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napolean Basic MemberMon 05-Nov-01 01:50 PM
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"Bracket SK-7"


Hong Kong, HK
          

I would like to know anybody has experience with the bracket SK-7?

By looking at the Photographic Accessories, it locate the flash from the camera top to left hand side.

Can it help to avoid shadows on both vertical & horizontal flash photos?


  

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meerkat
05th Nov 2001
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06th Nov 2001
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napolean
07th Nov 2001
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07th Nov 2001
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08th Nov 2001
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10th Nov 2001
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11th Nov 2001
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11th Nov 2001
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meerkat Basic MemberMon 05-Nov-01 09:13 PM
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#1. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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silly-can valley, US
          

LAST EDITED ON Nov-05-01 AT 11:17 PM (GMT)

since in horizontal flash has to be on the left side,
it certainly not able to elminate showdow.

(well, it depends, if subject has moderate
distance to wall, shadow may right side off len's view
on upper part of subject to "eliminate" shadow).

Get a dedicated flash bracket frame such as stroboframe
or newton products, it is better as they always permit flash
and len on the same vertical axis no matter
you shoot vertical or landscape composition.

It may not even more expensive (or little more expensive)
than the premium priced piece of metal plate (SK-7) from nikon.


meerkat

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberTue 06-Nov-01 02:36 AM
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#2. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

LAST EDITED ON Nov-06-01 AT 04:40 AM (GMT)

I will have to agree. The SK-7 is a limited solution. It may work well for vertical shots, but not necessarily for horizontal ones. And you still need a SC-17 or other means to make your speedlight fire. Get a StroboFrame bracket by all means.
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napolean Basic MemberWed 07-Nov-01 12:12 PM
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#3. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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Hong Kong, HK
          

Thks for the advices.

I think that the SK-7 helps putting the flash in side lighting.

For the StroboFrame bracket, will it difficult to operate when trying to flip it between vertical & horizontal position?

  

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meerkat Basic MemberWed 07-Nov-01 04:51 PM
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#4. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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silly-can valley, US
          

personally I use camera flip version, the flip is a breeze.

There is flash flip version, I have no experience.
The above two are basic economy versions, there are
a lot of variations, search this forum for previous discussion.

The camera flip version has 3 flash positions
for some degree of side lighting (Althou I think the
positions were left for ajustment for different camera
grip box size).

I feel SK-7 side lighting is not that good as the flash
is in the same horizon as camera, and the side angle is
not enough to claim as side lighting (should be round 35-45 degrees).

meerkat

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberThu 08-Nov-01 01:33 AM
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#5. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

The subject just came up at the Wedding forum and can be seen here:
http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID50/45.html#
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napolean Basic MemberSat 10-Nov-01 01:36 PM
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#6. "RE: Bracket SK-7"
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Hong Kong, HK
          

Besides the Flash Flip and QuickFlip, there is also Stroboflip, does anybody have experience on it?

Thks.

  

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benhurab Basic MemberSun 11-Nov-01 08:15 AM
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#7. "Stroboframe Pro-RL or Camera Flip?"
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I would have MB-17 add up to my system soon. Which is the appropriate bracket for this system (N65) Stroboframe Pro-RL or Camera Flip? I just want something compact yet flexible enough to work with MB-17 attached to the camera, hand-held or with tripod.

ben


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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSun 11-Nov-01 09:12 PM
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#8. "RE: Stroboframe Pro-RL or Camera Flip?"
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Here is the page to find the Stroboframe configuration you may need.
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benhurab Basic MemberSun 11-Nov-01 10:37 PM
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#9. "RE: Stroboframe Pro-RL or Camera Flip?"
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Hi Jrp

You're the best. Thanks for the configuration.

ben


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