Vello CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket

Vello CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket

Vello CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket

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Product Highlights

  • Flexible Arm for Tilting Flash
  • Ideal for Macro and Close-Up Photography
  • Padded Flash Arm
  • Cold Shoe Attachment
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Non-Slip Rubberized Top Surface
  • 1/4"-20 Stud with D-Ring
  • Compatible with Most Cameras and Flashes
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A simple, effective, and versatile bracket for close-up lighting applications, the CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket from Vello features an L-shaped design with a flexible arm for positioning a flash closer to the subject. The arm is padded for a comfortable grip and incorporates a cold shoe on top to accept shoe-mounted speedlights or video lights. The straight base features an Arca-style design for a seamless fit within Arca-style tripod heads, and a 1/4"-20 stud with D-ring is included for securely attaching your camera to the bracket. The plate also has a rubberized top surface to prevent your camera from slipping during use.

L-shaped bracket with a flexible, padded flash arm
Flexible arm design enables positioning flash closer to subject for macro shooting
Cold shoe on top of flash arm permits attaching speedlights, LED lights, or other shoe-mounted lights
Arca-type camera plate permits direct attachment to tripod for quick switching between handheld and tripod use
A 1/4"-20 stud with D-ring is included for securely attaching your camera to the bracket
UPC: 847628595132
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Vello CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket
  • 1/4"-20 Stud with D-Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello CB-900 specs

    Mount 1/4"-20 stud
    Cold shoe
    Arca-type compatible
    Dimensions 11.0 x 1.5 x 6.5" / 27.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm
    Weight 11.5 oz / 326 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 5.9 x 1.8"

    Vello CB-900 reviews

    CB-900 Flexible Macro Flash Bracket is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vello Flexible Arca Style Flexible Macro Bracket CB-900 Vello Flexible Arca Style Flexible Macro Bracket CB-900 The Vello Macro bracket is a very easy accessory to get hooked onto. This unit is straight forward and so easy to use. A Cold Shoe with a 12 padded flexible are allows you to place your flash or constant light just right for the perfect up-close picture. I found that when doing a photo shoot that by holding the padded flex arm as a handle and the shutter side of the camera it gives you the ability to hold your shots steady and very stable. It will work with any 1/4 - 20 mount or any camera or video camera. It will fit to a flash, LED light. This is a great accessory for anyone that need light up a small items you photograph. I would recommend this to all who want better images.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Flash bracket I've tried. I love this flash bracket. I've bought 4 or five others in this price range and wasn't satisfied with any of them. The really nice thing about this is the flexible support. It's plenty long and sturdier than I expected. It looks very much the same as a microphone goose neck. What I discovered after just a short while of working with this is with and extention flash cord to the Flash mounted on the bracket, It easier to switch between landscape and portrait mode than even much more expensive brackets I've tried. Would definitely recomend this, especially for the price.
    Date published: 2017-04-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Goose-neck needs work I bought this to try for macro lighting. I'm using it with a full sized flash, TTL cord, and a lightweight light modifier on the flash. The goose-neck is a little frustrating. The angles you can achieve are limited as it's stiff enough that it's hard to bend more drastically and ends up just kinda leaning over. At the same time it's loose enough that it droops a little as you use it with a flash on the end. For the price this is okay. I do really like the bottom bracket which allows the whole thing to sit flat on a table. In the end I'll keep this and try it out more but may end up sticking with a left handed bracket.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bracket at a good price I bought this bracket together with the Vello Mini Softbox for close up macro shots. The best part is that I can use Nikon's CLS wireless control so I don't even need a remote cord. This simplifies the setup and reduces leverage on the arm since the flash is mounted directly to it. Even when my SB-800 is positioned so there's no line of sight from the built-in flash, it works perfectly and has yet to misfire even once after several hundred shots. I did have to add a slightly larger washer to the screw which attaches the arm to the base as the connection was a bit unstable before. The bracket and softbox together were less than 40 bucks and it all fits in my bag. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had low expectations, was blown away I read a lot of reviews about how the top of this didn't support much weight and kept falling over. I also worried it would be vastly too tall for my purposes (I'm only using a smaller mirrorless camera), and I also worried that the position of the center screw, would mean my HDMI wire would be blocked. I was mislead on all counts. Im using this as an arm to hold an HDMI screen, so I can go solo to test some portrait locations before I take clients there. Even with a huge battery on the back of the monitor, the arm is very stiff all the way to the end, and holds the weight great. The top of the arm unscrews, and I was able to put a different mount on the end. The arm itself isn't super wide, and is very soft... so even when I put my camera pretty close to it, the cables aren't being pressed on too hard.
    Date published: 2018-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great item! There are a lot of crazy expensive, spidery looking contraptions out there for macro lighting. If you like to travel light and use a small strobe or LED light,� then this is well worth a look. It's durable and well-made. It looks like it will last a very long time. A tad heavy but it balances well when mounted. If the cold shoe does not stay rotated where you want it, just stack some lock washers on the 1/4-20 stud and tighten it down. A gem of a product.
    Date published: 2018-03-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bendable enough for macro work Note that all the positive reviews here are from people who appear to be using this bracket for something other than it was intended for. I bought it for macro work and have found it almost useless for that purpose as it doesn't bend enough, and I can't get the flash where I want it. I can see how it would work for other uses. It's surprisingly sturdy for the price, except for the flimsy cold-shoe attachment, which could be replaced if necessary. Perhaps Vello should remove "macro" from the name, and then they'd have a product that made sense.
    Date published: 2018-07-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not flexible enough The bracket seems well made but the flexible arm is not flexible enough for macro work. Working with a 90mm lens at 0.5X, or even less magnification, you can't do much better than lighting 90 degrees down from the top or off to the side. More direct lighting is impossible unless you twist the camera mount portion back so that it's not aligned with the bottom of the camera. Then you can't reach camera controls or use the viewfinder. It would be great if the flexible arm could be divided into two pieces that can be used separately or together.
    Date published: 2018-06-19
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