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Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally

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Product Highlights

  • Rotating Shoes Maximize IR Receiver
  • 5/8" Stand Mount

You Pay: $99.88

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The Lastolite TriFlash by Joe McNally is a further refinement of the original TriFlash. In use, sometimes the positioning of the IR sensor can become problematic. This Joe McNally version features unique rotating shoes for all 3 flashes to ensure that the sensor on each flash "sees" the on-camera master flash. The mount also features an umbrella receptacle and a 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount.

Attach up to three flash guns
Umbrella socket
Rotating shoe mounts
Screw locking
Can be mounted onto standard brass spigot
Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    LastoliteTriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (18)
    • Attaches securely (13)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Long-lasting (10)
    • Good power output (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors (13)
      • Outdoor events / games (11)
      • Indoors (10)
      • Portraits (10)
      • General purpose (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent bracket.

      I use this bracket atop an Avenger light stand for field TTL work. It's very, very good. Nice, solid, screw-locked aluminum cold shoes with tool-free rotation. Very easy to make sure your...Read complete review

      I use this bracket atop an Avenger light stand for field TTL work. It's very, very good. Nice, solid, screw-locked aluminum cold shoes with tool-free rotation. Very easy to make sure your IR receivers can all see the trigger signal, and position any radios with their antennae as high as possible. I was a little worried about fitting three FlexTT5 radios on here, but it works a treat.

      My only complaint is that the springs which tension the rotating shoes are a little weak. A 600EX-RT on a FlexTT5 bends the shoes slightly out of their bases. A flash by itself is okay, but add a radio under the shoe, and things get a little iffy. Sort of unfair to gripe about that, since this thing's designed for flashes only. But worth noting if you plan to use this with TTL radios. All the other bits are the usual solid Lastolite construction, right down to the cast-aluminum tilt knob.

      Finally, this is a much more solid product than the Quad Bracket, which I tried, and dislike enough to return. The Rotating Tri-Flash is probably the most versatile and cleverly-designed flash bracket on the market.

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      poor cold shoe design

      Used it once and it worked as advertised. When I tried to use it again I found it difficult to place the flash shoe into the bracket. They have used tiny tensioning springs which...Read complete review

      Used it once and it worked as advertised. When I tried to use it again I found it difficult to place the flash shoe into the bracket. They have used tiny tensioning springs which became bent, and thus useless. Had to throw away because I could not straighten. The quality control on the shoe holder thickness is uneven. Unable to push an SB-28 shoe into one bracket. I will take a file to make it possible, but I compared the shoe on this bracket to a cold shoe made by another vendor and see much higher quality in the individual parts, and a better design because it uses a sloping edge. Expect more for the price.

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      5.0

      Solid and functional

      By Rob V

      from El Dorado Hills

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

          I have used a variety of hot shoe flash brackets and have never liked any of them. I've had hot shoe flashes fly out of brackets where I thought they were securely fastened, but they were not.

          This bracket is different, and much better, than any I have owned. My flash units slide smoothly into the track every time. I can secure them with the lever on my flash, the bracket screw or both.

          The other thing I like about this unit is that it is very compact in size. I have a bag I use to carry light stands with brackets, and this one takes up a lot less space.

          The only downside for me is that the umbrella screw is small, but that is a very minor thing.

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          5.0

          Great tool

          By Photog 25

          from NJ

          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

          This is one great tool to have in your kit. Comes in handy when trying to duplicate single source when shooting through silks or bouncing off surfaces when using more then one speed light for punch.

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          5.0

          Great tool for creative flash control

          By sandipan

          from India

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

          Excellent thought of rotating the flashes over their cold shoes for better visualisation for the Nikon CLS.
          The ratchet joints are solid for the flash shoes ONLY; if you add other items like FlexTT5 to this cold shoes, you will feel insecure ....
          Great idea ... If you rotate the flash cold shoes and the flash heads, it gives additional spread of beam .. I use this along with Lastolite skyrapid-small... Thanks to Joe Mcnally and Lastolite for this innovative design.
          Yes. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By dave

          from santa monica, ca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

            Great device. Rotating hot shoe function is very effective and helpful. This thing is well built. It is pretty expensive, but is not a piece of junk. I definitely recommend it.

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            4.0

            Excellent bracket.

            By Lex

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

              I use this bracket atop an Avenger light stand for field TTL work. It's very, very good. Nice, solid, screw-locked aluminum cold shoes with tool-free rotation. Very easy to make sure your IR receivers can all see the trigger signal, and position any radios with their antennae as high as possible. I was a little worried about fitting three FlexTT5 radios on here, but it works a treat.

              My only complaint is that the springs which tension the rotating shoes are a little weak. A 600EX-RT on a FlexTT5 bends the shoes slightly out of their bases. A flash by itself is okay, but add a radio under the shoe, and things get a little iffy. Sort of unfair to gripe about that, since this thing's designed for flashes only. But worth noting if you plan to use this with TTL radios. All the other bits are the usual solid Lastolite construction, right down to the cast-aluminum tilt knob.

              Finally, this is a much more solid product than the Quad Bracket, which I tried, and dislike enough to return. The Rotating Tri-Flash is probably the most versatile and cleverly-designed flash bracket on the market.

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              5.0

              Punch wiht Speedlights

              By Ravi

              from Lincolnshire, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                Group shots in daylight and sunny locations. Action photography with HSS.

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                5.0

                Does the Joe McNally Name Proud

                By Steve F

                from Redwood City, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Build quality
                • Durable
                • Flexible

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                I'm delighted with this purchase. Very solid construction and very easy to use. After you mount a flash in each cold shoe, you can rotate the flash to any orientation. Each cold shoe has a detent mechanism that is very solid so whatever position you rotate the flash to, it'll stay.

