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Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes

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Product Highlights
  • Easy Way to Attach Accessories to Flash
  • Fits Most Shoe Mount Flashes

Vello's Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes makes it easy to quickly attach accessories to your portable flash. It simply wraps around the head of your portable flash, eliminating the need for messy self-adhesive loops. Compatible with most on-camera shoe mounted flashes. It easily allows attachment of such Vello products as:

  • FD-200 Light Bouncer
  • FD-210 / Light Bouncer Plus
  • FD-300 Universal Softbox Small
  • FD-310 Universal Softbox Medium
  • FD-320 Universal Softbox Large
  • FD-400 5" Snoot/Reflector
  • FD-410 8" Snoot/Reflector
  • FD-500 Fabric Softbox
  • FD-600 Honeycomb Grip 1/8"
  • FD-610 Honeycomb Grip 1/4"
  • FD-700 Light Shapers

Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloCinch Strap for Portable Flashes
     
    4.3

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (26)
    • Easy to use (25)
    • Compact (13)
    • Durable (12)
    • Packs small / compresses (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (14)
      • Family photos (13)
      • Travel (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Sports/action (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Go to the fabric store

      I bought this, so I could get an idea of what I needed. I would suggest just heading to the fabric store. I kept this, but my version works much better, and...Read complete review

      I bought this, so I could get an idea of what I needed. I would suggest just heading to the fabric store. I kept this, but my version works much better, and more securely, without leaving sticky velcro mess on the other side.

      I would recommend this if you do not want sticky stuff on your flash, but I would suggest more that you visit the local fabric/craft store.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not perfect

      I expected there to be more elasticity so it would really engage and grab onto flash head. The rubber base is nice and rubbery (not sticky) and will make good contact with any...Read complete review

      I expected there to be more elasticity so it would really engage and grab onto flash head. The rubber base is nice and rubbery (not sticky) and will make good contact with any smooth surface, but as tight as I try to attach it to my flash head, it doesn't give me the confidence that it won't slip off at some point, especially since there are a couple of tiny ridges/formations on my flash that this strap does not conform to/around. It is usable, but I think you have to keep a light eye on it so it doesn't let your softbox go. Then again, the flex in the attachment of your sofbox may just be the nature of the hook and loop material. If hook and loop surfaces were bigger, I think it would hold the large Vello softbox better. I'm only recommending one to use it because I don't want to put any adhesive velcro on my flash and this is the only alternative if you want to put a light softbox on it.

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      5.0

      Handy for accessories

      By David

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

          I was used to sticking Velcro on my flashes, but before attacking my latest flash with the sticky stuff, I decided to give one of these straps a try. They work great (I bought 2). I have had no problems, even with my relatively large (for a flash-mount) soft box.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Absolute necessity

          By twogiants

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flash Accessories

            Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

            I keep a few of these in my gear bag. Very handy for attaching various flash mounted soft boxes, bounce cards, etc.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Simple, easy, and discrete

            By KMay

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                Super easy to attach, fits perfectly, and blends in nicely.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                3.0

                it's a cinch (bag)

                By Mikenpfafftown

                from Pfafftown

                Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                Does what it does. Use with Vello diffuser. Honestly haven't used but once. Should work well though. Nice design.

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                5.0

                Movable Velcro

                By CameraGirl

                from Illinois

                Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                I love this strap, since I have multiple camera and flashes. This strap makes it easy to move my bounce to any flash need. I also like being able to remove it safety without leaving a mark on my equipment. It creates more room when I use the soft cases for my flashes. It is very universal for many flashes and the inside of the strap is securely grips to my flash with zero movement!

