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InterfitMetal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (11)

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (5)
  • Weddings (4)
  • Fill flash (3)
  • General purpose (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top quality

This bracket secures well to standard sized light stands. I have had it for a weekend and used it a few times already. The strong solid metal suprised me. If you want REALLY...Read complete review

This bracket secures well to standard sized light stands. I have had it for a weekend and used it a few times already. The strong solid metal suprised me. If you want REALLY light materials, go for plastic instead. But this piece will stand up to much abuse. It's thick walled socket seats nicely on the light stand once the knob is fully unscrewed to allow clearance. And once snugged onto the light stand, I just leave it there. The black knobs are plenty large enough. I am using a Raven 8' black general use light stand w/ 33" umbrella's / Olympus Fl-36R flash. One important thing I noticed that I was researching and worried about is: when using cold shoe flashes, one reviewer stated that if the metal contacts of the flash shoe continually make contact with a metal surface, it could short out the flash and damage it. This bracket has a recession in the center under the area the flash foot sits, allowing enough space that the metal does not come into contact with the contacts on my flash. That was as important to me as the sturdiness of the knobs and solidarity of the bracket itself. The knurled umbrella knob could be slightly larger, allowing more torque to be applied when tightening/ loosening the umbrella shaft. That is my only gripe, although a small one. This is a good unit to purchase.

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Light duty with limitations.

For use only with smaller light modifiers. The flash attachment is fixed to the adapter with screws so it can't be rotated in order to position the flash's infrared eye toward the camera. ...Read complete review

For use only with smaller light modifiers. The flash attachment is fixed to the adapter with screws so it can't be rotated in order to position the flash's infrared eye toward the camera. Also, it's hard to put enough torque on the screw that holds the umbrella shaft in place due to the small size of the screw head. A thumb screw should have been used here like everywhere else. This was a big disappointment and is definitely for low-budget studios.

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4.0

I have 6 of these

By Techboy1980

from Bergen County, NJ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Extra Hot Shoe Lock
  • Lightweight
  • Teeth For Locking
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Some Plastic Parts

Best Uses

  • Off camera flash

Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

I have 6 of these that I use for weddings with OCF. I sometimes use them for portraits with small umbrellas.
When you turn the top half of the bracket and lock it in, the teeth hold it in place. Very important that these have teeth for locking. some others do not. Seems mostly well made and the secondary lock for the flash hot shoe is very necessary and appreciated. The bottom knob which locks the bracket to the stand seems to come a little loose from time to time, but it's acceptable.
Would recommend.

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5.0

Stronger than many similar brackets.

By jfj17

from Martinsburg, WV

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

    This isn't the strongest bracket available, but it's better than many of the common plastic brackets that are being sold today. It will work with most studio flat units and probably with lighter hot lights, especially those without fresnel lenses.

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    5.0

    Effective and sturdy

    By HGP

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

      I purchased a couple of these to use for my Nikon SB910 Speedlights.

      My first impression was the great feel of metal. It has a nice weight and solid feel to it. I really like the screw on it that secures my flash in place. It's snug, easy to screw/unscrew unlike other similar products I have that can be a pain in the butt to unscrew. I trust my SB910 on it.

      No complaints so far. I've had mine for a couple months now and have used it mainly for outdoor/indoor portraits using a 32" shoot through umbrella. It's a simple yet effective setup and this bracket does it's job.

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      5.0

      works great

      By jason

      from michigan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

        all metal holds my sb700 with no problems.

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        5.0

        Sturdy flash bracket

        By LSL

        from Atlanta

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

        I had bought a flash umbrella and stand with a similar clamp made of plastic and it broke during the first shooting session, almost cracking my flash. This one is built like a tank and has been very reliable. Great value for the money!

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        4.0

        Off-Camera Flash Photography

        By Camera Man

        from SF Bay Area

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Small Knob

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Off-camera Flash Ocf

        Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

        A friend recommended I try doing Off-Camera Flash (OCF) shooting. I purchased this bracket for an outdoor photo shoot this past weekend.

