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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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    4.6

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (22)
    • Reliable (19)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Consistent (11)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (24)
      • Portraits (20)
      • Strobe lighting (17)
      • Artificial lighting (16)
      • Weddings (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (31)

      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

      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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          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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            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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              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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                    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

                                  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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                                    5.0

                                    Well Constructed

                                    By Rooster

                                    from Greensburg, PA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          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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