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Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket

B&H # LATFLSM Mfr # LL LA2423
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You Pay: $65.00
Product Highlights
  • Attach Up to 3 Portable Flashes
  • Built-In Umbrella Socket
  • Mounts on to Standard Brass Spigot

The Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket allows you to mount up to three portable shoe mount flashes on a single bracket which can be mounted on a standard brass spigot. An umbrella socket allows the use of a reflective or shoot-through umbrella.

Attach up to 3 portable shoe mount flashes
Built-in umbrella socket
Mounts on to standard brass spigot
Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    LastoliteTriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket
     
    4.1

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Consistent (3)
    • Easy to setup (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (10)
      • Photography (9)
      • Artificial lighting (5)
      • Strobe lighting (5)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Triple your power

      If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the...Read complete review

      If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the amount of light generated, and/or reduce the recycle time between shots.
      This adapter allows 3 flashes to be used together. There is another product by a company called lightware called FourSquare, which can hold 4 flashes and has some other extra capabilities, but that is much more expensive. The Lastolite is less expensive, well made, and adaptable. A few notes:
      a. Lastolite currently make 3 different versions of the TriFlash bracket. This one has adjustable mounts, which as adjust the slightly non-standard sized flash feet (Nikons are well known for this). The cheaper one is not adjustable in this manner (and also seems flimsier to me.) The most expensive version has a built in hot shoe do if you can trigger it (e.g. with a wired or wireless remote) all 3 flashes will fire. I presume this only works in Manual mode. Using this mount and appropriate wireless adapters (I use Pocketwizard TT5s) you can work via TTL.
      The unit has an umbrella adapter. Curiously it has a 2nd space that looks like it could also be used for an umbrella, but does not include a thumbscrew. This would be very interesting as it would allow mounting a reflective umbrella in one direction and a shoot through umbrella in the other direction which would create a quick, cheap softbox. I'll be experimenting later to see if I have a thumbscrew that might fit.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not for Canon Flashes + Shoe Design Flaw

      I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I...Read complete review

      I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I had to return it was: the cold shoes seem to be made for Nikon flash. My Canon 600EX or the 580EX simply can not be fully inserted into the cold shoe. About %20 of the foot is hung outside. I thought no problem, 80% surface should suffice. However no matter how much I tighten it, with a few light jiggles, the flash comes a bit loose. This is not acceptable, as most of the time, my flashes are installed with the umbrella shaft at an angle. The last thing you want is three of your 600EX (totaling $1800) to fall on a hard surface.Another design flaw I found is: most of my cold-shoes I use have an angular design to the sides. So when you tighten it, the flash shoe plate is pressed downwards in addition to being pressed inwards. This bracket's cold-shoes have flat sides, so it press inward only. This certainly contributed to the loosen nature of the lock.For $ this product needs to be much better. I returned the product.

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      5.0

      Good Quality

      By Bill

      from Pa.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

        Good Quality

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not for Canon Flashes + Shoe Design Flaw

        By drexlian

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cold shoe design flaw
        • Not for canon flashes

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

          I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I had to return it was: the cold shoes seem to be made for Nikon flash. My Canon 600EX or the 580EX simply can not be fully inserted into the cold shoe. About %20 of the foot is hung outside. I thought no problem, 80% surface should suffice. However no matter how much I tighten it, with a few light jiggles, the flash comes a bit loose. This is not acceptable, as most of the time, my flashes are installed with the umbrella shaft at an angle. The last thing you want is three of your 600EX (totaling $1800) to fall on a hard surface.Another design flaw I found is: most of my cold-shoes I use have an angular design to the sides. So when you tighten it, the flash shoe plate is pressed downwards in addition to being pressed inwards. This bracket's cold-shoes have flat sides, so it press inward only. This certainly contributed to the loosen nature of the lock.For $ this product needs to be much better. I returned the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          TriFlash Mount works great!

          By Sureality

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

            I needed a way to get all of my speedlights through my umbrella. This was simple to use, sturdy, and fully funtional!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Poor quality & forget using with FlexTT5

            By BigIronCruiser

            from Aiken, SC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                  Unlike most Lastolite products, this one is a loser.

                  1. The tiny springs that help spread the fingers will dislodge very easily, and once that occurs you will not be able to tighten the shoe mount. Good luck with trying to get them re-aligned.

                  2. Straight out of the package, the fingers will not tighten enough to hold a FlexTT5. Even if they did, you would not be able to get 3 of them mounted in the bracket at the same time.

