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Jun 14, 2007 19:48 |  #1

Any recommendations on a flash bracket for a 5D + BP-E4?
I bought a Stroboframe Pro-T and I didn't find it comfortable.




  
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Jun 14, 2007 19:53 |  #2

I am considering the Custom Bracket.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …QRSH2_QRS_H2_Br​acket.html (external link)

Or a Newton Bracket. I've seen pros use the Quantum flash with the 5D and those flashes have their own brackets to use.


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Jun 14, 2007 19:56 |  #3

This is what I use with my 5d+grip setup.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=334632

Works effectively, durable, compact, and light weight. Easy to fit inside bag.
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Jun 14, 2007 20:02 |  #4

I use a cheap stroboframe quick flip. Just be sure to take off that piece of crap flash mount and use the screw provided to screw directly into your off camera shoe cord instead. EVERYBODY who's used that mount has broke it in the middle of the shoot.


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Jun 14, 2007 20:03 |  #5

The mount is the most important piece of equipment on a bracket. If it is cheap or not sturdy, on the 5D, it will break.


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Jun 14, 2007 21:12 |  #6

I have a Custom Brackets flash bracket, it is great, really solid and well made... with that said I never use it though.. unless I absolutely have to...


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Jun 14, 2007 21:14 |  #7

I have a Press-T, similar to the OP and it works just fine with my 5D and 580EX and 24-70. It's a heavy set-up, but the mount is pretty secure. I just would like something that flips the camera, not the flash.


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Jun 15, 2007 01:36 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #8

Stroboframe - Camera Rotating for me. There are really two types, those that you hold and rotate the camera and those that the flash rotates around the camera. Check here http://www.tiffen.com …tml?tablename=s​troboframe (external link)

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Jun 15, 2007 03:18 |  #9

I have a Pro-T in a cupboard somewhere, I haven't used it for a year or so.


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Jun 15, 2007 05:12 |  #10

MrTED wrote in post #3380635 (external link)
Stroboframe - Camera Rotating for me. There are really two types, those that you hold and rotate the camera and those that the flash rotates around the camera. Check here http://www.tiffen.com …tml?tablename=s​troboframe (external link)

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Jun 15, 2007 05:19 |  #11

Check out Newton Brackets. I have and love the Di100FR2.


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Jun 15, 2007 06:25 |  #12

I have a stroboframe but have really been looking at the JustRite bracket. It is very rugged and the camera flip is very smooth. A little "pricey" though..........

http://www.justritebra​cket.com (external link)


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Jun 15, 2007 08:42 |  #13

I've looked at the Just Right Bracket before, and love the size and portability...but I have a hard time dropping the $300 on it...


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Jun 15, 2007 08:45 |  #14

Like Loyd and a few others the stroboframe with the camera flip works good.


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Jun 15, 2007 08:55 |  #15

I'll back Scott on this one. Newton makes excellent, top notch, durable and very lightweigh brackets. I see Scott has the flash rotator model, I preferred the Di100CR which is the CAMERA rotator version. Check out his site:

http://www.newtoncamer​abrackets.com/new_page​_4b.htm (external link)

Bob Newton is very personable and accessible. If you email him with a question and he's in town, you will usually get a response in about a day if not sooner. He used to shoot MF at weddings some years back, and his brackets come out of that history.

I almost bought the Custome Bracket which is another fine item that's manufactured a few miles from my home. They are solid and well designed, but I felt they were a little too large and "spread out" for my shooting sytle. Others love them though. You really need to handle these things if at all possible prior to purchasing. - Stu

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Check out Newton Brackets. I have and love the Di100FR2.


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