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InterfitMetal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (5)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (5)
  • Weddings (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Sturdy flash bracket

By LSL

from Atlanta

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        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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          • No

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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

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              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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                • No

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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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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Pretty neat

                      By MrsFitz

                      from King George, VA

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                            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

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                                  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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                                  • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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