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The flash bracket limitations.
on August 27, 2014
It's just OK; i expected more from Company like Westcott. My largest complain is for Flash bracket design - too small to comfortably use with SB-900 and PwerWizard FlexTT5 flash trigger. The cold Shoe is very cheap - there are no moving parts - just a large opening with a screw on the side, and the screw is what pushes on the flash foot and holds the flash secure. If your Speedlight foot is plastic - you’ll make dent in Speedlight's plastic. The groove in the cold shoe is very narrow and touches TTL contacts on my flash or FlexTT5, making flash to malfunction. Using an extension TTL cord to connect wireless flash trigger make this combo even more expensive and not really convenient to use. I bought a replacement Stroboframe cold shoe as a replacement, but anti-twisting/rotating pin on Stroboframe shoe is larger than the slot on Westcott's Flash bracket, so i just returning the kit. Included "beauty" dish plate is not really a replacement for the real beauty dish. Suggesting looking at
SMDV DIFF60 Speedbox Diffuser-60 as a softbox as an alternative