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                4.0

                Simply Marvelous

                By Crawdad-head

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                    You wouldn't think something so simple could be so effective; but, it is. Once the Cinch Strap is wrapped around the flash head, it doesn't move. The velcro is backed with a gripping material that keeps it (and your accessories) from sliding around or off the speed light. All without the use of gooey adhesives. And because it's removable, I can use it on other pieces of gear, or wherever I need to attach a tiny reflector/diffuser. The only downside is that because it is so small and black (EVERYTHING in my bag is black, including the bag!), it can get lost easily.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice cinch strap

                    By Birds1

                    from Madison

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Securing To Speedlite

                      Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                      Most Vello Speedlite accessories come with velco fasteners that you glue to your Speedlite. I didn't want to glue anything to my Speedlite so I bought this cinch strap. It's easy to use and gets the job done. It appears to be well made and I would expect it to last a long time. However, after using it, I am thinking that a fairly wide rubber band might do the job just as well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By Steve

                      from Simpsonville, SC

                      Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                      Much better than gluing velcro tabs to your flash.

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                      5.0

                      Cinch Strap a cinch to use.

                      By Grumpy

                      from Marietta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                        As these softboxes, etc., come with adhesive Velcro to attach to a flash, for me the cinch strap is the only way to go. Inexpensive, and easy to attach to a on camera flash, they can be re-used many times and leave no sticky residue.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        good

                        By Dan

                        from philadelphia pa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                              quality strap

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good

                              By Danny

                              from Las vegas

                              Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                              The soft box reflectors and bouncers usually come with sticky velcro tape which I never put on my flashes, finally found a replacement. Fits snug and does the job.

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                              4.0

                              Works great

                              By christi

                              from Dallas, Texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                    Works just as it should.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Not perfect

                                    By gusphoto

                                    from Scenic Edison, NJ

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Elastic Enough

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                    I expected there to be more elasticity so it would really engage and grab onto flash head. The rubber base is nice and rubbery (not sticky) and will make good contact with any smooth surface, but as tight as I try to attach it to my flash head, it doesn't give me the confidence that it won't slip off at some point, especially since there are a couple of tiny ridges/formations on my flash that this strap does not conform to/around. It is usable, but I think you have to keep a light eye on it so it doesn't let your softbox go. Then again, the flex in the attachment of your sofbox may just be the nature of the hook and loop material. If hook and loop surfaces were bigger, I think it would hold the large Vello softbox better. I'm only recommending one to use it because I don't want to put any adhesive velcro on my flash and this is the only alternative if you want to put a light softbox on it.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    works great

                                    By Andy the student

                                    from Platteville, WI

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                        great product, a better solution to sticky stuff on your flash!!

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        Slides off too easily

                                        By Emmett

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                          Good idea in theory, but the strap doesn't cling to the flash well enough.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Go to the fabric store

                                          By Heidi

                                          from Bay Area, California

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                            I bought this, so I could get an idea of what I needed. I would suggest just heading to the fabric store. I kept this, but my version works much better, and more securely, without leaving sticky velcro mess on the other side.

                                            I would recommend this if you do not want sticky stuff on your flash, but I would suggest more that you visit the local fabric/craft store.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            WORKS GREAT TO KEEP SNOOTS ON FLASH

                                            By Number 1 DP

                                            from Central Oregon Coast

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                              I bought this to keep the two Vello snoots I own on the flash units. It works great!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Super Easy

                                              By Grande Ande

                                              from South Burlington, VT

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Family Photos
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Sports/Action
                                                • Travel
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                                Great.

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                                                4.0

                                                Versitle Cinch Strap

                                                By Lou616

                                                from Holland, MI

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                                    I use this strap to add additions rigidity to the elastic band attachment of Vello's Mini Softbox, and for other, larger flash diffusers I have. It has a soft "Velcro" and so it doesn't catch on everything, but does hold onto the flash unit. There are probably other uses for cinching things together than just the softbox on the flash.

                                                    No cons.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Nice addition for flash bouncer

                                                    By Pat

                                                    from Birmingham, AL

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Family Photos
                                                      • Weddings/Events

                                                      Comments about Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes:

                                                      Nice little strap that attaches to flash unit without adhesive on flash itself that allows use of flash bouncer device that otherwise binds to the flash using permanent velcro adhesive patches.

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                                                      • No

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