                  Sorry Lastolite, but this bracket is NOT a keeper.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  superb simple gadget

                  By AdiS

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                    I needed the triflash bracket for midday summer to fight the super bright background.

                    It does the job superbly - very reliable: portable, good design, easy to use, durable.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Pre-Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 era

                    By Shutterbug

                    from Wilmington, NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                        Used for multiple speedlights with umbrella (or other light modifier). You can mount up to three speedlights, but BEWARE. These were NOT designed with PW Flex TT5 in mind! They can, however, be FORCED to work. Two of the three thumbscrews for shoe mounts have to be taken completely out and GROUND down with an emory wheel a full 16th of an inch to allow the Flex TT5 to be mounted. Additionally, the the long thumbscrew for the umbrella has to hack-sawed off about 1/4th of an inch! Works great AFTER that, if you don't damage the hollow screw for the shoe mount by squeezing it too hard in a vise to hold it while grinding!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Quality!

                        By Shane

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                          So I was thinking about making one of these myself but Im glad I didnt. This piece is quality. Excellent build and feels solid and professional. I use it with a 60in umbrella and a Westcott softbox. The extra stops of light it provides are invaluable!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Triple your power

                          By David

                          from Austin, Texas

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Flexible - 1-3 flashes
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Pricey
                          • Should have 2nd screwset

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                          If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the amount of light generated, and/or reduce the recycle time between shots.
                          This adapter allows 3 flashes to be used together. There is another product by a company called lightware called FourSquare, which can hold 4 flashes and has some other extra capabilities, but that is much more expensive. The Lastolite is less expensive, well made, and adaptable. A few notes:
                          a. Lastolite currently make 3 different versions of the TriFlash bracket. This one has adjustable mounts, which as adjust the slightly non-standard sized flash feet (Nikons are well known for this). The cheaper one is not adjustable in this manner (and also seems flimsier to me.) The most expensive version has a built in hot shoe do if you can trigger it (e.g. with a wired or wireless remote) all 3 flashes will fire. I presume this only works in Manual mode. Using this mount and appropriate wireless adapters (I use Pocketwizard TT5s) you can work via TTL.
                          The unit has an umbrella adapter. Curiously it has a 2nd space that looks like it could also be used for an umbrella, but does not include a thumbscrew. This would be very interesting as it would allow mounting a reflective umbrella in one direction and a shoot through umbrella in the other direction which would create a quick, cheap softbox. I'll be experimenting later to see if I have a thumbscrew that might fit.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works well

                          By Andrew

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Easy to use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Apollo soft boxes
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                            I use this with the Apollo soft boxes from wescott and it works very well. Even in the 50" I can get good light out of it. Trying to line up the umbrella pole into the bracket can be tricky by touch sine there is a second hole the same size just below so you need to take a look and not do it by feel.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent product

                            By sean chandler

                            from Barbados

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Construction
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Fastening screws

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                            I use this on every photo shoot (mainly real estate photography), with 2 sb-26s and a PocketWizard PlusII.

                            For product and portrait shots, I shoot through or bounce off an Impact Umbrella.

                            It holds two flashes and PW very securely - sometimes a little too securely as the fastening screws are small and can be hard to unscrew - but then we all have a 'leatherman' in our gear bag, don't we?

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Solid Flash Holder, well built

                            By Dan at VigorOtaku

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Forensic photography
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                              I use the TriFlash Bracket by Lastolite with my SB-900's daily.

                              With the newer flashes I use 2 or three to prevent one from overheating and for faster recycling. It also allows me to throw more light when I need it.

                              On site for forensic photography it doubles as a ringlight substitute. I put two flashes, one on either side, and hold the base as a handle just below my lens. It works great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good Gear

                              By Brian Oz

                              from Australia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                              Excellent for providing that extra oomph with speed lights. Particularly useful indoors.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              TriFlash Bracket by Lastolite

                              By FatDude

                              from Plano,Tx

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                                Can be rotated to many possible positions with an easy twist of the wing nut on the bottom.

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                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Add more Light

                                By jherrel

                                from Columbia, SC

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Price

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoor portraitswedding
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                                This bracket can easily hold 3 speedlights when you need more light that a single flash will provide. I use it primarily outside for off camera wedding photos when I have larger groups or when I need more power for high speed sync situations. I have modified it to accept the Radio Popper bracket foot with 1/4" screw/

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