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Orbis ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket

B&H # OROTA Mfr # ENLARM1A
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The Orbis Arm is a compact and lightweight mounting bracket designed to work with the Orbis Ring Flash and almost all other SLR flashes, cameras and lenses. Built from durable 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, the arm extends the possibilities of your Orbis, giving you the freedom and stamina to shoot on-camera for longer. It allows an Orbis photographer to shoot with one hand leaving the other free to zoom the lens, interact with their portrait subject and more.

Fits the Orbis and flash to a camera using a solid tripod socket as the attachment point. Four-way adjustable to fit a wide range of gear combinations
Entire system is tripod-mountable
Folds down quickly into a compact travel mode
Weight 12.34 oz (350 g)
Orbis ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket
Note:Flash Not Included

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ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket
 
3.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Difficult to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (6)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Set up takes about 20 minutes

It was daunting to try to figure out if I got it set up correctly. it's really a trial and error thing. You have to make sure that you have enough space for your...Read complete review

It was daunting to try to figure out if I got it set up correctly. it's really a trial and error thing. You have to make sure that you have enough space for your fingers to reach the shutter and the focus...things like that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too cumbersome and limiting

I found this arm a bit too cumbersome and a hassle to use. I prefer to just hold the Orbis Ring Flash up to my camera and use it that way. I found doing...Read complete review

I found this arm a bit too cumbersome and a hassle to use. I prefer to just hold the Orbis Ring Flash up to my camera and use it that way. I found doing that a lot easier than having the whole rig attached to my camera for the duration of the shoot; especially since I like to switch between ring flash shots and natural light shots. Also, with this attached to the camera, you have to remove the flash and Orbis to change lenses which is a pain.

Further, this item is too expensive for what it is (just like the Orbis Ring Flash itself actually).

That said, if you absolutely have to have both hands free when using your Orbis, there is no other choice than this arm.

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3.0

For the Orbis

By KyriaLyria

from new jersey

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

        I bought the full kit, but I honestly haven't used this arm. I just use the Orbis on top of my flash on a stand. I guess I might use it at some point, but so far, not really.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Well made but pricey

        By Sync 500

        from Beeyooteeful N. GA.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

          Probably a little better looking and built than you might expect. I'd give it more stars but the price deducts from the overall rating.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Quality build!

          By Marty

          from Chatham, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

            Invaluable aid when mounting your ring-flash set-up on a tripod for an off-axis shot. Very sturdy construction and easy to use. I use this with a Nikon SB-900 flash set on top of a Pocket Wizard Flex radio transmitter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great bracket for a great product

            By MikeFromNJ

            from Hoboken, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Group portraits
              • Portraits

              Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

              I love to use the Orbis ring flash and don't think I would think about it without the bracket. With my hands full holding the camera, it would be difficult to hold the flash and Orbis without compromising stability. Even when shooting vertically, the bracket holds well and allows me to shoot any way I like. It also packs nicely and is fairly compact. This is a must-have if you plan on shooting with the Orbis.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Must have with the Orbis Ring Flash

              By Josh

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Heavy bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                This is a must have accessory for the Orbis Ring Flash. It is very good quality.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A Must Have For The Orbis Ring

                By The Naked Eye

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adaptable

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Quirky

                Best Uses

                • Portraiture

                Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                I originally tried to use the Orbis without this bracket as well as fashion one on my own to save some money.

                All in all I would have been far happier just buying this to begin with.

                I myself added inexpensive elastic cords to further enhance the stability of things.

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                • No

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                4.0

                See the review of Orbis Flash

                By lesdmd

                from Middleton Wi

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Security

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                Certainly makes life easier and almost an essential component to using the ring flash. Sets up easily and balances well with the camera. Is still not bullet proof in making the ring flash secure on a smaller flash unit. Worth the extra few bucks to use as part of the kit.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Must Have

                By Ace

                from Hartford, CT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                  If you own or are buying an Orbis, this is a must have accessory. Using the orbis without it is OK, but clumsy as it doesn't hold the flash very well. This enables you to mount the Orbis onto your camera or a lightstand. I secure it even further onto the Bracket using some velcro around both the flash and bracket.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Way too heavy

