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WestcottTriple Threat Speedlite Bracket
 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Packs small / compresses (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (4)
  • Strobe lighting (4)
  • Weddings (4)
  • Artificial lighting (3)
  • Photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but not a perfect solution.

This product works as intended, it creates the ability to use a multiple Speedlite array for use in a soft box or outdoors to match midday sun. I was nervous about my 580exII falling...Read complete review

This product works as intended, it creates the ability to use a multiple Speedlite array for use in a soft box or outdoors to match midday sun. I was nervous about my 580exII falling off of the clamp, but it seemed to hold well enough. I would imagine that if you moved your light stand around a bit, you should recheck for tightness, which could be inconvenient if you have them mounted inside of a soft box. I wish that the screw downs had a wing nut design instead of a notched screw. The other drawback is that when you attach this bracket to a light stand, there is absolutely no ability to tilt your bracket. I suppose that using a boom would eliminate this issue, but sometimes you don't want to lug around extra equipment and sand bags. Also, with the weight of 3 Speedlites and a soft box, you would need a very heavy duty boom.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love it, but...

I bought the triple threat from B&H several months ago. Time from order to in my hands was swift as always. I use the triple threat in conjunction with Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speedlites...Read complete review

I bought the triple threat from B&H several months ago. Time from order to in my hands was swift as always. I use the triple threat in conjunction with Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speedlites and my Westcott 43" Apollo Orb and other modifiers. The cold shoe brackets can be tightened sufficiently to keep the Speedlites in place no matter what angle you tilt the bracket at. Functionally, the Triple Threat does what you need it to do, hold 3 Speedlites in place, mount to a stand and hold an umbrella or other modifier in place. If you need the bracket to tilt, you need to buy something like the Impact swivel umbrella adapter to place between the stand and the triple threat. My big issue is with build quality. The plastic triangle that holds the cold shoes can separate at the seam quite easily since it is not a single piece of molded plastic. After mine separated, I put it back together, and hold it that way with 3 sets of nuts and bolts. I recommend the Triple Threat, but be aware of the build quality. I would pay a few more dollars for a single piece of plastic or for extra bracing to guard against separation. You can see how I modified it in the attached photo.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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4.0

Not too shabby

By Colbe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

Umbrella mount in the middle is pretty flimsy but it does feel secure and my flashes feel sturdy in place. I do recommend but 4/5 for flimsy umbrella mount.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well designed, and nicely build bracket

By Rick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

Well build, great for big modifiers if you are using speed lights!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Jamie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

Love this product for using multiple Speedlites to overcome daylight! If you have multiple Speedlites, this is a must have!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

Love this thing. Allows me to attach/use my 3 flashes with by apollo orb and I have the same/more power than a strobe (give or take) for a lot less money

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

handy tool

By Nate

from Northern Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

only issue is that I had to order 1/4" to 3/8" M adapter so it can fit on my light stands

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Flimsy

By Mark

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

Years ago I had some aluminum brackets made by IDC called the triple threat. They are no longer in business and mine were lost... These cheap plastic copies are nasty and flimsy - load up with a decent umbrella and they flex. Threw mine away.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Doesn't angle

By Party Photog

from Ft. Lauderdale

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

This is good product but make sure to buy something that would allow to angel the umbrella. It it will only shoot straight. I need to spend more money to buy piece to angle it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Awesome until something goes wrong.

By Davey Johnson

from Bozeman, Montana

Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

This shoe holds all three of my 600ex's really well. I was on a shoot yesterday and my stand fell over standing barely 3ft. Everything was fine but the screws that hold the shoes into place snapped right off and there's no threading to twist it back in. If this was made of a metal instead of a disappointing cheap plastic it would be perfect. Overall I like it enough to buy another but will keep looking for a sturdier option.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap made

By Tom

from North Carolina

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

    No good, do not buy this flimsy piece of junk. I thought Wescott built better holders than this.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great

    By Oceanorion

    from San Diego

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

        if u have a westcott parabolic umbrella this is just the best combo

        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I love it, but...

