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Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard

You Pay: $38.06
Product Highlights
  • For Canon 580EX, EXII, 430EX, 550EX & Nikon (not SB600) Speedlights

The Paramount Buddy Bracket solves the photographer's problem of mounting a Pocket Wizard brand transmitter/transceiver, with an Canon or Nikon Speedlight to a stand without using tape, rubber bands or other "Rube Goldberg" devices.

The "L" piece of the Buddy Bracket screws into your Pocket Wizard. The hot shoe accepts your flash. The built-in mini-sync cord plugs into the Pocket Wizard. The screw mount has a standard 1/4"-20 female thread which will mount to the top of your light stand or umbrella bracket (available separately).

Look Like a Pro
  • Fast, easy setup
  • No unsightly tape or rubber bands to struggle with
  • Secure
  • Ensures Pocket Wizard firing of your off-camera flash
  • 1/4"-20 Bottom Metal Mount
  • Protects equipment from detaching unexpectedly
  • Add a Mount
    If your stand has no 1/4"-20 top screw, or if you wish to add swivel, tilt and an umbrella socket, click here or add it to your order from the Accessories Tab.
    Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard
  • Buddy Bracket
  • 2 x Each of: Thumb Screws, Rubber Washers
  • Female Hot Shoe to MHSF1 Miniphone Cord
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ParamountBuddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard
     
    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Packs small / compresses (11)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Strong construction (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (8)
      • Family photos (5)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome

      A tad expensive for a dodad, but so worth it. Before I got this, I would hang my pocket wizard from the string it comes with on the lightstand. Not only did it...Read complete review

      A tad expensive for a dodad, but so worth it. Before I got this, I would hang my pocket wizard from the string it comes with on the lightstand. Not only did it look dumb, it also risk detaching the sync cord.

      With this device, my problems are solved! My flash sits securely on the hotshoe to micro sync, and the pocket wizard is stable on the other end of the device. It looks more professional and functions better. And as an added bonus, it takes less time to set up if everything is pre-assembled: Flash on hotshoe cord on bracket buddy with pocketwizard all attached to umbrella holder. All i need to do is attached the above pre-assembled to a lightstand and insert umbrella. Easy Pea-sy!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great product, but.....

      Works great for triggering Canon Flashes with Pocket wizards off camera on a lightstand. But with the 430ex you cannot attach both the pocket wizard and the speedlite, the wheel that is used to...Read complete review

      Works great for triggering Canon Flashes with Pocket wizards off camera on a lightstand. But with the 430ex you cannot attach both the pocket wizard and the speedlite, the wheel that is used to tighten the pocketwizard to the bracket is too large and stops the speedlite from attaching to the hotshoe. :( it could easily be fixed by making the bracket longer, would bend it if it was a metal bracket to make it work but it's plastic.
      It still works but you just have to hang the pocket wizard instead of securely attaching it.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      buddy bracket MHSF1

      By Marcdonalds

      from Gilbert, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Spaces

        Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

        I use the bracket for my Pocket Wizard Plus X's and Canon 580 EX II's on location shoots where time is critical and space is limited. I find that I'm having difficulty getting consistent communication between the PW Plus X and my Canon 580 EX II's. The bracket itself is a lot better than using the foot, shoe mount set up that I was using.

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        • No

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        5.0

        It WORKS !

        By Omar O.

        from New York, N.Y.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

          I use it to fire my speedlights remotely.
          It works just perfect !

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          • No

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          1.0

          This cord must be improved

          By passionate

          from michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

            This cord is a great tool for my business

            I am so disappointed on the female tread part it is so poorly designed
            it comes out very easy and that is the end of it.

            Let me know when you improve it I have spent much money in this product

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            4.0

            Great for mini tripod stands

            By Greg

            from San Francisco Bay Area

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Light Painting Effects

            Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

            This is a great product for use with standard light stands but my use is with flexible mini tripod stands.
            I wish it was made of metal rather than plastic.
            I wish the bracket was adjustable to allow a wider flash head. But it serves my purpose.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great little product

            By larf

            from pahrump,nv

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                portraits
                compact and works as advertised
                the horizontal beem should be two inches longer.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                speedlite must have

                By JohnyF5ve

                from Edson, AB

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • expensive

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                A must especially for Canon Speedlites

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works great

                By Big Duck

                from Ukiah, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                    Cleans up the interface.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Great product, but.....

