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Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

You Pay: $29.90

This Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket is a spare or replacement for that which is included with the Mini Apollo Flash kit. The mount allows the flash to be affixed to a standard light stand and shoot into the Mini Apollo or other brands of umbrellas.

Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
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    WestcottAdjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
     
    4.7

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Reliable (17)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Consistent (11)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (21)
      • Portraits (18)
      • Strobe lighting (16)
      • Artificial lighting (13)
      • Weddings (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (27)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice product

      I used these to convert my RPS Studio light set to flash stands for my sb-800 Nikon flashes. They work GREAT. I only took off one star because they seem to short the...Read complete review

      I used these to convert my RPS Studio light set to flash stands for my sb-800 Nikon flashes. They work GREAT. I only took off one star because they seem to short the pins on the nikon sb-800 if I wiggle the flash around - making the flash go off. (For the record, I couldnt get the flashes to fire when they were in remote mode). I solved this with a little piece of electrical tape - you cant see it and helps tighten the mount a bit too.

      The mount is made of metal and is strong and has hefty feel. It has teeth to set the angle and the knob is spring loaded, which is a nice touch. Its overall very well made, especially for the price. The base looks like it would fit a 1/2" diameter rod and fit my stands perfectly.

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      questionable shoe mount

      the metal build looks like it will outlast me. the problem i have with it is i own two canon 600 ex-rt flashes which are pretty heavy, they have a weather proof boot which...Read complete review

      the metal build looks like it will outlast me. the problem i have with it is i own two canon 600 ex-rt flashes which are pretty heavy, they have a weather proof boot which makes it a little tough to seat it in all the way that is ok . the real problem i feel is that the shoe mount on the wescott does not surround the flash seat enough for me to feel confident to put a $500 flash on such a small amount of lip bucause even if you snug up the thumb screw there is not much support. In the pic I included look at the angles on the wescott.dont know if the 600 base plate is thicker than most other flashes, i thought that was fairly standard. so I use the included table top bracket supplied with the 600 screwed to the wescott 14/20 screw after removing the hot shoe adapator, an extra step but i feel more secure it will not come crashing to the ground if someone bumps into the light stand.

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      3.0

      questionable shoe mount

      By billron

      from new jersey

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

          the metal build looks like it will outlast me. the problem i have with it is i own two canon 600 ex-rt flashes which are pretty heavy, they have a weather proof boot which makes it a little tough to seat it in all the way that is ok . the real problem i feel is that the shoe mount on the wescott does not surround the flash seat enough for me to feel confident to put a $500 flash on such a small amount of lip bucause even if you snug up the thumb screw there is not much support. In the pic I included look at the angles on the wescott.dont know if the 600 base plate is thicker than most other flashes, i thought that was fairly standard. so I use the included table top bracket supplied with the 600 screwed to the wescott 14/20 screw after removing the hot shoe adapator, an extra step but i feel more secure it will not come crashing to the ground if someone bumps into the light stand.

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          5.0

          Good value

          By Jen

          from Vestal,ny

          Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

          Nothing fancy but workable and inexpensive.

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          5.0

          Love this Shoe Mount

          By Missy

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

            Easy to use, made well and the knobs are easy to tighten and loosen back up.

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            5.0

            EXCELLENT PRODUCT

            By Joan the Runner

            from Bronx, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

              I used this with a flash bracket umbrella kit to bounce my flash off-camera and also off an umbrella. It softens the light.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By PortraitsbySusana

              from Middle Tennessee

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                  Im one who researches all products and found this one was right for me. Well built,metal and comes with a hot shoe adapter.Very pleased.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy, all metal

                  By Brad

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                  Feels really sturdy and is made all metal. Compact and does what it should.

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                  5.0

                  solid metal thing

                  By Nick

                  from New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                    Works as advertised, I personally like that the whole thing is from metal. Feels very solid.

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                    5.0

                    You can't have enough of these!!!

                    By Ryan Angel Studio

                    from Sacramento

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                      I've had other brands for umbrella brackets but since I've purchased this, I've swapped out all my brackets with these.

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                      5.0

                      Mounting Speedlites

                      By Carbo Barger

                      from Arizona

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Solid

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography

                        Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                        I needed a way to mount Speedlites to stands. This is the perfect solution. They are very nicely made with solid construction. They also allow you to mount an umbrella to them. A nice product at a nice price.

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                        5.0

                        does what it's supposed to

                        By AJ

                        from NH

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting

                          Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                          well, it went on easily and allows the flash to tilt. It tilts perfectly... if only my westcott would move with it! guess I need a boom arm.

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                          5.0

                          Study and Well Made

                          By dchalfy

                          from Minneapolis MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                            One of the better brackets available by far.

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                            5.0

                            Well Constructed

                            By Rooster

                            from Greensburg, PA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                              Very nice item for the price, very pleased!

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                              5.0

                              Solid

                              By Patrick in Westminster

                              from DenverColorado

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                  Well made, solid unit. Plenty of adjustability. I don't care for the thumbscrew tightener on the top but other than that it is a good unit.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good bracket

                                  By RomV

                                  from Dallas. Texas

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                      Works great and fairly easy to use. Only thing is the screw to hold the shoe mount can be tough to loosen by hand. But overall great product for the money.

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                                      5.0

                                      So far so Good!

                                      By TFPhotograper

                                      from Grand Junction, CO

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                        I was a little worried that the quality and materiel of this product would be cheap and seem as tho it would easily break. But when it came in, I was pleased to see how durable it was. Very versatile and met all of my expectations.

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                                        5.0

                                        Westcott Umbrella Bracket

                                        By Somnus77

                                        from Wichita, KS

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Heavy-duty
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Sturdy
                                        • Well-built

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Strobe Lighting
                                          • Weddings

                                          Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                          A handy ingredient in any photographer's recipe book to help get the job done. Very well-built. Solid construction. Grab a few and see for yourself.

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                                          4.0

                                          Hard to mess this up

                                          By ijyoung

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                            • Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Strobe Lighting
                                            • Weddings

                                            Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                            There aren't many moving pieces to an umbrella bracket, so it's hard to mess it up. I'd like to see a bumper on the hotshoe mount, so that I could be sure of the connection just by feel, in later iterations. Until then, this gets the job done.

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                                            4.0

                                            Compact size, metal = winner

                                            By PerfectSavage

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Well constructed

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Strobe Lighting

                                              Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                              I bought a few of these after being less than impressed with some of the other more plastic builds that were larger; obviously this one is designed for speedlites and for my location kit, they take up a lot less space in my bag... trust me, I bought 3 or 4 of the "usual suspect" brackets before finding this one, bought three...and never use the others anymore.

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                                              4.0

                                              Good in General terms

                                              By Gasparin

                                              from Miami, fl

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                                  Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                                  I like the product however, it come with two turning knobs to fasten which I think would be better if they were lever. I prefer Manfroto for ease of fastening.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works great!!

                                                  By Erich S

                                                  from Vancouver, Canada

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Weddings

                                                    Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                                                    Holds flash Firmly.. easy to adjust

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