What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock

B&H # LATHSL Mfr # LL LA2422
Usually ships in 7-14 business days

Availability Details

Close

Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.

International Orders*
For international orders, credit cards will be charged at time you place your order.

Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $19.95
OR
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    LastoliteTilthead Shoe Lock
     
    4.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Attach securely (8)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Long-lasting (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (6)
      • Strobe lighting (6)
      • Artificial lighting (5)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Portraits (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      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 22 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

       
      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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            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.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                  (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.

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  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.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        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.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            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.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              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.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

                                                Share this review

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                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.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

                                                      Share this review

                                                       
                                                      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!

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

                                                          Share this review

                                                           
                                                          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.

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No

                                                              Share this review

                                                              (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.

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No

                                                                Share this review

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Easy use and sturdy

                                                                By dreamsremembered

                                                                from Missouri

                                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attach Securely
                                                                • Durable

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock:

                                                                    I purchased this to use with my Canon flash as an extra studio flash. It was very easy to use and the flash fit on it perfectly. I didn't even need instructions. All you have to do is look at it and you know how it goes. Great product and great price. Thanks.

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

                                                                    Share this review

                                                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                                                    Back to top

                                                                    Previous | Next »

                                                                    Light Stands & Accessories

                                                                    Show more >
                                                                    Impact -  Light Stand, Black - 6' (1.8 m)
                                                                    • You Pay: $19.99
                                                                     

                                                                    Light Controls

                                                                    Show more >
                                                                    Impact -  30" Convertible Umbrella
                                                                    • You Pay: $14.95
                                                                     

                                                                    Tutorials

                                                                    Show more >
                                                                    Focal Press -  The Grip Book: The Studio Grip's Essential Guide, 5th Edition
                                                                    • You Pay: $37.50
                                                                     
                                                                    View all Accessories
                                                                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                                                    Close

                                                                    Close

                                                                    Close