Custom Brackets CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket

Custom Brackets CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket

Custom Brackets CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket

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  • Designed for Canon and Nikon Camera / Flash Combinations

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The Custom Bracket CB Mini-RC is a horizontal camera and flash platform bracket. It has a wide cork-padded camera platform to support a digital, 35mm film, or medium format camera. The 1/4"-20 camera screw can be adjusted for cameras of different thickness. Featuring the same compact setup as the CB Mini, the CB Mini-RC allows full accessibility to the vertical shutter release on your camera. It is designed for Canon and Nikon camera / flash combinations.

Since this type of bracket is usually used with either a handle mount flash or shoe mount flash attached to an off-camera cord, this bracket comes with a 1/4"-20 flash screw.

Anti-twist feature for off-camera cord.
The flash is positioned forward from the camera to reduce the occurrence of flash shadows created by longer lenses.
Can be mounted on tripod via 1/4"-20 threaded socket.
Durable aluminum construction.
In the Box
Custom Brackets CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket
  • Camera Mounting Screw
  • Cork Base Pads
  • Screw for Flash or Flash Cord with Flash Anti-Twist Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Custom Brackets CBMINIRCQ Specs

    Dimensions 7 x 3.5" (17.8 x 8.9 cm) WxD
    Weight 6 oz (170 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 4.0 x 0.02"

    Custom Brackets CBMINIRCQ Reviews

    CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 78.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy tool for flash photography Great for eliminating the sideways shadows on portrait-oriented photographs of people by placing the flash over the axis of the lens. Using this bracket takes the flash off your camera, meaning that in press pit/media scrum situations you reduce the risk of either firing the flash into the back of someone's head or ramming your flash into the back of someone's head. And the person behind you will thank you because your flash won't be in their shot. Well built with adjustable locking plate that caters for different off camera cord hot shoes. Only slightly annoying point is that the screw that holds the off camera cord hotshoe in place requires a screwdriver - it would be great if it was a d-ring like it is on the screw that fastens the bracket to the camera body itself.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bracket with good intentions I am a photographer on the go and so I bought it on the sole premise that I can stow it in my backpack eliminating the bulk and I can pull it out with ease. I wanted a higher quality straight bracket even if realizing that the quality of imaging remains the same, have I used other straight brackets. The quality of workmanship, simplicity in design, and convenience of storage are the best part of it. The problem associated with all straight brackets is its inconsistency with lighting on subject matters mostly in environments with little light. Because the flash is on the right side, horizontal subjects are prone to uneven lighting and cast shadows. Vertical subjects are prone to halo lighting, where the subject glows as the background surrounding it dissipates into the darkness.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and efficient The CB Mini-RC Camera & Flash Bracket is a no fuss little piece of equipment that I find very useful when working in tight crowdy places...the simple , yet efficient design of this bracket allows you to avoid nasty side shadows when using the camera in a vertical position...obviously it's not the gear you need if you plan to use an off-shoe flash bracket for more spphisticated situations,such as throwing shadows downwards behind your subject...but this sturdy well designed and balanced bracket if used the proper way is great...many people claim that it's intended for Canon bodies, but I'm working with Nikon bodies and I can assure you that it's perfectly fine with all the current models...if you need a low cost, well made flash bracket, the cb mini rc is the perfect choice
    Date published: 2010-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product I've use this bracket on regular bases for portrait on the go while covering assignments that require fast moving actions, as in political rallies or social events. I didn't buy the base that prevent the bracket from moving, if you screw well in place it would hardly move during the assigment. It works better on vertical portraits, but still far better that having the flash on camera. With a good flash technique you can make good ambient fill shoots. While vertical handling it feels 'funny', it takes time to get use to since it brings more bulk to the grip. Would be nice to have something thinner with such strong construction.
    Date published: 2012-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and strong I wanted to get my flash off the camera. So I bought a cord knowing I'd need a bracket at some point. After much research on matter I found some good reviews on this bracket. It's a minimalist set up which is what I wanted. It also balances out the rig nicely as your hand is between the flash and the camera (think of balancing a pencil on the finger.) I added a cold shoe mount to the bracket so I could easily remove the flash for hand held shots. Love the size, shape, and build quality. Wished it came with a quick release flash mount option like this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=mount&N=4293918168+4253671411.
    Date published: 2011-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very handy flash bracket! I generally have two cameras with me on an OP/TECH USA Double Sling. My old bracket was much to large to carry using the sling. Plus it flopped around as the flash arm could not be held in place (the pivot moves freely). But with the CB-Mini-RC it stays right where I put it when I let that camera go to use the other one. Perfect for what I need. The bracket is solidly made and with the anti-twist bar on it does not move around. Flash is held solidly in place. A small adjustment period was needed to get used to where the flash is but wasn't long. If you use a flash in an environment where you are moving around a lot I highly recommend the CB-Mini-RC.
    Date published: 2013-10-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Nice Accessory Used a similar product from DEMB, which worked fine, but it required physically turning the bracket from portrait to landscape when changing angles to shoot. With this bracket, the flash stays fixed and when you move the camera from horizontal to vertical, the flash head stays aligned with the lens. I was a little afraid of getting red-eye when shooting horizontal because it places the flash head at lens level, but that hasn't happened. Makes for much quicker transitions from horizontal to vertical when shooting chaos.
    Date published: 2011-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity + Functionality = Good Value I purchased this bracket after watching Katy Winn on You Tube. I needed it primarily for sports and event photography and didn't want some monstrosity that weighed a ton. I also purchased the Anti-Twist plate along with the bracket. Initially is placed the bracket on my Canon 40D without the external motor drive and while useable it did not work well due to lack of hand room. Once I applied the the BG-E2N drive the space available was fine. I have a medium size hand (no jokes) and even with the bracket installed using the portait button on the motor drive was comfortable, there is enough wiggle room especially front to back to allow placing the bracket out of the way of the shutter button. The anti-twist bar I purchased worked well when mounted on the camera without the motor drive but placed undue stress on the plastic motor drive body and I have not had any episodes of shifting or loosening when not using the anti-twist bar so I personally do not recommend spending the extra coin. Using the my 580EXII on the bracket is a piece of cake. I am able to use my MILA Grid bouce on the flash but must remove it for direct flash because it either gets in the path of my lens 17-55mm or it bangs into my 70-200mm 2.8 zoom. Speaking of zooms, althought my 70-200m f2.8 if quite long compared to the bracket distance from the camera and extends far in front of the bracket and flash I get full coverage over the entire zoom range. Best of all when I have the bracket on my camera people really think I know what I'm doing. This is a very solid and effective bracket and well worth the money but you will probably not need the anti-twist bar.
    Date published: 2008-12-04
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    Is there room for an on-flash mini-softbox like the Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large) B&H # VEFD320 MFR # FD-320 without hitting the lens?
    Asked by: Michael
    It's pretty small. With a speed light on, it's hard to get my hand on the shutter controls.
    Answered by: David S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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