        By mushuhardy

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Location photography
        • Studio Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

        I bought the triple threat from B&H several months ago. Time from order to in my hands was swift as always. I use the triple threat in conjunction with Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speedlites and my Westcott 43" Apollo Orb and other modifiers. The cold shoe brackets can be tightened sufficiently to keep the Speedlites in place no matter what angle you tilt the bracket at. Functionally, the Triple Threat does what you need it to do, hold 3 Speedlites in place, mount to a stand and hold an umbrella or other modifier in place. If you need the bracket to tilt, you need to buy something like the Impact swivel umbrella adapter to place between the stand and the triple threat. My big issue is with build quality. The plastic triangle that holds the cold shoes can separate at the seam quite easily since it is not a single piece of molded plastic. After mine separated, I put it back together, and hold it that way with 3 sets of nuts and bolts. I recommend the Triple Threat, but be aware of the build quality. I would pay a few more dollars for a single piece of plastic or for extra bracing to guard against separation. You can see how I modified it in the attached photo.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not thrilled

        By "T"

        from Michigan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

        Can be mounted directly on Umbrella shaft or directly attached to light stand or boom arm ( my favorite choice), The shoes are a little tricky to secure the flash to. (Canon 600EX-RT)Twice have I dropped flash units thinking that I had secured them only to find out that I didn't have them fastened properly. Thankfully; the Orb caught them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product for using multiple speedlights in one umbrella

        By dm

        from springfield, or

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          great product, works good.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Weak plastic build

          By Molinski

          from Hudson, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          Overall good design, but the components aren't ideal for three flashes. The brass nut is only surrounded by the plastic housing so on you add a decent sized umbrella, it just won't stay in position. That's something to think about when you put three $[$]flashes on that thing, it's a lot to think about...My first use I couldn't get the umbrella and flashes to line up with my subjects without gravity pulling it wherever it wanted and two of the flashes fell out of the clips, crashing on rocks. I knew we were shooting in rough terrain, and tightened them best I could, but they still came loose...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great adapter!

          By Just me

          from Whittier, Ca

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          Perfect for increasing shooting power!

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not a Practical Mount

          By Baianojack

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cheap materials

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Studio

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          I purchased this item, because I have spent a very long time trying to locate an iDC triple Threat bracket. This is same design and iDC's site refers you to this model as a replacement to their discontinued product. The idea is the same, the design is roughly the same; however, the actual result is not. The body is cheap polymer and while that keeps the price down, it makes the product unreliable. It comes with two different size female ends which worked well for me. The problem is the polymer is so soft the fittings spin inside of it. I had to almost break it to get it off my stand! I use Canon 600EX Speedlites and the opportunities something like this offers is great for increasing the light with soft boxes, umbrellas, and etc. But the flimsy construction makes me worried every time I put 3 flashes on it. Now I'm having to look around for a better option. I would save the money and avoid this product altogether.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not fit for purpose

          By Alex Wallace

          from Auckland, New Zealand

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Short Lifespan
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

          While all my other Westcott product purchases have been superb, this one is not. Made of plastic, it cannot handle the weight of a large umbrella and when used in any sort of wind the brass nut recessed into the bracket( into which you screw your stand), spins in its mount. I'm fairly certain it will detach completely and with 3 speedlites attached that could be an expensive breakdown.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Companion to Westcott 7' Umbrellas

          By Joe from Huntsville

          from Huntsville, AL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

            The problem with the Westcott 7' umbrellas is that they're rather heavy and don't balance well on portable light stands. This bracket allows me to feed the umbrella shaft through and beyond the bracket atop the stand. I can attach one or more speedlites to the bracket and slide the umbrella/flashes back and forth along the shaft to balance the combination directly over the stand. My only downgrading is due to the small knobs that secure this bracket to the umbrella shaft. I think they should be much larger so that the bracket can be tightened better more securely to the end of the umbrella shaft.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Convenient

            By MelissaJ

            from Indiana

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

              I love that my 2nd shooters and I can share lightstands at wedding receptions using the Triple Threat.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Bracket

              By alightshource

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              Comments about Westcott Triple Threat Speedlite Bracket:

              Good sturdy mounting bracket. Being made of plastic I was concerned, but upon receiving it, I was happy to see how sturdy it was.

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