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Constructed from lightweight, machined aluminum alloy, the 16" Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo from Phottix is a convenient way to use 1 or 2 shoe mount flashes with a standard bounce or translucent "shoot through" umbrella, as well as with softboxes with umbrella-type setup and breakdown. The combo consists of a base plate with two knurled knobs attached to flash shoes, a 16" riser-like boom section and a removable padded grip section and Varos II BG Umbrella Holder with 5/8" receiver, reversible stud and cold shoe mount.
The bracket is designed to make it easy, no matter what the size your flash or flashes, to center the light source in the umbrella or softbox for even distribution. The knobs that connect to the flash shoes on the base are captive to prevent loss but positionable anywhere along the bar. The shoes are removable and can be replaced with shoe-type radio transmitters if desired. The entire assembly is stable enough to sit flat on a table or the floor when needed. The 16" "pole" part of the bracket is tapped in several places along its length to center the base-mounted flash units or to establish a lower center of gravity for stability. A removable padded handle allows an assistant to hand-hold the bracket and a light modifier as is often done at weddings. The handle has an eye bolt to attach a counterweight or battery when using the unit as a boom with the included Varos II BG Umbrella Holder. The holder allows up to 180-degree tilt for the entire rig and has a 5/8" receiver for the boom and a reversible 3/8"-16" / 1/4"-20 male threaded insert. A removable cold shoe is included for solo flash use on a stand. The entire system folds flat and stores in an included case.
Mount 1 or 2 flashes with or without hot shoe radio transmitters. Plate is centered inside umbrella-style softboxes or an umbrella such as the Phottix Easy-Up Umbrella
Fast and easy set-up, the base plate swivels and locks into position with one simple thumbscrew
Large, easy-to-grip knurled knobs allow positioning along the base plate. Knobs are captured to prevent loss
Quickly folds flat and compact for transport. Carrying bag included
Can be accessed outside an umbrella-style softbox, allowing much greater control and tilt angles
Allows full 180-degree tilt with Phottix Easy-Up Umbrella Softboxes measuring up to 36" in height or diameter
Mount the base plate in choice of multiple pre-tapped positions on handle for different flash setups or lower center of gravity
The padded grip allows for comfortable hand-holding of flashes mounted in a shoot-through umbrella or in a softbox
Folded flat, the bracket acts as a base stand for 2 flashes to sit on a flat surface (floor or table etc)
Rugged and lightweight 6061 black-anodized machined aluminum alloy
The eye bolt handle grip enables attachment of battery packs or small counterweights
Using the base plate from a second optional Multi-Boom bracket allows for quad flash mounting, or two flash units and 2 battery packs
Included Varos II BG Umbrella Holder has a 5/8" receiver for the boom and comes with a removable cold shoe and reversible 3/8"-16" / 1/4"-20 male threaded insert
In the Box
Phottix Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo (16")
Varos II BG Multi-Function Flash Shoe Umbrella Holder
Flash Shoes with Knurled Knobs
Boom Section (16")
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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Umbrellas or umbrella-action softboxes up to 36" (91.4 cm) in diameter or height