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Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock

B&H # LATHSL Mfr # LL LA2422
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Product Highlights
  • Ratchet-Style Locking Mechanism
  • Built-In Umbrella Socket
  • Mounts On Any Standard Spigot
  • Locking Screw Secures Hotshoe

The Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock is a mounting bracket that allows you to use an umbrella with a portable flashgun on a stand. The Tilthead's screw locking shoe mount will accommodate most flashgun hotshoes, and the umbrella socket allows you to use a bounce or shoot-through umbrella. The Tilthead fits any stand or other support device with a standard spigot treatment. The ratchet-style pivot on the Tilthead eliminates any sudden movement when the screw is tightened.

Ratchet-style locking mechanism
Built-in umbrella socket
Can be mounted onto any standard spigot
Locking screw to secure hotshoe fitting
Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    LastoliteTilthead Shoe Lock
     
    4.4

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Attach securely (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Reliable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (7)
      • Artificial lighting (6)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Strobe lighting (6)
      • General purpose (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Better Than The Rest

      I have tried other products for mounting speed light flash and associated accessories and this product is by far the best of its type for a number of reasons - 1) The shoe can...Read complete review

      I have tried other products for mounting speed light flash and associated accessories and this product is by far the best of its type for a number of reasons - 1) The shoe can be locked. This is not an issue when using flash directly on it as most hot shoe flashes have locks, but if you are using another cold shoe attachment that may connect your flash to a radio slave for example, this is
      very important. 2) Sturdy materials used 3) Definite click stops on the tilt
      mechanism. 4) Has hole for umbrella mounting.
      I would have given it 5 stars but nothing is perfect. Be careful not to wind out
      the locking screw too far, the 'floating' plate is spring loaded (nice touch)
      and can they can come out. Almost impossible to put back in.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointing

      This flash and umbrella mounting unit is solidly made out of metal. It looks good and is smoothly finished.

      The disappointment for me is that the 10mm-wide umbrella shaft hole is unable...Read complete review

      This flash and umbrella mounting unit is solidly made out of metal. It looks good and is smoothly finished.

      The disappointment for me is that the 10mm-wide umbrella shaft hole is unable to stablise my umbrella which has an 8mm shaft. The 2mm gap allows the umbrella to pivot and flop around the tightening screw.

      It is a pathetic design which means you cannot get the flash unit to aim at the centre of the umbrella.

      There are other adapters that do not have this problem, including the Impact umbrella holder - which is what I will be buying next.

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      4.0

      I both two of these shoe lock tilt heads

      By eMac

      from Northern California

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

        I use them with two speed lights and medium soft boxes, so far no problems.Easy to use, feels solid with that setup. Good price for such a tilt head, which does not feel like it will fall apart as cheaper tilt heads actually do. Not sure how a larger soft box would effect it though.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By The British Photographer

        from Fort Myers, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

          Heavy, metal construction, works like a charm for my Canon speedlite and radio triggers!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Does what it says

          By "T"

          from Michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

            Used to hold a Canon 600 ex flash on a small boom for a rim or hair light while on location. Light weight, solidly made, tight shoe, inexpensive.A good purchase.

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            • No

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            5.0

            As Advertised

            By Chris D

            from Dallas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

              its a sturdy bracket, adjusts as it says it does, and works great. Nothing "Flashy", ok...sorry i just couldn't resist....but it gets the job done.

              Seems like it will last a long time. time will tell.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Lastolite flash shoe stand mount

              By University Photographer

              from Alabama

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Location Shooting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                I have used alot of these types of mounts. This one is compact and nearly all metal design but still lightweight and compact. They are just the ticket for hot shoe type flash units and umbrellas. The umbrella locking screw on one of the three I have slips some but I can probably fix it with a pair of pliers. Have not tried the repair yet. If it does not work, I'll ask for a replacememt. I prefer these over all others I have used.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid.

                By Lex

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobist-style Shooting

                  Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                  Strong build, with positive locks and good mechanicals. Nothing feels sticky, chintzy, or likely to break. Most of the fasteners include anti-loss features, like a tensioning spring for the spigot and a captive nut for the cold shoe. I expect I'll be using these in 20 years. Highly recommended.

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                  4.0

                  One of the few solid ones I've seen

                  By JK

                  from Stamford, CT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                        Most of these I tried are rickety little numbers, nit worth much in a fast paced operation. So far I like it a lot.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Bill

                        from Pa.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                          As owner of a machine shop,the quality and design detail of having captivated screws that can't fall out, was very impressive, and at a most competative price. Lastolite will be the place to start, when looking for this type of product. Great quality.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Piece of Grip!

