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benhurab Basic MemberThu 22-Nov-01 11:05 AM
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"Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket"



          

LAST EDITED ON Nov-22-01 AT 01:13 PM (GMT)

After a fairly extensive research with the help of Jrp and other Nikonians I’ve decided to go with Stroboframe Camera Flip bracket. I am going to purchase this bracket mainly because it claims to offer the most flash positioning and aiming possibilities and the best bracket for use with a tripod even though it won’t be as compact and light weight as Quick Flip 350 bracket of the same range.

I suppose this bracket is going to work well with MB-17 attached to my N65.

Any further advice in relation to this choice is most appreciated.

p.s. As I've been made to understand:
Camera Flip bracket=Camera-rotating type config &
Quick Flip bracket=Flash- rotating type config
Right?

ben


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23rd Nov 2001
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Lefty Basic MemberFri 23-Nov-01 04:45 AM
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#1. "RE: Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket"
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Virginia Beach, US
          

Ben
I think the Camera Flip will work with the MB-17...how well, I don't know. B&H says that this bracket is NOT designed for use with large motordrives/battery packs. Your MB-17 isn't that large so it might work. It's designed for you to grip the cushioned handle with your left hand, while you hold your camera at the grip on the right...so if/when you need to zoom or focus, you must then change your left hand to the lens.

I've got the Pro-RL and have been using it with great results with my N70, no probs. When I got my N90S w/MB-10 grip, I ran into a slight problem when using my 70-300 lens. As I rotated my camera for a verticle shot, the lens bumped into & was scraping the upper flash bracket, (due to the added height of the grip). I say 'slight' because I overcame the problem since the Pro-RL adjusts the bracket height up to an additional 7 inches. I've included some of the features it's got here:
"The Pro-RL is loaded with new features and represents a major advance in handling speed and ease of use. It's supported comfortably with your left hand, leaving your right hand free to operate all camera and bracket controls. It is the best Stroboframe bracket to use with a tripod.
Net weight: 33 oz., Bracket Height: 14"
•  Rotate your camera instantly and effortlessly from vertical to horizontal while the flash remains centered over the lens.
•  Exclusive, one-hand TiltTrigger™ lets you set the flash angle to any of 12 click-stop positions.
•  One-handed flash height adjustment. You can position the flash 11 to 18" above the lens, simply by twisting a knob and lifting the flash arm." these two features are worth the extra money...IMO!

I recommend this one highly, but you may be able to get away with the simple Camera Flip at half the price. I've used the added features that the Pro-RL has - multiple times, so I feel that I've gotten my money's-worth out of 'upgrading'.

Cheers!
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meerkat Basic MemberFri 23-Nov-01 05:11 AM
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#2. "RE: Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket"
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silly-can valley, US
          

I use it for my F80 + mb-16 grip.

It has 2 flash positions. one is totally vertical
with len no matter camera flip or not provided
the camera has no grip.

The other one is align with len if camera is in
portrait mode while grip is on, as you can imagine
it is not align when camera is in landscape mode,
kind of inconvenient for me.

I guess the same story for your N65

meerkat

  

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benhurab Basic MemberFri 23-Nov-01 11:55 AM
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Hi Chris, Hi Meerkat,

Thanks guys for the info. My decision is now hanging in the balance since I read Chris’s message. Anyway before I came to the final decision, just wondering whether I also need an Anti-Twist Plate along with the bracket due to the following reason:

“Nikon's SC-17 TTL sync cord, when mounted to a flash bracket tends to twist or rotate on the mounting screw. Stroboframe offers a solution with a specific Anti-Twist Plate. It acts as an interface between the SC-17 and the bracket, pin-registers to the bracket and conforms to cord's mount. This locks the SC-17 to the bracket to prevent twisting”. Source: B&H.

Do you guys have this plate as well?

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 MemberFri 23-Nov-01 03:32 PM
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Yes. I use anti-twist plates both for the camera and the flash
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benhurab Basic MemberSat 24-Nov-01 01:33 AM
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LAST EDITED ON Nov-24-01 AT 04:59 AM (GMT)

Thanks Jrp for additional information regarding camera anti twist plate. I also concur with Chris that the features of Pro-RL worth the extra money and I’d definitely go for it now.

ben


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meerkat Basic MemberSat 24-Nov-01 04:55 AM
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#6. "RE: Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket"
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silly-can valley, US
          

I do not use anti-twist and did not experience problem yet.

But if I were you I would buy one for more security,
actually I tried to order one along with the bracket but it was
out of stock then.


meerkat

  

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