portable softboxes or other modifiers, very pleasant flash results can be obtained.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Exactly What I Was Looking For

            By Joshua

            from Schaumburg, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Anti Twist Plate Included
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • HEAVY

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

            I have used several different brackets and all have worked but none have satisified my needs. I always had to adjust my flash to the position of the camera and that was an extra step that used valuable seconds when photographing weddings. This bracket eliminates that extra step. Just rotate the camera in its original position and the flash is situated exactly the same regardless. The downside to this particualr bracket is the wieght. Also, there is no need to buy an additional anti twist plate and it is part of the design. Finally a company that doesn't charge you extra for an essential part. Unfortunately it is heavier than the other brackets I've used. I realize it is due to its design, but every ounce added is amplified in your wrists when photographing all day.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Digital PRO-M

            By Anthony

            from Lower Burrell, Pa

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

              I bought this bracket to use with off-camera flash with protrait framing. This bracket is extreaminy well made. The machining of the parts is very precise and smooth to the touch. The mounting of the camera has a plate with adjustments to keep the camera from rotating on the plate. This is a great feature. Rotating the camera, in my opinion, is much better than flipping the flash. It is faster, easier to handle, and safe for the flash. The design has a "Hand Hold" feature directly under the camera mount which makes it easy to hold and steady the camera. It is well worth the extra cost over some of the other brackets. After all, if you are going to mount many thousands of dollars worth of equipment on a bracket you need to get a really good solid bracket and this is it. I am very pleased with this item. I shoot a 5D mk3 with a 580 EX2 so the additional weight is not that noticible.

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              4.0

              The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...

              By BillyBear

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • I Love The Lens Cradle W
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction
              • The

              Cons

              • Flash Arm Slides All Over
              • Legs Do Not Stay In Place
              • The Flash Support Has A T

              Best Uses

              • Event photography

              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

              I use this camera primarily for weddings and while I LOVE using it, and will continue to do so, with all of the great features; there are things that I don't love about it as well.

              First, the "Good": I love the lens cradle, which allows you to hold the camera naturally, as if you don't even have a device supporting it. I use this in reception halls where the light weight makes it easy to shoot for long periods without any noticeable discomfort. And the retracting flash support lets me carry it in a standard camera bag. You can also release the flash head pretty quickly. When you carry this baby around, you are the "PROFESSIONAL", and the amateurs bow to you—lol!!

              Now, the "Bad": The camera swings in a smooth arc, until you reach the 90 degree pivot stops. When I spin the camera, it snaps into place with a rather jarring "klunk", which shakes the camera noticeably. I would prefer a design that rotates the camera smoothly all the way through the movement.

              The Ugly: Well maybe not "ugly", but certainly noteworthy—lol! The "kick-stand" legs that you fold out to keep the camera standing do not EVER stay in place. I am CONSTANTLY having to push them back, which is extremely aggravating when on the job. There have been times when the whole thing crashed over due to these little things disappearing. I think there should be some sort of fail-safe mechanism that positively snaps it into position.

              Also, the flash support has a tendency to slide all over the place unless it is f-i-r-m-l-y locked down. Maybe add click stops?
              Well, other than the "nit picks", this is a pretty darn awesome rig that I heartily recommend to anyone who is serious about event photography.
              I can say without hesitation that it is built to last a lifetime, and certainly worth every penny.

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              5.0

              Amazingly sturdy and functional

              By Bruce

              from Clayton, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Amazingly Sturdy
              • Easy to Use
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                Camera mount is completely adjustable to fit pro cameras with or without battery grip. The bracket rotates the camera to keep the flash on top when using in landscape or portrait orientation. The rotation mechanism uses detents so there's no buttons or levers to get the camera to rotate and this makes it easy and fast to operate in the middle of action-packed events such as weddings. This is my second Pro-M bracket. I've been using the first one for 4 years and decided to get another one for my other camera. First one still functions and looks like new (even though I've done several beach weddings). Even though it doesn't fit in my camera bag, I still recommend this bracket (and I've tried many). To overcome it not fitting in my bag, I rigged up a Velcro strap to hold it to the outside of the bag.

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                5.0

                More effective than it looks

                By eric

                from washington,dc

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                this product gives everthing i neeed to rotate the flash away from camera adjustable strong and it looks the part for photography i am happy dont know about you!!!!!.

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                4.0

                It's good but fiddle

                By Rob

                from London

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                It felt like a quality product. Instructions are useless. I'm still not sure what the anti-rotation screws do on the CMP when the camera is already mounted. I broke my OC-E3 on the flash bracket the first time I used it. It's probably Canon's design fault but the flash mounting is weak and diddly. The CMP is also in the way when using in portrait mode and you need to reach around for the shutter release. Despite all these negative comments, I know I will grow to love it.

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                5.0

                Love it!!

                By Nikon lover

                from Charlotte NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                  The custom pro m rotating bracket is great! I shoot a lot of verticle shots and love the ease of rotating quickly into the verticle position. I use a battery grip as well and there's plenty of room for it. The only downside is the weight, but the quality of the product is worth it.

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                  5.0

                  Bravo

                  By JV

                  from San Juan Capistrano

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                    Great product. Fair price. I should have bought one of these 10 years ago when I first started shooting 35mm.

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                    4.0

                    The best bracket out there

                    By whoshotya

                    from Atlanta, Ga

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                      This bracket has changed the quality if my pictures greatly. I shoot club pictures and weddings and this bracket gives me pro results. Remounting the camera after you take it off the bracket plate is a hassle because you will need a screw driver with you.

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                      5.0

                      Great Bracket

                      By Luis

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                        All i have to say is that this bracket made my life easier. I've had problems with brackets in the past where the turning of the actual flash breaks one end of the sync cable but just the fact that the camera is the one turning there is no stress on the flash or cable. A little bulky but it's worth it!!

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                        3.0

                        Good enough but always could be better!

                        By andreinmd

                        from Baltimore,MD

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                              I like the functionality of the bracket but wish the design could be a bit more advanced allowing the flash holder be more adjustable like hight and rotation. Overall good!

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                              4.0

                              This WILL turn heads!

                              By Mako

                              from SW MICHIGAN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Need to get used to

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                              TONS of research and THIS IS( for me) THE best Flash bracket I could afford!!
                              This puppy is light AND tuff.
                              Smooth rotation and a lovely CLICK to verify lock
                              I have put a 7D With grip,70-200 IS 2.8 USM Mark II and 580 EX II on it and it balanced VERY well.(You do need to get several do-hickies to use grip and quick release etc, so keep that in mind.)They are a little pricey but It's a buy one and done deal so far.Besides you don't want to attach several thousand $ of EQ on a $3.00 part!
                              I am definitely IMPRESSED with this bracket!!
                              Although I HAVE NOT had a chance to field test it I will update the review when I do.Thanks for reading

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                              5.0

                              Pro-M

                              By Paul

                              from Wheeling, WV

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-M Camera Rotating Bracket Kit:

                                Nice Bracket

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