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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
     
    4.6

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (22)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Reliable (20)
    • Consistent (12)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (24)
      • Portraits (20)
      • Strobe lighting (19)
      • Artificial lighting (17)
      • Weddings (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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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      4.0

      does what it should

      By fitzwilly

      from winter park fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

        ok product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Pleased

        By Jimmy

        from AZ

        Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

        Very good quality product. I have no fear of it coming out of my camera bag in two pieces.

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        5.0

        Very well made

        By Fera

        from Bel Air

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

          Great for my purpose

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          • No

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          4.0

          Solid

          By Brian

          from Wellington

          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've bought different kinds of these things over the years and I have to say I was worried about this one because of the reviews I read about it but I thought I would try it anyways. Contrary to some of the other reviews I think this mount is better that any other mount I've owned to date. It holds my Canon 600ex-rt lights very nicely and without worry. I've had them in pretty good winds with the umbrella attached and it held just fine. The metal construction is solid and it is everything I would expect out of a good mount.

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            2.0

            There are better alternatives

            By Nour El Refai

            from Cairo, Egypt

            Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

            Its heavy duty, & good size. But I have two problems.
            1- Not confident with its shoe mount
            2- The knob that holds the umbrella stud is so small and its difficult to toghten. On many cases I found the umbrella slides when I swivel the bracket.

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            5.0

            Just what I needed

            By BobD

            from Louisville, KY

            Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

            Holds my Canon 600EX perfectly.

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            4.0

            Works as promised

            By Gary

            from Lebanon, ct.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

              Allows correct positioning of flash in 24" softbox, which I wasn't able to do with the previous bracket.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works as Described

              By Gary

              from Ct.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                Works as described to fit the soft boxes I have, were as my previous shoe mounts didn't. This one was prescribed by Westcott and put my flash were it needed to be in the soft box.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Multi-Purpose Mount

                By ButOfCourse

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket:

                  So what I really needed was a way to mount my Canon Speedlite to a standard stand and this was the ticket. It's really nice that it articulates and that you can also mount an umbrella with it. A great mount!

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                  • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Study and Well Made

                                      By dchalfy

                                      from Minneapolis MN

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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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                                        • No

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