The Lastolite TriFlash Shoe Mount Bracket allows you to mount up to three portable shoe mount flashes on a single bracket which can be mounted on a standard brass spigot. An umbrella socket allows the use of a reflective or shoot-through umbrella.
- Attach Up to 3 Portable Flashes
- Built-In Umbrella Socket
- Mounts on to Standard Brass Spigot
Manfrotto LL LA2423 Overview
Manfrotto LL LA2423 Specs
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 3.9 x 0.8"
Manfrotto LL LA2423 Reviews
Well-designed and useful.
It does exactly what it should. It seems a bit overpriced, but after checking alternatives, I decided to bite the bullet. I have only had a chance to use it once so far, but I appreciated its benefits. The first one I received had a bent screw, but when I returned it B&H replaced it quickly. I especially like the fact that the shoe clamps are designed to accept different brands of flashes (i.e., they will handle those with 45 shoe side edges or my Sony's straight ones). I had previously received a free multi-flash bracket as part of a flash package I had purchased elsewhere, but I couldn't use it because it was designed for 45 edges only.
Not So Great....
I was really excited to get this Lastolite TriFlash Bracket. I have other Lastolite products, and their quality has always been good. When it arrived I noticed that one of the mount tightening screws was crooked, at an angle. When I tried to tighten it with a flash attached, it would not tighten sufficiently to hold the flash in place. I took the screw out, and it was bent at an angle, and the hole into which it screwed was very sloppy in the way it was tapped out. Rather poor manufacturing for what it cost. Fortunately, the folks at B & H have taken it back, and they were very gracious about the problem. It pays to do business with people who you can trust.
Works great with my Canon 600 EX Flashes
I have been using the previous Lastolite tri-flash bracket with my old Canon 580 Ex flashes for years with no problems! It came with 3 spring clips for a very tight fit (of which I removed them and never used--see attached pictures). My new Canon 600 EX flashes (I have 4) come with a metal shoe so there is no problem with having them fit in 80 percent of the metal bracket. Lock the flash in the bracket using the flash locking mechanism (which holds the flash very firmly). The side screw is only designed as an adjustment for different flash shoe widths (and is not meant to lock the flash--see Lastolite instructional video Using the Tri-flash Sync Bracket with Mark Cleghorn) It has the same screw adjustment and you should adjust it to be snug but not too tight!http://www.lastoliteschoolofphotography.com/using-the-triflash-sync-bracketThis new bracket is great! I love Lastolite stuff!!
Not for Canon Flashes + Shoe Design Flaw
I did quite a bit of research before committing $ dollars for this bracket. Reason: it is the smallest tri-flash design on the market.I liked the quality: it's solidly built. The reason I had to return it was: the cold shoes seem to be made for Nikon flash. My Canon 600EX or the 580EX simply can not be fully inserted into the cold shoe. About %20 of the foot is hung outside. I thought no problem, 80% surface should suffice. However no matter how much I tighten it, with a few light jiggles, the flash comes a bit loose. This is not acceptable, as most of the time, my flashes are installed with the umbrella shaft at an angle. The last thing you want is three of your 600EX (totaling $1800) to fall on a hard surface.Another design flaw I found is: most of my cold-shoes I use have an angular design to the sides. So when you tighten it, the flash shoe plate is pressed downwards in addition to being pressed inwards. This bracket's cold-shoes have flat sides, so it press inward only. This certainly contributed to the loosen nature of the lock.For $ this product needs to be much better. I returned the product.
TriFlash Mount works great!
I needed a way to get all of my speedlights through my umbrella. This was simple to use, sturdy, and fully funtional!
Serves the purpose
For down and dirty jobs requiring something better than on-camera flash, I want equipment that transports easily, sets up and breaks down quickly, and doesn't give me headaches. I have the first generation of this bracket. After some skimpy pieces of metal designed to hold the flash fell off, I removed the rest and got it down to simple black cold shoes. Locking was provided by the Canon 600 series flash itself. That works fine. This new unit is somewhat larger and uses thumbscrews to tighten the flash to the bracket. The flash shoe locks don't grab anything. I subtracted one star because you'd better make sure these thumbscrews are really tight or your very expensive flashes may dislodge from the shoe. Otherwise, you should enjoy this unit, even if you rarely venture beyond one flash.
Couple of problems...
It would probably be okay except for a couple things, but it's hard to tell since I'm not sure if my problems are just with the one I received or possibly with all of them. It's also a little pricey for the build quality, though it's the cheapest of the 3 variants (with radio controlled flashes I see no reason to buy the other versions) and there aren't any other brands with the same form and better quality as far as I can tell. These are my main problems: One of the adjustable shoe mounts on the side was jammed when I received it. I was eventually able to loosen it, but the next day when I was trying to remove my flash it took me probably 10 minutes to get the screw undone. Not really a good thing when I'm at a wedding and I need break stuff down and move quickly. Second problem may just be a feature that I was unaware of. The bracket won't completely tighten down on my light stand. Like, when tightened all the way the whole unit can be spun around on the spigot. I know the spigot is the proper size so it's not that. That's probably going to be a big problem when I try to use it on a boom. Not sure what I'll do with it. I don't really feel like paying to exchange it and then waiting a month to receive the replacement, but as of now it's not reliable enough to use on a job.