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General Brand Straight Flash Bracket

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General Brand Straight Flash Bracket

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By using a straight bracket the flash is away from the lens. This helps to reduce flash-shadows behind the subject and adds a little more dimension to the face in portrait photography.

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General BrandStraight Flash Bracket
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Reliable (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (6)
    • Night photography (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Simple and Easy to Use

    By Yourreflectphot

    from Montgomery, Texas

    Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

    A great simple, easy to use flash bracket that can be carried everywhere. Simple to set up, it provides an ease of mounting your flash to get that off camera flash look.

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    5.0

    Just what I was Looking For

    By Rob

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

      I was looking for a bracket to set my video light on when using my 35mm camera, and the fit is perfect. My main concern was reducing the shadows behind subjects I photograph, add this bracket helped a lot.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Simple bracket does the job

      By Pennington

      from Northeast PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Coldshoe Design

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Macro

      Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

      I wanted a straight metal flash bracket so that I could put my ETTL flash at the far end with a small softbox and use it via TTL cord to provide lighting for my macro photography. This plate met my few criteria, mainly that it was made of metal and was cheap. I didn't need anything fancy and this plate isn't, but it does the job very well. I think it will hold up to use okay - the bracket itself is pretty tough and the mounting screw for the camera-end seems good. The only weak spot is the coldshoe built into the other end - it doesn't inspire a ton of confidence and, worse yet, doesn't have a mount thread through it - although there is one in the bracket next to it. I have a small ballhead in the coldshoe at the moment, tightened down as much as I can get it. Seems secure for now, but I anticipate having to do a little engineering in the future to beef it up. (Hence only 4 stars)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Strong and inexpensive

      By Boston Biker

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

          Does everything you need. Good construction, solid, and inexpensive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Cheap and Simple, but great

          By Tad

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash

              Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

              It's cheap, it's simple, but it works perfectly. Build feels solid, and the grip on my 5D is great. Using it with a 430exII and a 1.5' TTL cord, and I couldn't be happier.

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              4.0

              Bracket

              By np

              from israel

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

              what a bracket
              Does exactly what he Supposed to do

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              simple bracket

              By Don

              from Long Island, New York

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                sturdy, cheap and useful

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                very useful

                By Patrujo

                from pittsburgh

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                    I use this to hold a pocket wizard on my rolleiflex. very nice, holds my wizard in place , doesn't slip out, locks down tight.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    nice and simple

                    By Bill D

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Removes flash from camera

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • Flash Photography
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                    This is a nice and simple flash bracket that works fine. It is also useful for DIY projects. I liked it so much, I ordered an extra.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Alternative to the Nikon Brand

                    By NJ

                    from New York, New York

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Remote mount of Flash

                    Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                    I purchased this bracket to mount My Nikon ML-3 remote. It works perfectly. It is adjustable and frees up the hot shoe so i can still utilize my flash. It is light weight and made out of Aluminum. It is also lined with rubber so it will not damage the bottom of the camera. On the bottom of the bracket is a tripod socket which is very convenient.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works for separating lens /flash+

                    By chief

                    from So Nevada

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient Interface
                    • Lightweight
                    • Low cost
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None at all

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • Lighting
                    • Mount wls receiver
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photography
                    • Prevent Red eye

                    Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                    Simple sturdy and straightforwaard design is multi-purpose..I purchased this in order to mount the receiver for my Nikon ML-3 Wireless Remote Trigger System.The sliding mounting screw permits max. offset from the lens.The rubber seating prevents damage to the camera bottom and the available 3/8 mount on the bottom allows the Bracket to be set atop a tripod to provide a solid base for your expensive camera/lens combination. It is even more versatile than the Nikon bracket and is very much cheaper as well

                    I highly recommend this for separating flash from lens..
                    I can find no problem of any kind..Works as it is designed to work.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product

                    By DTalley

                    from Spartanburg, SC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Lighting
                      • Night Photography
                      • Photography

                      Comments about General Brand Straight Flash Bracket:

                      Nice construction. I use it to hold the Rode Video Mic for my HV20. I'm using the Litepanels mini on the cameras hot shoe. Just ensure it's tighten down properly or else you will have too much movement

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