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MorrisMTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Attaches securely (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (13)
  • Indoors (12)
  • Outdoors (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Low light (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works for me

I have two of these and use them with 60" Photoflex convertible umbrellas, Nikon SB-800 flash units and on various light stands. The included cold shoes are useless with the SB-800...Read complete review

I have two of these and use them with 60" Photoflex convertible umbrellas, Nikon SB-800 flash units and on various light stands. The included cold shoes are useless with the SB-800 flash though; my only reason for 4 stars. I had to replace them so I selected Stroboframe's Flash Mount Adapters (B&H# STFMS) and they are excellent. When using just two strobes I mount them both upside-down on the bottom of the bracket since they aim closer to the center of the umbrellas in this configuration. Someone else mentioned the toothed clamp for locking the pivot - it works very well for holding everything in place without having to tighten a lot, but he's correct in that it doesn't allow for fine adjustment of the angle. This is really a nonissue since lighting subjects with large umbrellas is not a precise technique in the first place.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad, but needs more...

I bought this so I could fire two Speedlite's into a 60" Photogenic Eclipse Plus Umbrella.A good feature is that the tilt mechanism has detents in it, so it stays put even...Read complete review

I bought this so I could fire two Speedlite's into a 60" Photogenic Eclipse Plus Umbrella.A good feature is that the tilt mechanism has detents in it, so it stays put even if the tightening knob is a little loose.A couple of cons.The thumb screws are a little too short and pop off as there is no way to secure when in a carry bag.Also, if you need to mount let's say a flash on top on one side and bottom of the other you will have a problem. This is because the screws are short and there is rubber grip on the top side. It gives no room for the screw to bite.Second problem is that it can tild forward and backwards, but not twist side to side. This may sound strange, but if the top T could spin as a regular umbrella mount, this would be far more useful. It would allow you to have two flashes one above each as well as side to side. Since it doesn't, you are requried to purchase let's say a Bogen 2905 steel umbrella bracket. That raises the prive another $20-$30.

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4.0

Versatile

By Ak

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

    This is a versatile tool, helps you build your own setup for flashes.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice and small, but useful

    By A

    from OR

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

        This is totally worth the money. Increases your degrees of freedom, is reasonably sturdy and not too pricy.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy and well designed

        By Richard - Wedding Photographer

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

          This is the second bracket like this I've bought. I needed a bracket to attach two LED lights on a lightstand. The first one was a different brand, and it was flimsy. This one worked. It secures tightly to the stand, and it's solid construction.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wow...!!!!

          By Master911

          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

            Durable and easy to use ...!

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            • No

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            1.0

            Tilt head releases when least expected

            By Cowgirl Photos

            from Illinois

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Holds two flashes

            Cons

            • Fails to hold securely
            • Screws loosen on own

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

            I shoot speed lights with pocket wizards. the screws on the flash mounts get in the way of the wizards, you can't tighten completely. Combine this with the tilt head suddenly letting go sends my wizards and flashes crashing to the ground. Thinking of super glueing the tilt head... still, the screws are always in the way and I can't tighten the pocket wizards to the contraption. heavy

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            5.0

            Just works

            By Mark

            from Robins, IA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                It's simple and to the point.
                Well made.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By " JCarlos Photo " Carlos Hernandez

                from San Gabriel Valley

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                  Easy to use. Works great with my two FL-50R's

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great gadget for the gadget bag

                  By MG

                  from Sioux Falls, SD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                    I purchased this item to hold two bescor Model LED-70 lights for doing video work. I was thinking of making my own bracket, but this works even better. It fits perfectly on my light stand and is easy to pack with the rest of my gear. Great product, [...]

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Exactly what I needed

                    By NikRaye

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Hot shoes too tight

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                    I needed a way to bundle multiple speedlites in one modifier (60" umbrella) to boost my lighting power and this is perfect for the job. It attaches to a standard umbrella swivel bracket and comes with two hot shoes. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the shoes are a bit tight, as others have noted. Otherwise, it is exactly what I was looking for and extremely affordable.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    For multiple flashes

                    By Billy Bob

                    from Bay Area, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                      Holds multiple flashes.
                      The down side is that the umbrella shaft hole is not angled.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great grip & design but a bit too long.

