Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock

Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock

Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock

B&H # LATHSL MFR # LL LA2422
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Product Highlights

  • Ratchet-Style Locking Mechanism
  • Built-In Umbrella Socket
  • Mounts On Any Standard Spigot
  • Locking Screw Secures Hotshoe
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The Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock is a mounting bracket that allows you to use an umbrella with a portable flashgun on a stand. The Tilthead's screw locking shoe mount will accommodate most flashgun hotshoes, and the umbrella socket allows you to use a bounce or shoot-through umbrella. The Tilthead fits any stand or other support device with a standard spigot treatment. The ratchet-style pivot on the Tilthead eliminates any sudden movement when the screw is tightened.

Ratchet-style locking mechanism
Built-in umbrella socket
Can be mounted onto any standard spigot
Locking screw to secure hotshoe fitting
UPC: 870862007567
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Lastolite Tilthead Shoe Lock
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 4.0 x 0.2"
    Tilthead Shoe Lock is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than The Rest I have tried other products for mounting speed light flash and associated accessories and this product is by far the best of its type for a number of reasons - 1) The shoe can be locked. This is not an issue when using flash directly on it as most hot shoe flashes have locks, but if you are using another cold shoe attachment that may connect your flash to a radio slave for example, this is very important. 2) Sturdy materials used 3) Definite click stops on the tilt mechanism. 4) Has hole for umbrella mounting. I would have given it 5 stars but nothing is perfect. Be careful not to wind out the locking screw too far, the 'floating' plate is spring loaded (nice touch) and can they can come out. Almost impossible to put back in.
    Date published: 2011-05-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Umbrella Shaft Hole Wrong Angle .... I returned mine today, for a store credit, for the reason described below.Please note the hole in the upper part of the swivel has been drilled straight through instead of at an angle. The umbrella shaft fits through this hole. As a result, the light from the flashgun atop the swivel will strike the umbrella off-center owing to the wrong umbrella shaft alignment.For the expected lighting effect from the umbrella, the flashgun light must strike the umbrella in its center. You should not buy this product if you would use it to mount an umbrella for the traditional umbrella lighting effect.
    Date published: 2011-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perefect!!! Great Bracket. I bought 2 of these, and certainly will be buying another one soon. I replaced my 2 manfrotto umbrella bracketts with this, after trying them out somewhere. Much smaller, lighter, easier to use, assemble, and seems stronger than the manfrotto too. Just love them. Thanks, Lastolite. Now I just wish they sold this bracket with the spigot in the USA, I would buy 3 also in a second, it is only available outside the usa for some reason...
    Date published: 2010-12-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing I opted for the Lastolite tilthead over the generic brands, expecting better quality, but I was very disappointed. The first time I used the units the hotshoe clamp was stuck and it took a fair amount of force with a screwdriver to free it so I could open it wide enough to mount the flash. Then I tried tightening the clamp for the umbrella shaft, and the rubber knob fell off as soon as I turned it. There is a socket under the rubber cover for an Allen wrench, and your need one to be able to tighten the clamping screw enough to hold an umbrella in place - unfortunately, the unit doesn't come with the wrench. I made the mistake of throwing away the packaging before I tried the two units I bought, or I would have returned them to B&H.
    Date published: 2017-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay Tilthead Okay product, unfortunately the hole for the umbrella is not at an angle, thereby putting the flash-head not in the center...also the knob is a little hard to turn... but other than that... it gets the job done.
    Date published: 2012-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I both two of these shoe lock tilt heads I use them with two speed lights and medium soft boxes, so far no problems.Easy to use, feels solid with that setup. Good price for such a tilt head, which does not feel like it will fall apart as cheaper tilt heads actually do. Not sure how a larger soft box would effect it though.
    Date published: 2014-12-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing This flash and umbrella mounting unit is solidly made out of metal. It looks good and is smoothly finished. The disappointment for me is that the 10mm-wide umbrella shaft hole is unable to stablise my umbrella which has an 8mm shaft. The 2mm gap allows the umbrella to pivot and flop around the tightening screw. It is a pathetic design which means you cannot get the flash unit to aim at the centre of the umbrella. There are other adapters that do not have this problem, including the Impact umbrella holder - which is what I will be buying next.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and compact, great ratcheting. Great, solid construction with a sleek, matte black, somewhat textured finish. The ratcheting mechanism on the pivot is excellent, with thick, deep teeth and firm spring loading. This makes for very positive engagement and I never worry about it slipping. I'd imagine this could withstand a good many falls with umbrella/strobe attached and not break. Cold shoe mount is precision machined too, with a solid lock. I have found that I need to both screw the locking mechanism down AND engage the flash lock to hold it on. The mechanism doesn't screw closed enough to hold the flash alone. One small caveat is that the umbrella shaft hole isn't angled, it's straight. While this allows the mount to be used the same front or back, some may desire an angled hole.
    Date published: 2018-05-10
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