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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.6

(based on 495 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (355)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (316)
  • Reliable (261)
  • Lightweight (221)
  • Consistent (125)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

  • Unreliable (8)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Short lifespan (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (260)
  • Portraits (256)
  • Artificial lighting (216)
  • Strobe lighting (206)
  • Weddings (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (151), Pro photographer (105), Photo enthusiast (90), Casual photographer (20), Photography student (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (365), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid build

I use this bracket with a B&H-ordered Westcott umbrella (Optical White Satin - 32") on a standard light stand for headshots at work from time to time. I use the...Read complete review

I use this bracket with a B&H-ordered Westcott umbrella (Optical White Satin - 32") on a standard light stand for headshots at work from time to time. I use the bracket only occasionally, but it's been reliable so far. It holds my Nikon SB-700 Speedlight securely, and even has an upward-angled umbrella slot that brings the center of the umbrella up towards the center of the flash area. This makes for more even light distribution, because otherwise, your speedlight is firing largely into the top half of the umbrella. The construction is largely metal and the fit is solid all-around. My only critique is that the knobs are plastic and smaller - I'd like a little more surface area to grab hold of and torque down. For the price, it's a no-brainer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it is what it is

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although...Read complete review

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although a bit flimsy it is much better than the units that are made of plastic which cannot hold the weight of a simple speedlite and break instantaneously. NEVER put an expensive speedlite in a PLASTIC bracket.It is a recipe for disaster. Spend $ more and get the metal one.

Reviewed by 495 customers

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2.0

not strong enough

By Lisa

from Undisclosed

Site Member

This isn't strong enough to hold a 50" Mega JS Apollo and a speedlight.

 
5.0

Works well with umbrella and stand

By Merrill

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Easy to use

 
5.0

Exactly what I hoped for

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Perfect! Sometimes, you just want these to do what you wanted..and this one does.

 
5.0

Strong yet compact and light. Versatile.

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

More compact than other swivels yet still made of heavy-duty metal. The cold shoe/spigot assembly is easily removable and can be replaced with another spigot that has, say, an Area clamp attached. Very versatile. The spigot can also be positioned parallel to an umbrella shaft, aligning the light closer to the center of umbrellas and other modifiers.

 
5.0

Love this line of products

By Jay

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Its very handy and convenient light shaping tool for speedlight users. Very light weight to carry anywhere.

 
5.0

Awesome deal

By Shirley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Excellent performance, highly recommended

 
5.0

Love this bracket

By Josemauricio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Nice sturdy bracket, I have purchased 3 of these. Also very functional.

 
5.0

Really Versatile Bracket

By M Simmons

from Chattanooga TN

Verified Buyer

I LOVE this bracket! You can move the hotshoe bracket to the side position (hole) and it will allow you to point your flash straight down the spine of your umbrella. I own several other brands that dont offer that feature. It really makes a difference with positioning light direction when the flash is center to the umbrella and not 4 inches above center. You need one or more of these in your life if you use off camera flash.

 
5.0

Good enough to have

By Peyman Khazan

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Its nice , well made and small, I use it almost everyday

 
1.0

Poor design

By Frugal

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

The central swivel locking mechanism is very weak and poorly constructed. It will not hold a speedlight and small softbox at an angle without collapsing. I have to keep it in place with a rubber band. Waste of money.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

I use this with my canon 430ex ii speedlight with umbrella. Works great and the adjustments allow complete control over any direction you might need to position your speedlight for proper lighting.

 
4.0

I got one. So should you

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

You need a bracket. This is a bracket. All the spinny things spin and it connects up well to my stand. What else can you say.

 
4.0

Good bracket

By Alexandre

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Very good bracket. Sometimes a little flimsy.

 
4.0

Compact and do the job

By Jeanmarie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Took me a while to get use to it - but now I can say it's a good bracket. The only complaint I have is the screw for the umbrella is a little short. With umbrella which have a small shaft, you cannot jam it in the slot. It design factor is small and compact, which is nice.

 
5.0

simple

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

simple

 
5.0

Excellent mount

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Very solid mount for umbrella reflector & speedlight. Good quality product, no cheap plastic.

 
5.0

Solid

By Jeremy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Solid mounting bracket. Use it for light and softbox.

 
5.0

Works just as it says

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Great product..very useful.

 
5.0

Nice little piece of hardware

By Cliff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

A nice bracket, does what it's supposed to do.

 
5.0

Great product for mounting Speedlites!

By Jamie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

High quality mount with lots of adjustability!

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