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LastoliteTriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy to setup (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (10)
    • Photography (9)
    • Artificial lighting (5)
    • Strobe lighting (5)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Triple your power

    If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the...Read complete review

    If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the amount of light generated, and/or reduce the recycle time between shots.
    This adapter allows 3 flashes to be used together. There is another product by a company called lightware called FourSquare, which can hold 4 flashes and has some other extra capabilities, but that is much more expensive. The Lastolite is less expensive, well made, and adaptable. A few notes:
    a. Lastolite currently make 3 different versions of the TriFlash bracket. This one has adjustable mounts, which as adjust the slightly non-standard sized flash feet (Nikons are well known for this). The cheaper one is not adjustable in this manner (and also seems flimsier to me.) The most expensive version has a built in hot shoe do if you can trigger it (e.g. with a wired or wireless remote) all 3 flashes will fire. I presume this only works in Manual mode. Using this mount and appropriate wireless adapters (I use Pocketwizard TT5s) you can work via TTL.
    The unit has an umbrella adapter. Curiously it has a 2nd space that looks like it could also be used for an umbrella, but does not include a thumbscrew. This would be very interesting as it would allow mounting a reflective umbrella in one direction and a shoot through umbrella in the other direction which would create a quick, cheap softbox. I'll be experimenting later to see if I have a thumbscrew that might fit.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not for Canon Flashes + Shoe Design Flaw

    I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I...Read complete review

    I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I had to return it was: the cold shoes seem to be made for Nikon flash. My Canon 600EX or the 580EX simply can not be fully inserted into the cold shoe. About %20 of the foot is hung outside. I thought no problem, 80% surface should suffice. However no matter how much I tighten it, with a few light jiggles, the flash comes a bit loose. This is not acceptable, as most of the time, my flashes are installed with the umbrella shaft at an angle. The last thing you want is three of your 600EX (totaling $1800) to fall on a hard surface.Another design flaw I found is: most of my cold-shoes I use have an angular design to the sides. So when you tighten it, the flash shoe plate is pressed downwards in addition to being pressed inwards. This bracket's cold-shoes have flat sides, so it press inward only. This certainly contributed to the loosen nature of the lock.For $ this product needs to be much better. I returned the product.

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    5.0

    Good Quality

    By Bill

    from Pa.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

      Good Quality

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      2.0

      Not for Canon Flashes + Shoe Design Flaw

      By drexlian

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cold shoe design flaw
      • Not for canon flashes

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

        I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I had to return it was: the cold shoes seem to be made for Nikon flash. My Canon 600EX or the 580EX simply can not be fully inserted into the cold shoe. About %20 of the foot is hung outside. I thought no problem, 80% surface should suffice. However no matter how much I tighten it, with a few light jiggles, the flash comes a bit loose. This is not acceptable, as most of the time, my flashes are installed with the umbrella shaft at an angle. The last thing you want is three of your 600EX (totaling $1800) to fall on a hard surface.Another design flaw I found is: most of my cold-shoes I use have an angular design to the sides. So when you tighten it, the flash shoe plate is pressed downwards in addition to being pressed inwards. This bracket's cold-shoes have flat sides, so it press inward only. This certainly contributed to the loosen nature of the lock.For $ this product needs to be much better. I returned the product.

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        4.0

        TriFlash Mount works great!

        By Sureality

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

          I needed a way to get all of my speedlights through my umbrella. This was simple to use, sturdy, and fully funtional!

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          2.0

          Poor quality & forget using with FlexTT5

          By BigIronCruiser

          from Aiken, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                Unlike most Lastolite products, this one is a loser.

                1. The tiny springs that help spread the fingers will dislodge very easily, and once that occurs you will not be able to tighten the shoe mount. Good luck with trying to get them re-aligned.

                2. Straight out of the package, the fingers will not tighten enough to hold a FlexTT5. Even if they did, you would not be able to get 3 of them mounted in the bracket at the same time.

                Sorry Lastolite, but this bracket is NOT a keeper.

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                5.0

                superb simple gadget

                By AdiS

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                  I needed the triflash bracket for midday summer to fight the super bright background.

                  It does the job superbly - very reliable: portable, good design, easy to use, durable.

