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Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount

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Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Roller Bearing Bracket
  • Two Standard 1/4"-20 Screws
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Socket
  • Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Stands Upright via Fold-Out Leg
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The Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount from Custom Brackets is a fully-adjustable, roller bearing bracket providing consistent horizontal and vertical lighting. It has a standard 1/4"-20 screw for camera attachment, as well as a 1/4"-20 captive flash screw and a 1/4"-20 tripod socket. There are two camera position holes and five camera plate position holes, in addition to a captive upright lock knob.

The bracket accepts all cameras with and without add-on vertical grips and battery packs, and features built-in anti-twist functions for both camera and flash. Made of aluminum alloy, the bracket weighs only 10 oz and features a compact 5.63 x 5.75 x 5.5" size when in use. It folds flat to a 7 x 4.75 x 1.5" profile for easy storage. It stands upright using a fold-out leg, and keeps your battery compartment accessible. Optional connectors are available for attaching the BlackRapid ConnectR, Spider Camera Holster systems, and Carry Speed, Sun Sniper, Custom SLR and Joby straps.

Lens-to-Flash Distance 8.5" (21.6 cm)
Construction Aluminum alloy
1/4"-20 screws, D-clip: stainless steel
Mounting 1/4"-20 camera screw
1/4"-20 captive flash screw
1/4"-20 tripod socket
2x camera position holes
5x camera plate position holes spaced 5/16" (0.79 cm) apart
Dimensions (HxWxD) In-use: 5.63 x 5.75 x 5.5" (14.3 x 14.6 x 14 cm)
Storage: 7.0 x 4.75 x 1.5" (17.8 x 12.1 x 3.8 cm)
Weight 10 oz (283.5 g)
Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount
  • 1/8" Allen Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Custom BracketsRapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (5)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Flash Bracket

      Awesome bracket. Very sturdy and convenient. Unlike other rotating flash bracket, the flash does not move even when you shake the camera. It's definitely the Rolls Royce of Flash Bracket. I rate...Read complete review

      Awesome bracket. Very sturdy and convenient. Unlike other rotating flash bracket, the flash does not move even when you shake the camera. It's definitely the Rolls Royce of Flash Bracket. I rate it 4 star due to its price. If it was cheaper, I would definitely rate it 5 star.

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      Won't buy again Custom Brackets product

      product was not functioning out of the box. i contacted Custom Brackets . They said ship it back to them at my expense. It cost me $ CAD.I feel they should have paid for...Read complete review

      product was not functioning out of the box. i contacted Custom Brackets . They said ship it back to them at my expense. It cost me $ CAD.I feel they should have paid for shipping considering it was unusable straight out of the box. I feel this is poor customer serviceProduct is ok, not great just ok

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      2.0

      Won't buy again Custom Brackets product

      By joepho

      from hamilton Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

            product was not functioning out of the box. i contacted Custom Brackets . They said ship it back to them at my expense. It cost me $ CAD.I feel they should have paid for shipping considering it was unusable straight out of the box. I feel this is poor customer serviceProduct is ok, not great just ok

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            • No

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            5.0

            Completely Stoked

            By DQ

            from Santa Cruz

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

              I had been waiting for someone to come out with this arcing design rather than the flip design, and I couldn't be happier. I bought it before I realized just how many fantastic design features it incorporates. The anti-rotation feature for the camera body is fully adjustable, the same for the flash shoe, and there are adjustments that allow the lens axis and flash to be in perfect alignment, as well as height adjustment. I have been using the QR rotating bracket since they first came out about 15 years ago and it still works perfectly. I plan to use this bracket for all of my hand-held work ( as it weighs about 1/3 what the QR bracket does) and continue to use the QR for my tripod work. I also purchased two of the 18inch Vello TTL flash cords, which are a perfect fit for this bracket as well as the QR.In their retracted form they span neatly from the body to the flash, and have just enough stretch for unrestricted rotation

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              5.0

              Great bracket!

              By Argo

              from Miami

              Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

              Great bracket steady and easy to handle, light weight too. Easy to rotate !

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              5.0

              The Flash Bracket To Have

              By King

              from Barbados

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                  I used the RF-PRO bracket with the canon 5D Mark III. I took some shot with the RF-PRO in both landscape and portrait and the results are
                  amazing. The RF-PRO is wonderful, no plastic, it is light weight, durable, convenient, easy rotation and easy to use. It stands up firmly when the fold leg is open. The canon 5D Mark III sits firmly and securely on the camera plate also the flash fits firmly on the flash plate. The camera plate can be adjusted to accommodate other DSL camera. I like where the flash sits, away from the forehead. When the RF-PRO is folded up it can be packed away in your camera bag very easily. I love this bracket. So if you are looking for a flash bracket, I recommend you get the RF-PRO.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wow!

