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Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket

B&H # CUFSB Mfr # CB-FOLDING-S
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Product Highlights
  • For Small SLR and Advanced Point & Shoot Cameras

The Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket is a short bracket for smaller cameras to be accessorized with an off-camera flash. The Folding-S can be mounted to either the left or right side of the camera depending on the user's comfort. When in the open position, this bracket measures 8.1"-tall to accommodate compact and mid-size SLRs and other similarly-sized cameras.

Folding design increases portability
Constructed from anodized aluminum
Soft foam grip
Dimensions Open: 8.1 x 7 x 1.9" / 20.6 x 17.8 x 4.7 cm
Folded: 8.6 x 2.5 x 1.9" / 21.9 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Weight 11 oz / 312 g
Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket
  • "D" Type Camera Mounting Screw
  • "D" Type Flash Mounting Screw
  • Anti-Twist for Flash Cords
  • Cork Base Pads
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Custom BracketsFolding-S Flash Bracket
     
    4.5

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (39)
    • Lightweight (34)
    • Packs small / compresses (29)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Reliable (23)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (33)
      • Family photos (29)
      • Sports/action (9)
      • Travel (6)
      • General purpose (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Solid and well built.

      The Folding S-Bracket is quite easily adjusted for horizontal and vertical shooting. It is lightweight and easliy folds to fit in my camera bag. I shoot with a Canon 50D without a vertical battery...Read complete review

      The Folding S-Bracket is quite easily adjusted for horizontal and vertical shooting. It is lightweight and easliy folds to fit in my camera bag. I shoot with a Canon 50D without a vertical battery grip so it fits my camera well.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Product

      The product takes time to get use to if you haven't added extra bulk to your system in the past. Not meant for battery grip would have been nice if the bracket could accommodate...Read complete review

      The product takes time to get use to if you haven't added extra bulk to your system in the past. Not meant for battery grip would have been nice if the bracket could accommodate the extra 2" to clear the hot-shoe with battery grip. Easily swings position.

      I am actually going to try attaching the bracket to my 400mm and my 70-200mm tripod collar to move the flash further up the lens using a better beamer for nature shooting. The Bracket arm acts as a sturdy GRIP helping keep the camera/lens from shaking while hand held.
      While connected to your SLR as in the brochure, the flash "off" hot shoe casts a pleasant and less harsh light on your subject, if you use the flash correctly.

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      3.0

      Mounting on right side may not work

      By Chuck

      from Apex, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

            This is a very well made bracket! However, it may not be possible to mount it on the right side (shutter release side) of some cameras, such as the Canon EOS 7D (even without battery grip). The distance between the tripod screw and the hinge bump on the bracket is not wide enough by about 1/4 inch to accommodate the 7D width when mounted on the right side of the camera. This makes the bracket unusable if you shoot portrait orientation with the grip at the top (right hand above the camera). The CB Folding-T Flash Bracket should resolve this issue.

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            4.0

            Works fine

            By Matt4youth

            from Oh

            Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

            Other than a little loose joints, this unit does what it's advertised to do.

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            5.0

            Well built and easy to use

            By J.D.

            from Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                I was concern about the quality when I ordered this bracket because after all it folds up, right? The bracket is very well built and locks solidly in the open position. It collapse easily and takes up very little room in my bag. The top bracket that holds the flash can be adjusted to securely hold the flash mounting bracket to prevent the flash from moving.

                The bracket is made out of aluminum and has been designed to minimize weight without sacrificing durability. In short a great product that is produced in the U.S. for a change.

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                4.0

                Great flash bracket!

                By GlennS

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                  I'm a photo enthusiast, and this is my first flash bracket. I use it on a Nikon 300s with 900 flash and 1.5 foot (18 inch) Vello TTL flash cord. Works great. Easy to attach items to the bracket and they are held securely. Very lightweight.

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                  4.0

                  Must have bracket

                  By Tecrucial

                  from Matteson, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                    I have used this bracket a couple of times and it's a must have if you're doing any type of event photography like I do. It's super easy to set up and really gets the flash nice and high off of the camera. I have a Canon 5d Mark iii and it's great, without the battery grip though, and feels natural. It has a nice foam like grip on the side, but watch out for the top piece because it doesn't lock. It can easily flip back over with a little bit of force. All in all, I would definitely recommend this product.

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                    5.0

                    Great size and compactness

                    By Susan

                    from New York, New York

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                      This folding bracket is sturdy with a good build. It takes up a small space INSIDE my gear bag. Fits well on my Mark 11.

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                      5.0

                      High quality bracket for my Nikon D5100

                      By Barry

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                        This high quality bracket was delivered to me in Australia in very quick time by B&H. The S-Bracket is light yet strong, folds up quickly and stows away in my medium sized camera bag. I'm using it with a Nikon D5100 and SB700 flash. It looks smart and is well made. I can't fault it at the price.

