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Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate

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Product Highlights
  • Grip on Left Side
  • Easy to Rotate
  • Anodized Black Aluminum

The Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket Kit is the economical choice for a pro-quality bracket for use with Digital SLR camera systems. Unlike the other brackets in this Digital line, this model does not feature the flip-over flash arm, which helps to make this bracket more light-weight. The unique rotation system which rotates the camera 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, which is a reversible camera plate that works with all cameras, with or without a vertical grip. The camera screw is also adjustable to match cameras of different depths.

Requires an optional flash mounting plate. Please click here to see a listing of custom plates.

Note! Not recommended for shoe mounted infrared modules, e.g. Metz 54, 70, 76, Canon ST-E2 etc.

Easy to rotate using roller bearings from horizontal to vertical
No lubrication needed - designed maintenance free
Palm grip for comfort and support while holding the bracket and zooming
Comfortable foam grip on left side
Anodized black aluminum for lightweight and strength
Optimal flash height for eliminating red eye and shadows
Fits in camera bags with compact design
Lens-to-Flash Distance 11" (280mm)
Dimensions 7.4 x 10.8 x 2.75" (187 x 276 x 70mm)
Weight 17 oz (482 g)
Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate
  • CMP Universal Camera Mounting Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Custom BracketsDigital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate
     
    4.7

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Strong construction (27)
    • Reliable (23)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (10)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (25)
    • Family photos (17)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (14), Professional (4)
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    4.0

    Great basic bracket

    By GearJunky

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

      I have a T type bracket that I've used off and on for a number of years but just didn't like having to hold the flash in mid swing to get a vertical position when in portrait mode so I rented this bracket for a friend's wedding.It was very easy and intuitive to use and was so easy and smooth to rotate from landscape to portrait with positive locks on both ends but enough resistance to get in between diagonal shots for those creative moments.Very solidly built with the mount locking in the camera really well. No possibility for inadvertent rotation.It also felt well balanced when resting while holding downwards with one hand.I mainly used a Canon 5D MkII with 70-200mm L 2.8 or 16-35mm L 2.8 and RT-600 flash and I did have slight muscle soreness the next day from holding it the whole time but I think that may have been the case regardless of bracket.The only thing that's making me go with the PRO-M and giving this 4 stars (more like 4.5) is the fact that this won't work with a vertical grip. The top of the bracket I don't think is high enough to clear my camera with the vertical grip and the OC-E3 flash cord hotshoe mount on. Also, even if you could mount the camera with the vertical grip, I would have to rotate, release, rotate, release to rotate the camera since my hand wouldn't fit between the camera and flash beam.Highly recommended for those who plan to only use their camera without vertical grip and want to save some bucks versus the PRO-M.

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      4.0

      EXACTLY what I was searching for

      By One More Shot

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Buying Legs To Stand Up
      • Handle Where You Grip

      Best Uses

        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

        I am a pro photographer who needed an off camera flash holder and had a hard time figuring out how to spot quality and good value while shopping online. They all look the same. This product really met my needs. In fact I had to call Custom Brackets about a question of whether or not my wireless transmitter would fit in the hot shoe without hitting the bracket. They put me on the phone with an engineer (who was on his way to NYC to the ProPhoto Tradeshow) Now that's service.

        Quality: Serious design went into building this thing. Rotation is very smooth and simple. Once you use it you will see the build quality and know the money your spent was worth it...because it looks like it will last for a long time.

        Value: I suspect this bracket will last at least 5 to 6 years if not longer. I told a friend what I had and she said she had the same one. NOT! What she should have said was that she had one that slid along a curved channel like mine. But it was so cheaply made that I'll be surprised to see it last. So what I'm saying is compared to my investment...what arrived in the mail, and how it performed for the full day use that I gave it...the value is RIGHT ON the Mark.

        My only request to Custom Brackets.... " a round rubber/spongy handgrip on flat metal introduces two pressure points in the hand. Please add something to the area that the hand holds onto to "round the metal" off a bit. It would be more comfortable to hold onto. Though I'm being picky. This bracket was EXACTLY what I was hoping to order

        My only Con: Charge the extra three dollars (not a cent more) for the legs that you need to stand the thing up with. I bought it and thought that you were penny pinching. My two cents

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        5.0

        Wonderful!