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                  3.0

                  Pre-Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 era

                  By Shutterbug

                  from Wilmington, NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                      Used for multiple speedlights with umbrella (or other light modifier). You can mount up to three speedlights, but BEWARE. These were NOT designed with PW Flex TT5 in mind! They can, however, be FORCED to work. Two of the three thumbscrews for shoe mounts have to be taken completely out and GROUND down with an emory wheel a full 16th of an inch to allow the Flex TT5 to be mounted. Additionally, the the long thumbscrew for the umbrella has to hack-sawed off about 1/4th of an inch! Works great AFTER that, if you don't damage the hollow screw for the shoe mount by squeezing it too hard in a vise to hold it while grinding!

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                      5.0

                      Quality!

                      By Shane

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                        So I was thinking about making one of these myself but Im glad I didnt. This piece is quality. Excellent build and feels solid and professional. I use it with a 60in umbrella and a Westcott softbox. The extra stops of light it provides are invaluable!

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                        4.0

                        Triple your power

                        By David

                        from Austin, Texas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Flexible - 1-3 flashes
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Pricey
                        • Should have 2nd screwset

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                        If you want to use flash with light modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas, one flash alone is often underpowered. By using an adapter that can hold multiple flashes, you can increase the amount of light generated, and/or reduce the recycle time between shots.
                        This adapter allows 3 flashes to be used together. There is another product by a company called lightware called FourSquare, which can hold 4 flashes and has some other extra capabilities, but that is much more expensive. The Lastolite is less expensive, well made, and adaptable. A few notes:
                        a. Lastolite currently make 3 different versions of the TriFlash bracket. This one has adjustable mounts, which as adjust the slightly non-standard sized flash feet (Nikons are well known for this). The cheaper one is not adjustable in this manner (and also seems flimsier to me.) The most expensive version has a built in hot shoe do if you can trigger it (e.g. with a wired or wireless remote) all 3 flashes will fire. I presume this only works in Manual mode. Using this mount and appropriate wireless adapters (I use Pocketwizard TT5s) you can work via TTL.
                        The unit has an umbrella adapter. Curiously it has a 2nd space that looks like it could also be used for an umbrella, but does not include a thumbscrew. This would be very interesting as it would allow mounting a reflective umbrella in one direction and a shoot through umbrella in the other direction which would create a quick, cheap softbox. I'll be experimenting later to see if I have a thumbscrew that might fit.

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                        4.0

                        Works well

                        By Andrew

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy to use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Apollo soft boxes
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                          I use this with the Apollo soft boxes from wescott and it works very well. Even in the 50" I can get good light out of it. Trying to line up the umbrella pole into the bracket can be tricky by touch sine there is a second hole the same size just below so you need to take a look and not do it by feel.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By sean chandler

                          from Barbados

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Construction
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Fastening screws

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                          I use this on every photo shoot (mainly real estate photography), with 2 sb-26s and a PocketWizard PlusII.

                          For product and portrait shots, I shoot through or bounce off an Impact Umbrella.

                          It holds two flashes and PW very securely - sometimes a little too securely as the fastening screws are small and can be hard to unscrew - but then we all have a 'leatherman' in our gear bag, don't we?

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                          5.0

                          Solid Flash Holder, well built

                          By Dan at VigorOtaku

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Forensic photography
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                            I use the TriFlash Bracket by Lastolite with my SB-900's daily.

                            With the newer flashes I use 2 or three to prevent one from overheating and for faster recycling. It also allows me to throw more light when I need it.

                            On site for forensic photography it doubles as a ringlight substitute. I put two flashes, one on either side, and hold the base as a handle just below my lens. It works great.

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                            5.0

                            Good Gear

                            By Brian Oz

                            from Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                            Excellent for providing that extra oomph with speed lights. Particularly useful indoors.

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                            5.0

                            TriFlash Bracket by Lastolite

                            By FatDude

                            from Plano,Tx

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                              Can be rotated to many possible positions with an easy twist of the wing nut on the bottom.

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                              4.0

                              Add more Light

                              By jherrel

                              from Columbia, SC

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoor portraitswedding
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket:

                              This bracket can easily hold 3 speedlights when you need more light that a single flash will provide. I use it primarily outside for off camera wedding photos when I have larger groups or when I need more power for high speed sync situations. I have modified it to accept the Radio Popper bracket foot with 1/4" screw/

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