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Old 08-08-2004, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend an off camera flash bracket for my D1X and SB-80DX flash.
Thank you for your insight.
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Re: Off Camera Flash Brackets
Old 08-08-2004, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the Stroboframe Flip Frame. It fits the D1X and SB80DX very well. You'll need an SC17 cord and the Stroboframe antitwist bracket too.

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have two stroboframe quick flip brackets...the kind where the flash flips not the camera... I think I paid like $50.00 for them...they are one of the things that I recomend for everyone who shoots with dedicactd flashes..along with Soften Omni-Bounce ....the white plastic "cup" that you place on your flash head that diffuses the light.. they are custome made to fit your flash...

I have another bracket from Stroboframe that I bought off a friend for $2.50 it is the type where the body flops...not the flash,.. the thing that I don't like about those is the problem with vertical coverage...in vertical shots, the lower portion of the subject receives less light than the top of the subject...even in manual output mode.. This is wht I like the quick-flip where the flash flips to a vertical position when shooting vertical...and flip it back to a horizontal position when shooting horizontal subjects... I actually took apart all of the non essential parts ...like the flash arm...and mounted it to my monopod which I use on location when I am shooting vertical shots in lower light when I want to "drag" the shutter...( to include more ambient light ) ...rather than hand holding all together...and for $2.50, I couldn't go wrong....Nope!

I hope I could help.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Hey JP, just curious -

How does the flash flipping make any difference over the body flipping...You still have to turn the body to get a vertical shot...So you'd still have the flash over the lens...Right?

I mean, isn't that kind of the point? To keep the flash high and centered over the lens?

Help me out here, ol' buddy...I don't understand the difference...
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Old 08-08-2004, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have used as many different flash brackets as I have film over the years and I have found that the very best one is a Custom Brackets CB Jr. It is a little similar to a stroboframe press or pro T however it is machined from a quality stock of aluminum and is very sturdy, highly adjustable and light wieght. Better still they do not require anti twist plates and are very comfortable. I have used it with the set up you have as well as using a Q Flash also with no problems. Lets see a quick flip do that. No I don't get anything from the company, but over the years I have been frustrated by too many brackets and I am finally completely pleased. Hope this helps
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How does the flash flipping make any difference over the body flipping...You still have to turn the body to get a vertical shot...So you'd still have the flash over the lens...Right?


.........Good question... thanks for asking,..Yes, you have the flash over the lens in body flipping but in flash flipping, that flash is flipped the same way your camera frame is flipped.. see the pictures bellow.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] You are free to take them..

...Sorry about the lighting... I just wanted to illustrate what I was referring to...Yep!







I mean, isn't that kind of the point? To keep the flash high and centered over the lens?
Help me out here, ol' buddy...I don't understand the difference...


........Yes, but as you see, by flipping the flash works better for more coverage.. I used to use one called the "Jones Bracket"...on a 35mm camera...the flash stayed in the same plave but the camera swiveled from horizontal to vertical... and when I shot a person full length in vertical, I would get dark feet.. Having the flash flipped as well reduces that quite a bit... the Jones Bracket is best suited for a 6x6cm format with a prisim finder attached.. because you didn't have to flip anything... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I hope this helps..

P.S. because my second 10D is in the repair shop, I had to show this set-up on a 1n film body..which is about the same size as a 1D.

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OOOHHHHHH!!!

I GET IT!!!!!

Very cool...And I can see what you're talking about!
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] You are very welcome sir! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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This is what I you and it works quite well. I shorten the SC-17 cable and atached it to the Stroframe. tom@tandlphoto.com T&L Web site.
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Nice picture! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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