                    By JR

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                        Works great for triggering Canon Flashes with Pocket wizards off camera on a lightstand. But with the 430ex you cannot attach both the pocket wizard and the speedlite, the wheel that is used to tighten the pocketwizard to the bracket is too large and stops the speedlite from attaching to the hotshoe. :( it could easily be fixed by making the bracket longer, would bend it if it was a metal bracket to make it work but it's plastic.
                        It still works but you just have to hang the pocket wizard instead of securely attaching it.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Works well with 580EX

                        By pixeleyes

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                          This makes a nice setup with 580EX and PW Plus II Transceiver. Three things to keep in mind:

                          1. Will not work with 580EXII, not enough room to fit on the bracket.

                          2. It's best if you can store this in your bag preassembled-- setup is a little tricky and time-consuming, especially in the dark under time pressure.

                          3. The buddy bracket will not accommodate an umbrella. Gary Fong Lightsphere is probably the best modifier solution with this setup.

                          The Paramount Strobe Dolly is the perfect partner with this, allowing on-camera flash and on-camera PW Transceiver simultaneously, for a 2-flash lighting setup.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Worth every penny!

                          By the Durb

                          from St. Louis

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Look good
                          • Quality
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup for moonlight kit
                          • Flash
                          • Remote Triggering

                          Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                          I put off buying these a couple years ago and instead built my own hot-shoe flash triggers using cheaper parts. They worked for a while but were temperamental. I recently decided to buck up for these and they are simply amazing. Well-built, reliable and durable within reason. Worth the cost!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Bracket

                          By Double Exposure

                          from New Zealand

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                            Excellent product. Keeps my portable flash stand really tidy. Flash clips straight in and my pocketwizard screws directly to the side of it. Brilliant

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Awesome

                            By anvudeco

                            from Toronto, Canada

                            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 Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                              A tad expensive for a dodad, but so worth it. Before I got this, I would hang my pocket wizard from the string it comes with on the lightstand. Not only did it look dumb, it also risk detaching the sync cord.

                              With this device, my problems are solved! My flash sits securely on the hotshoe to micro sync, and the pocket wizard is stable on the other end of the device. It looks more professional and functions better. And as an added bonus, it takes less time to set up if everything is pre-assembled: Flash on hotshoe cord on bracket buddy with pocketwizard all attached to umbrella holder. All i need to do is attached the above pre-assembled to a lightstand and insert umbrella. Easy Pea-sy!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Well made and must have for PW users

                              By Rob

                              from New Rochelle, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                  If you have Pocket Wizards and speedlights then pick a few of these up. They are well made and very useful.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A must have item for off camera flash

                                  By Not-a-Digimom

                                  from Fort Collins, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                    Very compact and functional. I'm using this with the Impact Multi-Boom which you can also get from B&H. Easy to assembly, quick set up time.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Works Great with Canon Flash not w/ Metz

                                    By Mike Ski

                                    from Staten Island NY

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                      I bought this product for my 2nd flash setup and it works great with my 580 EX but it doesn't trigger my Mets 58-AF1 with the Canon shoe.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Buddy Bracket

                                      By CNS

                                      from LA

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                          Works great using hot shoe flashes with pocket wizards.

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                                          5.0

                                          great solution

                                          By Zack

                                          from Hotlanta

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                              works great, a little expensive for a little bracket and plastic knob

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                                              5.0

                                              Works great for my Canon 580 and PW!

                                              By raw photo

                                              from new milford, ct

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • None so far

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about Paramount Buddy Bracket with MHSF1 Cord for Pocket Wizard:

                                              Works awesome with my Canon 580 EX I and Pocket Wizard. Consistent and reliable and has fired every time so far.

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