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Feb 25, 2011 23:40 |  #1

I've grown quite accustomed to using my stroboframe when shooting candids. It lets me keep my flash in the right position when shooting vertical or horizontal.

However, my wife just bought a grip for my T2i. (My wife is just awesome!). At first I thought this would be ideal. But I'm finding that it's all wrong! The grip side of the stroboframe is on the left so I can operate the shutter with my right hand. But when I flip the camera vertical, this puts the grip button on the bottom left - exactly opposite of where it should be! I can't mount the bracket on the other side because it would block the shutter release on horizontal shots.

What does everyone else using a stroboframe and a grip do here? Do you only use one at a time and deal with the awkward position of the shutter release when shooting? Is there a grip that has the button on the other side? Or is there a stroboframe (or other) that maybe would allow me to flip the camera the opposite direction?

Since I originally posted this, I did discover this nifty looking device: http://promediagear.3d​cartstores.com …ripBattery-Pack_p_30.html (external link) but I'm still curious about whatothers are doing in the same situation. Also, if anyone has this bracket I'd like their opinion on it before I go blow more on the bracket than my wife spent on the grip.


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Feb 28, 2011 12:05 |  #2

Wow. No suggestions at all after two days? I figured by now I would have a 20 different opinions, a couple people debating the 50mm 1.8 vs 1.4 and someone correcting my spelling only to find out that I had it right to begin with. :-P


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Feb 28, 2011 12:39 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #3

Which Stroboframe are you using? Not knowing may keep some people from replying.

I use the Camera Flip (external link) with my 30D and 5D. Ir rotates the camera counter-clockwise so the shutter button is always on the right.

It's too small to use with a gripped body; you can mount a gripped body, but the frame is too tight to rotate. Even though the Rebels are smaller, I don't think they're small enough. Plus a grip adds unnecessary weight to the whole combo.


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Feb 28, 2011 12:48 as a reply to  @ NJ.Murphy's post |  #4

I'm using the quick flip 350 right now. I thought it was in my signature. I guess that's what I get for thinking.:o

I looked at the camera flip but as you said, it won't fit when the body is gripped. Another inch and it would probably work (are you reading this stroboframe?)


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Feb 28, 2011 16:08 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #5

I've worked with a Quick Flip in the past, but never cared for it. The hinge never stayed tight enough, leading to the flash flipping at inopportune times. And I was always pinching my fingers in it.


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Mar 01, 2011 21:28 |  #6

I made an additional "L" bracket out of 1/4" aluminum stock, drilled and tapped to bolt to the QuickFlip. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. It's very solid and looks like part of the original bracket.


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Mar 02, 2011 00:14 |  #7

Tim S wrote in post #11939363 (external link)
I made an additional "L" bracket out of 1/4" aluminum stock, drilled and tapped to bolt to the QuickFlip. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. It's very solid and looks like part of the original bracket.

That would be terrific!


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Mar 08, 2011 10:09 |  #8

Can you reverse the bracket - mount camera with bracket handle on right side - and reverse the hot shoe bracket as well ??


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Mar 09, 2011 13:00 |  #9

kfreels...my stoboframe has a height adjustment on the vertical strut where the hinged top piece attaches...look for 2 screws and adjustment slots. I moved mine to the max position and use it gripped and ungripped.

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