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thebinaryman
02-24-2009, 11:52 AM
My second flash bracket finally arrived from china. $22 shipped. It must some kind of stroboflipwhatever clone. This one though, in addition to the top rotating flash holding section, also allows for rotation of the camera mount. Please look closely at the attached photos. You can keep the flash stationary, while rotating the camera from horizontal to vertical. The bracket appears to be quality built, and feels excellent. I began by removing the generic hot shoe mount and attaching my normal TTL extension cable. This required a special screw from my collection, a trip to the hardware store would otherwise be required. It now mounted my FL-50 and E-510 + 12-60mm nicely, and the balance is great. I can hold the bracket in my left hand, adjust zoom with my right, the shoot with my right. I can rotate the camera, and shoot again, with the light from the flash not changed. The rotating action for the camera is a little stiff at first, but it's starting to loosen up. The great thing is that when not shooting and just carrying the camera, the bracket is nicely held low, by just one hand with the comfortable grip.

I highly recommend this bracket, for $22 it's a no-brainer. :D

PB-AL
02-25-2009, 07:46 PM
From where did you order.
Thank you.

thebinaryman
02-25-2009, 08:41 PM
The price seems to have gone up, mine was priced in GBP, and after conversion, was $22 shipped, this one appears to be around $40 shipped: http://cgi.ebay.com/Flash-Bracket-Quickflip-900-For-Nikon-Canon-Olympus_W0QQitemZ310125103683QQihZ021QQcategoryZ15 215QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem You might be able to find the same bracket named differently, from another seller. You know how these chinese sellers are, they name a product whatever they like, there's no known manufacturer or model name. I would search the term "flash bracket" or "flash grip" and look by picture to try to locate one at a cheaper price.

thebinaryman
02-25-2009, 08:43 PM
It appears to be a cheap clone of this (overpriced) bracket: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/105119-REG/Stroboframe_310_900_Camera_Flip_Bracket.html

Michael Meissner
02-26-2009, 05:11 AM
It appears to be a cheap clone of this (overpriced) bracket: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/105119-REG/Stroboframe_310_900_Camera_Flip_Bracket.html
While I never used the quickflip model of the Stroboframe brackets, I will say that all of the Stroboframe brackets I have used (Pro-RL, VH-2000, and the folding bracket) are well made, and will stand up to any abuse. Several of the cheaper brackets that I have bought over the years have failed (cold shoe coming off, plastic housing cracking, etc.) and are just not well made. It might be the Chinese clone is well made, I really don't know.

PB-AL
02-26-2009, 04:48 PM
The price seems to have gone up, mine was priced in GBP, and after conversion, was $22 shipped, this one appears to be around $40 shipped: http://cgi.ebay.com/Flash-Bracket-Quickflip-900-For-Nikon-Canon-Olympus_W0QQitemZ310125103683QQihZ021QQcategoryZ15 215QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem You might be able to find the same bracket named differently, from another seller. You know how these chinese sellers are, they name a product whatever they like, there's no known manufacturer or model name. I would search the term "flash bracket" or "flash grip" and look by picture to try to locate one at a cheaper price.

Thank you.