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WestcottTriple Threat Speedlite Bracket
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      Nice Companion to Westcott 7' Umbrellas

      By Joe from Huntsville

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

        The problem with the Westcott 7' umbrellas is that they're rather heavy and don't balance well on portable light stands. This bracket allows me to feed the umbrella shaft through and beyond the bracket atop the stand. I can attach one or more speedlites to the bracket and slide the umbrella/flashes back and forth along the shaft to balance the combination directly over the stand. My only downgrading is due to the small knobs that secure this bracket to the umbrella shaft. I think they should be much larger so that the bracket can be tightened better more securely to the end of the umbrella shaft.

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        5.0

        Convenient

        By MelissaJ

        from Indiana

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          I love that my 2nd shooters and I can share lightstands at wedding receptions using the Triple Threat.

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          5.0

          Good Bracket

          By alightshource

          from Santa Rosa, CA

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          Good sturdy mounting bracket. Being made of plastic I was concerned, but upon receiving it, I was happy to see how sturdy it was.

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          4.0

          Good, but not a perfect solution.

          By mushuhardy

          from Albany, NY

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          This product works as intended, it creates the ability to use a multiple Speedlite array for use in a soft box or outdoors to match midday sun. I was nervous about my 580exII falling off of the clamp, but it seemed to hold well enough. I would imagine that if you moved your light stand around a bit, you should recheck for tightness, which could be inconvenient if you have them mounted inside of a soft box. I wish that the screw downs had a wing nut design instead of a notched screw. The other drawback is that when you attach this bracket to a light stand, there is absolutely no ability to tilt your bracket. I suppose that using a boom would eliminate this issue, but sometimes you don't want to lug around extra equipment and sand bags. Also, with the weight of 3 Speedlites and a soft box, you would need a very heavy duty boom.

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          2.0

          Good in theory, subpar in practice.

          By RH

          from Westerly, RI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

                This bracket is made of bulky cumbersome plastic, the Westcott cold-shoe's are standard but I don't find them as nice as the Impact cold-shoe.

                The Biggest issue is that when fixing this bracket to various different (it comes with two sizes for screw-holes) screws it does not hold tightly. If you want to use something with weight (like for instance 3 flashes and a modifier) this bracket will spin never finding a "tightest" locking positiong making any off-axis angles troublesome to impossible.

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                5.0

                So far so Good

                By GrapheStudio

                from Chambly Canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

                  I use it for a couple of weeks with 3 600rt with a translucent umbrella, the result is outstanding and the bracket look strong enough.

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                  5.0

                  Westcott triple flash holder

                  By Coll

                  from Rockhampton Australia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

                    Now I can fire 3 SWB900 flashes into a big umbrella reflector for a powerful full sunlight modelling flash. A reflector does the fill.

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                    3.0

                    Triple Threat Review

                    By PJC

                    from Fargo, ND

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

                          Obviously this device is effective at mounting three strobes to either a light stand, or onto an umbrella shaft. However, if you are using the shaft approach, this unit, once three strobes are attached, is really too heavy since most umbrella shafts barely offer enough strength manage the umbrella! I don't know about you, but putting $1,500 dollars worth of strobes onto such a flimsly rod makes me nervous! In fact, to effectively tighten the locking knob it will crimp all but the most robust shafts! Choose one that's made of solid fiberglass! Using the thread mounting options you'll experience no such problems. Use some caution, and common sense on this one.

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                          5.0

                          The BEST in SHOW!

                          By doc paradox

                          from Florida

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

                              If you are running a 3 Gang Speedlight Unbrella of any type - THIS IS your Bracket! Finaly, Thank GOD! A designer got it right! #1 atribute: even (true-triangular)spread,. . #2 1/4 20 AND 3/8th brass reciever choices. (you'll want to use the 3/8th) Good Gravy, this New Product NAILS IT!!!! Heavy Duty Rudy - the real deal!

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