        By DS

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

        This bracket is by far the best out there! I am a wedding and portrait photographer and use it on practically every wedding and/or portrait session! If you are in search for a bracket this is the one to get! Worth every penny!

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        5.0

        Crazy Cool Bracket Tool!!

        By CG Lawrence

        from Malvern, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

        Love this bracket as it allows for the camera to be rotated while the flash stays in the optimal position. Great for event shooting and even some outdoor portrait work. The build on this is high quality. Much better than any of the other flash brackets on the market. Costs a bit more but totally worth it.

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        4.0

        Unique, well-designed bracket

        By Broadway Bob

        from Groveland, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction
        • Well-designed

        Cons

        • A little pricey
        • Bulky
        • Not optimum for all flash

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

        I use this mostly for my event photography gigs. I have a Nikon D300S with the power grip and a Quantum Trio flash. My previous bracket was a simple Stroboframe Pro-T originally purchased for use with my medium frame camera. While it also worked for the D300S, it was a little clunky and uncomfortable.

        This Custom Brackets Pro-E is well-designed and well-built. It's a lot more convenient, especially for verticals since the camera moves, but not the flash. One caveat - this may not be optimum for flashes with a rectangular reflector (i.e., most speedlights) since the flash does not stay in relative position to the camera (and the sensor/film form factor). It works for the Quantum flash since that reflector is round, so it doesn't matter if the camera is horizontal or vertical. This is the only reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5.

        Overall, this is one of the best brackets I have used or tried out.

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        5.0

        Best bracket for portrait and wedding

        By GJones

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

          I was so tired of dealing with the problems I had with my old bracket, I decided to purchase this one after reading reviews by Neil Van Kiekerk for their brackets. Even though the price is a bit expensive, compared to my old stroboframe bracket, it made my last wedding shoot so much easier. I had no more problems with the camera twisting on the mount, the flash cords getting in the way and the ergonomics of the bracket are excellent in every way(extremely smooth operation on shifting and locking into position). I had a problem with enough room on my old bracket, when I shifted the bracket into the vertical position...the mount of the off camera cord would touch the side of the bracket arm and there was no way to to adjust it...I believe it actually was putting pressure on the cord base connection to the camera and caused some mis-fires for me. No more problems at all, and there is plenty of room in every position for the gear, once attached to this bracket. I don't have to think about positioning my flash, other than if I want to rotate the flash head to bounce. I didn't find it heavy either, compared to my last bracket. The only thing I would have liked is some sort of arm to rest the bracket on, when not in use...as the more expensive bracket has this built into it. I see you can order a special attachment for this purpose, but I think it should be included for the price. I also had ordered the CMP universal camera plate accessory to go with this, which was not necessary. It actually does not fit this particular bracket, although it was listed as an accessory. The plate was suppose to keep the cords in place and prevent twisting...there is no way to mount that on this bracket and the way this bracket is designed, I had no problems with the cords in my way as I could wrap them down the angled part of the bracket. Since the flash is positioned in one spot, it does not twist. For some reason, the description made me think I needed this accessory, but that is incorrect. I used my manfrotto quick release parts attached to the bracket and it worked perfectly as well. If you like using a bracket, then this one is well worth the money if you plan on using it for weddings, portraits or anything where you need to change your flash position on camera.

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          5.0

          Used one before,really works

          By Bobster

          from LI,NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

            Use it for school photos. Used it recently to cover a dance recital rehearsal and it worked perfectly. Was very easy to use. I do wish that the quick release was set up a little different, but where it is still works.

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            5.0

            Amazing!

            By Ramyphotography

            from Walled Lake, MIchigan

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

            I use it for wedding photography. I was looking for a bracket that could position the camera from portrait to landscape on a whim and can be mounted on a tripod no problem. This is it!!!

            It is pricey but really worth the investment.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Clarence Beeks

            from Switzerland

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

              This is a superb tool for every wedding- or eventphotographer. I'm very happy with the bracket...

