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Bracket Help for SB-800

bowmah

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bowmah Basic Member
Thu 20-Sep-07 06:05 PM

I was looking the Demp bracket and the price was attractive, then I realized that the speedlight is not horizontal (either shooting portrait or landscape shots) once mounted on the bracket! Doh! So the quest continues.

I love the lighting from the SB-800 when bounced + built-in white card. When shooting vertically, there is a soft shadow to the side of the subject. I am looking for a bracket that will move the flash head above the camera so that the speedlight can shoot in the same position as when the camera is shooting in the horizontal position. Hope that made sense.

Most brackets that do this cost quite a bit. Is there no alternative to spending hundreds of dollars (bracket + twist plate + cord etc...) to get this same effect? I can hand hold the speedlight but that makes it difficult for composition.

Any tips?

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