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                        5.0

                        Very nice

                        By Beth

                        from Corydon, IN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                        The product is awesome and secure. It does exactly what it is supposed to do. However, do to this it does add some weight to your camera and therefore you can have more camera shake when holding in your hands. This is something I am having to practice so that I can get rid of us as a tripod is not always an option for me to use.

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                        5.0

                        Great flash bracket

                        By SandeeH

                        from Woodstock, CT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                          Perfect for travel. It folds up and I leave it in the container it came in. Able to flash in landscape and portrait with just a few quick snaps.

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Hao

                          from IL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                          I use this product in weddings.

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                          4.0

                          Nice Bracket

                          By Deb

                          from NH

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Cumbersome

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                          Got this bracket specifically for orienting the flash for portrait images, since I had never used one before I didn't realize that in portrait position the flash is horizontal, like it would be if you turned the camera with it attached, only difference is it is above the camera. Not sure if there are any brackets that adjust so the flash is vertical in portrait position, but for this bracket you'd have to bounce off a wall instead of the ceiling I think, I haven't been able to contort the flash otherwise...other than that the bracket is sturdy, I find it awkward and slightly cumbersome since I don't have any experience with them, but I'm sure you'd get used to it with more practice. Also with a shorter lens in portrait orientation it can get a little side-heavy.

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                          4.0

                          Well done Custom Brackets

                          By mBev

                          from St. Louis

                          About Me Semi-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 Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                            Very well made and quite functional. I love the ability to fold it up. It's quite a good bracket, durable build, nice functionality.

                            Left off a star because it's not ideal and I was not happy about having to buy the small plate that keeps the camera straight on the frame. Actually I made one out of a piece of hardwood trim board and it looks awesome stained and in place with a couple brass screws.

                            Only thing I would change in the bracket is for the top to have ability to lock when flipped. I say "ability" cause I would not want it to snap locked with every flip.

                            Overall, this is a good purchase.

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                            5.0

                            Folding-S Bracket by CUSTOM BRACKETS

                            By SELLC

                            from Baltimore, Md.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                A top quality product that will last a lifetime. When you want the best, buy a Custom Bracket.

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                                5.0

                                Folding-S Bracket

                                By DebbieSue

                                from Texas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                  Nice little addition to my camera equipment. Bracket easy to use and is light weight.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Pretty good product

                                  By PhilsyD

                                  from Cocoa Beach, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                    If you have a large camera like a Canon EOS 1D Mk III (et. al.)it just barely barely fits. A smaller camera, like a EOS 40D fits fine.

                                    Aside from that it's a good sturdy platform that changes from landscape to portrait quickly keeping the flash centered over the lens.

                                    Folds up very compactly. A great value for the money.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Bracket

                                    By JuliusUpNorth

                                    from Whitehorse, YT Canada

                                    About Me Semi-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 Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                      I shoot very few "people" events, and because these events are usually held in badly lit places such as museums, use of a flash is a given. In the past, I spent a lot of time fixing red-eye after my shoots. I finally purchased the Folding-S Bracket, and red-eye is a thing of the past.

                                      The bracket is very easy to use, even in portrait mode, and it folds up small, fitting easily into my camera bag. Just make sure the joints lock up when switching back and forth from portrait to landscape mode--in the heat of the moment it can happen that the arm holding the flash does not totally lock unless you are deliberate.

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                                      4.0

                                      Nice accessory for flash photography

                                      By idzyn2

                                      from San Carlos, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Locking Position

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                      Flip to vertical position does not lock in place. Need to take caution.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Addition!

                                      By Blue Hills Photo

                                      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 Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                        The bracket really alleviated the shadows in my pictures and I love how it makes my focusing much better.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works for me!

                                        By Reen

                                        from Kinnelon NJ

                                        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 Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                          I find this bracket to be balanced and light weight. My only wish is that the grip were a bit bigger. I think that would make it more comfortable to hold.

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                                          4.0

                                          just as billed

                                          By Fred R.

                                          from Seymour, CT

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Pack
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Custom Brackets Folding-S Flash Bracket:

                                            This Folding-S bracket functions as billed. IT folds compact with those folding parts locking into place. THE "flip" top does NOT lock so care is needed when a flash is attached so it won't flip inadvertantly when moving back and forth between horizontal and vertical use. Having a LOCK to prevent this would be my only change. Having the lock plate for the front will help align the camera with this bracket but not an ABSOLUTE must have. Your eye will do nicely. There is an attaching bolt both for the camera and off camera flash cord which does fine in holding everything steady. Cork plates add enough friction to keep everyting tighted down. All in all a good buy.

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