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              4.0

              A smart buy

              By Dave

              from Antioch, CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                I use this bracket with my EF 24-105 F/4L lens for a wedding gig and it performed very well. Very happy with how it locks into place each time I turn the camera. Very happy I spent the extra money to get a better quality bracket. The construction is strong with out adding a whole lot more weight to the set up. My wife found out that her fingers could not reach the lens being as how she has shorter fingers than I do. So if you have short fingers this bracket will not work for you and will cause a lot of unhappiness in your photography experience. My EOS 5D Mark 111 fits very well on the bracket with no movement at all. Very secure. Thank you B and H for helping me decide on this bracket. It will work for me for years to come.

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                5.0

                The Best

                By Ray

                from NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                  Light easy to use

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                  5.0

                  Don't settle for less. This is the best

                  By Tat2Duck

                  from Shelton, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Fashion Photography
                    • Travel
                    • Walk-abouts
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                    I fell in love with Yuri Arcurs' monopod setup with 90 degree camera pivot. A fantastic way to stabilize a camera without sacrificing maneuverability. However, I also needed a bracket that allowed me to mount my 580-EX II speed light and keep it above the camera whether in portrait or landscape format. My original was a used $50 pivot bracket with no flash mount. That lasted all of 6 months. After some research, I came away feeling very confident in the PRO-E system. Now after more than a year of use, I never leave home without it. It travels with me on all my photo shoots. 99 percent of the time it stays attached to my Manfrotto monopod but when I just need the camera it is a simple process to unscrew the post if I need use of the bracket. Otherwise I just remove the camera by means of a Manfrotto quick-release system. I use the monopod in both the extended and folded position to help stabilize the camera. Extended I rest it on the ground and folded I can press the post against my body for added balance and support. The only weakness I have in this setup is the speedlight to flash cord connection. I still don't know why flash guns have such small, weak hot shoes. But that's a different issue.

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy, easy to use, works great!

                    By JDHiggins

                    from Horsham, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                    I've been using this about a month now for a few event shoots and it works great! I love being able to switch from landscape to portrait in just a second. Assembling is easy. Great product (little pricy though).

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                    5.0

                    MAGIC!

                    By Typhoid Mary

                    from NYC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Magic

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                      Magic!

                      Seriously.

                      BUY IT NOW.

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                      5.0

                      Good stuff.

                      By Ron

                      from Trussville, Alabama

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                        This is a well machined, solidly built bracket. Operation is smooth and intuitive. After using it for a short time, you forget about it and just go about your business of getting great photos.

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                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Bettyjf1

                        from Phoenix AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                          I shoot a lot of weddings and have had real problems with shadows and lighting at some event locations. While searching for solutions, I read reviews on several products which led me to the Pro-E. I'm glad I spent the money. I was able to put together the brackets without a whole lot of thinking and it works like a charm; Both horizontally and vertically. Can't wait to use it at my next event.

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                          5.0

                          Best I've tried

                          By J2

                          from Houston,TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                            Seems to be the perfect combination of ease of use, lightweight and solid construction. The palm pad in the middle makes it so easy to hold while zooming. While Custom Brackets sells their own adapter to use this with a Manfrotto RC2 quick release tripod head, the Manfroto QR plate screws right in and works just fine for me. I liked it so much on my 5D with a battery grip, that I bought a second for my 7D with no grip.

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                            5.0

                            Ideal for wedding photography

                            By MsMatcha

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                            This is the first bracket I've owned that I can rave about; it's sturdy, holds securely in any position, and isn't so weighty it wears me out halfway through an event.

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                            5.0

                            First use Impressions

                            By Radar

                            from MS

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                            I used this bracket at a wedding and was really impressed with the ease of use. The camera rotation was simple and easy, after a couple of times, it was natural to rotate the camera. At first I thought the weight was going to detract from the overall job, but it didn't. I hardly noticed the weight while taking close to 1000 shots in 6 hours. this is definitely a well made bracket. FYI, when using the Canon 580 EX II and the Canon flash cable, you do not need any additional brackets to connect your flash or to keep your flash from rotating side to side. I would like to see a set of "feet" to add to this bracket so you can stand your camera up instead of having to lay it down.

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                            5.0

                            So good, I bought two!

                            By x

                            from Lincoln NE

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Custom Brackets Digital PRO-E Camera Rotation Bracket with CMP Universal Camera Plate:

                              After buying one for our wedding and portrait business, I bought a second for our backup system. They work great.

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