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Flash Bracket for D2x

dminches

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dminches Registered since 18th Jul 2004
Sun 06-Jan-13 08:57 PM

I have a D2x and an SB-800. I would like to keep the flash position constant while I turn the camera from landscape to portrait positions. Could someone recommend a bracket (or other solution) to do this?

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Luke_Miller

Rural Virginia, US
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#1. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 0

Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006
Mon 07-Jan-13 01:11 PM

Here is what I use. Tried others but like this one the best.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B87-QR-PPP&type=3&eq=&desc=B87-QR-Portrait-Perfect-Package

Requires an Arca-Swiss camera plate or L-Plate (preferred) so is a bit of an investment. Well worth it IMO.

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dminches

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#2. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 1

dminches Registered since 18th Jul 2004
Mon 07-Jan-13 01:20 PM

Thanks Luke.

Is this the correct bracket?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=723386&is=REG&Q=&A=details

So this is about a $600 total cost?

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#3. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 2

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Mon 07-Jan-13 02:10 PM

If you go with Really Right Stuff, you can buy their L plate which is specific to your camera model.
I've never used the L plate from B&H that you provided the link for because I only use Really Right Stuff.
As Luke said, it's an investment, but I believe it's a one time investment.

Cheryl

dminches

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#4. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 3

dminches Registered since 18th Jul 2004
Mon 07-Jan-13 02:34 PM

It looks exactly like what I am looking for. I wrote to them to find out what bracket I need.

Thanks.

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#5. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 4

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Mon 07-Jan-13 02:55 PM

They have great customer service whether it's by email or by phone. And they stand behind all of their products.

Cheryl

Luke_Miller

Rural Virginia, US
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#6. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 2

Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006
Mon 07-Jan-13 04:29 PM | edited Mon 07-Jan-13 04:30 PM by Luke_Miller

>Is this the correct bracket?

Like Cheryl I prefer a body-specific L-plate or camera plate. That way you don't have to worry about it twisting on the body.

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barrywesthead

Kleinburg, CA
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#7. "RE: Flash Bracket for D2x" | In response to Reply # 0

barrywesthead Silver Member Awareded for his continued support of the Nikonians community, freely sharing his expertise, particularly in the areas of digital post processing and printing. Nikonian since 07th Nov 2006
Mon 07-Jan-13 08:31 PM

I used several with the D2X. This was the one I preferred. The universal plate that comes with it is fine for the D2Xs.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/478303-REG/Custom_Brackets_DIGITALPROMK_Digital_PRO_M_Camera_Rotating.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Barry
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