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LastoliteTrigrip Holder with Flash Bracket
 
3.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Attaches securely (14)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Attach securely (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (15)
  • Indoors (15)
  • Outdoors (14)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another good concept with serious flaw

I purchased this product based on reviews online. This is an innovative idea well worth a look. It hold a flash at various angles. It works in hand or on a stand. It's...Read complete review

I purchased this product based on reviews online. This is an innovative idea well worth a look. It hold a flash at various angles. It works in hand or on a stand. It's pretty solid in construction and flexible in application.

However, after a day in the sun -around 88 degrees - the self stick velcro let go under the strain of the elastic band which holds the handle of the TriFlip in the device. I have to ask, "What were they thinking?" Problem solved by removing the lame little strips of velcro and running another 2" wide strip of self stick velcro around three sides of the mount. This way the pressure from elastic band pulls against itself and probably won't release anytime soon. Had to disassemble the holder to fit it out but it only took minutes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Handy device -- with shortcomings

The swivel / ballhead is nicely machined and very well constructed, as it should be at this price. Unfortunately, the plastic bracket holding the actual trigrip is decidedly less fabulous. You can't clamp...Read complete review

The swivel / ballhead is nicely machined and very well constructed, as it should be at this price. Unfortunately, the plastic bracket holding the actual trigrip is decidedly less fabulous. You can't clamp or screw the trigrip tight in the bracket; all you can do is secure it with a velcro strap (supplied). It works OK in most situations, but when the trigrip is at an angle of anywhere between about 170 and 60 degrees in relation to the ground, and there's any rockiness (caused by wind or vibrations), the trigrip torques under the gravity and can cause the velcro to work itself loose.

Just as annoyingly, the ONLY screw that is captive is exactly the one that shouldn't be: the one holding the cold shoe on the flash bracket. The flash bracket has three lengthwise slits that look capable of holding that cold shoe, but the screw securing the shoe is captive in the rearmost slit, farthest from the trigrip. Thus, you can't move the flash appreciably closer to the trigrip.

I still find this device pretty useful, but it really needs a version 2.0 that addresses its obvious shortcomings.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Excellent for Field Shooting

By MikeBagley64

from Norwalk, CT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

    Combrined with the Trigrip, this is an unbeatable tool for the field. Like all Lastolite products, it is solid and well-built. It can be used with a flash to bounce into a reflector or through the diffuser material. Without a flash it allows you to place a reflector away from the camera without an assistant. A bag that includes the Trigrip, holder and a light stand offers a full studio's worth of lighting options.

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    5.0

    Sturdy and Holds Reflector No Problem!

    By Aikichik

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

    • A bit pricey

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

    I bought 1 to try it out and will be buying 2 more. I know others have mentioned that the part that holds the reflector isn't strong enough, but it is.

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    4.0

    Works well

    By Geo

    from Washington

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

      Wow this thing is heavy, but it works. Just keep in mind that with only one attachment point your Trigrip is going to flop around like Dumbo's ear in the gentlest of breezes if you intend to use this outside. Indoors it's fine.

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      5.0

      Bounced light on the go!

      By photopro1

      from Athens, Tx.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

        I use this product to bounce flash. It helps free up the hands of my assistant or on a stand allows me to use it without an assistant. It is a little clumsy with very large reflectors.

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        3.0

        Simple and effective but over priced

        By George

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Hold Tri Grip Well
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

        Purchased to hold tri grip reflectors for video use. No need for the flash adapter and wish it could be purchased without it. Holds the reflector firmly and securely but should cost less.

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        5.0

        Sturdy and practical

        By Viv

        from Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Portraits

          Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

          Love this item. In conjunction with the lastolite Trigrip reflector, it's a sturdy piece of kit and does exactly what it needs to do, enabling me to work alone while perfecting the angle of light onto the subject.

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          5.0

          Very Useful

          By di Simondi

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

            In my experience, this is an excellent product. Some reviews here indicate problems with attachment or versatility, but I believe some of these reviewers may be attempting to use it with a reflector other than the Lastolite Trigrip. Mine fits tightly and adjusts to any position I want. It is a very helpful tool.

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            5.0

            Sturdy and versitile

            By Fotoguy75003

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

              Ingenious design and allows me unlimited possibilities to use this in conjunction with my tripod -- I can attach a flash bracket, reflector, etc. I'm glad I bought it!

