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Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon

B&H # BOVX710N Mfr # VX-710N
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You Pay: $225.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports Nikon's i-TTL Metering System
  • Guide Number: 164' at ISO 100 & 50mm
  • Auto/Manual 24-180mm Stepless Zoom Head
  • Adjustable Tilt & Swivel Head
  • 2.0" Rear Backlit LCD Display
  • 8x Manual Levels: Full to 1/128 Power
  • AF Assist for Low-Light Photography
  • Wireless Optical Slave
  • HV Port for External Power Connection
  • Built-In Reflector & Diffuser

The VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon from Bolt is a dedicated flash for use with Nikon DSLR or point-and-shoot cameras. The VX-710N features a guide number of 164' at ISO 100 and an adjustable tilt head with six positions: -7 to 90°. The -7° downward tilt allows you to fully illuminate your subject when shooting close-up. You can also twist it to the left up to 90° and to the right up to 180°. It covers a 24-180mm range (in 35mm full frame format) and extends to 18-180mm with the diffuser panel in place. In auto mode the zoom range is stepless, it does not set at 24mm, 35mm, etc, but matches the exact focal length of the zoom lens for optimal lighting. The flash supports rear curtain synchronization for shooting at slower shutter speeds. The VX-710N is equipped with wireless (optical) manual slave function.

The VX-710N has an autofocus assist for low-light photography, and an automatic power-saving function that turns the flash off when it's inactive. It is powered by four AA batteries (not included), with a flash duration between 1/800 and 1/20,000 of a second. A convenient HV port allows you to connect the flash to an external power source, such as the Bolt Cyclone, for extended usage and faster recycling. The included stand allows you to set the flash up on a flat surface or to attach it to a tripod head, light stand, or clamp that has a standard 1/4"-20 mount.

 

This on-camera flash is fully compatible with Nikon's i-TTL Metering System.
The guide number for this flash is 164' (50 m) at 50mm and ISO 100.
The adjustable six-position flash head can be tilted up -7-90°, left 0-90° and right 0-180°. It has an automatic and manual 24-180mm zoom head. The -7° downward tilt allows you to fully illuminate your subject when shooting close-up.
FV Lock, Red-eye Reduction and Flash Exposure Bracketing are supported if your specific Nikon camera has those functions.
The VX-710N is equipped with a wireless (optical) manual slave function, allowing you to fire the flash remotely. Using the optical slave feature, the VX-710N can be set to fire whenever it detects a signal from the master flash. This works optically - when one flash unit "sees" another flash firing, it will instantaneously fire along with it.
The 2.0" rear backlit LCD Display allows you to easily make adjustments in low light and clearly see what your flash is set to for accurate readings.
With eight different manual power levels you can easily change from full to 1/128 power and fine tune your levels in increments of 1/3.
With a built-in autofocus-assist beam you can shoot in low-light conditions, using the beam to aid your camera's AF modes.
A PC sync terminal and included 12" cable allows you to easily shoot with the VX-710N off of the camera for increased versatility.
An HV port on the side of the flash allows you to connect the VX-710N to an external power source, such as the Bolt Cyclone, for extended use and faster recycling time. The HV port utilizes a Canon CZ-type connection.
This flash supports rear-curtain sync.
A built-in reflector allows you to enhance the light coming from your flash and the diffuser panel, which extends the flash range to wide-angle 18mm, also softens the light for more flattering shadows and images.
Lock mode prevents inadvertent operation of the flash unit and overheating protection mode offers warnings when the flash is operating continuously with a chance of overheating and will temporarily disable the flash if temperatures are too high.
The automatic power-saving function turns the flash off to conserve power, allowing you to shoot longer.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 164.04' (50 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, -7° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 180°
Coverage 18 mm - 180 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 180 mm
Off Camera Terminal PC
Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 3 seconds
Flash Duration 1/800 - 1/20000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.1 x 5.7 x 4.7" / 78.0 x 146.0 x 118.5 mm
Weight 14.39 oz / 408 g Without batteries
Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon
  • 12" PC Sync Cord
  • Soft Case
  • Flash Mount Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    BoltVX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon
     
    4.6

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Durable (6)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (12)
    • Weddings (9)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Powerful flash

    I give the Bolt VX-710n flash 5 stars as it is a great value for the money -
    One typically pays big dollars for a guide number of 164 at iso 100...Read complete review

    I give the Bolt VX-710n flash 5 stars as it is a great value for the money -
    One typically pays big dollars for a guide number of 164 at iso 100 but not so with the Bolt.
    The other thing that really impresses me with the Bolt is the buttons and menu system. The On and OFF button is super easy and nice - then as I mostly shoot in manual mode - it is just a quick one touch to go up or down in flash strength.

