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Flash Bracket to hold a Canon 5D MKII and 580 EXII

 
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Jan 26, 2010 21:01 |  #31

thanks I ended up getting the CB Folding -T...it folds and thus can easily be carried in the camera bag...I tried my options and yes there are better ones but they do not fold.


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Jan 26, 2010 21:01 |  #32

Familiaphoto wrote in post #9425011 (external link)
I use the Really Right Stuff B87-B. A bit expensive and does require an L-Bracket but it is truly outstanding in construction, weight and ease of use.

http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …tems.asp?kc=B87​-B-PPP&eq= (external link)

Familiaphoto and Roywsmith, I notice you both chose different RRS brackets. Apart from the portability factor, is there a functional advantage of one type over the other?




  
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Jan 26, 2010 21:12 |  #33

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #9478533 (external link)
Familiaphoto and Roywsmith, I notice you both chose different RRS brackets. Apart from the portability factor, is there a functional advantage of one type over the other?

I chose the B87-B because it fit better with my shooting style. I also like how it moves the flash forward over the lens. It cost more but works so well I can't find a complaint with it. When apart it fits in my bag just fine. It is in two pieces but stores easy.


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Jan 26, 2010 22:58 |  #34

Just for the sake of quoting a different solution, I use a Kirk action grip :
http://www.kirkphoto.c​om/Action_Grip.html (external link)
The flash sits on top of the handle, slightly higher than with the camera hotshoe, and left of the lens axis - not a red eye issue, using it with a Lumiquest 20/80 or a small softbox.
My 5D II has a L plate, then it's easy to move the camera in portrait position - probably slower than with the specialized rotating brackets mentioned above, but I'm not a wedding / professional photog, so it's OK.
Very comfortable, light and sturdy, doubles as a good handle, can be fittted on a tripod - it has an Arca Swiss-like plate underneath.
Defect: does not fold at all, flat or otherwise - would hog some room in a bag.


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Jan 27, 2010 00:10 |  #35

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #9478533 (external link)
Familiaphoto and Roywsmith, I notice you both chose different RRS brackets. Apart from the portability factor, is there a functional advantage of one type over the other?

Quizzical_Squirrel,

I chose the MPR-1 as it meets my needs, folds up smaller, and doesn't need a rail.

The B87-B is needed with macro lenses (or telephoto zooms with macro capability) when the subject is close to the lens. It moves the flash further forward so the subject is not in the shadow of the lens.

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Jan 27, 2010 05:46 |  #36

Looks very solid, compact, well built. Just be aware of side shadows when shooting groups and people in landscape mode.

GMHY wrote in post #9479380 (external link)
Just for the sake of quoting a different solution, I use a Kirk action grip :
http://www.kirkphoto.c​om/Action_Grip.html (external link)
The flash sits on top of the handle, slightly higher than with the camera hotshoe, and left of the lens axis - not a red eye issue, using it with a Lumiquest 20/80 or a small softbox......


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Jan 27, 2010 06:17 |  #37

sapearl wrote in post #9480758 (external link)
Looks very solid, compact, well built. Just be aware of side shadows when shooting groups and people in landscape mode.

Yes its main quality is to be simple and straightforward: no moving / rotating parts, sturdy...
And yes, direct flash may create side shadows - but I do mainly bounce flash, then it's OK.


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