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StroboframeQuick Flip 350 Bracket
 
4.3

(based on 207 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (132)
  • Reliable (124)
  • Easy to set up (90)
  • Consistent (72)
  • Easy to setup (57)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Photography (119)
  • Weddings (112)
  • Portraits (102)
  • Artificial lighting (65)
  • Strobe lighting (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (62), Semi-pro photographer (57), Pro photographer (50), Casual photographer (10), Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Versatile but no manual

For those who say it was designed to be used on the left only or forces you to hold portraits upside down, that is not true but in your defense, the manual is scant...Read complete review

For those who say it was designed to be used on the left only or forces you to hold portraits upside down, that is not true but in your defense, the manual is scant and is really only good for the bottom of a bird cage.The bracket can be used on either side of the camera and the cold shoe can be flipped.The mounting screw can be moved into different holes to accommodate any camera or battery grip.The height of the flash above the camera can be adjusted (ships in its lowest position). This also adjusts the position of the flash head above the lens when in portrait mode.The horizontal position of the flash (in landscape mode) can be adjusted.The problem was with my Pentax K-3 with BG-5 battery grip and Sigma EF-610DG Super flash gun, it was just beyond the max settings to fit the grip, give enough space for the hand to hold the camera, and still get the flash directly above the lens.Personally, I like a slight offset to the photographer's left to cast a slight down and right shadow to give more depth to the image anyway but this offset was a little to the right.Also, a shorter screw for the flash would be nice to mount flashes with tripod mounts directly to the upper arm.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Size is totally off (for Pentax K-3)

Not suitable for Pentax K-3 (interferes with main grip), not suitable (as stated in product description) for battery grips, not suitable for large flashes.

When mounted so the...Read complete review

Not suitable for Pentax K-3 (interferes with main grip), not suitable (as stated in product description) for battery grips, not suitable for large flashes.

When mounted so the flash handle is on the same side as the camera's main grip, either the bracket's grip gets in the way of the controls or the lens is off too far to the side for adjustments to put the flash over the lens in landscape mode. (Even with that wide array of mounting holes to choose from). (See 1st image).

If mounted on the opposite side, this clearly is not a problem for landscape shots but portrait mode either puts the flash under the lens or the control hand in an awkward position under the camera.

With my Sigma EF-610 DG Super and a battery grip (which is not a supported configuration), the flash cannot be adjusted enough to align with the lens. Even with the battery grip removed, my -OCF TTL hot shoe keeps the flash from aligning. (See 2nd image).

The tripod mount at the bottom of the tripod screw does not provide enough space to securely mount the bracket on a tripod but fortunately there are many other 1/4" holes available.

However, I sometimes leave my bracket at home for easy travel when I am not intending to do a shoot. After two months, the glue which attaches the rubber pad to the metal frame gave way; first separating from the metal then separating from the rubber.

This may have been after attaching and detaching the bracket about five times. I am considering attaching a Arca-Swiss 70mm clamp to the top and a 140mm plate to the bottom of the bracket to allow quick release of the camera to the bracket and the bracket to a tripod. This will make the rubber thing a non-issue (and I do have two different cameras, each will have its own 70mm Arca-Swiss plate to quickly position the camera on the bracket/tripod. The tripod has a 48mm Arca-Swiss clamp to accommodate the bracket or either camera).

Additionally, the cold shoe tends to loosen after a while, no matter how tightly I secure it. I eventually find my flash wobbling and have to take time to tighten the screw underneath the cold shoe yet again.

Since I use an off-camera TTL shoe adapter which has a tripod socket, I tried attaching that directly but the supplied screw is too long. May have to buy a shorter screw to fix that.

Too many work-arounds.

Nevertheless, it does come in handy at casual events such as parties, outdoor fill lighting, bounce flash, diffused flash, etc.

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5.0

very good and easy

By Timlane

from Euless TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

have been using this style bracket for years and I love using them.

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5.0

PERFECT!

By Photoguy

from Baltimore, Md.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

Perfect, small and lightweight. I am using on a Medium Format with a waist level finder. Perfect as I can flip the flash out of the way of the finder.

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4.0

Works as advertised

By Dave

from New jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

    Lightweight and easy to use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    great inexpensive bracket

    By Bartek101

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Weddings

      Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

      * Well Made

      * Great simple bracket that lets you attach flash light
      as well as the wireless transmitter

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      stroboframe quick flip

      By Deb G

      from Upstate NY

      Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

      Called to place an order. Customer service is top notch. Order shipped the same day! Great people!

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      5.0

      Great Flash Bracket

      By EagleEyePhotography

      from Syracuse NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

        When I purchased this flash bracket from Strobofframe I really wasn't expecting much in all honesty. I was definitely surprised in the build quality for such a low price. It handles my flash with ease and seems pretty solid and will last for years. Love the top mount as you can slide it left to right or up and down if the have the arm extended upwards. Definitely a great product at a great price!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Value!!

        By Sam Pinchevsky

        from South Florida

        Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

        Comfortable , secure and affordable , for $ you cant go wrong , will make you like a pro but more importantly your pictures . I photograph all kinds of parties and i dont show up withoutvmy bracket

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        2.0

        Cheap but the quality is not good

        By Gab

        from Doha, Qatar

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

          My flash doesn't fix securely on the mount

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great product

          By Moshe

          from Dallas , TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

            good build quality , firm and easy to use

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works perfect

            By Frankie

            from Apple Valley, Minnesota

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                Holds my Canon 60D with battery grip and the Canon 600EX-RT flash with no problems. You can hold it in any position and the top bar does not pivot unless you move it on purpose.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid Frame

                By Dan O

                from Schaumburg

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                  Very good product. It enabled me to get great shots for my 'step n repeat' event. Would definitely recommend this frame!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice Addition to my Camera Bag

                  By Kevin

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                    Come on, people, it's $[$]. I have used two of them for many events for years and they work great. If you don't like yours, you're doing something wrong. You can't beat this bracket for the price (and I paid a lot more than $[$]many years ago!).

