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Awesome bit of kit,
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This is an awesome bit of kit that no photographer should be without, when coupled with a super clamp this combo can be mounted practically anywhere, excellent for off camera flash use.
the reason why this didn't get a 4 was because the unit comes with the friction wheel disassembled, and there were no instructions for the correct assembly of the friction wheel, I was having difficulty tightening down the magic arm, when I happened to notice a bearing and two washers in the box, after these components were installed the unit functions perfectly.
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Initial post: Jul 27, 2010 1:05:11 PM PDT
K. Jorgensen says:
A good review. How do you assemble this arm, if I may ask?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2010 11:20:19 AM PST
John Harper says:
It is incredibly easy to assemble. That this reviewer had trouble shows more about them than manfrotto.
Posted on Sep 10, 2011 5:02:07 AM PDT
Avishek R. Aiyar says:
Users of this product.....how do you think this would function as an off camera mount for a flash like the Nikon SB-600?
The idea is to use the camera bracket to attach it to the bottom of my Nikon D300 and the other end would hold my flash......
Also...any ideas as to what kind of an adapter I might need to mount the flash?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2011 5:43:22 AM PDT
S. Morris says:
You could use an umbrella adapter for extra isolated control and adjustment, as when you release the friction wheel it'll release both ends.
As far as attaching the flash, I highly recommend the stroboframe style cold shoesStroboframe Bracket Shoe Mount
I had purchased the Manfrotto cold shoes as used on the Justin clamps, but these are delicate due to it being a metal insert pressed into the plastic cold shoe.
Just make sure that the handwheel is tight on the magic arm.
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