        I mounted the bracket to my light pole and secured my Canon Speedlight 580ex and Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce OM-EY (also purchased from B&H), prior to the shoot. Arriving On-Location, I just had to setup the light pole and power on the flash – ready to go. The bracket allowed me to quickly adjust the flash in any direction needed. I haven't used the Umbrella slot yet, but it looks as if would hold just fine.

        I recommend it for anyone wanting to use speedlites as an OCF. My only recommendation would be to have a larger knob to tighten it down.

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        4.0

        Quality product

        By SheilaB

        from Kentucky

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

          Works great

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          4.0

          sturdy

          By Mjbphotography

          from phoenix

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

              Much sturdier than the bracket that it's replacing. Will buy more

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              5.0

              High Quality Build

              By jhowdy

              from North Florida

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                I have another one from a different maker and this one is twice the product for less money.

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                4.0

                Love it!

                By Sally

                from Staten Island, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                  Works well with my Nikon SB900. Holds it tight. Made very well. I bought this because it was metal, not plastic like some of the others that are out there. Great product!

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                  2.0

                  Light duty with limitations.

                  By Skipperrik

                  from NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                      For use only with smaller light modifiers. The flash attachment is fixed to the adapter with screws so it can't be rotated in order to position the flash's infrared eye toward the camera. Also, it's hard to put enough torque on the screw that holds the umbrella shaft in place due to the small size of the screw head. A thumb screw should have been used here like everywhere else. This was a big disappointment and is definitely for low-budget studios.

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                      5.0

                      Pretty neat

                      By MrsFitz

                      from King George, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                      I use this to hold my sb700 and it does it's job. For how little it costs, it's a great product. fits perfectly onto my interfit light stand with an umbrella attached.

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                      5.0

                      good for the price

                      By adrian

                      from myrtle beach, SC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                      i have some better ones, but for the price is good. it does its job

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                      4.0

                      Good but a bit different from picture

                      By Souelle

                      from Sherbrooke, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Solid and easy to use

                      Cons

                      • Product not as picture

                      Best Uses

                      • Softboxumbrella

                      Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                      Good but a bit different from picture
                      I bought that one because I wanted a short shaft between the tilt join and the cold shoe, so the flash is not too high from the middle of the umbrella hole

                      The product design have been change a bit and the shaft is now much longer so it doesN,t do what I wanted from it

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                      5.0

                      Interfit Umbrella Bracket

                      By VJ Photography

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                        I am professional photographer and have begun using off camera flash. The bracket works like a charm. It is sturdy & each component moves with ease. I have no problem tightening or loosening the clamps. It fits well on my light stand.

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                        5.0

                        Top quality

                        By SLR_guy

                        from San Diego, Ca.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Portraits outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                          This bracket secures well to standard sized light stands. I have had it for a weekend and used it a few times already. The strong solid metal suprised me. If you want REALLY light materials, go for plastic instead. But this piece will stand up to much abuse. It's thick walled socket seats nicely on the light stand once the knob is fully unscrewed to allow clearance. And once snugged onto the light stand, I just leave it there. The black knobs are plenty large enough. I am using a Raven 8' black general use light stand w/ 33" umbrella's / Olympus Fl-36R flash. One important thing I noticed that I was researching and worried about is: when using cold shoe flashes, one reviewer stated that if the metal contacts of the flash shoe continually make contact with a metal surface, it could short out the flash and damage it. This bracket has a recession in the center under the area the flash foot sits, allowing enough space that the metal does not come into contact with the contacts on my flash. That was as important to me as the sturdiness of the knobs and solidarity of the bracket itself. The knurled umbrella knob could be slightly larger, allowing more torque to be applied when tightening/ loosening the umbrella shaft. That is my only gripe, although a small one. This is a good unit to purchase.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Strong

                          By beasty

                          from aus

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                              Strong! Flash shoe holder is made of metal so wont break on me. Umbrella screw works well and secure.

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                              5.0

                              Needed a lightweight no frill cold shoe

                              By Snap!

                              from Wausau, Wisconsin

                              About Me Trendy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Going Out
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe:

                                I needed a lightweight cold shoe solution to put on a hand held light pole. this does the trick. I use monopods and paint poles to hold lights where I need them at local events and soccer games. Works great when I put an SB-900 on it.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • View On Shoes:
                                • I'm Into Shoes

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