                      By dqdave

                      from Canada!

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                        Love having 2 lights on one stand and bought this well-priced option.

                        Love the captive screws and captive locking jaws. Rubber padding is kinda weak. Don't like the stock knobs since I like to take my flashes on and off at will.

                        As-is is *really* long, so I cut it up and added several 1/4-20 threads closer to the center. Would love to see a shorter version with the same clamp so I don't have to chop-shop it.

                        All in all great value for the money.

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                        5.0

                        Does what it's supposed to do

                        By 205Studios

                        from Oxford, AL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                          This is a great product that is well-built. It holds both of my flashes that I need it to very easily and allows me to gang up my speed-lights for over-powering the sun. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs to put more than one flash through a light modifier.

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                          5.0

                          One of my best investments!

                          By Pintor De Luz

                          from Sacramento, California

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good construction

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                          This Umbrella Tilt Head is being used for off camera flash with or without umbrellas. Very good and sturdy. I will buy another one whenever I can. I recommend it very strongly.

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                          5.0

                          For sure I would buy another one.-

                          By Ceferino

                          from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Night Time
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                            I used with 2 Nikon SB-800 and is easy to use and mount.-

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                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I consider myself lucky

                            By Jeff

                            from San Anselmo, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                              I have a similar bracket without the tilt but needed another that was wider. Unfortunately the dimensions aren't available for this one anywhere. I checked the Morris website and every online retailer that sells this product without any luck. Now that I have it I can give them to anybody that may be interested. 15"x3.5"x1" with a variable spread from 14" to 9.5".
                              Very well made. The teeth in the tilt mechanism provide extra stability and durability that more than make up for the inability to make fine adjustments.

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                              5.0

                              WOW great little bracket...

                              By Cris D

                              from barrie, Ontario

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                                super easy to set up and use, this has made all my lighting dreams come true...

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                                5.0

                                Not bad at all

                                By Bill

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                                  Great way to use a pair of flashes on an umbrella. The shoes are a little tight on the strobes, but still work. The shoes have a plastic insulator to prevent the strobe's shoe from shorting out. Construction is fine and seems to be heavy duty enough to support everything.

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                                  (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Related accessories need more explanatio

                                  By Dan-o-mite

                                  from Longview, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                                      I ordered this with an umbrella, because it showed up as a related accessory. The description was not clear enough to warrant exactly how to go about using it. It discussed repositioning a modeling lamp. It did not accessorize the umbrella I ordered in any way.In fact, the umbrella may be a better accessory for the tilt head stand. Now I have a product that is completely useless to me unless I buy something else.[...] The product looks to be of high quality, and I'm sure it is. I just have no idea how to use it, or exactly what types of things I need to make it useful. So far none of the lights I have have these kinds of keyed feet on them to mount on the tilt head mount.

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Works for me

                                      By Darren Scala

                                      from Toronto, Ontario

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                                        I have two of these and use them with 60" Photoflex convertible umbrellas, Nikon SB-800 flash units and on various light stands. The included cold shoes are useless with the SB-800 flash though; my only reason for 4 stars. I had to replace them so I selected Stroboframe's Flash Mount Adapters (B&H# STFMS) and they are excellent. When using just two strobes I mount them both upside-down on the bottom of the bracket since they aim closer to the center of the umbrellas in this configuration. Someone else mentioned the toothed clamp for locking the pivot - it works very well for holding everything in place without having to tighten a lot, but he's correct in that it doesn't allow for fine adjustment of the angle. This is really a nonissue since lighting subjects with large umbrellas is not a precise technique in the first place.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Very handy bracket

                                        By John F

                                        from Orlando, FL

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy cold shoes

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Morris MTH-203 Umbrella Tilt Head:

                                          This bracket allows you to use 2 Speedlights with or without an umbrella. It is possible to mount a Pocketwizard or a 3rd flash, making it a very versatile accessory. Very useful for outdoor work where a single strobe is not enough. The cold shoes are a little flimsy, but I replaced them with the AS-10 stands that come with Nikon flashes and these hold the strobes much more firmly. I have two of them now.

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