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Bracket

                    By Mohel by Shutterbug

                    from Shelby, MI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                      Use it to allow my strobe to be straight above my camera to eliminate shadows behind my subjects

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Poorly made bracket

                      By TCfoto

                      from Pittsburgh

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                      • Doorstop

                      Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                      I bought this bracket for an event I was assigned to cover. Unfortunately the rubber pad which the camera sits on would not adhere to the bracket. It came to me unattached but with sticky glue already on it. So I pressed it firmly on and went about my business of preparing for the event. Within a half hour the rubber came off again. Since the event was the next evening I reattached the rubber only this time added three strong clamps to hold it in place. The next day I released the clamps and the rubber also released. I decided I did not want to mess with it so covered the event without the bracket, choosing instead to just hold the flash in my hand. Inconvenient but it worked when the bracket did not.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Getting used to it

                      By Josh

                      from louisville, KY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                        The first time I used this bracket was in a music event, I turned the camera sideways to do a portrait shot and the top part of the bracket flipped. If I was any closer to an audience member, my flash would have hit him/her. But I'm still using it so I can learn about the benefits of having one. I just wish there was a way to lock the bracket to prevent it from flipping over when turned sideways.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A great invention holds the strobe in landscape and portrait

                        By Jack

                        from Milford, PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                          The unit is used primarily for weddings and group shots. The Bracket folds in the middle and will hold the strobe centered and at the same distance from the lens shooting horizontal as well as vertical shots.

                          I have not found anything bad as yet.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Size is totally off (for Pentax K-3)

                          By Logics

                          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Flexibility In Setup

                          Cons

                          • Adjustments Too Limited
                          • Not Enough Flexibility
                          • Short Lifespan

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                          Not suitable for Pentax K-3 (interferes with main grip), not suitable (as stated in product description) for battery grips, not suitable for large flashes.

                          When mounted so the flash handle is on the same side as the camera's main grip, either the bracket's grip gets in the way of the controls or the lens is off too far to the side for adjustments to put the flash over the lens in landscape mode. (Even with that wide array of mounting holes to choose from). (See 1st image).

                          If mounted on the opposite side, this clearly is not a problem for landscape shots but portrait mode either puts the flash under the lens or the control hand in an awkward position under the camera.

                          With my Sigma EF-610 DG Super and a battery grip (which is not a supported configuration), the flash cannot be adjusted enough to align with the lens. Even with the battery grip removed, my -OCF TTL hot shoe keeps the flash from aligning. (See 2nd image).

                          The tripod mount at the bottom of the tripod screw does not provide enough space to securely mount the bracket on a tripod but fortunately there are many other 1/4" holes available.

                          However, I sometimes leave my bracket at home for easy travel when I am not intending to do a shoot. After two months, the glue which attaches the rubber pad to the metal frame gave way; first separating from the metal then separating from the rubber.

                          This may have been after attaching and detaching the bracket about five times. I am considering attaching a Arca-Swiss 70mm clamp to the top and a 140mm plate to the bottom of the bracket to allow quick release of the camera to the bracket and the bracket to a tripod. This will make the rubber thing a non-issue (and I do have two different cameras, each will have its own 70mm Arca-Swiss plate to quickly position the camera on the bracket/tripod. The tripod has a 48mm Arca-Swiss clamp to accommodate the bracket or either camera).

                          Additionally, the cold shoe tends to loosen after a while, no matter how tightly I secure it. I eventually find my flash wobbling and have to take time to tighten the screw underneath the cold shoe yet again.

                          Since I use an off-camera TTL shoe adapter which has a tripod socket, I tried attaching that directly but the supplied screw is too long. May have to buy a shorter screw to fix that.

                          Too many work-arounds.

                          Nevertheless, it does come in handy at casual events such as parties, outdoor fill lighting, bounce flash, diffused flash, etc.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid product

                          By Lori Fitzpatrick

                          from Beloit, Ohio

                          Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                          I was in the market for a new bracket. I was very happy with my old flip bracket for my maimya 645. I now have a nikon 7000 digital looking for something light but strudy stroboframe came thru again
                          Price was good too.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great buy

                          By tonypal

                          from Dallas TX

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                              easy to use. works great

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Versatile but no manual

                              By Logics

                              from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Ambidextrous
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Not Foldable For Storage
                              • Small Range For Adjusting

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                              For those who say it was designed to be used on the left only or forces you to hold portraits upside down, that is not true but in your defense, the manual is scant and is really only good for the bottom of a bird cage.The bracket can be used on either side of the camera and the cold shoe can be flipped.The mounting screw can be moved into different holes to accommodate any camera or battery grip.The height of the flash above the camera can be adjusted (ships in its lowest position). This also adjusts the position of the flash head above the lens when in portrait mode.The horizontal position of the flash (in landscape mode) can be adjusted.The problem was with my Pentax K-3 with BG-5 battery grip and Sigma EF-610DG Super flash gun, it was just beyond the max settings to fit the grip, give enough space for the hand to hold the camera, and still get the flash directly above the lens.Personally, I like a slight offset to the photographer's left to cast a slight down and right shadow to give more depth to the image anyway but this offset was a little to the right.Also, a shorter screw for the flash would be nice to mount flashes with tripod mounts directly to the upper arm.

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                              • No

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