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PhotoflexHeavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

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    (12)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (46)
  • Attach securely (41)
  • Long-lasting (31)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Good color value (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (39)
  • Indoors (27)
  • Outdoors (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Night time (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (16), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent swivel mount for the $$$$

After reading the review for the cheaper photoflex swivel mount. I decided to try this one. This is my first swivel mount I ever bought so I can't compare it to any others....Read complete review

After reading the review for the cheaper photoflex swivel mount. I decided to try this one. This is my first swivel mount I ever bought so I can't compare it to any others. I'm very pleased with it for the price. I was looking at some higher priced one's but decided to get this one since I also recently bought photoflex light stands & umbrellas.I used my Nikon SB - 800 speedflash on this mount. The swivel mount comes with a reversible 1/4 - 3/8 threaded stud. What I did was use the AS-19 stand that came with my SB - 800 speedlight. Just screw the 1/4 stud that came with the mount into the AS-19 stand and then attach the Nikon speedlight. It works perfect!!Since I liked the first one I received, I'm going to order a second one as soon as I'm done writing this review!

Problems Encountered: None so far...

Items I Recommend: Photoflex umbrella kit...Item # PHULSK

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good solid mount

Well-built solid mount, and easy to use adjustment screws. All works very well. The only problem I had was that the angle of the umbrella mount didn't work too well with my particular...Read complete review

Well-built solid mount, and easy to use adjustment screws. All works very well. The only problem I had was that the angle of the umbrella mount didn't work too well with my particular flash. Landed up meaning that the flash was aimed at the top half of the umbrella. I switched to the Bogen version which was aligned a lot better for my purposes.

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5.0

Very well made!

By Chele John

from South Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Hang Professional Lights
    • Indoors
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

    I've spent a lot of money on LED lights to use for network news sit-down interviews. I needed something strong and reliable, easy to use, to give me the direction control I wanted when mounting my LED lights from C-stands when the lights are fllown/hanging over the heads of talent and interview subject.

    I can't afford to spend money on good lights, then trust them to a flimsy cheap piece of equipment.

    These are so well made and priced right. Don't save a buck buying something cheaper, then have and accident of damage equipment because you decided to think penny wise and pound foolish.

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    4.0

    Looks good

    By Thomas

    from Bozeman MT

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

      I had a hardened plastic version of this product which, when dropped, broke. This looks much more sturdy and able to handle the perils of working with a somewhat clumsy operator. Have not dropped it (yet) so can't vouch for its toughness, though the all-metal construction has me optimistic.

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      5.0

      Works like a dream

      By R Croland

      from New Jersey

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

        I purchased a unique flash mount and needed something that would hold it plus a softbox... Went in, asked one of the guys for help. BINGO! Used it on a shoot and it worked like it was designed to.

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        4.0

        Super heavy(duty)

        By Jamesy

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

        Crazy heavy but I guess that is the whole idea! Good for heavier softboxes and the like...

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        5.0

        The perfect addition

        By Rusty

        from Dallas Fort Worth

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

          If you use oval reflectors and bought a Telescopic Litedisc Holder - 36-67" in place of an assistant, you will need this to hold the other end of the holder. The oval reflector will overwhelm the arm. This lets you support it at the other end with a second lightstand.

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          5.0

          Heavier duty than the regular model

          By Todd

          from Virginia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

            I use this to support an EzyBox 76x76 cm and a strobe head. That assembly acts as a pretty effective lever, so I wanted a heavier duty swivel mount to handle it. This one works great.

            Just like the lighter model, this one stays where you point it. It feels heavier and the adjustment handle is a bit longer than the regular one, too.

            I'd buy another one if I needed one.

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            4.0

            Don't get fooled bya another brand!

            By Tmax

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

              Truly Heavy Duty
              Works great!

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              2.0

              Returned it

              By Jacques

              from New York City

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Prone to slip

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                  It's not bad, but I returned it for several reasons. First, I had to crank the handle hard to really secure it. Second, it's heavier than I need. Third, the stud holes are round, and a lot of studs out there require a hexagonal opening. I didn't see any advantage to this over the cheaper plastic versions except that the knobs seem sturdier.

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                  5.0

                  Very great product

                  By Gilles

                  from QC,CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                    Very sturdy,polyvalent,seems it will last a long time.

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                    5.0

                    Very sturdy

                    By Cedric

                    from Bogota, Colombia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Heavy bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                    Seems indestructible.

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                    5.0

                    Exactly What I Ordered

                    By Sara

                    from Westminster Co

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                      This product is exactly what I needed. Which was an attachment for my light stand to hold an umbrella and flash. It's heavy duty. Will with stand lots of use.

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                      5.0

                      Simple to use and does a great job

                      By Shakti

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                          I use this to mount a Canon 580EX flash and umbrella set up. Why I never bought one before I do not know.

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Ld

                          from Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                            Works as you would expect. Great

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                            5.0

                            Great value

                            By starcom

                            from Corpus Christi, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Quality
                            • Low price

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Professional Work
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                            I needed something to be able to mount my SB800 flash units along with lighting controls on my light stands. This is a really well built product that is a perfect solution for me. I am amazed at how well it is manufactured and how inexpensive it is. What a bargain.

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                            5.0

                            very sturdy

                            By chain 007

                            from houston texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                              Great for studio work, holds umbrellas right were they need to be. I will be buying more for my other light stands.

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                              5.0

                              Very Heavy Duty

                              By Andy

                              from Laredo, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                                Seems it will last a long time

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By CanonT1i

                                from New Brunswick Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                                  I use these brackets with my light stands and speelights.

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                                  5.0

                                  Useful Tool

                                  By T.P.

                                  from little house on the Prairie

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                                    Works fine as a way for me to control the angle of a small spotlight.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product!

                                    By Keith

                                    from San Diego

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                                      Great product! Works as advertised! I've already purchased three, and as soon as I get my business off the ground, I plan to purchase more.

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                                      4.0

                                      OK, not great with my lights

                                      By ragphoto

                                      from Louisville

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Photoflex Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud:

                                        I got this to use with my Elinchrom lights because of the 7mm umbrella hole in the Elinchroms. This is a very sturdy mount a very good product. It just offsets my light too far from the center of the umbrella...

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