                  By Tim W

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                      After spending many hours researching flash brackets, I decided to get the Custom Brackets Rapid Fire. It's not cheap, but like they say "you get what you pay for". This thing is very light, easy to mount, easy to use and it doesn't take much space to store. Custom Brackets Rapid Fire is definitely worth the price.

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                      4.0

                      Robust and Compact Flash Bracket

                      By Photo Enthusiast

                      from Chula Vista, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Stiff Detents

                      Best Uses

                      • Party Pictures
                      • Wedding Photos

                      Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                      After using another low cost flash bracket that did not secure the camera from rotating against the bracket I decided to try a more sophisticated bracket and purchased the Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket. Having now used this flash bracket at a party taking 250 photos of people, I am not disappointed. This bracket is ruggedly built and when folded for storage very compact. Being make from aluminun it is very light weight. The geometry of the bracket assures that it does not interfere with the position of your hands on the camera. The position of the flash is far enough from the lens axis so no red eye was found in all the photos of people that I took.
                      I did have some problems with the bracket, however. My camera is a new Olympus OM-D E-M1 which has a body that is smaller than a standard Canon or Nikon DSLR. Because of the smaller body size the brackets' two clamps that press against the camera body to keep it from rotating in the bracket could not be adjusted properly. The camera was not secured until I added some pieces of plastic tubing over the clamps to increase their size so they would snug up against the camera body. My biggest complaint against the bracket, however, is the stiffness of the detents that keep the flash in position at the two ends of travel on the bracket. It takes considerable effort to overcome the detents hold. I was worried that if I pushed against the flash body itself to move the flash I would break the plastic foot on the flash or break the plastic foot on the extension cord for the flash. I trained myself to only push on the metal parts of the bracket when rotating the flash from one position to another. Also, I added a small amount of grease to the track of the rotating part of the bracket and this made the bracket detents slide a bit easier. It is because of the stiff detents that I have demoted the rating to 4 stars.
                      Some will complain that the bracket is too expensive. Yes, it is expensive but when you look at the number of components in the design and their complexity and the robustness of the design then I think it is fairly priced.

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                      5.0

                      Not cheap but a great bracket

                      By sfinchler

                      from Holmdel, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoor events
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                        They thought of everything when they designed this bracket. Like other brackets, it keeps the flash in the right position above the camera in portrait or landscape position. The bracket snaps nicely into place in both positions and what's key is there's a cutaway for your left hand to zoom or even focus manually (which I've had to do when shooting parties with low light). Build quality is great and it folds up so it's easy to fit into my bag. I've had other brackets that were awkward to store. The height adjustment makes it perfect for a body with or without a battery grip. I didn't buy the quick release plate yet but I probably will.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Super sturdy bracket

                        By Steve

                        from Bethesda, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rigid And Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                        When using a big flash on a big DSLR and you want to go quickly from portrait to landscape orientation.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Compact bracket, but...

                        By Arafet

                        from Tunisia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Lack Of Adjustments

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                        I am using this bracket with my Sony A77, to connect the flash on it, so avoid any weight on the camera hot shoe which is sadly a bit weak to handle heavy flashes.

                        So I really like the build quality of this bracket and how compact it is. The rotation flash bracket is also very appreciated.

                        The problems I have seen while using this bracket with my Sony A77, is that the 2 anti twist brackets for the camera mount plate cannot be adjusted sideways, in fact they are touching my AF buttons on the camera body.

                        The other reason which stopped me from giving this product 5 stars is the price! the price is really high compared with similar Pro brackets.

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                        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Product Overpriced

                        By Trina Cheney Photography

                        from Houston, Texas

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                          I was using this product for wedding processionals. I do not like the fact that you have to turn the camera and flash. Also, the flash does not sit high enough to eliminate red-eye. For weddings you don't have time to flip the camera, let alone the flash.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Best Flash Bracket

                          By Abes

                          from Melbourne

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Price

                          Best Uses

                          • Catwalk
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Custom Brackets Rapid Fire PRO Flash Rotating Bracket with 1/4"-20 Mount:

                          Awesome bracket. Very sturdy and convenient. Unlike other rotating flash bracket, the flash does not move even when you shake the camera. It's definitely the Rolls Royce of Flash Bracket. I rate it 4 star due to its price. If it was cheaper, I would definitely rate it 5 star.

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                          • No

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