    I have several other flashes and buttons tiny and to go up is easy but say I wanted to go to 1/4 from 1/8 th - I have to go a full circle as it only increases and then starts over -
    My Canon 430 has buttons that are so resessed that it is so hard to press them -
    The button son the Bolt VX-710N are super easy to use -

    I am very impressed with the power output -

    So for the money I think this is one of the most powerful flashes in that size and TTL and has nice menu system and easty to control buttons.

    One thing I noticed is that the flash head is a bit larger than say the Canon 430 or 580 or Nikon SB flashes
    but just a bit -
    I say this as some accessories might not fit - my most valuable addon to my flashes is the Gary Fong Lightsphere and it is a bit tight on but does fit which is awesome as I always have those on unless I am using a snoot.

    I understand Bolt is a B&H brand so a great company behind this product even though it is made in China -

    As I shoot mostly in Manual mode and with wireless triggers I do not see the need to go with the great Nikon SB910 or some of the other more expensive flashes - they are good flashes - but if one is using these outside alot and needs quite a few or might drop one every now and then and yes still needs a powerful flash then this is a great value for the money.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Specs look good, like online dating

    I wanted a cheaper alternative to the nikon version which is the sb910. So i said," what the heck, lets try it". By the way, I was going to...Read complete review

    I wanted a cheaper alternative to the nikon version which is the sb910. So i said," what the heck, lets try it". By the way, I was going to use this for wedding photography. So I received the flash from UPS, opened the box like a kid on christmas and started to play with my new toy. The flash is cool, it is powerful, but it feels really cheap. nothing like the nikon or canon brnads. It feels like it might bust. Light output i felt was inconsistent and had a center hot spot.

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    4.0

    Perfect for my photography needs

    By LAB

    from Florida

    Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

    The bolt flash is perfect for my photography needs. This particular model lived up to my expectations . I recommend this product for novice/amature photographers.

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    5.0

    Excellent Value

    By Lou

    from New York

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

      A professional suggested I try this brand (that I had never heard of) and I'm very happy. Ibought the kit as it came with 8 batteries, 2 chargers and the external battery pack.
      Out of the box (after a charge) in ttl mode it communicated well with my D7100.
      Very similar to the nikon models I've tried but at a fraction of the price.

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      3.0

      Specs look good, like online dating

      By SeekStudios

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

        I wanted a cheaper alternative to the nikon version which is the sb910. So i said," what the heck, lets try it". By the way, I was going to use this for wedding photography. So I received the flash from UPS, opened the box like a kid on christmas and started to play with my new toy. The flash is cool, it is powerful, but it feels really cheap. nothing like the nikon or canon brnads. It feels like it might bust. Light output i felt was inconsistent and had a center hot spot.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Flash unit

        By DROnline

        from Lufkin, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

        I have only done some test shoots with this flash until so far but I am very please with the results that I got. It is very easy to use and the information that it shows on the back panel LCD screen is useful when adjusting exposure.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nikon Flash

        By Ed

        from Riverside

        Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

        The flash works very great, it is especially great if you are shooting at night

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Flash for the Price

        By Momma B

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Intensity
        • Tilt Head

        Cons

        • Beeping Noises

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

          I purchased this flash to use at a company sales meeting. I used it both inside and out. The tilting head and adjustable intensity are good features. The only thing I didn't like about the flash was that it beeped. When it is powered on and when changing the focal length it made a beeping noise. This is an annoying feature when in a conference type setting. It is a bit of a battery hog, so I would recommend an external battery pack or at the very least, an extra set of batteries. Overall it is a good flash for the money and I would recommend it to other users.

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          • No

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          4.0

          A great flash for dedicated use

          By Photographicsme

          from Downeast Maine

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dedicated To Body
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Taller Than Nikon Flash

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

          Use my dedicated flashes on jobs and for my own work, an invaluable tool for any photographer, this is a well made product

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Flash

          By RTPJ

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

          Great Flash and instantly improved my pictures. It gives me the option to use directly on the camera or to place off to the side. One drawback is trouble of fitting it in my smaller camera bag because of its size but I knew this was going to be the case.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A versatile flash for a great price

          By Peter the artist

          from Salt Lake, Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                I purchased this flash for my son who is a semi-professional photographer. He loves it-it does everything he wanted plus more. It works perfectly with his Nikon digital slr camera and performs seamlessly with his external lighting system.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great item

                By Linda lou

                from New York City

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Fast Action
                  • Weddingevent Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                  I definitely appreciated the advise given to me by the B&H representative. I came to the store with two different flash that I thought would be good to use with my Nikon. However, when I explained the situations in which the flash would be used, the rep told me of a different flash that would be more appropriate for my needs & within my budget. I love it & am so appreciative of being directed to the right item.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Performs better then I thought it would

                  By What do you mean digital

                  from Dracut, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good value
                  • Led Is Easy To Read
                  • Manual Informative

                  Cons

                  • None at this time

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Sportsaction
                  • Weddingevent Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                  Performed very well in manual mode and outstanding in TTL. The auto zoom feature tracked correctly and the LED is easy to read. For the money this is a great flash.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Decent but longer recycle time

                  By dmcshea

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Build
                  • COST

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                      You get what you pay for. Decent but lacks all the tools of Nikon flashes. I shoot wedding so I need quicker recycle times.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      On a budget

                      By Photoduffer

                      from Easton, MD

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                        Wanted a flash but didn't want to pay Nikon prices yet. Large display on back. Only need brief look at instructions to learn the basic usage.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Happy Camper

                        By SubSailor

                        from Middleton, WI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                            I have only used this flash for about 200 pix,
                            but couldn't be happier. Is replacement for SB-600.
                            Can't really tell any difference.