                  By Poly Woly

                  from Bethesda, MD

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Difficult to Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                      Way too heavy to be useful. I just use the strap that came with the Orbis flash ring adapter.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Good product

                      By Fher

                      from Mexico city

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                      I use with my orbis ring flash

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Buy with Orbis Ring flash as pacakage

                      By Bermuda shorts

                      from Bermuda

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Heavy bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                      Not much to say about a metal arm, but if you are planning to buy the Orbis Ring flash, I strongly recommend buying the flash and arm as a package. The arm is well constructed, but a bit heavy. It is easy to use, and makes using the Orbis Ring flash more comfortable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Set up takes about 20 minutes

                      By Richard

                      from Silver Spring, MD

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Difficult to Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                      It was daunting to try to figure out if I got it set up correctly. it's really a trial and error thing. You have to make sure that you have enough space for your fingers to reach the shutter and the focus...things like that.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      it is a must

                      By appletat

                      from Lebanon Ohio

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Expensive for what it is

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                        If you purchase the ring flash you MUST have the bracket too. It is way to difficult to operate effectively without it. i saw the video but the bracket makes life easy.

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                        • Yes

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                        1.0

                        My Arm is Better

                        By m

                        from ATL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • HEAVY

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                            I bought the arm in the kit package, but [...] it's so lame. I like the ring flash, but not the arm. Why they made this arm out of steal instead of aluminum is beyond me. It's very heavy. Way to heavy. Useless heavy. Clunky. Bulky.

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Awkward

                            By vertizon

                            from seattle, WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Bulky
                              • Difficult to Use

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                Hand holding is so much more useful and easy so, unless you want to use it as a soft light on a stand, you can get by without this thing. IT just feels like the whole thing is going to topple and rip my hot shoe apart with it. Sketchy.

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                                • No

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                                2.0

                                Not enough to 'lock' the ring flash

                                By Jorge Queiroz

                                from Artur Nogueira, SP - Brazil

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Difficult to Use
                                • Hard to lock

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                I realize that it's easier to use the Orbis Ring Flash without the Orbis arm.
                                The arm is not easy to hold, all the weight of the ring flash + speedlite goes to the hot shoe and I do not think it's rock solid to support all the weight and the movements of the kit.

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                                2.0

                                Too cumbersome and limiting

                                By mediahound

                                from SF Bay Area, California

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Difficult to Use

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                    I found this arm a bit too cumbersome and a hassle to use. I prefer to just hold the Orbis Ring Flash up to my camera and use it that way. I found doing that a lot easier than having the whole rig attached to my camera for the duration of the shoot; especially since I like to switch between ring flash shots and natural light shots. Also, with this attached to the camera, you have to remove the flash and Orbis to change lenses which is a pain.

                                    Further, this item is too expensive for what it is (just like the Orbis Ring Flash itself actually).

                                    That said, if you absolutely have to have both hands free when using your Orbis, there is no other choice than this arm.

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                                    3.0

                                    Rugged but could use some improvement

                                    By EB Photo

                                    from California East Bay

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Does not work in portrait

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                    This bracket holds the ring flash well in the landscape mode. In the portrait mode it is unwieldy especially without an anti-rotation device at the tripod foot interface. I used a Nikon cold-shoe-to-tripod adapter to mount the flash. A similar item should have been included in the Bracket kit.

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                                    3.0

                                    Mounting Bracket

                                    By CNS

                                    from LA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                        Pro: The arm is lightweight and feels solid.

                                        Cons: there is no inner washer on the screws, and you can easily unscrew them too far and they eat into the metal.

                                        I also think the range of sizes is surprising limited. The bracket does not shorten enough when using smaller flash units like a 430EX without using at least a 2" hot shoe attachment.

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                                        3.0

                                        Not easy to set up.

                                        By JV

                                        from Winnetka, IL

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult to Use

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Close -ups

                                        Comments about ENLARMA1A Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket:

                                        The build quality is solid on the Orbis Arm Mounting Bracket. Directions are OK. The arm is not easy to put together, and takes a bit of time to figure it out. Works as advertised, but you somehow feel that Orbis could have done it better.

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