              The only frustration was the lack of instructions on how to assemble the product. I had to do a search online before I was able to put it together.

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              4.0

              Works well. Good accessory.

              By Adora-bull Photography

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                I use this to bounce a flash off of the Trigrip reflector, or shoot through the diffuser. I also use it just to hold the reflector since I often work alone. It works well.

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                5.0

                trigrip holder

                By Wes

                from Las Vegas, Nv

                Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                Works great use all the time allows me to work without an assistant.

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                4.0

                Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket by Las

                By ANT

                from Sydney Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                    Quick and easy to use

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                    4.0

                    Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket by Las

                    By ANT

                    from Sydney Austrakia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                        quick and easy to use

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect accessory

                        By Barnoli

                        from Southern California

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                            The bracket and the Trigrip are a complete solution.

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                            5.0

                            A Must Have for the Trigrip

                            By Dave B.

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Convenient
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                              I purchased this item to use with both my Lastolite Trigrip 30" Diffuser and Reflector. After using it on several shoots, it has been a huge help when I didn't have enough hands around to hold a Trigrip in place. It is usually fitted with a the Trigrip Diffuser to soften light from a Speedlite. Although I use flashed, I took the flash bracket off immediately. It does not have the versatility I need when positioning my flash. Instead, I bring in another light stand with a flash on it. I do occasionally find use for the bracket though. The Holder itself has very good articulation. I am able to get my Trigrip in any position I want and it very securely locks into place. I was impressed with how well it holds. If I go on a shoot with a Trigrip I make sure to take the Holder with me. It comes in handy more than I expected and it is extremely convenient.

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                              5.0

                              Good Bracket

                              By Matt Blasing

                              from Albuquerque, NM

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                Secure. The adjustable Velcro strap is a plus, and the arm that holds the speedlite flash seems stable. So far, so good!

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                                5.0

                                Tri Grip Holder withFlash Bracket Solves

                                By J D Wheeler

                                from Washington, D.C.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                  Trigrip holder with flash bracket is at first cumbersome looking but can be folded and adjusted to fit into small packing space. Ideal use for me is as a shoot through diffuser which with the Trigrip 1 or 2 stop diffuser makes soft box requirements disappear on location shoots. I've also used this to flash to bounce off reflectors for quality warm and cold fill light. The holder provides fully articulated joint-type action so you can create the flash direction you need even with limited space available.

                                  Great , low cost solution that is with me on every location shoot. I intend to buy two more.

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                                  5.0

                                  Hands free

                                  By Matt

                                  from Perth, Australia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                    Great for holding a diffuser in place when out in the sun or for bouncing flash of a reflector.
                                    Sturdy, well made and once locked in place everything stays where you want it

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                                    3.0

                                    great but overpriced

                                    By brklyngl

                                    from brooklyn, ny

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Perfect to hold trigrips

                                    Cons

                                    • Very heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                    What's wonderful about this is that it's a perfect way to hold the excellent Trigrips perfectly. What's not wonderful is if you only want the holder and not the flash bracket, you still have to purchase both.What would be ideal would be if they created 2 options- one trigrip holder WITH the flash bracket and one without so photographers (like me) who prefer to work in natural light dont need to shell out [$] just for a reflector holder.

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                                    3.0

                                    Useful, but could be better

                                    By Leo C

                                    from Tempe, AZ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                        I purchased this grip to help me hold the Trigrip reflector for three different applications: To diffuse sunlight, as a reflector, and to soften the light from my strobes. I think it's a bit overpriced for its use and construction, but it does come in handy when there isn't an assistant available.
                                        So why even buy one? If you're like me, I absolutely love the Trigrip reflector/diffuser and this does extend it's functionality. I can see myself making modifications to it soon, such as adding foam to the inside of the reflector holder to make the grip more secure. I may even replace the arm that holds the flash since it does seem a bit flimsy. I may also replace the flash mount with a Stroboframe Hot Shoe flash mount.

                                        LC

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great reflector holder!

                                        By Pinoy

                                        from Hawaii

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Lastolite Trigrip Holder with Flash Bracket:

                                        Works great as a reflector holder, works good with flash bracket on bounce position but not as shoot-through, it works better if u have flash on separate stand. The bracket is on the heavy side so u need a pretty sturdy light stand. Hopefully the velcro to hold reflector is durable to last a lot of uses.

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