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                            • No

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I'm a Happy Flasher

                            By Muddie1

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                              Powerful, easy to use. I shoot manual mode and the buttons and menus are super quick and simple to use. Surprisingly the built in diffuser is pretty good! I prefer it over the optional snap on diffuser made for it by Bolt. No need to pay twice the price for a flash to have the Brand name on the front, this will cover whatever you need. I've had it for about 6 months now and I've used it in many settings and it does great. Battery life is excellent. I've used the slave feature on a couple of occasions and it fired every time. The little stand that comes with it mounts easily to a spare tripod or threaded light stand so you can use the flash as an off board flash as well. I don't shoot in auto mode but I assume it would perform just fine. It's everything I need and expect from a camera mounted flash.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Powerful flash

                              By john hall

                              from san diego

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                                I give the Bolt VX-710n flash 5 stars as it is a great value for the money -
                                One typically pays big dollars for a guide number of 164 at iso 100 but not so with the Bolt.
                                The other thing that really impresses me with the Bolt is the buttons and menu system. The On and OFF button is super easy and nice - then as I mostly shoot in manual mode - it is just a quick one touch to go up or down in flash strength.

                                I have several other flashes and buttons tiny and to go up is easy but say I wanted to go to 1/4 from 1/8 th - I have to go a full circle as it only increases and then starts over -
                                My Canon 430 has buttons that are so resessed that it is so hard to press them -
                                The button son the Bolt VX-710N are super easy to use -

                                I am very impressed with the power output -

                                So for the money I think this is one of the most powerful flashes in that size and TTL and has nice menu system and easty to control buttons.

                                One thing I noticed is that the flash head is a bit larger than say the Canon 430 or 580 or Nikon SB flashes
                                but just a bit -
                                I say this as some accessories might not fit - my most valuable addon to my flashes is the Gary Fong Lightsphere and it is a bit tight on but does fit which is awesome as I always have those on unless I am using a snoot.

                                I understand Bolt is a B&H brand so a great company behind this product even though it is made in China -

                                As I shoot mostly in Manual mode and with wireless triggers I do not see the need to go with the great Nikon SB910 or some of the other more expensive flashes - they are good flashes - but if one is using these outside alot and needs quite a few or might drop one every now and then and yes still needs a powerful flash then this is a great value for the money.

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                                5.0

                                Has met my expectations so far

                                By Lew

                                from NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • A Lot Of Features
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Works Well Off-camera

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                                  I'm not an expert photographer, but this flash has met all of my expectations so far. The description of this flash's features are what you get. Seems to give a lot of bang for the buck!

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                                  5.0

                                  AMAZING flash for the money

                                  By Max Hughes

                                  from Seattle, Washington

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                                  This was my first external flash that I bought, and it is now one of my most useful peices of equipment. Powerful flash, very customizable flag settings which I love, the flash slave isn't 100% but no flash really is, but with the commander it is great. Amazing flash, def recomend for everyone who needs a professional flash without the professional price

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Beautifully!

                                  By Robyn The Photographer

                                  from Harrisburg, PA

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon:

                                    I am a photo student and love this flash. It is easy to carry and compatible with both of my camera's. I is equal in light quality with a Nikon flash that cost twice what i paid for this. LOVE IT!!!!

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                                    • No

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                                    Batteries & Power

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                                    Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

                                    Varta -  High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
                                    • You Pay: $2.99
                                     
                                    Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                                    • You Pay: $17.95
                                     

                                    Flash Diffusers

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                                    Bolt -  Bounce Dome Diffuser for Bolt VX-710/760 Flashes
                                    • You Pay: $9.95
                                     

                                    Softboxes

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                                    Vello -  Ringbox
                                    • You Pay: $89.95
                                     

                                    Bouncers

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                                    Vello -  Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
                                    • You Pay: $14.95
                                     

                                    Reflectors

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                                    Vello -  5" Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash
                                    • You Pay: $22.50
                                     

                                    Brackets

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                                    Vello -  QuickDraw Rotating Flash Bracket
                                    • You Pay: $19.95
                                     

                                    Flash Mounting

                                    Vello -  Compact Shoe Stand for Universal Shoe Mount Accessories
                                    • You Pay: $7.95
                                     

                                    Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                    Vello -  Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Nikon Cameras (3')
                                    • You Pay: $14.99
                                     
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