                I took Syl Arena's advice and mounted a 600EX-RT, connected to a long E-TTL cable, to serve as the master. I then mounted two slaves in the remaining slots, a 580EX II and a 430EX, and pointed them all at a reflective umbrella. (Flashes facing away from the subject, inside of the umbrella facing the subject.) Because the umbrella bounced the command pre-flashes from the master right back at the slaves, the slaves fired 100% of the time, and I was able to control all three flashes from my camera. With 3 flashes doing the work of one, power levels were strong, enough to overpower bright sun, and recycle time was quick. Quality of light was beautiful! Next I'd like to try this triflash setup in a soft box.

                Highly recommended!!

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                5.0

                The thing just works

                By Shambuck

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                  More rugged/durable than I even expected. It's the perfect solution to getting more than 1 small strobe into a softbox/umbrella/etc. The 'ratcheting' rotation mechanisms (genius!) are so far very solid. and the tilt mechanism is toothed so there's NO slippage (genius again!). I've had several iterations of this sort of thing in the past but a couple of these and a few Justin clamps now do it all - everything else is now out of the bag - woohoo!

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                  4.0

                  Solid choice with a drawback

                  By FPRO

                  from CANADA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Secure Enough

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                  Small form and solid feel, great for lots of flash power users. The only drawback is that the flash brackets don't have stoppers so 2 of the flashes are hanging downwards and they are exposed to breaking. They need a stopper to protect from accidental drops or uncareful tightening. There is a workaround to rotate the 2 side heads but you won't see the flash screens, so it is difficult to use in the field. Lastolite needs to come up with an upgrade to make it perfect.

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                  5.0

                  awesome, amazing tools, thanks Joe

                  By ThierryD

                  from Anguilla BWI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                    Big Fan of Joe, I am traveling a lot with my speedlite and this bracket is exactly what I needed. awesome fabric, strong materials... it's solid and I am going to keep this tool for a while, thanks so much Joe ;)

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                    1.0

                    poor cold shoe design

                    By Don

                    from Hope, MI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                        Used it once and it worked as advertised. When I tried to use it again I found it difficult to place the flash shoe into the bracket. They have used tiny tensioning springs which became bent, and thus useless. Had to throw away because I could not straighten. The quality control on the shoe holder thickness is uneven. Unable to push an SB-28 shoe into one bracket. I will take a file to make it possible, but I compared the shoe on this bracket to a cold shoe made by another vendor and see much higher quality in the individual parts, and a better design because it uses a sloping edge. Expect more for the price.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very well constructed

                        By Georgia from Colorado

                        from Lyons, CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                          This bracket is very well constructed and still light.

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                          5.0

                          TriFlash Bracket

                          By Bob

                          from Sacramento

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                            Works just the way I need it to work.

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                            5.0

                            Triple Threat

                            By Prince and Pearl

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                              I utilize this handy piece of gear when I need to shoot on location and keep the amount of gear to a minimum. This bracket holds up to three flashes and every part of it well thought out. I like the fact the individual brackets rotate so the infrared eye on each flash can face the commander when I'm not shooting with radio triggers. Sweet! Thank you Lastolite and Joe for collaborating and making a great product.

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                              4.0

                              Ingenious Product

                              By Hecky

                              from Aliso Viejo, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to adjust
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Jaws Don't Open Enough

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events
                              • With Umbrellas

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                              I use the bracket when using two Speedlights triggered by a Nikon SU-800. I got it so I can line up both IR windows on the flashes so my SU-800 will fire both. The only thing I don't like about it is it is difficult to get the jaws open far enough as the Nikon SB-900 and 910 foot is very thick.

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                              5.0

                              Must have

                              By Walt

                              from Westminster, MD

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                                This is a must have for anyone shooting small strobes and needs to get a lot of power into one location.

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                                5.0

                                Solid and works great

                                By Brad

                                from Victoria, BC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                                    It's great. Works with my nikon flashes (of course as it's by Joe) but I can also fit the flex TT5 pocket wizards. I've used it and it seem to hold things well. It's tight getting your hands in there to tighten the screws, but when you look at the picture... just rotate the heads, put on what you need, and then you can crank them down easily and then point the flash where you like. It's solid, well built, and it should last. I'm probably going to pick up one more of these guys. Personally, I'd prefer the joe label to be etched into the metal and for it to be more subtle and to minimize even further our impact on the planet. You'll love this product though. The value will come from it lasting so long.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Job Joe!

                                    By JC

                                    from Fort Worth, Texas

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                                      As advertised, strong build, easy to use.

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                                      5.0

                                      Wow!

                                      By Pat

                                      from Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                      • NONE

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                                        One of the best products I have purchased! Speedlight are attached very securely. Very easy to set up. I use it with my apollo ORB and it really helps to reduce recycling times.

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                                        5.0

                                        Wow Momma, what a build

                                        By swank

                                        from Kelowna, Canada

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Multi flashone umbrella

                                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally:

                                          I partly bought this bracket because it had Joe's name on it. There was another bracket cheaper by a bit, but I knew McNally would have it done right.He did. This thing is built like a tank, love the way the cold shoes turn, and it just feels real good in the hands. Well done. I am looking forward to lots of use out of this thing, and I am real tough on gear. Photo gear for me is just a tool, Hammers, drills, same thing.
                                          Thanks Joe for a good build, though think Lastolite did the build but at least they listened. Have already got a pro buddy buying one.

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