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Mar 14, 2016 06:31:08   #
OnDSnap
 
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be able to rotate my camera while using flash at crowed events other than the Stoboframe , the type where when shooting vertical format and you need to flip the actual bracket to keep flash on top. Which I have a few I can't stand using... I was looking at a couple (links below)...but before pulling the trigger, any thoughts or other models/tpes to look at? Perhaps the wedding photographers have some suggestions... Thanks much for any suggestions.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135401-REG/promediagear_bbgv2_pbx3_boomerang_verticalgrip_qr_for_cameras.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135400-REG/promediagear_bbx_pbx3bd_boomerang_x_for_all.html

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Mar 14, 2016 06:59:33   #
blackest
 
OnDSnap wrote:
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be able to rotate my camera while using flash at crowed events other than the Stoboframe , the type where when shooting vertical format and you need to flip the actual bracket to keep flash on top. Which I have a few I can't stand using... I was looking at a couple (links below)...but before pulling the trigger, any thoughts or other models/tpes to look at? Perhaps the wedding photographers have some suggestions... Thanks much for any suggestions.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135401-REG/promediagear_bbgv2_pbx3_boomerang_verticalgrip_qr_for_cameras.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135400-REG/promediagear_bbx_pbx3bd_boomerang_x_for_all.html
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be ab... (show quote)


They both seem insanely expensive $350 v $300 for what they are.
I guess if people are paying for your pro services it may be worth it but...

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Mar 14, 2016 07:23:02   #
OnDSnap
 
blackest wrote:
They both seem insanely expensive $350 v $300 for what they are.
I guess if people are paying for your pro services it may be worth it but...


Yeah I know, hence why I'm asking if there is anything else out there to look at. I do a lot of cad drawings for custom machine shops and I know what goes into making product with similar complexity. in fact I was going to draw up an accessories for this should I buy one to get the flash up even higher, a block of some sort or a telescopic aluminum tube.

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Mar 14, 2016 07:23:56   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
Look at Custom Brackets also available from B&H. I have their PRO Flash-Rotating Bracket. The only thing I would have done different is get the large from my 5DIII as the standard size is a little tight in space around the lens. The larger would be a must if you use a battery pack. The bracket is rock solid unlike a few others I tried that were cheaper.

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Mar 14, 2016 08:05:41   #
OnDSnap
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Look at Custom Brackets also available from B&H. I have their PRO Flash-Rotating Bracket. The only thing I would have done different is get the large from my 5DIII as the standard size is a little tight in space around the lens. The larger would be a must if you use a battery pack. The bracket is rock solid unlike a few others I tried that were cheaper.


Thanks, I will...back already, actually I looked at them also and was wondering how high the flash was able to go being it looks as if it's on something I would make for the other one, a telescoping arm to raise the flash higher... couldn't find that info from the specs. Can you answer that?

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Mar 14, 2016 08:12:25   #
OnDSnap
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Look at Custom Brackets also available from B&H. I have their PRO Flash-Rotating Bracket. The only thing I would have done different is get the large from my 5DIII as the standard size is a little tight in space around the lens. The larger would be a must if you use a battery pack. The bracket is rock solid unlike a few others I tried that were cheaper.


Regarding size, I would be using it with a Nikon D750 with battery grip with more times than not a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 or 70-200 f2.8...eith I think would accommodate...

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Mar 14, 2016 14:41:55   #
jdubu
 
OnDSnap wrote:
Thanks, I will...back already, actually I looked at them also and was wondering how high the flash was able to go being it looks as if it's on something I would make for the other one, a telescoping arm to raise the flash higher... couldn't find that info from the specs. Can you answer that?


I use the Custom Brackets also. One with a flash arm and another that just rotates the camera.

I actually reverse my flash attachment with a small extender so it is on the left outside of the upright arm instead of directly over the lens. I like the subtle offset flash angle and slight shadowing it gives me.

an older post of that flash use is here:
http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-311460-1.html

For events such as this, I sometimes will have the setup mounted on a monopod. All I have to do is rotate the camera on the arc slider, very quick and easy. Easier to hold too!