                          By Randall

                          from Indiana

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                            I was looking for a smaller, more compact umbrella mount when I ran across this one. It's exactly what I needed; small, well built, and very compact. I love the fact that it has notches for maintaining the angle you set it at. My other mounts will sometimes slip if you don't really tighten the locking knob down. I gave it 4 stars only because the locking thumb screw is a bit loose in the threaded body of the mount. I don't expect it will ever cause a problem; that's just the perfectionist coming out in me.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Disappointing

                            By IanW

                            from Perth, Western Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Not suitable for the job

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                              This flash and umbrella mounting unit is solidly made out of metal. It looks good and is smoothly finished.

                              The disappointment for me is that the 10mm-wide umbrella shaft hole is unable to stablise my umbrella which has an 8mm shaft. The 2mm gap allows the umbrella to pivot and flop around the tightening screw.

                              It is a pathetic design which means you cannot get the flash unit to aim at the centre of the umbrella.

                              There are other adapters that do not have this problem, including the Impact umbrella holder - which is what I will be buying next.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              quality item

                              By phogrrl

                              from Ohio

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                    Seems to be a well-made item. I'm using this for some location lighting with a speedlight and an umbrella.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Okay Tilthead

                                    By StrokesOfDigital

                                    from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                    Okay product, unfortunately the hole for the umbrella is not at an angle, thereby putting the flash-head not in the center...also the knob is a little hard to turn... but other than that... it gets the job done.

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                                    5.0

                                    Strong and sturdy

                                    By Tv510

                                    from Pleasanton, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                          Great for holding SB900 and umbrella. Knob could be larger but 5 stars for how sturdy it is.

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                                          4.0

                                          Perfect for the job.

                                          By Pierre P

                                          from Québec City

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Color Value
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                              Do well what it have to do.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Tilthead Shoe Lock by Lastolite

                                              By Diane

                                              from Enola, Pa.

                                              About Me Photography Student

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use
                                                • Indoors
                                                • Low Light
                                                • Night Time
                                                • Outdoors
                                                • Special Events

                                                Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                This is just what I needed for my off camera flash. I have a couple ways I can use this. It is sturdy so I am not afraid it will break. Easy to include in your bag because it is lightweight.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                This is the one

                                                By Robert

                                                from Brandon

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely
                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

                                                  Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                  I use this bracket mostly with a Nikon SB800 and umbrella. I have tried other less expensive brackets and have not been happy with any of them. Unlike the other brackets, the Lastolite will hold tight with the umbrella at any angle. For the difference in price don't even thing about buying one of the cheaper brackets. Its just not worth the frustration of trying to get them to stay in place.

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                                                  1.0

                                                  Umbrella Shaft Hole Wrong Angle

                                                  By anotherview

                                                  from California

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                        [...]. I returned mine today, for a store credit, for the reason described below.Please note the hole in the upper part of the swivel has been drilled straight through instead of at an angle. The umbrella shaft fits through this hole. As a result, the light from the flashgun atop the swivel will strike the umbrella off-center owing to the wrong umbrella shaft alignment.For the expected lighting effect from the umbrella, the flashgun light must strike the umbrella in its center. You should not buy this product if you would use it to mount an umbrella for the traditional umbrella lighting effect.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Quality product!

                                                        By Tech Enthusiast

                                                        from Highlands Ranch, CO

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attach Securely
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Good Color Value
                                                        • Long-Lasting

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                            The spring tension and articulated angles make this shoe lock a pleasure to use. Recommended!

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Reduces Back Strain

                                                            By RAH

                                                            from Saint Charles, MI

                                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • General Use
                                                                • Indoors
                                                                • Low Light
                                                                • Night Time
                                                                • Outdoors
                                                                • Special Events

                                                                Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                                At last, a means to add controlled fill lite on location without tons of baggage. Just attach to a light weight stand, add an umbrella or not and you have additional light control.

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                                                                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                4.0

                                                                Better Than The Rest

                                                                By GHP

                                                                from Sydney, Australia

                                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attach Securely
                                                                • Durable

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • General Use

                                                                  Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                                  I have tried other products for mounting speed light flash and associated accessories and this product is by far the best of its type for a number of reasons - 1) The shoe can be locked. This is not an issue when using flash directly on it as most hot shoe flashes have locks, but if you are using another cold shoe attachment that may connect your flash to a radio slave for example, this is
                                                                  very important. 2) Sturdy materials used 3) Definite click stops on the tilt
                                                                  mechanism. 4) Has hole for umbrella mounting.
                                                                  I would have given it 5 stars but nothing is perfect. Be careful not to wind out
                                                                  the locking screw too far, the 'floating' plate is spring loaded (nice touch)
                                                                  and can they can come out. Almost impossible to put back in.

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                                                                  • No

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