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Which Flash bracket to get?
Old 05-05-2005, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get a flash bracket for my camera(s) (1Ds and 20D) and per a search on the forum it seems as if the Stroboframe models are the favorites around here.. The question I have is which one?

B&H has several models to choose from.

Any suggestions? (will be using a 580EX and maybe my old 420EX on occasion)

Also, does anyone know if these are still usable if I mount the camera on a tripod (using arca style quick release plates)

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Re: Which Flash bracket to get?
Old 05-05-2005, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use a Custom Bracket CB Junior . I think it is of better build quality. I use a Stroboframe Quick Release system that is mounted to the bottom of the flash bracket.


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Re: Which Flash bracket to get?
Old 05-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bryan, I recommend the pro rl, I like the fact the camera tilts from horizontal to vertical instead of the flash.
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Re: Which Flash bracket to get?
Old 05-05-2005, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I prefer the Justrite bracket system... many bennies like camera stand when ya set it down, tripod attachment and rotates smoothly. www.justritebracket.com The guy is in Mich and put a lot of thought into it.
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Re: Which Flash bracket to get?
Old 05-05-2005, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I got a strobo frame... and I like it.. BUT you need a peice of rubber or cork to set your camera on and they do not send it with the bracket.... I made one out of rubber...
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CustomBrackets all the way. Very quick, very well built.

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Re: Which Flash bracket to get?
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I only paid like 50 bucks for the stroboframe that I have (two of them).. and I love them.. light weight, decent height, the flash stays above the camera in the same film plane / digital sensor plane...same thing.. they are quick to flip without being cumbersome..

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Wedding photographer, Denis Reggie who both sells and manufacturers this flash bracket himself... is made so you can shoot with two 550EX/580EX flashes at the same time,...bounced off a 36" umbrella..and powered by Canon's external battery packs.. The thing is a rather strange looking contraption but I would call it the king of flash brackets!

You just have to see it.. web page

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Really Right Stuff has a modular flash bracket that can be used with an Arca-Swiss QR system.

A good alternative is the Newton bracket, although the 1D-series body is a little bit too large for it if you are using pro f/2.8 zoom lenses.
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I use the Custom Brackets QRS-35-H. Very sturdy and it rotates the camera while keeping the flash in the same orientation. I removed the handle and stand to make it more compact. In addition to the bracket you need a camera mounting plate and a flash mounting plate for your paticular equipment.

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