Phottix Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo (16")

Phottix Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo (16")

Phottix Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo (16")

B&H # PH87521 MFR # PH87521
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Product Highlights

  • Varos II BG Umbrella Holder
  • 1 or 2 Flashes Centered on Umbrella
  • Allows a Full 180-Degree Tilt
  • Anti-Slip Foam Handle for Handheld Use
  • Eye Bolt for Battery or Counterweight
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Phottix PH87521 overview

  • 1Description

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
  • Base
  • 2 x Flash Shoes with Knurled Knobs
  • Boom Section (16")
  • Padded Handle
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Phottix PH87521 specs

    Material Aluminum Alloy
    Adjustments 180° Tilt
    Compatibility Umbrellas or umbrella-action softboxes up to 36" (91.4 cm) in diameter or height
    Length 16" (40.6 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 4.5 x 1.9"

    Phottix PH87521 reviews

    Multi Boom Flash Bracket with Varos II BG Combo (16") is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good -- with reservations It does what they say it will do holds 2 speedlights inside a softbox or other modifier, while allowing the modifier to be tilted. It seems well made with one exception: The wild adjustment handle is not nearly as large as the one in the photo, which makes tightening the tile difficult. It also feels like it would snap in half with just a little too much force. Otherwise, it's extremely well made, and should last a long time. If there was one other change I would make, it would be to standardize all of the knobs to photography's standard 1/4-20 thread. It would make replacing a broken knob much easier, should one ever break.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bracket This is the perfect bracket for me to use with my Photek Softlighter Umbrella, and my studio strobes. Yes it seemed expensive, but it makes my set up so much easier, I'll get over the cost. Should have bought it long ago.
    Date published: 2015-05-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy another if I need one great quality for this price. I wouldn't say its an A+ product for professionals but definitely an A+ product for amateurs or someone looking for an easy speedlite solution.
    Date published: 2017-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini Boom A must have if you have an internal flash softbox to provide an easy tilt. The tilt head is very strong and mostly metal. A little expensive but worth it.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
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