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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia Umbrella Bracket with Shoe Mount

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    CNote
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    This is a must if you use a light stand and want versatility with position or you use an umbrella as a modifier. This is very well made compared to other brackets. One thing to be careful of is the shoe mount is metal which could damage the flash. The shoe mount does not detach. I put a "Zoom HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount" in between the shoe mount and my speedlight. It easily will connect to the speedlight stand. Or if that's too bulky the "Frio V2 Locking Coldshoe" works perfect making this an excellent combo for a speedlight set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the job OK

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    adman
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    This item does the job. It holds the umbrellas as well as an LED light or other cold shoe mounted item. But the lock-in tilt angles are a bit large, not allowing for enough fine tuning at close range. The knobs are a bit plastic-y feeling as well. But the big complaint is about the screw that tightens the cold shoe bracket -- it's way too short, it comes out too easily, falling on the floor in three pieces. You have to be extremely careful when mounting a cold shoe item. And it happens at about the width needed to slide anything into the mount; it doesn't take over-loosening to make it happen. I'll be going to the hardware store to find replacements for these screws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its exactly what you expect. And thats great

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    keavin240
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    It works flawlessly. Assuming you know how to use an umbrella for shooting. Its perfect and super compact. I shoot on Canon 6D Mark ii full Fram camera for events and things in the dark. Also use this for portraits in studio or even outdoor settings. I will probably buy a second one for my second flash and stand. Umbrellas are not super sturdy though. Keep that in mind and take good care of them. The advantage is they take up NO space for portable on the go photography and having great light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Them

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    photogal
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    Bought these to complete a portable portrait studio I’ve been working on — they’re fantastic! As with all photo lighting equipment, always be sure that you’ve tightened all of the pieces appropriately so the flash doesn’t fall out (I saw someone mention this in another review). When used properly, these are game-changers for shooting quality images on location with speedlights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value Overall

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    hinano
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    Very heavy-duty item, with the possible exception of the plastic on the knobs. Should be fine with reasonable care when tightening, however. I shopped around and considered several other brands and styles, but felt this was the winner hands down (especially considering I was able to find them in-stock locally at a nearby Best Buy), so I bought two. Overall, build-quality seems great, very simple and straightforward to use and is an exceptional value overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Buy

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    Alfie
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    I was a bit hesitant at first considering the price. I expected it to be subpar compared to the ones from Manfrotto but completely surprised. The item is well built. Very durable and easily manipulated without much effort. However knock on wood it hasn't fell off. Only thing is some speedlites will not slide fully, you are able to tighten and hold the Speedlite. At times I get nervous about my $500 speed light being on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice shoe mount for the price

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    Spark79
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    Saw this in the store and bought it for an extra umbrella setup. It comes with a stud that can mount to a standard tripod screw, I don't have to buy a new tripod stand. I can also use it on a reflector boom to provide high backlight. It appears to be metal, the set screws are sturdy. It should survive frequent setups. I am impressed by the quality given the reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    Ryan
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    The bracket served its purpose so far with multiple uses, but the when you unscrew the little bolt to allow for hot shoe mounting it can fall apart easily and then the spring flies out. If you are outside when this happens I imagine you will have a tough time finding the pieces to make it whole again. Overall not bad for the price, just be careful with the bolt when mounting a flash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect attachment

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    Mattgoose40
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    this worked out perfect because I use a shotgun mic that attaches to the top of my camera, however my camera is behind a sheet of glass because I use a teleprompter. This add on gave me the ability to attach the shotgun mic to a stand that is right near my mouth but out of the frame of the video. Exactly what I was looking for!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Having issues.....

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    Sissay9515
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    I have tried to return this item and I bought online and picked up in store yet they wont give me cash because I don't have a receipt, just the order #. I was told this item was universal and would work with the camera yet that was not the case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bracket secures flash

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    ZTman
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    This bracket will secure your flash and umbrella but I wish the knobs tightened around my stand even more. Also, keep in mind that the top screw has no catch, so if you unscrew too far the screw and spring will fall out. That spring is necessary to secure the flash on the mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

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    Wolfscript
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    These have worked great allowing me to mount the flashes on my existing light stands and am able to use the umbrella reflectors/shades. Very flexible since I have to have the slave flashes pick up my camera flash. Haven't run across a down side yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gadget

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    JOJO
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    This piece I bought for my husband to connect between his umbrella and his tripod, and him being a photographer, it is very useful for his work, when he is taking pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Use for flash and LED lights

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    Borada
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    I do both photography and video, using flash and LED lights. These are great for cold shoe mount of my flash with a wireless trigger and umbrella. I also use them to mount LED lights for video shoots. They work great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    has flaws

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    nogoodnecktie
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    worked well sorta the thumb screw comes off and the while thing falls apart and you lose the tiny spring and cold shoe end. my assistant wasnt aware and it's now lost forever and the unit is worthless

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very high quality

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    Hdcary11
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    Very nice accessory to add to your photography equipment inventory. Very well made & feels sturdy. The 1/4-20 threads are finished with no burrs so it attaches without any problems to other equipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’ll get the job done

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    RobertT
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    This was good to use in a pinch, but it was not the best quality and the flash could easily slide out of place if not connected properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality

    Posted
    DJJaxzyflax
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    Love that this has two thread options, and it’s pretty solid, no complaints yet. We’ll see how it does when I upgrade to a bigger umbrella though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Built

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    Jibs
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    I purchased three of this to go with my light stand. This haven't disappointed me so far. The built is pretty solid to hold the umbrella and the flash steady.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to photography set

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    canonuser
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    These work just fine as expected and am glad I purchased them. I am using them for my flash and have not had any issued with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend