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CowboyStudio Umbrella Mount Bracket with Swivel Tilt Bracket for Nikon and Canon 430EX E580EX SB600 SB800 SB900
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2010
Style Name: Mount BProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I'm not sure what the other reviews where talking about when they said 'all metal'. Obviously the shoe mount is metal as are the screws but the main body is all hard plastic. Which isn't all bad if you're worried about weight (but probably not as durable as a metal design). The top mount works as expected (in my case I'm mounting a transceiver and then my 580EX II on top of that). What seems out of whack is the design for the umbrella holder. There is a flat spring in the hole meant to hold the umbrella steady (I can see what they were going for here, my other brackets have a simple flaw, the umbrella always either works itself loose or you put huge gouges in the umbrella shaft from cranking down on the screw to hold it in place). However, the spring just so happens to line up with the side of the spring with the umbrella is in the hole. So instead of holding the umbrella in place, the screw just tightens on the spring. Not real helpful. So in the end I did what I've had to do so many times before with this type of equipment, rig up my own solution. Essentially, to make it work, you need to get a small piece of pvc or copper pipe, (about 1/8" or less in thickness) cut it in half, then cut a portion of that off to fit into gap in the hole for the umbrella. That pushes the umbrella shaft up higher into the spring and allows the screw to engage correctly and tighten everything down. If only the 'engineer' that designed this had tested it before they started shipping it. I guess for $10 that's about what you'd expect.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2011
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Good design, yet when I tried to mount it on my light stand the umbrella holder literally fell apart in my hands. The quality of plastic is sub-par.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2013
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Solid metal bracket, excellent build quality. Most of what I was finding when I searched for this bracket where cheap plastic. This is around the same price as the plastic ones, but much better build quality
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2010
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I bought this swivel flash bracket so I can use my Vivitar DF383 flashguns with my Photogenic studio light stands. The picture you see from Amazon.com does not do this handy device justice! Be sure to see my pictures! It's made of a high impact plastic, came with a double sided 3/8" to 1/4" mount, with a flash hotshoe mount for my flashes. The angle adjustment handle is spring-loaded so you can turn it independently if you need to change the grip's direction or use it to hang things on it (ie: Cowboy Studio NPT-04 wireless triggers, bungies, extra powerpack, etc). It has a racheting swivel for smooth angle changes and the umbrella mount is great with a solid metal set screw. Great buy!
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2011
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At first, I liked the design of the top bracket. It is similar to the Stroboframe design. After using it a half-dozen times though, I found a major flaw! The thumb screw that tightens the bracket stripped and now it is unusable! Obviously, they used very cheap components! Say away from this one and pay a little more to get better quality!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2012
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Ordered product for portrait photography. Product is sturdy and just what I was looking for in an off the camera mount for my external flash unit and umbrella. Great price!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2011
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This flash/umbrella holder is cheap. It broke the first time I used it. While attaching it to the lightstand, the base of the product - which is plastic - snapped in half. The product has been unusable ever since. I am very dissatisfied.

I have since purchased a Manfrotto umbrella holder to replace it. MUCH BETTER! Do yourself a favor and fork out the extra money for a high quality ALL-METAL Umbrella/Flash holder.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2014
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A mount bracket is a pretty generic piece of equipment with at least several manufacturers. This one has a tightening screw that is a bit fragile. The screw broke pretty quickly when trying to tighten something down. Otherwise it fits and does its job.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2011
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I had two stripped out after little use. I have lots of Cowboy Studio stuff, and while it is cheap (both quality and price) it does the job, except for this one. Just pay the extra for a good brand that is all metal.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2014
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I paid half as much as I paid for a speedlight mount that I bought at a local camera store, and feel like I got twice my monies worth. This mount is built very well, I am very happy with it. The umbrella shaft hole is angled, to help center the umbrella in front of the flash, and the swivel part of the head is built very strong, absolutely no chance of it slipping once the umbrella is mounted and the head is tightened. When I get more lights this is the only mount I will buy.
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