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Tim Rucci
November 12th, 2006, 11:21 PM
I'm looking for a decent flash bracket to use with a MkIIN, and I'm curious if anyone here can comment on this bracket. It appears to be a decent value but I'd like to know how solid it is, and anything else relevant. If anyone here has an opinion, I'd be interested to hear it. Here's a link to the bracket if you would like to take a look:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=653&A=details&Q=&sku=402148&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

Thanks,

Tim

RoyVarley
November 13th, 2006, 07:35 PM
I haven't used one, but the flip action shown here:

http://www.argraph.com/PHOTO%20GALLERY/V-H%20Flip%20Bracket/Sam%20V-H%20Flip%20Bracket.htm

Seems to place the shutter release at the bottom when the camera is in vertical mode. That would annoy me. However, I do like the idea of a "quick flip" action. I currently have the Really Right Stuff B87-B which requires an "unlock - slide around - lock" action. Not a problem for me really - couple of seconds - and beautifully made.... but that flip action looks neat.

Tim Rucci
November 13th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Glad you pointed that out, because I don't like camera rotating clockwise either. With my MkIIN, the 2nd shutter button is on the bottom right corner, so it only seems natural to rotate the camera counter-clockwise to get to the vertical orientation. That's the way I do it without a bracket, so it would be very awkward having the camera rotate in the opposite direction. And it would be hell trying to adjust to shooting that way.

I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a bracket because I won't be using it very much. But I do need it for a project I'm doing in a few weeks. It would be nice to find something in a similar price range, or not too much more, that would rotate in the other direction. I like the idea of rotating the camera as opposed to flipping the flash.

If anyone knows of other models that flip the camera counter-clockwise, please let me know. That's what I'm basically looking for.

Thanks again for your help, Roy.

Tim

RoyVarley
November 13th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Just a thought, but RRS has an "L" bracket which gives the camera a mounting point on its left side. If you mounted the camera to the Samigon on its left side in its "unflipped" position it would be vertical with the shutter button at the top. Then a clockwise flip would shift it to the normal horizontal position. Mind you, the RRS bracket on its own might cost more than the Samigon... :(