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StroboframeQuick Flip 350 Bracket
 
4.3

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (130)
  • Reliable (123)
  • Easy to set up (88)
  • Consistent (72)
  • Easy to setup (57)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Photography (118)
  • Weddings (111)
  • Portraits (101)
  • Artificial lighting (64)
  • Strobe lighting (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (61), Semi-pro photographer (56), Pro photographer (50), Casual photographer (10), Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115), 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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Anti-twist Plate available

Used:
- Used with Canon 20D for sports, portraits, events, and occasions in a variety of environments for over 3 years.
The Good:
- Almost always use flash...Read complete review

Used:
- Used with Canon 20D for sports, portraits, events, and occasions in a variety of environments for over 3 years.
The Good:
- Almost always use flash indoors and out and never had red eye.
- Joint connecting flash support arm to bracket provides good movement to keep flash above lens in portrait or landscape and is stiff enough to support the flash in a landscape postion (off to the side) while the camera is in portrait.
The Bad:
- When I use the bracket I hold the camera (20D). Without the battery pack, there is not enough surface area to get a good grip on camera. Not necessarily a con, but the battery pack is good to use with bracket.
- No Anti-Twist plate for this bracket and 20D. I recommend using a battery pack for an SLR camera for the added grip and battery power. However, this also adds bulk and weight. I am constantly adjusting the camera and tightening the mounting screw because the camera keeps twisting. If you are doing agressive photography at an event, such as a party, you can miss a shot with the flash not aiming where the lens is.
- This is also a negative on the camera manufacturer because large cameras should have two points to mount from. One stationary and one floating. If the battery pack for the 20D had this, I could easily affix the camera to the bracket with two mounting screws and be set to move and swing around without the bracket twisting the flash out of alignment from the camera.
- Dual mounting points probably won't happen anytime soon, but a good Anti-Twist plate that won't damage the finish on the camera is an essential missing accessory to this bracket.

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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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    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

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      • 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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                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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                    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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                      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.

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                      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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                      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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                          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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                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By Harmzmom

                          from Richmond, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                            Quick Flip bracket is sturdy, easy to use and well designed. It has mounting holes to all for use of a tripod. Great price and excellent service from B&H.

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                            2.0

                            well.....

                            By NYC_Camera_Guy

                            from NYC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                            • Awkward vertical shooting
                            • Awkward Verticle Shooting
                            • Heavy
                            • Sharp metal
                            • Small Parts

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                              I suppose all brackets of this type have this inherant flaw: once the camera is turned vertical and the bracket flipped, the flash is UNDER the camera. So you have to turn the camera upsidedown and the S/B can now only be triggered by your thumb. And so your pictures will be upside down. Not to mention it is a very awkward way to shoot. Think about it. Most if not all cameras trigger with right index finger, so when we go vertical we turn the camera anti-clockwise and keep our finger on the S/B and the VF is in a position that keeps the body off our faces. If you want to keep the flash on top of your camera with this on you'll have to rotate the camera clockwise which is a total mess. As for the product itself the metal seems study enough but the grip is a joke. The metal is just short of unfinished. Some sharp edeges. Some tricky adjusting pieces. Be careful! They're small and get lost immediately. I didn't expect much for $ and that's just what I got. Not much. It is servicable for use as a traditional bracket. Forget the flip stuff. If only the grip were better.....

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                              5.0

                              Works as it should

                              By Sam

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting

                                Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                                Easy to install on camera, good to get flash up off the camera. Good quality for price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works to keep the flash above the lens

                                By NHKen

                                from North Woodstock, NH

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 Bracket:

                                  Strong stable frame to hold the flash off the camera and allow me to use a Quantum flash with or without a hot shoe. The flash swings to position above the lens for portrait shots. I like it better than the model that the camera swing. This one seem much more stable because the camera is fix to the frame that you are holding. plenty of room to add things to the hot shoe if needed. Did change the cold shoe screw to stainless steel the one it came with kept coming loose. Could only hand tighten it has no slot.

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