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Mar 14, 2016 15:16:03   #
davidrb
 
OnDSnap wrote:
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be able to rotate my camera while using flash at crowed events other than the Stoboframe , the type where when shooting vertical format and you need to flip the actual bracket to keep flash on top. Which I have a few I can't stand using... I was looking at a couple (links below)...but before pulling the trigger, any thoughts or other models/tpes to look at? Perhaps the wedding photographers have some suggestions... Thanks much for any suggestions.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135401-REG/promediagear_bbgv2_pbx3_boomerang_verticalgrip_qr_for_cameras.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135400-REG/promediagear_bbx_pbx3bd_boomerang_x_for_all.html
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be ab... (show quote)


ReallyRightStuff has brackets in this category. Look and see if they are what you need. Good luck.

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Mar 14, 2016 22:17:15   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
OnDSnap wrote:
Regarding size, I would be using it with a Nikon D750 with battery grip with more times than not a Nikon 24-70 f2.8 or 70-200 f2.8...eith I think would accommodate...
I'd say the regular size would be correct for the D750 ... except for the battery pack. You might try reaching either B&H or the vendor directly for an assessment of the size for your set-up. I have RRS as well with L-brackets on my cameras. The monopod to a quick-release plate on the Custom Bracket to the L-Plate on the camera might seem like a lot of hardware .... but everything comes together with a lever throw or two ....

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Mar 15, 2016 05:45:29   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
OnDSnap wrote:
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be able to rotate my camera while using flash at crowed events other than the Stoboframe , the type where when shooting vertical format and you need to flip the actual bracket to keep flash on top. Which I have a few I can't stand using... I was looking at a couple (links below)...but before pulling the trigger, any thoughts or other models/tpes to look at? Perhaps the wedding photographers have some suggestions... Thanks much for any suggestions.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135401-REG/promediagear_bbgv2_pbx3_boomerang_verticalgrip_qr_for_cameras.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1135400-REG/promediagear_bbx_pbx3bd_boomerang_x_for_all.html
So I'm looking at a couple flash brackets to be ab... (show quote)


I use and swear by this:

http://www.newtoncamerabrackets.com/new_page_24.htm

It folds so it takes little space in my camera bag, it is practically invisible because it is so small - so you don't look like a "wedding paparazzo" trying to impress the crowd with your giant erector-set flash bracket - and it only weighs 7 oz.

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Mar 15, 2016 05:48:49   #
Bobbee
 
I have the boomerang for years. I love it and it is design well. This is not a 'punch out' flip bracket. The parts are machined and aircraft alum. It will be sitting on your desk at home when your dead and buried. Worth the money.

Wat do the Russians say? "Buy Cheap 10 times, Buy good once."

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Mar 15, 2016 06:01:35   #
OnDSnap
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
I'd say the regular size would be correct for the D750 ... except for the battery pack. You might try reaching either B&H or the vendor directly for an assessment of the size for your set-up. I have RRS as well with L-brackets on my cameras. The monopod to a quick-release plate on the Custom Bracket to the L-Plate on the camera might seem like a lot of hardware .... but everything comes together with a lever throw or two ....


Thanks CHG....

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Mar 15, 2016 06:05:05   #
OnDSnap
 
Gene51 wrote:
I use and swear by this:

http://www.newtoncamerabrackets.com/new_page_24.htm

It folds so it takes little space in my camera bag, it is practically invisible because it is so small - so you don't look like a "wedding paparazzo" trying to impress the crowd with your giant erector-set flash bracket - and it only weighs 7 oz.


Thanks Gene, I'll look into it. Does the flash plate go any higher or does it pretty much stay at the height as if it's mounted to the camera s hot shoe in respect to height?

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Mar 15, 2016 06:06:09   #
OnDSnap
 
Bobbee wrote:
I have the boomerang for years. I love it and it is design well. This is not a 'punch out' flip bracket. The parts are machined and aircraft alum. It will be sitting on your desk at home when your dead and buried. Worth the money.

Wat do the Russians say? "Buy Cheap 10 times, Buy good once."


I agree with the Russians in that respect.

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Mar 15, 2016 06:07:24   #
OnDSnap
 
davidrb wrote:
ReallyRightStuff has brackets in this category. Look and see if they are what you need. Good luck.


That's usually my first stop and I didn't see anything, I'll look again...thanks

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