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Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket

B&H # LAEBHSBM2 Mfr # LL LS2414
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LastoliteEzybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Packs small / compresses (6)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Plastic but Necessary

    In terms of function it probably rates 5 stars, but at [$], I just don't see where they justify their price. It is relatively sturdy, but Lastolite used to make these out...Read complete review

    In terms of function it probably rates 5 stars, but at [$], I just don't see where they justify their price. It is relatively sturdy, but Lastolite used to make these out of metal. Lastolie has reengineered the cold shoe to fit the Nikon SB900 foot, which is larger than earlier designs. Everything else works just like the older metal one did. Guess there's no stopping progress if that's what you call it. If you're accustomed to buying camera equipment and accessories than inflated prices are probably nothing new to you. And if you're reading this you probably already know that you need one and there's no cheaper substitute for it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works but not as good as version I

    This plastic version does the job and works with the lastolite softboxes but I found it to be over engineered and hard to modify. For example if you want to swap out the funny...Read complete review

    This plastic version does the job and works with the lastolite softboxes but I found it to be over engineered and hard to modify. For example if you want to swap out the funny hotshoe holder for a different one of your choosing it isn't easily done like on the older metal version.

    Also I can easily unscrew the hotshoe mount on the metal version and attach my speedlight with the Radiopopper base but can't do it with this version without figuring out a way to mickey mouse it.

    Too bad you can't buy the older version anymore! (:(

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    5.0

    Same as original

    By JeffP

    from Miami,Fl

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

      Needed to replace my original bracket because it was misplaced. Seems to be the same bracket that came with my 24x24 Ezybox. Well made and functional.I use it with a Nikon SB900 and the fit is perfect.

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      3.0

      Nice product, bad customer service

      By onesickpuppy

      from Spokane WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

        well built, good material grade nice small pouch to hold it horrible hot shoe mount...really??? how could you mess up something so simple?? no options for PW additionhad issue with frame...sent support an email...never got back to me....now looking for a competitor version to buy

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        3.0

        Won't Fit..

        By Jo Palado

        from NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

              Fits perfectly with sb-600 and sb-800 but on the Sb-900 + FlexTT5 won't secure properly because its to long.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Own three. Want MORE

              By Alonzo Riley

              from SLC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Crazy niche stuff

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                This is the best thing out there. I am rough on my equipment and this is the only such bracket strong enough to meet my needs. It's secure. It holds your flash. It holds a gridded 24" softbox. However, I really wish that you could connect pocketwizards flexes to it via their screw adapters, as those are stronger than hot-shoes. They should at least sell another adapter so you could switch their hotshoe out. The odd molding make it hard to self-rig an alternative. Another problem with flexes in particular: you have to take them all the way off to change the flex batteries. Still, this really completes a good system for a light rig. It's ALMOST perfect. The best I've found. I'd love to know of a competitor to test out, but all else is rinky-dink and a level beneath.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Expensive and lacking versatility

                By charlarz

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                I guess Lastolite had to change the Mark I when the SB-900 was introduced which is too bad. I agree with the reviewer that says adding a Radiopopper, Pocketwizard or Impact receiver is difficult with the adapter provided. It would be much more useful for Lastolite to include another adapter to hold 1/4 20 threaded accessories.

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                4.0

                superb upgrade to the Mark I bracket

                By raf sanchez

                from hong kong

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Studio

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                I bought this new version of the Ezybox bracket because I had read good reviews and I am glad I purchased.

                I was initially disappointed by the build quality (which is more plastic than the first version and the reason it gets only 4 stars) but the unit is lighter, easier to assemble, has a cold-shoe that fits both regular Nikon speedlights and also the larger hot-shoe of the SB-900.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Update

                By Steve

                from Allentown, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • On location shooting

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                I love the new molded body of this bracket. What an improvement over the original version. Attaching an SB900 is very easy, and the flash stays in place. Very pleased with this new version.

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                3.0

                Works but not as good as version I

                By deepdiver

                from Huntington Beach, Ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Works well as intended

                Cons

                • Difficult to modify

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                This plastic version does the job and works with the lastolite softboxes but I found it to be over engineered and hard to modify. For example if you want to swap out the funny hotshoe holder for a different one of your choosing it isn't easily done like on the older metal version.

                Also I can easily unscrew the hotshoe mount on the metal version and attach my speedlight with the Radiopopper base but can't do it with this version without figuring out a way to mickey mouse it.

                Too bad you can't buy the older version anymore! (:(

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good but expensive

                By Ian

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • To expensive

                Best Uses

                • Boudoir
                • Portraits

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                Works just has advertised. It holds solid and works with a Nikon SB900. The only downfall is that its more expensive than it should be.

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                5.0

                just better than the previous...

                By instaimage

                from Minden, NV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                  I have the previous metal brackets for the Ezybox hot shoe softboxes... this new bracket is many times better, so much so that I got one with a new kit and ordered two to replace the older brackets. They break down smaller to fit in the bag, they're easier to get your flash mounted, they're just overall easier to deal with... don't have them, get them, it makes life easier!

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                  4.0

                  Plastic but Necessary

                  By Don

                  from Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Used to be metal not now

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                    In terms of function it probably rates 5 stars, but at [$], I just don't see where they justify their price. It is relatively sturdy, but Lastolite used to make these out of metal. Lastolie has reengineered the cold shoe to fit the Nikon SB900 foot, which is larger than earlier designs. Everything else works just like the older metal one did. Guess there's no stopping progress if that's what you call it. If you're accustomed to buying camera equipment and accessories than inflated prices are probably nothing new to you. And if you're reading this you probably already know that you need one and there's no cheaper substitute for it.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Expensive but very good

                    By Stark-Arts

                    from Brooklyn NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                      too expensive would be my only negative - the customer that stated that it was impossible to angle it - it't the same with every softbox - you don't angle the box you angle the light. In this case you need to mount it on either a umbrella type head (with the joint) or on an arm...

                      great stuff from Lastolite - just wish the price was cheaper

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                      2.0

                      Isn't adjustable

                      By Sue

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Mark II Bracket:

                          This product does hold a lastolite softbox and a hot shoe flash securely, but it doesn't articulate so that you can change the angle of the flash coming toward the subject. This is a big drawback for those of us who would like control of exactly where the light falls on our subject! There is very little difference between this, and using a cheaper hot shoe mount with the softbox just hanging over the flash head. [$] you should get more.

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