Can I get your thoughts on this Flash Bracket Guillotine?

9 years 5 months ago #114469 by Rocket Man
I just stumbled on this adjustable flash bracket and I have to say this is pretty interesting. I'm just wondering how the bracket interferes with the right hand grip?

store.promediagear.com/Flash-Bracket-Gui...hout-grip_p_27.html#


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9 years 5 months ago #114483 by steveheap
Wow, that looks complex. I guess the big question is whether you do a lot of hand held flash (as opposed to the flash being on a stand and you moving around the subject). I use the Canon flash remote on the camera itself and have the flash guns either held by someone, or more usually, on a stand, which gives me the off camera flash and the flexibility to move about. I've also had some good results with the Flashbender which attaches to the top of a flashgun to give a much broader light source, and have stuck the flash on top of the camera for that.

I can imagine this would be good for weddings, although don't you generally just want the flash to the side of the camera rather than have all this flexibility?

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9 years 5 months ago #114542 by Prago
Interesting, I like the flexibility it has. I'm sure they thought about the grip when they designed this. Or you would hope they did.

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9 years 5 months ago #114636 by Superman
I like the Boomerang set up better. Looks more solid built.

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9 years 5 months ago #114759 by Dave Burburry

Superman wrote: I like the Boomerang set up better. Looks more solid built.



I was thinking just the same


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9 years 5 months ago #115229 by Fitch

Superman wrote: I like the Boomerang set up better. Looks more solid built.


:agree: The one the OP listed looks too much for my taste. But I do like this Boomerang. The silver is my style.


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9 years 5 months ago #115579 by Kenya See
No way the red one is my fav. Is this a new company?


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9 years 5 months ago #115636 by Crazyguy
I like the looks, but how does it feel with the grip? Jury is out.

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9 years 5 months ago #115768 by Henry Peach
Way too big and awkward, IMO. I like small and compact. www.newtoncamerabrackets.com/

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9 years 5 months ago #115799 by Dragonflies

Henry Peach wrote: Way too big and awkward, IMO. I like small and compact. www.newtoncamerabrackets.com/


I agree with you, the guillotine looks a bit large. I do like the looks of the Boomerang one shown, that seems small and compact. The problem with the one you pointed out from Newton is that it doesn't have much movement, the flash wouldn't be getting that much off the camera.


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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #115876 by Henry Peach

Dragonflies wrote: ...the flash wouldn't be getting that much off the camera.


I get my distance by bouncing. I try to never use direct flash on camera or bracket. It just always looks like a snapshot and is disappointing. If I can't bounce the on camera/bracket flash it's got to come off.

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9 years 5 months ago #115934 by DJMarcus
What would be a smart move from one of these bracket makers is to design a bracket for the macro folks. Something that will allow you to swing the flash forward and down. So you can get the flash right at the end of the lens over your subject.


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9 years 5 months ago #116430 by Number 7
Do they have small soft boxes you can attach to these along with flash?


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9 years 5 months ago #118011 by Tarb1968
Not bad, I do like the red anodized version too. Seems like a nice bracket if the "feel" of it mounted on camera isn't to bulky.


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9 years 5 months ago #118579 by Kid Prodigy
They need larger images on their page, I would like to see larger shots around the grip area.

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