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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
This is my second one of these holders. It works nicely with several off camera flash units. Also holds all my umbrellas universally.
Published 11 months ago by HJOHN

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It could be better
In choosing a bracket I had three things in mind: fluid articulation, easy to adjust, and won't kill the pocketbook. Unfortunately this bracket only met the latter of the three. The materials used for this bracket are of quite decent quality given the price. Strong plastic wing-nut knobs that are easy to turn, combined with black aluminum body. The cold shoe platform is...
Published on January 26, 2011 by R. A. Stern


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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It could be better, January 26, 2011
This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
In choosing a bracket I had three things in mind: fluid articulation, easy to adjust, and won't kill the pocketbook. Unfortunately this bracket only met the latter of the three. The materials used for this bracket are of quite decent quality given the price. Strong plastic wing-nut knobs that are easy to turn, combined with black aluminum body. The cold shoe platform is large and stable, but much longer than necessary. It's also permanently bolted to the rest of the bracket and provides no lateral swivel like in most brackets. The wing-nut knobs are easy to tighten and loosen. Yet the articulation of the whole unit is ratcheted, which is precisely not what I wanted (I already have two ratcheted brackets and they're annoying). This means articulation is not fluid and limited to the manufacturer's predefined angles. The lack of lateral swivel combined with ratcheting severely cut into the good points of this bracket for me, and overall it's not an ideal tool.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from this bracket!, December 7, 2012
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
It will not hold an umbrella, the screw threads into plastic and it will not tighten down onto the umbrella shaft and the threads will strip. Cowboy Studio has on for $12 which is all metal. Don't buy this one! I tossed mine in the trash.

The Cowboy Studio one can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0034WR71G/ref=aw_cr_item_title
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware, July 29, 2012
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
You get what you pay for. The plastic stripped for me after less than two months. I will be replacing this now with something more durable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, June 24, 2013
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L. Jones "angsax" (Johnson City, NY United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
Looks like any other Flash Shoe Holder. Can't tell it from any other.

Broke on first use while tightening to stand.

Try another from someone else.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Flash Shoe UnHolder, June 6, 2013
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
I used mine 2 times and it broke, during a job! Luckily I had a mini stand and was able to use the flash without the umbrella! Wast of money and time!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality flash shoe holder, March 6, 2012
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
This flash shoe holder looked good in the pictures and the price was right ($7.95) but... you know the old saying , "you get what you pay for". The quality was awful. The small screw that holds the umbrella shaft in place is in plastic and on both of the units I bought the threads were already stripped and will not hold. Useless piece of junk. Do not buy this. It will not work for the intended purpose and is a waste of money. Pay a little more for a well designed product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for large (PLM) umbrellas, October 13, 2013
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
I got this to use my speedlite and 64" Paul C Buff PLM in conjunction. The plastic finger-tightener loosens up and droops the whole rig down. So it absolutely will not stay in position. If I ever buy a small umbrella this thing might become useful but definitely not for the 64" PLM. I guess it's my bad for thinking that might work. It was pretty darn cheap so I'm not complaining about that.

My review in summary is: " IT'S OKAY...?? "

If I find a better device for rigging this PLM I will link it here so that others with the same idea will know to get the right tool the first time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great product, October 2, 2013
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
This is my second one of these holders. It works nicely with several off camera flash units. Also holds all my umbrellas universally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars small and practical, October 2, 2013
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L. Tunon (Miami, Florida) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
it does what it is supposed to do. be careful with the adjustment screw. at times the flash unit is not tight enough and may drop. it's a deffect these units have always had. make sure you use the flsh's adjusting nut (the round plastic one at the base of the flash).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Flash Shoe, September 28, 2012
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Steven R Young (Houston, TX United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B (Camera)
Just purchased and love the versitility of this mount.
I am using it with my Nikon SB700.
A very handy tool for using speedlite off camera!
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