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General Brand Straight Flash Bracket

B&H # GBBFS MFR # VA322
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.

UPC: 636980200217
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 4.0 x 2.0"

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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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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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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                  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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