Not perfect but definitely okay
January 13, 2016
I use this with a Photoflex small Octodome and a Nikon SB800. With a Quantum Turbo cable, or similar, plugged into the front of the flash, that plug prevents the flash from being fully positioned in the octobox/softbox. But it's not a deal breaker.
Then, since the SB800 (with Quantum cable) is positioned further back, when a PocketWizard is added behind the flash, this radio slave is positioned right up against the flash and at the very end of the bracket. This means that, with a radio slave attached, you have no access to the back of the flash.
The bracket is well-made but:
- the tiny anti-twist screw doesn't do anything. The bracket can still twist. If you leave this bracket attached to a softbox speedring, use a few drops of Locktite (or similar).
- the cold shoes are solid but they have the design that can let your flash slip out. Be very sure that your flash is properly and fully locked in before you let go and don't carry the bracket with a flash still attached.
- the cold shoes should have been rotatable so that a battery cable would not get in the way and you'd always have full access to the back of the flash.
If you can get this bracket on sale, it's pretty good compared to other similar products.
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