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WestcottTriple Threat Speedlite Bracket
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Strobe lighting (4)
    • Artificial lighting (3)
    • Photography (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Companion to Westcott 7' Umbrellas

    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...Read complete review

    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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    Triple Threat Review

    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...Read complete review

    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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    2.0

    Not a Practical Mount

    By Baianojack

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Cheap materials

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting
    • Studio

    Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

    I purchased this item, because I have spent a very long time trying to locate an iDC triple Threat bracket. This is same design and iDC's site refers you to this model as a replacement to their discontinued product. The idea is the same, the design is roughly the same; however, the actual result is not. The body is cheap polymer and while that keeps the price down, it makes the product unreliable. It comes with two different size female ends which worked well for me. The problem is the polymer is so soft the fittings spin inside of it. I had to almost break it to get it off my stand! I use Canon 600EX Speedlites and the opportunities something like this offers is great for increasing the light with soft boxes, umbrellas, and etc. But the flimsy construction makes me worried every time I put 3 flashes on it. Now I'm having to look around for a better option. I would save the money and avoid this product altogether.

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    1.0

    Not fit for purpose

    By Alex Wallace

    from Auckland, New Zealand

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Short Lifespan
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

    While all my other Westcott product purchases have been superb, this one is not. Made of plastic, it cannot handle the weight of a large umbrella and when used in any sort of wind the brass nut recessed into the bracket( into which you screw your stand), spins in its mount. I'm fairly certain it will detach completely and with 3 speedlites attached that could be an expensive breakdown.

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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

                  Pros

                    Cons

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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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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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