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02-22-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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sooo many flash brackets ...

Hi, I didn't realize there are so many flash brackets out there. What I'm looking for is a flash bracket I can use for macro photography with my K7, Metz 50AF flash, and because of various combinations of lenses and extension tubes, something that will allow adjustment for different lengths and angles. Also, what do I need to connect my flash and camera to sync it together. Thanks for the help.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zman Quote
Hi, I didn't realize there are so many flash brackets out there. What I'm looking for is a flash bracket I can use for macro photography with my K7, Metz 50AF flash, and because of various combinations of lenses and extension tubes, something that will allow adjustment for different lengths and angles. Also, what do I need to connect my flash and camera to sync it together. Thanks for the help.
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03-31-2011, 07:35 AM   #4
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Hello,

Sorry, I just saw your question this morning.

To use your flash off camera, you will need an off shoe cable.

With the Pearstone Duo TTL Off-Camera Flash Cord you can set up a single flash for off-camera lighting and retain your entire camera's TTL (through the lens) flash functions. Multiple contact pins support TTL-compatible flashes used with Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax and Samsung digital cameras. The off-camera hot shoe can mount to accessory shoes or 1/4" 20 threaded studs on tripods, booms, or light stands.

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The Pentax Off Camera Shoe Adapter F provides off-camera TTL flash capability for Pentax cameras when used in combination with:

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The Manfrotto 330B Macro Flash Bracket weighs only 0.8 lb, has a load capacity of 2.3 lb, and allows for a camera and two shoe-mount flash units to be used simultaneously on a tripod head. Goes on either 3/8" or 1/4" tripod screws and can accommodate the camera in the vertical or horizontal position.

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This is a flexible gobo clamp arm that mounts into the camera's flash shoe. Can be used to hold a reflector, sun shade, backgrounds, or filters in any position. Ten inches long, with removable snap segments, and spring clip. Includes two high-key white and two low-key black vignettes, three black flags, two Flexiglass mirrors, and an 18% grey card.

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The CAM Engineering Reporter Flash Ring is a tool that is ideal for reporters and event photographers. It allows any flash to rotate around the camera's optical axes, and keeps the flash centered above the lens in either horizontal or vertical camera positions. The bracket will not restrict your hand's access to the vertical grip or vertical shutter release button when the camera is in the "portrait" position.

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04-02-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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Yes please. I'm familiar with your macro pics in this forum. For a young man your work is inspirational. I do recall a homemade cardboard device you have used and I also recall a thread where you have also used a flash bracket, but I can't seem to find them again. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
04-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
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Hi Chuck, Thanks for your help. The Manfrotto bracket isn't what I was looking for. However, I just noticed an old thread about a Kirk FB-8 flash bracket available at B&H that seems exactly what I need. Will it support my Metz 50AF flash positioned over the front of my lens ?

Appreciate your time.
04-03-2011, 07:22 AM   #7
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Hello,

Yes. The Kirk FB-8 Macro Flash Flip Bracket connects directly to the camera's 1/4"-20 tripod socket. Its primary design is to allow the flash to be positioned leaning forward just above the end of the lens, which is very useful for macro photography. The 2-way joint between the horizontal and vertical arms gives it this flexibility.

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